Ayden Smith

Ayden says that the Bachelor of Dance Studies degree covers a variety of skills that are helpful in succeeding in the industry.

Ayden Smith

“My school didn’t offer dance as a subject so I was surprised you could study it at University. My parents and I came to Courses and Careers Open Day and heard the Head of Programme talk and we knew this was the place for me. You need more than dance moves to do well in the industry, and this degree offers the other aspects of dance too.

“Our lecturers really support us to experience what the industry is like.

“Our courses cover everything from safe dance practices, industry standards, dance writing, cultural dance and dance technology. I’ve had performance opportunities in Singapore, at Short + Sweet festival and in a commercial for the University. Being in these environments is what professionals have to deal with.

“At heart, I’m a dancer. I want to be a dancer in a company, but I also feel confident working as stage crew, or teaching later in my life. This degree has set me up for a variety of dance pathways.”