Introduction
Following on from the successful Diploma in African & Caribbean Dance created by IRIE! dance theatre in 1998, the company has worked in partnership with City and Islington College and London Metropolitan University to develop the Foundation Degree in Dance.

The Foundation Degree is a two-year course which includes practical study in African, Caribbean, Contemporary and Urban Dance styles underpinned by the historical context of each form. The course is 60% practice and 40% theory.
Quick Facts
  • UCAS Code: W500
  • UCAS Institution Code: L68
  • Level: 5
  • Duration: 2 years, full time, 3 days per week (1 at College and 2 at Moonshot - home of IRIE! dance theatre)
  • Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
  • UK/EU fees: £5,999 per year (for a September 2017 start)
  • Duration: 2 years, full time, 3 days per week (1 at College and 2 at Moonshot - home of IRIE! dance theatre)
  • Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
The course solidified my desire to work in the African/Caribbean dance sector, not just out of a passion for it, but also to be able to stand out from the crowd.
Francis Lawrence, Graduate 2011
Curriculum
Year 1
African, Caribbean, Contemporary and Urban Dance Technique
Choreography
Creating Performance (including the creation of a Site-Specific piece)
Academic Skills
Dance History
Year 2
African, Caribbean, Contemporary and Urban Dance Technique
Choreography Fusion
Critical Analysis through the further study of Dance History
Arts Management
Work Placement
Key Elements of the Foundation Degree
The programme is practical and work-related, linked to a creative industry organisation and two days of delivery takes place at the home of IRIE! dance theatre, the Moonshot Centre in New Cross.

You will acquire a thorough grounding in African, Caribbean, Contemporary and Urban Dance while gaining the skills and knowledge
to build a career in areas such as dance performance, education or community arts.

Throughout the course you will engage in Master Classes with leading national and international dancers and choreographers. Associated workshops in Ballet and Pilates will be offered to support the practical work of the course.
The course solidified my desire to work in the African/Caribbean dance sector, not just out of a passion for it, but also to be able to stand out from the crowd.
Francis Lawrence, Graduate 2011
The programme is practical and work-related, linked to a creative industry organisation and two days of delivery takes place at the home of IRIE! dance theatre, the Moonshot Centre in New Cross.

You will acquire a thorough grounding in African, Caribbean, Contemporary and Urban Dance while gaining the skills and knowledge
to build a career in areas such as dance performance, education or community arts.

Throughout the course you will engage in Master Classes with leading national and international dancers and choreographers. Associated workshops in Ballet and Pilates will be offered to support the practical work of the course.
I really liked the African /Caribbean dance modules which are very rare, I am a classically trained dancer from Estonia and this was very new to me. I loved it.
Diana Zvjagintseva, Graduate 2012
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How will I be assessed?
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Auditions
New  audition dates will be announced shortly. However, interested individuals are welcome to express their interest in this course at any time. All auditions take place at Moonshot Centre.

If you are interested in auditioning for this course and or have any questions about this Dance Foundation Degree program please contact us.

IRIE! dance theatre
City & Islington College
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