Year one Dance 90 Credit pathway units may include:
- Ballet Technique
- Contemporary Dance Technique
- Jazz Dance
- Urban Dance
- Choreographic Principles
- Physical Theatre
- Performance workshop / Performing to an Audience
- Historical Context
Year two Dance Extended Diploma pathway units may include:
- Applied Ballet
- Applied Contemporary
- Applied Physical Theatre
- Choreographing Dance
- Contact Improvisation
- Dance Improvisation
- Healthy Performer
- Rehearsal and Performing to an Audience
We have frequent theatre visits and/or trips (some may be abroad) and we invite professional companies to work with us on a regular basis. There is considerable emphasis on group work and collaboration, so all students are expected to be committed to the group and to the discipline of rehearsal and performance.
For second year entry onto the Dance pathway (Extended Diploma) successful completion of a BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Dance, Acting, Performance/Musical Theatre and satisfactory reference.
International Entry Requirements
Our team of specialist course tutors interview and audition every applicant to ensure they are placed on the correct course, please see audition information. For entry on to the first year Dance pathway (BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma) High School Leavers Certificate C grade or above or other related comparable qualifications. Satisfactory reference, audition if student is in the UK, video accepted from students overseas. IELTS 5.0 or equivalent certificate.
For second year entry onto the Dance pathway (Extended Diploma) successful completion of a BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Dance, Acting, Performance/Musical Theatre and satisfactory reference. IELTS 5.0 or equivalent certificate.
Duration and Delivery
The BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma is a full time one year course. If you choose to continue onto a second year pathway you will achieve a full Extended Diploma which is equivalent to three A Levels. On satisfactory completion of a 90 Credit qualification you will automatically be transferred to the second year to gain the Extended Diploma on a pathway of your choosing – Acting, Dance, Performance or Musical Theatre.
Students who complete the Extended Diploma Dance can progress to Higher Education; many progress in-house onto our HNC Dance while others may win places either at University or at specialist Dance institutions, such as The Place, Urdang Academy, Italia Conti, as well as Roehampton, Middlesex and UEL to follow degree courses in performance-related areas.
However, we also expect that many will use this course as a direct step into creative industries employment.