What is Shockout
Shockout offers the highest calibre of undergraduate and post-graduate Professional and Commercial Dance training in the Northwest. Through an intensive course of study the aspiring dancer can realise their potential through the cultivation of individual talent, enabled through a comprehensive and systematic technical training regime.
This technical training, or “understanding of process”, is key in the development of the emerging dance artist.
Our structured, diverse programme offers vocational training at its highest level, delivered by highly qualified and experienced team. Shockout is primarily based at our main site in Manchester City Centre, and follows a Conservatoire model training programme.
We are an Accredited Centre of Excellence.
Our ethos is to provide an industry focused range of dance styles and creative arts training, further enhanced by an intensive technical tuition, enabling the Shockout student to succeed across wide range of professional platforms. Each of our programmes (undergraduate and post-graduate) build upon this training regime, incorporating an eclectic mix of theory relevant subjects. This fusion of both practical and theoretical enables our students to prosper and grow as confident, unique and independent 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.
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.