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Dance and Performance Studies

Course Description

This programme will serve as the first step to a fascinating and rewarding career in dance, performance and entertainment. It will equip students with the knowledge, skill and competence to perform dance sequences in a choice of genres and styles, using technical dance skills, as part of a group and as a solo. Students will develop awareness of the historical background to different dance styles by the use of technological aids and live performances.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Dance Performance
  • Dance Production
  • Theatre Performance Skills
  • Teamworking
  • Work Experience
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise and Fitness

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. 

A high degree of motivation and a passionate interest in dance are required. Applicants may be auditioned and places will be awarded on suitability.

Work Experience

Work Experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity to put skills developed on the programme into use in a real working environment. It allows students to create links with employers.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may aspire to becoming dancers across genres e.g. in ballet companies, contemporary dance companies, modern dance, etc. Those who are willing to progress to higher education may also find opportunities in theatre, teaching, choreographing and producing music videos.

Graduates may use this programme as a progression route to a variety of third level institutions both in Ireland and abroad.

Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Dance (5M4572)

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

Enquiries & Applications

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