NQ Dance - Level 6

The award-winning Dance Studio Scotland is based in the fantastic purpose-built facility at Glasgow Clyde College's Anniesland Campus.

Equipped with three large studios and a multi-gym, it offers a thorough and disciplined four year professional training which prepares students for a variety of careers in the dance industry.

Alongside recognised SQA qualifications at NC/HNC/HND levels, there is also the opportunity to take ISTD examinations in Classical Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz as part of a course of full-time study. The outstanding teaching faculty has had extensive performing, teaching and choreographic experience and the department enjoys a very high level of graduate success.

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to a broad range of dance styles and related subjects. The emphasis is on gaining practical skills but knowledge will be broadened by theoretical study and experience in a variety of dance contexts.

The course is offered over two years, and successful auditionees will be placed on either Year 1 (SCQF Levels 4-5) or Year 2 (SCQF Levels 5-7), depending on individual experience.

NQ Dance provides the strongest preparation and foundation for entry into HND Dance Artists.


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Course content

Classical Ballet
Contemporary Dance
Dance Appreciation
Drama Skills
Exercise and Fitness: Gymnasium
Healthy Eating for Dancers
ISTD Examinations Syllabi
Jazz Dance
Percussion for Dancers
Performance Skills
Preparation for Audition
Stage Make-up
Street Dance
Tap Dance 

Entry requirements (minimum)

Entry is subject to a practical audition and group interview

  • A minimum of four passes at National 5 or 4, or Standard Grades at bands 1-3, one of which must be English
  • Physical potential for professional dance training

Applications from those without formal qualifications, but who have relevant life and/or work experience and excellent fitness levels, may be considered.

 Selection process information 



1or 2 Years (dependent on entry level)

Progression routes

This course is designed to articulate to HND Dance Artists at Glasgow Clyde College.

SCQF level


Start date

27 August 2018


1 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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Contact us

T: 0141 357 6093  
E: bcdianniesland@glasgowclyde.ac.uk


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