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Performing Arts (Dance) — Level 2 Diploma

Music and Performing Arts

Course ID: 174175

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • Level 2 Diploma.
  • 1 year course.
  • High-intensity, practical approach to learning to prepare you for the industry.
  • Take part in public performances and educational visits to explore the wider world of dance.
  • We will help you compile a varied, industry-related CV to help boost your employability.
  • Recieve guidance and support from our outstanding teaching team.
  • Study in our fantasic facilities and work to your full potential.

What to expect from the course

Our Level 2 Diploma Performing Arts Dance course offers you the opportunity to take the first steps in becoming a dance professional. This course is best for those who want a practical approach to learning. The main focus of the course is the practical skills of the dancer. Through regular classes, workshops and performances you will develop your skills while exploring a range of dance styles including Street, Jazz Contemporary and Ballet.

This high intensity course is offered to committed talented individuals with a strong work ethic and passion for Dance. You will be continuously supported in all genres of Dance including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and various Commercial styles including Heels. Alongside additional training in Singing, Acting and Acro skills from professionals in the industry. This extensive timetable pushes our students to gain in confidence and to become the “Triple Threat” the industry demands.

We realise singing and acting can be daunting for some students who have less experience, and we want to reassure all applicants that as teachers we are sensitive to this. We will provide you with the skills you need to adapt for the demands of an industry redefining itself in the post-COVID age.

Training with us allows you to the freedom to experiment with a variety of different styles, methods and performances, enabling you to begin to compile a varied, industry-relevant CV.

As of Summer 2021 you will participate in at least 2 shows a year in our newly refurbished, on site, state of the art theatre. Alongside various public and private performances offsite including a touring show where students will develop their choreographic skills to showcase. This can include a trip to the MOVEIT Convention in London with the possibility of class taken at the famous pineapple studios. Our faulty hope to take a group to the UDO Commercial Comps in Liverpool when they recommence to compete.


UAL Level 2 Diploma In Performing and Production Arts (Dance)

Why study with us?

The Arts Centre boasts a faculty who are not only experienced industry professionals, but also qualified teachers with specialised knowledge to ensure you are prepared for the industry and present yourself as an employable, ready-to-work-hard, resilient, and engaged creative. Their collective experience includes working and travelling abroad performing on Broadway, New York City and P&O Cruise Ships. They have worked alongside various artists such as Rita Ora, Jason Derulo and on the TV show X Factor. We are proud of our high success rates, interesting methods of delivery and assessment and engaging workshop-style sessions. Our faculty have strong links to the creative industry and connect our students and courses with those links, providing opportunities for performance, professional workshops with industry experts, development and learning as much as we can.

The delivery and assessment methods are contemporary, industry related and provide work-based scenarios close to that which you may experience in the industry. These fundamentals of industry knowledge and level of preparation provide an excellent foundation to your future as a creative practitioner.

Our engaging and facilitative sessions create autonomous, thinking performers and creatives; we encourage you to think about how you can enjoy the learning experience. What sparks your interest? What aspect of performing makes you most passionate? What aspect of the industry makes you intrigued? By asking you these questions, we can help you answer and present them in the research, work and academic writing that you are assessed on. This approach also allows you to build on your potential to succeed both in the industry and in education.

We have a variety of spaces in The Arts Centre; a newly refurbished theatre (2021), rehearsal studios, music studios, HD television studio and new this year, a Video Motion Capture suite, all of which you have the opportunity to utilise. Regarding COVID19, we will be providing some engaging sessions online as well as face-to-face, ensuring that you can also build digital, online and camera skills on top of the training we provide.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Next level of course? Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts Dance or Musical Theatre.
Careers in Teaching – teaching in schools, colleges, training schools and universities, youth and community groups, as animateurs, outreach work with professional dance companies, prisons and residential homes,
Other dance related careers- dance therapist, administrator, publicists, agent, choreographer, artistic director, dance studio director

Example careers

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Students should have a GCSE in either English or Maths grade 4/C or above.

All applicants will be asked to film themselves doing a dance of their choice in any style including commercial. This should be 1.5 / 2 minutes long. This can be their own choreography or a dance they have already learnt.

Applicants will take part in a live Zoom interview with the dance faculty. This will be a informal discussion so our teachers can get to know you and find out about your passion for dance and what has brought you to City of Liverpool College.

If for any reason some of these requirements are not possible for you, please contact us via email and we can come up with a solution.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 1441.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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