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Dance ( Performing Arts) BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Countesthorpe Leysland Community College

Course description

The BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma is an ideal choice for any student considering a career in dance or dance teaching. This course extends the knowledge that students have developed at Level 2 studying the BTEC First Award in Performing Arts (Dance). The BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to one GCE A Level, however students are awarded using the grading criteria Pass, Merit or Distinction/Distinction*. Students will be expected to participate in a range of lessons that will include practical and also that of theoretical nature, where theory work will be applied to practical lessons and performances. They will get the opportunity to choreograph and perform their work in front of an audience in many shows, visit a variety of performances and have the opportunity to work with professional dance artists in a variety of workshops. Students will also have to show commitment to the course through extracurricular activities of planning, running and performing in Dance showcases.

Course content

This is a 60-credit qualification that consists of two mandatory units plus optional units.

Mandatory units: (10 Credits each)

􀁸 Unit 7 Performing to an Audience

􀁸 Unit 38 Dance Performance

Optional units: (10 Credits each)

􀁸 Unit 40 Choreographing Dance

􀁸 Unit 42 The Healthy Performe

r 􀁸 Unit 46 Applying Contemporary Dance Technique

􀁸 Unit 54 Dance Appreciation

Students will be assessed regularly through written and verbal feedback in performances and practical sessions. There will be elements of written work and evaluative work that will contribute to the assessment of this course. Students should have dance experience both inside and outside of College however students do not necessarily need to have completed the Level 2 BTEC First Award in Performing Arts (Dance) to choose this course.

Future opportunities

You may go on to study a HND, degree or diploma at a higher level. This can lead to a career in teaching, community dance work, and different types of arts administration posts, choreographing and performing.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 December 2015
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