This qualification offers a solid transition for those thinking of going on to study dance or performing arts at University and also supports students who may wish to pursue a career in performing arts with a focus on Dance. The qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop all-round dance performance 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. The BTEC approaches learning in a practical based way, meaning that the theory skills where possible can be learnt in the studio. It has a heavy focus on live performance and choreography skills. This course is suitable for students with a passion for dance and performing.
Course Outline - Units of study : Learners must complete
Unit 1 - Investigating Practitioners' Work
Unit 2 - Developing skills and techniques for liver performance
Unit 3 - Group performance workshop
Unit -4 Contemporary Dance Technique or Improvisation (cohort dependent)
Assessment: This course is assessed through a combination of internal and external assessments during a set assessment window. Students will need to participate in assessments in the dance studio and also a live performance on stage. Final grades awarded will be Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction *
Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE examinations including English and Maths.
Future courses and possible careers : Dancer / Choreographer / Dance teacher / Yoga or Pilates instructor / Personal trainer / Dance Movement Psychotherapist /
Owner and Management of a dance school / Costume of clothing designer / Community Arts Worker / Arts Administrator / Marketing for dancer / Event Manager /