Dance Semester in London

Acquire new skills through intensive dance courses while being surrounded by one of the world’s most vibrant dance scenes. Grow as a performer as you take courses at London’s number one dance university during this semester-long program.

Overview

Spend a semester or year training at the best university dance program in all of England. Classes are offered in a variety of styles by renowned dancers from all over the world. You can choose to have a full course load of dance intensive classes, or courses in dance studies and theory are also offered. You can also choose courses from the university's offerings in other disciplines. You will stay in a single room in an on-campus house and will have the chance to meet students from all over the world.

For more specific information about arrival and a typical day on this program, as well as the course listing for the upcoming session, please see the “University” tab.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

-Age: Participants must be 18 or over the day they begin the program.

-GPA/Student Status: This program is for students who have finished Freshman year with a GPA of 2.8 or higher. If you are not a student, or have a lower GPA, please contact us to see if we can make an exception.

-Language: If English is not your native language, you may be asked to complete an international English language exam before acceptance.

-Experience: This program is meant for dancers with at least one year of dance experience. Some courses require an audition for admittance.

-Motivation: We are looking for open-minded, flexible applicants who can clearly convey their passion for dance and an acute interest in international travel and exposure to new ideas.

APPLICATION PROCESS

-Application Deadline: Mid-May 2017 (exact date TBA)

-Application Process: to apply, click the blue “Apply Now” button on this page. You will fill out a simple initial application online and pay a $200 deposit that is refundable if you are not accepted, and will be applied toward your overall program cost if you are accepted (not an additional fee). At this point, we will ask you to send us the following materials:

-Your resume/CV
-Official university application / enrollment form
-One academic reference letter
-Your official academic transcript
-An audition video (footage of you performing at least six contemporary dance sequences showing: floor work, traveling and use of space, turning, balances, and jumps)
-Your availability for a 30 minute Skype interview

We will contact you within two weeks of your Skype interview with an acceptance decision

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• Easy access to nearby English cities such as Oxford, Cambridge, and Brighton, as well as the perfect starting point for journeys to cities such as Paris and Berlin

• Unique and diverse arts groups and a thriving dance culture throughout the city

• Small-group dance courses led by highly-involved faculty at London’s highest-ranked university dance program

Testimonials

"I had no idea that study abroad opportunities for dance majors were available. PAA made this possible for me and I'm very grateful. I highly recommend every dance student to experience dance in a new culture and add a new perspective to their dance repertoire." -Stephanie Ennes