Rambert School’s training has for many years enabled graduates to enjoy highly successful careers as dance artists and as choreographers. The School entered the Higher Education (HE) sector in 2005, joining the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD) and validating the Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) courses in Ballet and Contemporary Dance with the University of Kent.
Arguably the equal emphasis upon training in these two genres is unique within the UK, and the curriculum is enriched by inputs from guest artists and choreographers from the profession. Students at the School work within a professionally-oriented environment, where the history of the art form is understood and respected, whilst its boundaries are examined and questioned. Within the degree curriculum an enhanced academic programme has been developed to promote broader life skills, such as critical thinking and the ability to research independently, although the School’s approach to vocational dance training has remained largely unchanged since the late 1970s.