The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance is a two year programme which allows you to progress onto a Degree level course, audition for dance colleges or to provide you with skills to find employment. The programme is structured so that in the first year you achieve a
90 credit Diploma which is then topped up to an Extended Diploma at the end of the second year.
The Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) encompasses a variety of dance styles giving every student an excellent grounding in being a versatile dancer alongside developing individuality and performance skills. The course provides training in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, commercial and lyrical styles and students work in an highly vocational environment. Tutors are specialist to their teaching areas, having worked in a variety of avenues such as music videos, West End Shows, tours and cruises.
ESPA provide a supportive environment that fosters not only the artistic development but also intellectual and personal development within all its students. The training is based around practical sessions and performance experience, where skills and techniques are brought together. Students will also study the historical, stylistic and professional aspects of the industry.
You will perform in the full school showcase during the first year along with experiencing industry workshops from guest tutors.
Weekly Classes Include:
I hadn't had a wide variety of dance training before starting my training but ESPA soon changed that. They pushed me to learn and develop new techniques and dance styles throughout my two year course. Having never done Ballet before I was encouraged and supported the whole way through my classes to then achieve a Distinction in my Grade 6 examination.
ESPA has helped me develop styles that I never thought I would. I joined the course as Contemporary dancer and now Commercial is my favourite. They strive each and everyday to help you achieve what you would think to be the impossible.
ESPA has given me so many opportunities to help me become more confident with my dancing and in the other aspect of Performing Arts. I will forever be greatful for choosing ESPA!
Zoe Stott 2016-2018 Dance
ESPA Student Destinations:
Arts Educational School London
Trinity Laban Conservatoire
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
Oxford School of Drama
Midlands Academy of Dance & Drama
Liverpool Theatre School