The Dance Course at West Finland College is aimed at people who are interested in personal growth and to develop their skills as dancers and choreographers. Students can develop their abilities in dance techniques, learn about dance through theoretical studies and widen their knowledge of other professions related to dance. This course presents possibilities for further professional studies. Students can also spend a year studying dance, even though they may not want to pursue a career in this profession.
The course offers tools for professional studies in dance in Finland and abroad. The aim is to give young people a realistic picture of the work of a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. Students are exposed to the diversity of the dance discipline and get to meet professionals in the art scene.
The course builds character and encourages students to continue in professional dance and related studies.
The duration of the course is nine months. Throughout the year we develop technical skills in contemporary dance, ballet and jazz dance. During the autumn students prepare their own solo choreography. The academic year culminates in the final production that the students prepare during the spring period.
There are 25 contact teaching hours per week, usually from Monday to Thursday. In addition, students have homework and self study.