The Three Year Professional Dance and Teacher Training Programme is designed for those wishing to focus solely on dance. It provides each student with the training needed to embark on a career in the professional industry of performing. Students will also obtain their IDTA teaching qualifications needed to uphold a professional teaching career.
Subjects of Study
All students will be geared towards graduating as highly skilled professional dancers for the industry. Students will train intensively in the core subjects of Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap for the grounding foundations of dance.
This programme works in-depth in many disciplined such as Commercial, Ballroom, Contemporary, Broadway Jazz, Conditioning, Pas De Deux, Stretch and Core, Acrobatics, Point Work, Hop Hop, Choreography, Dance Audition Technique, History of Dance, Injury Prevention and Dancers Pro Development.
During the Three Year Professional, Dance, and Teacher Training Programme students are given the opportunity to take their IDTA Level 4 Diploma in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, TheatreCraft, Freestyle, and Cheerleading. This qualification provides a basis for learners to progress into dance teaching, either through running their own dance school or working as a teacher in a private dance school
The objective of the level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching is for learners to:
Gain knowledge and understanding of safe dance practice
Demonstrate skills, knowledge, and understanding of their chosen dance genre
Demonstrate teaching practice
Once you have gained your Level 4 Diploma you also achieve UCAS points meaning you will then have the option to do a top-up in the future should you wish to.
College Entry Requirements
Entry into college is by audition only, to apply for an audition you will need to complete and return the application and medical form together with the required photographs and audition fee.
Once we have received all of the relevant documents you will be offered an audition date, in which you must confirm your attendance.
Auditions are held between three and four times a year and are published on our Website, we would advise applying sooner rather than later. MEPA College take pride in excepting students that are passionate, hardworking and demonstrate potential to succeed in the performing arts industry.
Student Development Statement
All Students are set goals throughout the programme and constantly assessed formally and informally to ensure they are reaching all the personal goals set out for them. It’s our aim to ensure every student is nurtured and encouraged to help them gain confidence and grow as a artist. This will guarantee students will graduate with the knowledge they need to be prepared for the journey beyond graduation. Creating awareness that they have all the necessary skills and tools needed to find and secure a great career in the Performing Arts industry.