SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES
The Institute for Performing Arts Development (IPAD) at University of East London is pleased
to announce the opening of the IPAD Dance Centre at Trinity Buoy Wharf. With this new
facility UEL will have its first dedicated dance space for teaching and learning, research and
performance for its dance provision. Our new Dance Centre is a significant move forward in
developing our mission as a hub for both acting local and thinking global within the creative
communities of East London.
IPAD Dance Programmes
IPAD is home to dance courses which focus on
Urban Practice and are dedicated to the dance
styles found within our city environment.
BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice
Building on the diversity of East London, this
programme offers an approach to creativity,
technical development, historical knowledge and
professional development in street, contempo-
rary and global dance styles.
MA Dance: Urban Practice
Our postgraduate programme builds upon the
ethos of urban practice incorporating the cross-
cultural nature of East London. It focuses on a
practice-based approach to research, allowing
for development of choreography and perform-
ance in an academic setting.
Trinity Buoy Wharf
Trinity Buoy Wharf (TBW) is a site for artistic and
cultural activities located in London’s Docklands
area, about one mile East of Canary Wharf. TBW
hosts a rich combination of historical Victorian
buildings and the new “Container City” built from
recycled shipping containers and is home to 350
artists and creative businesses.
Our New Facilities
The new IPAD Dance Centre at TBW will include
IPAD Dance Centre at Trinity
a large dance studio space, a new dedicated
classroom space, as well as office facilities. By
creating our own space, our students can expe-
rience dance education, training and rehearsals
in a customized learning environment which will
meet their needs as growing dance practitioners.
Getting to the IPAD Dance Centre
Bus: Number 277, alighting at the