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Course overview

100% score for overall student satisfaction
- NSS 2017

During this course you will acquire strong performance and choreographic skills linked with a critically informed approach to current dance practice. There will be opportunities to perform, create and teach dance in different contexts. Technique classes include: release-based approaches, Flying Low Technique and Skinner Releasing Technique, alongside traditional dance techniques such as Limon, ballet and body conditioning.

We achieved the perfect score of 100% overall student satisfaction in the subject area of dance in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS 2017). This places Dance at the University of Chester as a top dance course in the UK.


If you have any enquiries about the course content, please use these contact details for Performing Arts.

September 2019
Full-time - BA (Hons)
  • Kingsway Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study Dance with us?

Studying Dance at Chester will involve: being led by expert and highly motivated professionals; working in a supportive and nurturing environment that encourages the development of each individual student; being in a hands-on learning environment with exciting industry connections; gaining opportunities to perform and present work; developing dance-teaching skills; using well-equipped, excellent studio performance, computer and learning facilities; developing performance technology and digital media skills; and working in a dynamic arts environment.

Kingsway Campus, Chester

The Kingsway campus is located on the outskirts of the city centre, a 20-minute walk from Parkgate Road Campus. Across 6,920 square metres this specially developed creative arts campus offers a range of modern facilities and equipment to bring learning to life.

In addition to its courtyard performance space, popular social hub and catering outlet, Kingsway provides IT labs, a well-stocked reference library, a 200-seat lecture theatre, and designated seminar spaces featuring iMacs and projection facilities.

The Performing Arts Department has impressive facilities, including four large fully equipped rehearsal and performance studios. With professional-standard music rehearsal and recording facilities and an extensive range of high quality open access sound and lighting equipment you have everything you need to flourish as a performer.

As a student in the Department of Art and Design you will work in specialist studio space that reflects professional expectations. Highly skilled technical staff are on hand to support the use of traditional and contemporary facilities including art and photography studios, a metal casting foundry, sound and video editing suites, dark rooms, a reprographics room, lighting studio, and specially designed workshops for printmaking, textiles, digital art and sculpture.

Within the departments, skilled technical staff manage an extensive equipment loan provision where you can borrow a large range of cameras, lighting, audio recording kits and more.

The close-knit Kingsway campus provides a truly immersive learning experience where you are encouraged to openly showcase your creativity both inside and outside lectures.

Book Your Open Day

Events in October and November for Undergraduate study.


Open Days 2018

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it's really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 27th October
  • Wednesday 14th November

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 20th October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 20th October
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