New Audition Date for Special Dance Foundation Degree Incorporating African and Caribbean Dance

Another opportunity to qualify for this unique Dance Foundation Degree and a partnership between City and Islington College, IRIE! dance theatre and London Metropolitan University.

Online PR News – 26-May-2010 – – The next audition date for the Foundation Degree in Dance - a partnership between City and Islington College, IRIE! dance theatre and London Metropolitan University – is Thursday 03 June 2010 at 3:00pm. The audition will take place at Moonshot Centre, the home of IRIE! dance theatre.

The Dance Foundation Degree was launched in September 2007 and is the first of its kind in the UK to incorporate the study of African and Caribbean dance techniques in addition to ballet and contemporary dance techniques. In fact, the African and Caribbean dance modules are given equal weighting to the ballet and contemporary modules.

The Dance Foundation Degree is designed to allow dance students to:

~ Gain professional input from established dance and dance theatre professionals,
~ Have the option to progress directly onto the honours year at London Metropolitan University,
~ Access great industry links through work placements in performance, education and community dance,
~ Learn about employment opportunities for artists,
~ Be mentored and nurtured by a team completely committed to the students' success,
~ Experience excellent teaching and great facilities, and
~ Immerse themselves in an arts environment that is rich and diverse as well as being challenging and stimulating.

An example of the challenging and stimulating nature of this course is reflected in the site-specific work that the current first year students recently performed at St Paul's Church in Deptford. This work will be performed again as part of the Big Dance festival sponsored by T-Mobile.

The course is taught in part at IRIE!'s base, the Moonshot Centre in New Cross, and at City and Islington College in Camden. The auditions will take place at the Moonshot Centre.

For further information regarding the auditions please contact City and Islington College on 020 7700 9200 or send an email to

Interested persons can also register for the auditions at the URL below and a member of our team will contact you.