The 3 Year Dance course (with integrated ISTD DDE) focuses on specialist Industry led training on the grounding and underpinning of correct technique, progressing through the three years in a highly effective curriculum of practical performance training. Students leave uniquely prepared for a long term career as a professional performer in their chosen field.

Upon graduation, students transition straight into the industry, with many students having attended Auditions during their final term, supported by the faculty. For students who wish to seek representation, we have a renowned network of Management and Agency contacts. 
Renaissance Arts Alumni go on to achieve professional contracts in the UK and abroad such as Mamma Mia UK & International Tour, Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany), The Bodyguard UK Tour & The Bodyguard Musical Denmark, Disney, P&O Cruises, Cunard, QDOS Entertainment Pantomimes, ITV Dramas, Tanz Der Vampire (Vienna), Stage & TV promotional contracts, The National Theatre.

Renaissance believes that if you combine your training now, fee expenditure now and complement your existing college training now, you will save time and resources later down the line, following your performance career and be able to veer straight into a new angle of the industry. RA provides training by a senior ISTD examiner, which ensures your qualification studies are to the highest standard.


The full DDE qualification awards 120 credits at Level 4 on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) in the UK and the Credit and Qualifications Framework in Wales (CQFW). This equates to 120 credits at Level 5 of the European Qualification Framework (EQF).

The diploma is recognised by Ofqual and is on the Register of Regulated Qualifications Framework at Level 4. This means that it is equivalent to first year study of a Bachelor’s undergraduate degree with Honours or an HNC.


Renaissance Arts is an independent Conservatoire and students pay tuition fees privately. These fees are highly competitive with other UK Conservatoires and we can offer the following options to assist financially:
  • Tuition fees can be paid in installments. Please click the following link to view the options FEE INSTALLMENT OPTIONS
  • Financially regulated loans are also available over an extended period with a low interest rate. Please contact to discuss this further.
  • Additional Scholarships & Bursaries are available and every student is accessed on an individual basis at the discretion of the Directors.
  • Students can apply for the annual ISTD Bursary of up to £5000.00. This can only be awarded once throughout the training period.
For the educational year 2022-2023, the Course Fees are £7750.00.
A Non-refundable Administration fee of £225.00 is due on acceptance of the contract, which includes a Medical examination.
Examination fees for the ISTD Qualification are not included in the course fees and students will be invoiced for these separately as the modules are taken.

Practical Studies

Intensive practical training in the following core subjects:

Classical Ballet • Technical Jazz • Contemporary • Commercial • Body Conditioning • Pas De Deux • Pilates • Musical Theatre • Tap • Acting Through Dance • Creative Choreography • Professional Repertoire • Ensemble Vocal Technique

Contextual Studies

To support a rigorous practical course students also benefit from the following subjects to expand knowledge and assist in personal development.

Anatomy and Physiology • Practitioner study • Artistic Techniques • Business studies

Performance Support

Health and Nutrition • Conditioning and Fitness • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation •  • Skincare and Image

College days were intense but extremely rewarding. This not only provided me with the physical strength needed to perform professionally, but also the discipline and positive attitude.  If a performing career is your dream, the amazing training at R/A will get you there

Ruth Warren R/A graduate
ITV Victoria
ITV Endeaver
Tokyo Disney featured Dancer
QDOS Pantomimes