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Dance (Single) BTEC Level 3 at East Norfolk Sixth Form College

Course description

You get the opportunity to create and perform contemporary and jazz dances, drawing on your imagination and creativity. You will be encouraged to research key practitioners and analyse professional dance works to inform your own practical work and develop your appreciation of dance as an art form.

Contemporary and jazz dance technique classes will develop your skills and choreography workshops will give you the opportunity to explore your creativity.

End of year shows will allow you to showcase your performing skills. You have to manage your time well, be prepared to rehearse after college (occasionally at weekends and in college holidays) and make evening theatre visits. This course is an ideal extension to any extra-curricular dance classes taken outside academic studies.

Course content


Unit 1: Investigating Practitioners’ Work

Learners investigate the work of performing arts practitioners, develop critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work. The assessment takes the form of an extended piece of writing.

Unit 2: Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance

Learners explore technical performance skills with a focus on developing and demonstrating skills and techniques in at least two performance styles within a selected discipline.


Unit 3: Group Performance Workshop

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 Technique

Learners develop their knowledge, skills and techniques with an emphasis on practical development, application and performance skills.

Entry requirements

A grade D in GCSE English Language is required. Applicants for this course will be invited to take part in a short Creative Workshop to demonstrate their ability level and willingness to perform prior to entry. Relevant dance experience can also be demonstrated during the first weeks of the course. A genuine interest in dance and choreography.


Awarding Body - Pearson

The course is continually assessed through practical performance and written assignments.

Future opportunities

With this qualification you can apply to many universities (for performance based or other creative courses) and vocational performing arts training schools. The course is suitable for anyone wanting to pursue the arts or dance in Higher Education, or as support for any course or employment requiring good communication and group work skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Norfolk Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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