Kirsty Russell - Programme Leader
Before embarking on a career in Higher Education, Kirsty Russell worked as a freelance dance artist teaching at a range of vocational dance schools alongside developing her own performance career. Kirsty specialises in dance technique, improvisation and contact improvisation and is committed to developing high-quality dance practice and integrating professional practice within Higher Education.School Staff List
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Fine and performing arts courses at Lincoln are delivered by a dedicated team of academic staff, many of whom have excellent industry links and considerable experience as practitioners and researchers in the arts. There are opportunities to work with guest lecturers and choreographers to create professional performance work.
Opportunities for participation in performances include collaborations with staff, as well as with national and international choreographers and theatre companies. Students can audition for The Lincoln Company which has taken shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Regular opportunities to perform are available through our extracurricular performance company The Lincoln Dance Collective and our third-year performance company, which both undertake an annual national tour.
Students are offered the option to study for the International Dance Teachers' Association (IDTA) Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching. This qualification provides a basis for students to progress into dance teaching in a variety of contexts. It is delivered in three units by a qualified IDTA trainer, covering anatomy and physiology, teaching planning and delivery, and safe dance practice. Training sessions are extracurricular and usually take place in the evenings or at weekends. Fees apply.
Students can work and perform in the University’s on-campus Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, a £6 million, 450-seat professional theatre with industry-standard studio spaces. The Centre, part of a busy arts community, hosts professional performances alongside student productions.
Each student will receive event/performance credits which can be used against ticketed performances at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
"During my time at Lincoln, I have had the opportunity to develop myself as a dancer, performer, and choreographer. What first attracted me to Dance at Lincoln was the variety of modules that were on offer, and I felt these would enable me to grow in all areas of my dance practice."Charlotte Bennett, BA (Hons) Dance graduate
Dance graduates are well-placed for a wide variety of careers, including performance, choreography, community arts leadership, education, and arts management. The BA Hons Dance programme has most recently established a new relationship with Aakash Odedra Dance Company. Final year Dance students have the opportunity to audition to be part of the semi-professional graduate training programme Aakash Odedra 2. See website for more information.
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At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.