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bbodance and South Thames College have devised a unique course offering students the chance to prepare themselves for a successful career in the dance industry. The course is an approved access course to London Studio Centre.


Our new Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance began in September 2017, in partnership with South Thames College. This course has been designed to prepare students for a career in the dance industry, and offers access to exceptional facilities - including four professional dance studios - and expert guidance from tutors with experience across the performance industry.

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance is a two year full time course, and students will study in London between bbodance headquarters in Wandsworth and nearby South Thames College. The course is fully funded for 16-19 year olds. Students will work on dance techniques, teaching skills and classroom-based contextual studies in various areas, and there will also be opportunities throughout the course to take part in performances in the local and wider communities.

Course Dates

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance will run from September 2018 to June 2020.

Course Fees

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in dance is a fully funded course for students aged 16-19


Students will receive free Student membership with bbodance. What does this mean?

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs A*-C with English at A*-D; OR a relevant Level 2 diploma at Merit + or above. Spoken and written English will be assessed by us to be at an appropriate level.

You should have dance experience at Level 2 or equivalent, and be dedicated to all areas of dance training.

You'll be offered an audition in order to make sure the course is a good match for you.

Future Progression

There are a variety of pathways available to graduating students:

  • Vocational dance training
  • A dance degree at a university or dance school
  • Teacher training courses with bbodance
  • and many more...


There are two steps in the application process:

1. Attend an interview. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a date.

2. Complete this application form on the South Thames College website.

More information

Download the course snapshot:

Level 3 Course Snapshot

Download the sample schedule:

Level 3 Sample Timetable

Any Questions?

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