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Dance Studies Programme

Move your body, move your thinking. We are an internationally-recognised centre for dance research and practice, with a focus on the arts and community development.

Discover what 'Move your thinking' means for the Dance Studies Programme.

Our philosophy
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Learn through, in and about dance in our range of taught and research programmes.

Our programmes

Explore the courses you can enrol into for your degree.

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Our staff are award-winning researchers, choreographers and educators.

Meet our staff
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Current students and Dance Studies graduates share their personal journeys.

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Dance Studies behind the scenes

Lecturer Sarah Knox shares insights on the Dance Studies Programme and their involvement in the University's latest commercial.

Staff and students explore the impact of dance and the arts around the world.

Why dance matters

A meeting ground and project space for dancers, choreographers, performing artists and scholars, hosted by the Dance Studies Programme.

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A student's guide to studying a Bachelor of Dance Studies

Watch Dance student Philippa as she shows you around some of our studios and explains what she loves about studying here.

Nicholas Rowe and Ralph Buck looking at each other

Associate Professor Ralph Buck and Professor Nicholas Rowe are the inaugural co-chairs of the UNESCO Chair on Dance and Social Inclusion, a world-first!

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Explore the specialised creative spaces available for Dance Studies students.

Creative facilities

Life in the Dance Studies Programme is documented by students and staff on our dedicated Instagram channel.

Dance Studies in action
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