Progression Routes & Career Options

Progression Routes


For those dancers who are considering a career in dance, or would like to develop their dance training, we suggest attending one of the many fantastic enhancement courses we have in the South West. 

Courses are run on a weekend and can be either weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on the course structure. 


Enhancement courses for Classical Ballet in this area:

Royal Ballet School Junior Associates - Dartington 

Ballet Boost - Exeter

RAD Associates - Devon 

Elmhurst Associates - Plymouth 


Enhancement courses for Contemporary Dance & Choreography in this area:

Swindon Dance Centre of Advanced Training (CAT) - Exeter 

Local companies such as the Barbican Theatre, Attik Dance & Exim Dance deliver excellent contemporary/creative dance programmes via their Youth Dance Companies. 


Students looking to study dance full time post 16yrs are well provided for in the city.

City College Plymouth delivers Levels 3,4,5 Dance qualifications (equivalent of A'levels and a Foundation Degree)

Plymouth University runs a BA in Dance Performance. 



Career Routes

Dance can be a rewarding career. Once Dance UK has some fantastic resources which show the diverse and exciting job options dance offers. 

https://www.onedanceuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Careers-Guide-Digital-version.pdf

https://www.onedanceuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Guidance-on-dance-teaching-qualifications-and-training-routes-v3.pdf