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BA (Hons) Dance - W500

Thank you for applying for a place on one of the above courses and congratulations on securing an interview. Please read the following instructions carefully and make sure that you allow plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

What will happen at my interview?

On arrival, you will meet the course leader and/or admissions tutor and be given an introduction to the programme. The introduction will give you more information about what you can expect as a student here, both during your timetabled classes and through extracurricular opportunities. You will also  get the chance to ask any questions you may have.

After the introduction you will have an audition. This will take the form of three dance classes. You will also be asked to prepare solo performance. See below for more details.

Following the audition, there will be an informal interview. Your interviewer will be interested in: why you have applied for this course; what your aspirations are for the future; and which choreographers and companies influence you the most.


Your audition will take the form of three dance classes: ballet, contemporary and creative/choreography. In the creative/choreography class, you will be given a short phrase to learn and a creative task to develop it. Don’t worry if you haven’t studied these styles before; the classes are  there so we can assess your general alignment and see how you pick up material.

For your solo performance, we would like you to prepare a contemporary or dance fusion piece (incorporating contemporary and other styles) of 1 minute 30 seconds long. If you choose to use music or sound, please bring this with you on CD or as an MP3 on a device like a smartphone, tablet or MP3 player .  

Please dress appropriately for your audition. Remove all jewellery and wear clothes that are comfortable to move in and show a clear body line. You can wear ballet shoes for the ballet class if you like, but if you don’t have them socks are fine. You should dance in bare feet for the contemporary  class.

How to find us

On arrival, please report to reception at the New Adelphi reception for registration between 12.30 and 12.55pm. After you have registered you will be directed to a seating area where a member of the dance team will collect you at 1pm.

Before you travel, we recommend that you download a campus map  or take a look at our travel information. New Adelphi is number 8 on the map.  

It is important that you arrive at your interview promptly, so make sure that you allow plenty of time for travel. If you are travelling during rush hour, please be mindful of the effect this may have on your journey time and plan accordingly. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will not be able to interview you.

Please be aware that you will be charged for car parking; details of the tariff can be found on our website.

Salford Crescent train station is only a few minutes’ walk away and has regular trains to and from central Manchester.

Can’t make your interview date?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss this. In some circumstances we may be able to offer an alternative date, however we cannot guarantee this.  Please call 0161 295 4545 and select the option for interview queries.

I no longer wish to attend my interview

If you no longer wish to attend your interview, we will not be able to continue your application to the University of Salford. Please email us on stating your intention to withdraw your application. You should quote your full name, date of birth and UCAS ID number so that we can deal with your request efficiently. Once we receive this email we will make your application unsuccessful  on UCAS.


If you have any further questions or would like more information about your interview, please contact us on or 0161 295 4545. If you have any questions about the content of the course, please contact Lisa Cullen on