What is Shockout
Shockout offers the highest calibre of Qualified Professional and Commercial Dance training in the Northwest. A course of study in which the aspiring dancer will realise their potential through the cultivation of individual talent, further enabled through a comprehensive technical training regime. This technical training, or “understanding of process”, is key in the development of the emerging dance artist.
Our structured, diverse program offers vocational training at the highest level, delivered by our highly qualified team. Shockout is primarily based at our main site in Manchester City Centre, and is the first Conservatoire model training program to offer an H.E. qualification in Professional and Commercial Dance.
Our ethos is to provide a broad range of practical style driven subjects, further enhanced by comprehensive technical tuition, which enables the Shockout dancer to compete on a wide range of professional platforms. Our courses build upon this training regime by also incorporating an eclectic mix of theory relevant subjects. This fusion of both the practical and theoretical enables our students to prosper and grow as confident, unique artists, under the careful guidance of our excellent faculty. The course is devised and delivered by the highly qualified team at Shockout , and validated by The University of Bolton.
The “Student Voice” is very important to us, and there are a variety of opportunities to be heard. Throughout your period of study at Shockout , you will have a head of year who will act as your first point of contact should you need any further assistance or guidance. As well as providing a comprehensive support system, we welcome your views through timetabled one to one tutorials, as well as informally through our open door policy.
The History of Shockout
From its humble beginnings as a Saturday school in Liverpool, Shockout’s evolution has seen a premises move to Manchester’s City centre, to accommodate its full times courses, where aspiring and passionate students can train and thrive in an environment conducive to creative and intellectual development.
We believe it is our professional duty of care to provide the greatest platform possible for aspiring dancers in the 21st century through longstanding links with organisations and employers in the performing arts industry throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. Furthermore, by making dance training accessible to those who deserve a chance if it’s their passion, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, or financial background.
Health & Wellbeing
As the leading provider of Professional and Commercial Dance in the North West, Shockout is committed to the long-term health and career longevity of our young dancers. Through both on-site support and access to healthcare professionals within leading sector organisations, we will empower you to enhance your performance.