Undergraduate BA (Hons)


Follow your passion for dance and develop as a creative performer. Work with experienced dancers and benefit from the opportunity to perform for wider audiences.


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

Explore contemporary dance and take part in exciting collaborative performance projects.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Work with choreographers, independent dance artists and directors
  • Learn how to perform, direct, organise and teach, developing your skills in all areas of contemporary dance production
  • Be taught by practising artists who will advise you on producing and performing work
  • Be based in Leeds, a hub of cultural activity and home to Northern Ballet, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Yorkshire Dance National Dance Agency, Leeds Playhouse, The Riley Theatre and The Carriageworks
  • Study in a city that hosts regular performance events like Light Night, Leeds Festival and Leeds Carnival, the UK's second largest Caribbean Carnival

You’ll learn from a teaching team interested in working with students from a variety of dance backgrounds and they will encourage you to develop your creativity.

This course has exceptional industry links with local and international organisations and you will benefit from being taught in specialist studios and theatre spaces. You will be able to take advantage of opportunities at local, national and international level, using our links to give you access to recognised artists working in contemporary practices. Regular networking and work experience throughout the course will give you the confidence to take on exciting projects and approach people inside and outside the industry.

In your third year you’ll be able to choose a placement that appeals to you. You could help run a festival, shadow a choreographer, take part in a teaching residency, or do something else that is of interest to you.


Why study Dance at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 91% of BA (Hons) Dance students were satisfied with their course*
  2. Courses taught by practising artists, producing and performing work
  3. Access to workshops and guest lectures delivered by external artists at the top of their field
  4. Take advantage of the university's partnerships with One Dance UK and Leeds Dance Partnership
  5. Access to an industry standard theatre, performance studios and a host of other performing arts facilities in the new £80-million Leeds School of Arts Building

*National Student Survey 2022

Lift Off Festival 2022: Dance Students discuss their final year performances, which take place in front of a live audience at Leeds School of Arts’ annual Lift Off Festival.