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Performing Arts (Dance) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Walsall College

Course description

Choosing to study the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) is a brilliant decision to make for lots of reasons. Dance is a unique profession, allowing you to explore diverse styles and genres of dance. It takes dedication to develop your skills – many dancers work long hours and it can be physically, emotionally and financially draining. It takes training, a good understanding of your responsibilities and a commitment to teamwork to succeed.

A BTEC Level 3 Diploma will help prepare you for a career in the performing arts industry, developing your knowledge and skills as well as giving you a feel for the demands of working in the industry.

Students will explore a range of styles and techniques including: Classical Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz Dance. Practical skills will be delivered through workshops and small and large scale performances supported by a team of specialist staff. All students will be expected to keep detailed self-reflective logs of their activities as well as carrying out research tasks, evaluations of their work and reviews. This qualification offers a professional and highly practical experience, you will become part of the college’s own Dance company.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grades C or above including English Language and/or Maths. Or successful completion of Level 2 related qualification.

Interview, initial assessment and individual audition; applicants should prepare a solo performance in a dance style of their choice.


Learners will complete a number of formative assignments and at least one summative assignment for each unit. Most dance assignments will have a balance or practical and theoretical content.

Future opportunities

University degree programmes or employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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