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Dance - Level 3

Start Date: 5th September 2022

Newcastle College Performance And Production Arts 1
  • Length 2 years
  • Study Full-Time
  • Location Rye Hill Campus

Qualification Gained

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Practice (Dance)

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More about the course

This Dance course is a step-up for students who are serious about a career in dance. You will benefit from training in specialist dance studios and state-of-the-art theatres, as well as being taught by industry experts who have worked for the likes of the English National Ballet and English Dance Theatre.

We will provide you with lots of opportunities to showcase your talents, with three major performances a year. We will help you build a strong, multi-disciplinary portfolio and provide you with experience of contemporary, ballet, jazz, tap, commercial, street and lyrical. You will also have the chance to work alongside independent choreographers, artists and performers and learn how to devise your own choreography in group and solo work.

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What can I do with a qualification in Dance?

Daily tasks:

  • Plays pre-recorded music at nightclubs, discotheques, and private functions.
  • Conducts interviews and prepares reports for news broadcasts, current affairs programmes and documentaries.
  • Introduces and presents radio and television programmes, reads news bulletins and makes announcements.
  • Trains animals to perform entertaining routines and may perform with them.
  • Performs singing, comedy, acrobatic, illusion and conjuring routines.
  • Assumes character created by a playwright or author and communicates this to an audience.
  • Studies script, play or book and prepares and rehearses interpretation.

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Daily tasks:

  • Demonstrates and directs dance moves, monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how improvements can be made.
  • Participates in dance performance.
  • Attends rehearsals to develop and practice dance routines for performance.
  • Builds and maintains stamina, physical strength, agility and general health through fitness exercises and healthy eating.

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Daily tasks:

  • Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.
  • Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect.
  • Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra.
  • Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score.
  • Conceives and writes original music.

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Daily tasks:

  • Forms rope slings, ladders, netting and other rigging and measures, cuts and repairs wire or fibre rope.
  • Erects jib, derrick and similar hoisting equipment and installs ropes, pulleys and other lifting tackle.
  • Lays and secures wooden planking to form working platforms and fixes guard rails, ladders, cradles and awnings as required.
  • Examines scaffold tubing and couplings for defects and selects, fits and bolts scaffold tubes until scaffolding reaches required height.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.

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