Central School of Ballet

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Professional Dance and Performance – Foundation Degree

Central is the only vocational ballet school to offer a Foundation Degree leading to a BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Performance, validated by The University of Kent.

The degree rewards the high level of training and outstanding achievements of Central’s students, giving graduates a qualification that is internationally recognised and respected.

The range and quality of the course provides thorough and professional preparation for entry into a career in professional dance. Training is provided by internationally renowned teachers who have performed for some of the world’s leading dance companies.

Programme of Study

The course content covers a varied curriculum including Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance, Choreography, Drama, Music, Singing and Contextual Studies, culminating with a UK tour in third year as Ballet Central, which gives an unparalleled preparation for professional employment. Besides consolidating a high level of physical skill and technique, students also develop artistically, emotionally and intellectually to become creative, versatile performing artists.

The 3-year course leads, in the first 2 years, to a Foundation Degree and in the 3rd year to a BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Performance.

For more information about this course, visit the school website.


Awarding body

University of Kent

School contact details

Central School of Ballet
10 Herbal Hill
Clerkenwell Road
London EC1R 5EG

UK Tel +44(0)20 7837 6332





All applications are direct to the school. For more information on the application process visit how to apply.