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The MA Dance Performance and Professional Practices programme is a professionally focused course (11-months), co-designed and delivered between Joss Arnott Dance and the University of Salford.

The programme not only focuses on contemporary dance performance at the highest level, but also addresses the wider needs of the dance professional including modules on producing, teaching and workshop design/delivery – equipping dancers with the skills, knowledge and experience to expand their professional opportunities upon graduation.

Dancers become part of Emergence postgraduate dance company, who work with a collection of internationally acclaimed choreographers to produce a programme of new performance work each year. Emergence tour nationally under the artistic direction of Joss Arnott and the guidance of a wider team of dance professionals in spring annually.

The company dancers also develop their skills by undertaking roles throughout the year in marketing, social media design and rehearsal directing.

This prestigious and highly selective programme has industry collaboration at its very heart and mirrors working environments in the creative industries. Join us to expand yourself as a performer, artist, collaborator and a well-rounded dance professional in the thriving cultural scene in Salford and Manchester.

For those seeking more information, 2019 audition dates and application details please visit our HOW TO APPLY section.

Choreographers for Emergence 2019/20 are James Wilton, Wubkje Kuindersma and Joss Arnott. The triple bill programme will tour in Spring 2020 marking the start of Joss Arnott Dance’s 10th anniversary year celebratory activity.