The creative and arts industry is booming, contributing around £29.5 billion to the UK economy and supporting more than 260,000 jobs.

Not just about performance, careers in dance are diverse and flexible and will allow you to explore different routes as you move through your career such as performer, teacher, community worker or choreographer.

As the No.1 college in the North East, you can trust us to give you an Ofsted outstanding quality of education and plug you directly into the world of work.

We’ll help you tap into your potential, choosing a specialism or style to suit you while giving you the confidence to find a job, progress to university or a vocational dance school.

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Why Gateshead College?

Employment Edge.

It's a mix of the highest standards of education and the real world skills employers look for.


of students went on to study at dance schools or get jobs in the industry.

We're the only college in the Tyne and Wear region to be graded by Ofsted as outstanding.