University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Dance and Somatic Well-Being (Connections to the Living Body)

This is a unique, visionary and pioneering programme offering professional training in dance and somatic movement education. On the cutting edge of contemporary international practice, exploring the creative skills required to use movement with sensitivity, imagination and individuality, the course focuses on community facilitation. It offers the opportunity to study individual and group improvisation, kinaesthetic awareness and applied somatics philosophy to dance and movement studies. All sessions are taught in the spirit of self-discovery, non-judgement and reflection. The course develops somatic awareness with a focus on spontaneity, intuition and connection to others.

Entry requirements

We are looking for students from various disciplinary backgrounds such as: dance studies, arts, health, education and community; all students applying for a place on this course need to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check; international applicants are required to have achieved an IELTS of 6.5 or above.

Course modules

Modules include: Presence; kinaesthesia and meta-kinesis; dance; connection and support; dance and fluid transitioning; dance and the skeletal muscular system; soma and phenomenology; dance and relaxation; somatic movement education and co-creation with clients; somatic research.

Assessment methods

Methods of assessment include workshop facilitation, essays and other written assignments (critique of workshops and self-evaluation, reflective journal, chapter review), class presentations and a research project.

Sponsorship information

All graduates of University of Central Lancashire are entitled to a 20 per cent reduction in tuition fees.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 500 per Module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01772 892400