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Dance 1

Course Code(s):  5M4572
QQI Award Code:  5M4572 Dance
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
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Course overview

Course Code 5M4572
QQI Award Code 5M4572 Dance
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year course is the first step to a fascinating and rewarding career in dance. Students are taught to the highest level by professional dance practitioners. Dance styles offered on the course may include ballet, contemporary, ISTD modern jazz, pas-de-deux, pointe work, yoga, choreography craft and improvisation skills.

What will you Study?

Dance Performance
Dance Production
Classical Ballet
Theatre Performance Skills 5N4568
ISTD Modern
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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