Dance BTEC National (Level 3) Extended Certificate

Dance BTEC National (Level 3) Extended Certificate

This vocational qualification offers a practical approach, and you will be challenged to work to professional standards of creative collaboration. You will develop the knowledge and skills required to choreograph and perform solo and group dances through practical technique classes, observation, analysis and evaluation. Anatomy and physiology are linked with the dancer in action. You will be encouraged to find your own unique artistic voice as a dancer. You will have opportunities to work with visiting professionals in workshops and to see live dance performances. We are a department of collaboration, creation and innovation and as a dance student you will be involved in the lively artistic life of the College as a ClassAction practitioner.

Students from this course have been successful in progressing to RADA, Urdang, Bristol Old Vic, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Lamda, GSA, East 15, Drama Centre, Mountview, Arts Ed, Birds, Performers, LABAN, The Place.

Additional
Grade 4 in English; GCSE Dance or equivalent contemporary dance experience/physical skills.
Assessment
There will be a combination of internally assessed projects and assignments, together with externally examined units. Grades of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* are awarded which are equivalent to A levels for the purpose of university entrance. You can take this course as a One Year Certificate or a Two Year Extended Certificate
Progression
BTEC Dance can lead to degree courses in Dance, Performing Arts and Education, professional performance work, community work and therapy courses. This course gives students a wide choice of progression options.

As well as students studying the range of performing art subjects at many universities, over the past few years we have had students gain places at institutes such as RADA, Bristol Old Vic, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Lamda, GSA, East 15, Drama Centre, Mountview, Arts Ed, Birds, Performers, LABAN, London Contemporary Dance School, Urdang.

The futures for our students are bright and exciting and future careers for ClassAction practitioners are rich and diverse as we develop the dance makers of the future.