Dance - Level 3
Start Date: 5th September 2022
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.
- 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
- 1 GCSE grade 3 in English or maths
- 1 GCSE grade 4 in English or maths
You will be invited to audition and meet the team to make sure Dance - Level 3 is the right course to help you achieve your dreams.
What will I achieve?
This is a two-year programme. You will achieve a qualification after successful completion of each year.
In year one you will work towards a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts Practice (Dance)
In year two you will work towards a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Practice (Dance)
What will I learn?
- Dance styles
- Contextual factors of performance work
- Developing dance skills and techniques
- Developing improvisational skills
- Developing choreography skills
- Developing professional skills
- Performing arts in the community
- Critical reflection
How is the course taught?
How am I assessed?
Work experience opportunities
You will benefit from guest lectures from independent dance artists and choreographers such as Jazz Peters, Eliot Smith and Jack Pallister.
You will also work together to produce a community show of your choice. Last year, students chose to perform 1940s inspired shows for local care homes.
Our work experience team will also help build your portfolio. Last year, students worked on Calendar Girls at Theatre Royal Newcastle.
English and Maths
If you have not yet achieved GCSE grade 4 in English or maths, we will support you to achieve this alongside your studies. You will also experience English and maths on the course in practical situations such as communicating choreography, planning performances, budgeting and your written coursework.
Where can I progress?
A Dance Level 3 qualification will provide you with a great foundation for a career in dance. You can choose to progress into industry or apply for dance apprenticeships. Many of our students progress onto performance degrees like our CertHE Dance or BA (Hons) Dance.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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What can I do with a qualification in Dance?
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- Introduces and presents radio and television programmes, reads news bulletins and makes announcements.
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- 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.