Courses in dance develop performance, creativity and critical analysis within its cultural context. A professional, practicing dance artist requires a passion for dancing, classical or contemporary, and the ability to contribute to the progressive development of technique and performance skills. Prerequisites include current practical experience in dance and a high level of fitness. A-level in dance may be desirable or required by some universities. A career in dance is highly competitive, therefore work placement is strongly suggested while studying. Dance graduates have a range of opportunities available to them, from the performance industry, choreography to education, health and fitness.