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Dance EDEXCEL BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Cornwall College

Course description

If you wish to go onto study Dance and Performance at a Dance School or University, and follow a career in the Dance industry, this course prepares you for the high level of discipline and rigour required to be successful.

You will build movement, choreographic and performance skills as well as develop an intelligent approach to Dance study.

If you wish to go onto study Dance and Performance at a Dance School or University, and follow a career in the Dance industry, this course prepares you for the high level of discipline and rigour required to be successful.

You will build movement, choreographic and performance skills as well as develop an intelligent approach to Dance study.

Course content

Cornwall College St Austell has always had a strong reputation for the delivery of Dance due to it being the first FE establishment in the county to offer the pure vocational BTEC Dance course from 2000. However the A-Level in Dance was running for many years beforehand and the testament to its success is the progression of our students to highly respected establishments such as London School of Contemporary Dance, Laban and Northern School of Contemporary Dance to name just a few.

The quality of teaching is second to none with all staff having completed professional dance training to degree level at Conservatoires based in London and Leeds and having completed years working as professional dance artists working with choreographers such as Rafael Bonachela, Stephanie Schober, Shobana Jeyasingh, Lea Anderson and Yael Flexer. Tutors ensure that the most current dance trends and styles are incorporated within the delivery of sessions and the curriculum by continued professional development. Staff pride themselves on ensuring a devotion to the delivery of high class Dance education maintaining Cornwall College St Austell's excellent reputation for Dance.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's at grade c or higher, to include Maths or English.

Future opportunities

The course has a strong reputation in dance because of the drive and dedication of the staff. Staff  have high expectation of their students and work hard to ensure they achieve their full potential throughout their training.  In the second year of the course students will receive guidance and support in applying for higher education with audition based practical classes, mock interview and individual tutorial to ensure you are supported in the next stage of your training.

This full time vocational dance course is designed to ensure the student has a solid grounding in practical and academic dance experience and will be a valuable asset to any application for Dance or Performing Arts Schools.

We have many students that go onto professional conservatories for Dance and then perform with Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Dirty Dancing West End Tour or set up their own Contemporary Dance Company. We also have students pursuing a career in dance teaching at both secondary and further education levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cornwall College directly.

Last updated date: 27 May 2015
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