BTEC Level 3 - Dance

The course covers all aspects of dance training. It will develop your levels of practical skill, introduce you to new areas of dance, and give you a thorough grounding to the background of dance as well as core business skills. You will have the opportunity to combine theory and practice in an exciting and stimulating way, developing yourself as an individual artist.

The 90 Credit qualification is a one year full-time course and is equivalent to 1.5 A-levels. The natural progression on successful completion is into a second year for completion of a full Extended Diploma; the Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-levels. Some mature students however may choose to progress from the 90 Credit one year course directly into employment or alternative training.

Performing Arts students benefit from access to three purpose built dance studios with sprung floors and mirrors, as well as a dance practice room. Performances take place in our in-house professional theatre.

Students benefit from being involved with a wide range of enrichment projects such as modelling for the fashion show, the hair and make-up show, extra work in films and videos made by our Media students, as well supporting HE performances and taking work to the Kingston International Youth Arts Festival.

Course Content

All Performing Arts courses consist of practical sessions, lectures, workshops and performances covering a range of skills and knowledge and consist of core and specialist elements. In addition we also give you the chance to gain additional qualifications, this might mean a re-sit GCSE or an opportunity to study an AS/A2 Level alongside your main qualification.

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
  • Business
  • 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.

Entry Requirements

For entry on to the first year Dance pathway (BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma) four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit), or BTEC Extended Certificate (Merit) plus one GCSE at C/4 or above.  Profile must include English or Mathematics GCSE at C/4 or above.  Satisfactory reference, interview, audition.  Equivalent qualifactions will be considered.

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.

Progression

On completion of 90 Credit Dance pathway most students choose to continue onto the Dance, Acting, Performance or Musical Theatre Extended Diploma second year. Some mature students choose to progress onto an HNC, further training or into employment.

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.

Additional Information

Course are delivered at the Kingston Hall Road centre. Special contact Sheryl Skyrme tel 0208 268 2745 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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