BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Performance (Dance) (NQF) (Block C)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 22
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

For some people, dance is simply the way in which they express themselves. Joy, sadness, loneliness, love... if you can imagine how dance would portray human emotions and stories, this course is for you.

Step inside the world of dance and gain knowledge and understanding of the dancer in action and the skills involved in performance. Through the analysis, interpretation and evaluation of dances you will gain an appreciation and understanding of their historical and cultural context. You’ll take your first steps in developing your own creativity as a dancer and choreographer. Not to mention keeping fit!

Details

• Unit 34: Developing skills and techniques for performance - Learners explore technical performance skills with a focus on developing skills and techniques in at least two performance styles.

• Unit 3: Group workshop performance - Learners explore and integrate creative, physical and vocal skills and techniques, working collaboratively to create a performance in response to a given stimulus.

• Unit 12: Contemporary Dance - Learners develop their knowledge, skills and techniques with an emphasis on practical development, application and performance skills.

• Unit 11: Street dance – Learners develop their knowledge, skills and techniques with an emphasis on practical development, application and performance skills.

• Unit 10: Jazz Dance – Leaners develop their knowledge, skills and techniques with an emphasis on practical development, application and performance skills.


How will it be delivered?

Two units will be set and externally assessed by the exam board. Two units will be assessed internally through written coursework and live performance as well as practical rehearsal skills. PEARSON may also request internal units of work for external examination.

 

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 subjects at GCSE, A*– C (Grade 4 or higher) or equivalent, and either BTEC Level 2 in Performing Arts – Dance (Merit or higher) or GCSE Dance (Grade 4/C or higher). External students are required to audition.

Your next steps...

In addition to the performing arts sector-specific content, this qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop all-round performance skills and transferable skills such as self-confidence, self-presentation, personal discipline, time management and organisational skills which are highly regarded by higher education and employers.

Other Career ideas?

Here are some ideas to consider:

  • Become a dance teacher. ...
  • Choreograph. ...
  • Work in arts administration for a dance company or theater. ...
  • Become a yoga or Pilates instructor. ...
  • Marketing for dancers. ...
  • Become a dance photographer or videographer. ...
  • Costume or clothing designer. ...
  • Become a physical therapist or dance medicine specialist.
  • Youth and Community Worker.