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IAB Foundation Dance
1 Year Full-Time

This full-time pre-degree programme is designed for those who want to enhance their skills prior to application, or for those who wish to spend a year’s study exploring and developing their dance potential across a variety of genres.

The IAB Foundation provides the opportunity for students to develop and grow, technically and creatively, as dance performers.

Who is the Programme For?
This is a course for for talented and passionate students who want a year of immersive practical training across Jazz, ballet, commercial and contemporary dance in one of the best-resourced performing arts schools in Europe. 

Normally students will be at least 18 within the first term of programme.

Intensive and Practical
The course is all about doing – learning through practice – in a supportive yet challenging interdisciplinary environment. The IAB Foundation is practical and studio based and culminates in a number of dance performances in the IAB Theatre.

We will ensure you have strong tutorial support and guidance to enable you to make the best choices as to where and how you would like your future training or career to develop.

Core Studies

  • Ballet

  • Contemporary / Modern Dance

  • Jazz

  • Commercial Dance

  • Tap

  • Performance

Complementary Studies

  • Acting and Singing for the Dancer

  • Professional Studies

  • Audition and Application (making the next step)

Across the year students have substantial opportunities to perform, either in the IAB theatre or elsewhere. 

Future Prospects
The aim of this programme is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and expertise to gain a place on one of the Institute’s Dance degree programmes, or at other centres of excellence.

A selection of photos of IAB Foundation Dance shows.

Holly from the UK was a recent student on IAB’s Foundation Dance course. Watch as she talks about her year studying in Spain.


Programme Details

The specification for this programme will be published before end 2019

Tuition Fees for Courses Starting September 2020

The Tuition Fee category to select is normally determined by the country of your residence. To be eligible you must have had full residency status in that country for a minimum of six months prior to submission of your application to the IAB. We will ask you to provide proof of residency. 

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