90 Credit Dance units may include:
- Ballet Technique
- Contemporary Dance Technique
- Jazz Dance
- Urban Dance
- Choreographic Principles
- Performance workshop & Performing to an Audience
- Historical Context & Dance Appreciation
Extended Diploma Dance units may include:
- Applied Ballet
- Applied Contemporary
- Rehearsal and Performing to an Audience
- Choreographing Dance
- Dance Improvisation & Contact Improvisation
- International Dance/Tap
- Performing Arts Business
There are opportunities for theatre visits/trips/workshops throughout the year and we invite in professional practitioners to inspire and give industry advice. 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 the Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) are: successful completion of a BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) and a 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 90 Credit Diploma, applicants will need a High School Leavers Certificate C grade or above or other related comparable qualifications. Applicants will also need to provide a satisfactory reference and undergo a practical audition if student is in the UK, video accepted from students overseas. IELTS 5.0 or equivalent certificate.
For entry onto the Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) applicants will need to have successfully completed a BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) and satisfactory reference. IELTS 5.0 or equivalent certificate.
Duration and Delivery
The 90 Credit qualification is a one year full time course and is equivalent to 1.5 A-levels. On successful completion of the 90 credit qualification, the natural progression is to advance on to the second year Extended Diploma course (1 year full time). On successful completion of the Extended Diploma students will have achieved the equivalent to three A-levels.
Students who successfully complete the Extended Diploma in Performing Art (Dance) can progress to Higher Education; many progress in-house onto our Level 4 HNC course, while others have achieved places at Universities and specialist Dance Conservatoires such as Rambert, The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban, Urdang and London Studio Centre. Many students will use this course as a direct step inot creative industries employment.