The Barbados Community College’s Associate Degree in Applied Arts – Dance is a two-year programme that seeks to prepare trained dancers for the Barbadian dance community and entertainment industry. Students explore a variety of dance idioms and develop skills in Classical Ballet, Modern and Caribbean Dance Forms.
Skills sets and occupations in dance, choreography and dance instruction are among those required to fuel the national development of Barbados projected through the cultural industries sector. The dance programme at the Barbados Community College, as is the case with the other performing and fine arts programmes, supports identified national development objectives. The College provides the education and training needed to prepare Barbados’ cultural professionals to perform competitively on the national, regional and global cultural stage.
The programme is based on the principle that the education of dancers requires a combination of general knowledge and technical proficiency. Students in this programme may come directly from secondary school or from other fields of endeavour. All applicants must demonstrate the proficiency levels established for entry to the programme.
Students are required to complete all programme requirements and obtain a GPA of not less than 2.0 in order to be eligible for graduation.
All prospective students to the Associate Degree in dance program are required to attend an audition and interview as a part of the application process.
Applicants will be asked to demonstrate competence in dance technique skills, to be reviewed during interview and audition. Applicants must be prepared to dance a solo piece of approximately 1½ mins.
WOMEN must wear black leotards and tights or Jazz pants, MEN must wear form-fitted black tops or vests and black sweat/track pants, Jazz pants or tights.