Olivia Falsone

BA (Hons) Dance

In just the first couple of semesters I have progressed so much and learnt many different techniques.

“I was teaching at a dance school in Sheffield when I decided to go to university. I wanted to broaden my knowledge of dance and to get some more experience. The Edge Hill University degree, with its wide range of contemporary modules and its focus on coursework rather than exams, was exactly what I needed.

If you are prepared to put in the effort you will get a lot out of this course. In just the first couple of semesters I have progressed so much and learnt many different techniques. I was also lucky enough to be selected for the ‘intensive’ this year and had a week working with Alesandra Seutin, a contemporary Afro-European dancer. It was really challenging but very rewarding. The sessions were so different to classes and I learnt techniques that have really furthered my dancing.

The balance between staff contact time and your own rehearsal time works very well for me. Tutors are really friendly and very relaxed about the learning routes you take. They treat you as an adult, but you have to work hard for them and obviously you need to respect them.

You can’t come to this course thinking you’ll attend for your teaching hours only, that’s not how it works. The more committed you are to your classes and the more you are prepared to do outside of the course, the better you will be.

There are so many opportunities here, such as joining one of the university dance companies, which can really help to enhance your studies.”

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