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Our specialist Dance Academy gives you all the right moves to enter a career that employs 30,000 people in around 200 different UK companies.View courses »

The dance industry has boomed over recent decades, so it's a career with a brighter future than ever. Our Dance Academy is a unique specialist facility that trains anyone with an interest in a dancing career. Its tutors have worked as professional dancers themselves, so you'll get a first-hand insight into how the industry works and the best ways to enter it. With courses covering everything from classical and jazz through to urban and physical theatre, we?ll give you the training, qualifications and support to reach whatever goal you've set yourself.

Picture Yourself

A career in dance gives you an opportunity to work in settings like theatre, film and television; cruise ships and holiday resorts; production, choreography and arts management; therapy, community and educational organisations.

Get Connected

With contacts in the industry, we?re perfectly placed to help you meet people who could further your training or even help you find work.

Example Careers

£16,000 - £47,000

Dancers and Choreographers devise, direct, rehearse and perform classical and contemporary dance routines.

Arts Officer
£17,000 - £41,000

Arts Officers assume creative, financial and organisational responsibilities in the production and direction of television and radio programmes, films, stage presentations, content for other media, and the promotion and exhibition of other creative activities.

Meet the Course Leader

Lisa Eaton, Course Leader, Dance

I graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Arts Practice and Cultural Policy, and my specialism was Contemporary Dance. I?ve since worked with organisations including the NSPCC and The Prince?s Trust, continuously gaining experience in areas like performance, choreography, dance in education and dance consultancy. As an independent creative producer I?ve also produced and managed projects including national and overseas tours and festivals, partnering with names like Makin Projects, Benji Reid, Spearfish, Yorkshire Dance, CIDA and Hype Dance. I love my job at Calderdale College, and the fact that I still work as a professional consultant helps me develop emerging dancers and prepare them for the world of work.

Student Testimonial

Level 3 Dance student, Keitija Kalnina

I'm here because I want to be a Professional Dancer and Calderdale college is the best place to progress my skills. I enjoy this course because I can do what I love. My tutors are great; they are really creative and helpful to everyone who wants to learn and dance. I enjoy the moves our tutors give us and they inspire me to do my own choreography. I would recommend my course because the tutors are the best and I love my course mates who always support me.

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