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My Surrey experience: Isobel Bloomfield, BA Dance

"The staff are leading academics in the field of dance, or amazing professional associates who are performing and teaching all over the country. Just being at Surrey, you make connections to staff members with a rich history or present activity in the field."

"Surrey's position in the league tables for dance degrees really swayed me to apply, and the placement year option sounded fantastic. Once I read more about the degree, I knew it was the most suited to my interests; it was the only place in the country offering such diverse styles of dance alongside so much theory.

I applied having only looked at the prospectus and the website, however my Applicant Day definitely aided my decision to come to Surrey. It confirmed what I had read, and I loved meeting the department staff and seeing the facilities.

The proximity to London was a plus, and when I visited for my interview, I really loved the campus and thought the town was very pretty.

I set out to find a degree that showed my parents that my academic side would not be wasted when studying dance.

Surrey offers just that, with it’s fantastic broad range of dance styles, which linked to my love of anthropology and languages, and its theoretical modules, which would help my analytical, writing and philosophical skills.

We have two great studios, which are fantastic to work in. The library at Surrey is an amazing source of information, and there is the National Dance Archive on site at Surrey so researching choreographers or theorists is just at the tip of your fingers.

The staff are leading academics in the field of dance, or amazing professional associates who are performing and teaching all over the country. Just being at Surrey, you make connections to staff members with a rich history or present activity in the field.

I was part of the Ballroom and Latin Society in first year, and started the Salsa Society in second semester of first year. Being in and running a society has given me fantastic insight into the extracurricular world at Surrey. It gives me opportunities to perform, take part in and attend fantastic events."

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