HND Professional Dance Performance

The HND Professional Dance Performance is accredited by SQA. Internationally respected tutors guide students through the two-year rigorous training course. For students entering with RQF Level 2 qualifications this pathway can be used to achieve both the HND and BA(Hons) Ballet in three years.


Optional routes are listed below:

  • Upon completion of Year 1 students will have achieved RQF Level 4 becoming eligible for entry into Year 2 of the BA (Honours) Ballet.

  • Alternatively, students can complete the two-year HND Professional Dance Performance programme, achieving RQF Level 5, and enrol onto the final year of BA(Hons) Ballet.

"My training at Ballet West gave me the opportunity to become a more versatile, creative and resilient dancer. I gained a wealth of knowledge on a broad variety of topics in dance. The level of training I received prepared me for immediate employment with Bucharest National Ballet where I am currently performing as a soloist. Receiving an invite to dance alongside Sergei Polunin at the London Palladium has been a particular highlight of my career. I will always be grateful to Ballet West for their expertise and support throughout the years."


- BA (Hons) graduate Oscar Ward

Soloist/PrincipalOpera Nationala Bucuresti

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prides itself on creating young artists who are ready to enter the professional dance world. We ensure that the quality of training provided meets international standards which sees our graduates employed by companies across the world.

Performance Opportunities

A key feature of training at Ballet West is the opportunity to perform with the Ballet West Company which has an extremely high reputation for delivering quality productions across Scotland, including performing in some of the country's largest venues, such as the Armadillo in Glasgow. 




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Contact Admissions

For all enquiries concerning applications, auditions and entry requirements.


01866 822000 (Direct) or 01866 822641 (Opt 2)



We are currently auditioning for 2019/2020. Places also available for final year entry.


Ballet West High Performance Lower School produces versatile dancers with excellent technique.


This exciting programme attracts talented students who either aspire to have a career in professional dance or who enjoy and benefit from lessons with top class professionals.  

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01866 822641 |
Ichrachan House, Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1HP, Scotland

Company Number: SC175325

Scottish Charity Number: SC022105

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