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BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Ballet

Bath Spa University
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Course UCAS code: BW01
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  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
**Develop your professional dance skills with a Ballet degree delivered by the specialist performers and choreographers at Ballet West.** - Hone your ballet skills and knowledge within a company of professional dancers, choreographer and technicians. - Join a unique learning environment – Ballet West is an acclaimed specialist ballet school in rural Scotland. - Expand your career options through optional Royal Academy of Dance syllabus classes. Test and develop your skills in performance, choreography, research and writing with this specialist course, delivered at Ballet West, Scotland. Expand your knowledge, experience and appreciation of dance practices within a variety of contexts, and hone your techniques in classical ballet, while also exploring contemporary and jazz dance. Our aim is that, when you graduate, you'll be able to work well in companies and be adaptable to different styles and methods of working. We also want you to develop as a reflective dance practitioner, with a well-developed personal appreciation of the nature and potential of dance as an art form.
Modules in Classical Ballet Techniques take you from the foundations of ballet to professional standard ballet, through daily ballet classes and work on the classical ballet repertoire. Dance Technique modules help you to professional standard through regular technique classes and work on repertoire and newly created work. During Professional Practice and Performance modules, you'll participate in the creation, rehearsal and performance of two productions each year: A full-length classical ballet performed on tour, and A contemporary and jazz showcase. All performances are public, and take place in leading venues in Scotland. You'll work within a company of professional dancers, choreographer and technicians. Choreography modules teach choreographic techniques and the role of dance in cultural and historical contexts, enabling you to create and discuss your own original work. In your final year, you'll complete an Independent Study project based in an area of individual interest to you, which can be presented in any way that is negotiated and agreed with the module tutor. Also in your final year, the Professional Dancer module prepares you for life after your studies, providing skills in self-promotion and audition technique.
Assessment Methods:
You're taught through a mix of studio based practical classes and rehearsals in ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, body conditioning and choreography, and classroom based work on research skills and the history and cultural contexts of dance. We expect you to undertake self-directed learning in creating your own choreographic work, maintaining fitness and researching individual projects.
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15 January

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Cows. Sheep. Swans. Squirrels. The Newton Park campus of Bath Spa University may as well be a zoo. Overlooking the rolling hills of Somerset, this picturesque, postcard-worthy place is perfect for the lovers of the natural world. All the essentials are here: we've got the general shop, on-campus doctors, the SU (with their unbeatable pizza meals), and of course the Starbucks. Everything is so close, you'll be able to roll out of bed and straight into a lecture. Campus is peaceful and tranquil most of the time, although you may be woken up rather early by the mooing cows outside your window.

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Bath Spa Admissions Team:
Tel. 01225 876180
Email. [email protected]

Bath Spa Admissions Team:
Tel. 01225 876180
Email. [email protected]

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  • BeeHappy101's avatar by BeeHappy101 on 24th January 2019
    Great, not a problem with anything, the only thing is that it may be frustrating to ask the university questions at times but whatever problem I have is solved within a few days.
  • Can't always remember, think it might be Josephinex's avatar by Can't always remember, think it might be Josephinex on 8th October 2015
    Generally a good experience with some down points
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