Foundation Dance

take your dance skills to the next level

Improve your technique and performance skills in our intensive

Foundation Dance Course

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Preparing you for further studies as a dancer

Our Foundation Dance course is designed to give you intense training over two-terms to develop your skills and artistry in preparation to access degree level education. We will strengthen your skills in a range of different techniques while developing you as a versatile and confident performer.


2 terms of full-time study

Awarded by

Institute of the Arts Barcelona

Start Date

16 September, 2024



Programme Co-ordinator

Rob Foley

Associate Co-ordinator (Dance)

Elena Cester

Programme Specification

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Class Schedule

In addition to the main dance styles, you will get an introduction to acting and ensemble singing lessons. You will take part in Audition and Application classes to prepare you for University auditions, and you will get a chance to perform as a soloist during the end-of-term showcase.

First Term
Second Term

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improve your core techniques while developing your artistic identity

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Alumni Success

“For those like me who did not have the opportunity to experiment different dance genres before knowing the IAB, I believe that Foundation course can be the best solution both as a practical and theoretical approach. The styles proposed in this course gave me the chance to expand my knowledge starting from a basic level necessary to understand at 360° the disciplines of dance, singing and acting that will later be studied and deepened in the degree course.”

Meet Lisa

Former Foundation Dance Student

Become part of our international community 


Some of our students take our Foundation Dance course as an integral part of their gap year, where they get to improve their dancing skills while living in Spain.

You will have access to our BA level teachers

why study our foundation Programme?

  • Our aim is to get you to a standard that allows you to further your dance studies
  • Enhance and expand your abilities as a dancer
  • Get personalized critiques from our BA tutors
  • It’s structured so you finish the course in time for degree-level auditions
  • You will get the opportunity to perform as a soloist 
  • It gives you the academic entry qualifications for a degree at the IAB.
How To Apply

*We are now only accepting video auditions

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Live Audition

During the live audition you will take part in a number of different dance techniques classes:

  • Ballet
  • Commercial
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary


One-to-One Interview

You will have a one-to-one meeting with our staff.

Upcoming Auditions
Entry criteria

Successful audition, IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, and have studied at least one year of the national university entry academic qualification or equivalent of your country.

Find out more about our entry requirements.

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1 year intensive dance course


European & UK Students

€9,900 tuition fee

With an additional €500 registration fee and €80 health clinic membership.

International Students

€13,900 tuition fee

With an additional €500 registration fee and €80 health clinic membership.

Check out our Fees and Scholarship page to find out everything about our fees, funding and scholarship opportunities.

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