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Dance - Dance (Year 1) - Level 3 at North Kent College

Course description

20 YEARS BEING OUTSTANDING (OFSTED)Based within the Miskin Theatre, this two year full-time dance programme, combines a BTEC level 3  Diploma in Dance and I.S.T.D vocational graded dance qualifications. It is aimed at dancers looking for a career in dance or choreography. It introduces dancers to all styles of dance, focusing on developing technique, performance and choreographic skills with the emphasis on vocational training. Rated as a grade 1 (outstanding) course by Ofsted.

Course content

This course is based on an industrial model via the Miskin Theatre. It is a full-time programme that gives each dancer the opportunity to gain a thorough insight into dance and performing arts. It allows each individual to experience all styles of dance/performance including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Choreography, Singing, Acting and Performance. Each young dancer enrolling onto the course will learn the fundamental skills attached to producing a theatre production and undertake projects that mirror that of the industry. They will work as part of a performing company with four major productions produced each year that are shown to the general public at Miskin Theatre. All productions are overseen by professional, experienced dance practitioners. Dancers will also develop and refine an online portfolio/personal website, increasingly seen as a vital resource for progression either into vocational college/University or employment. Projects/units covered: Individual ShowcasePerforming Arts Business Preparation, Performance and Production Dance Skills Without Words Choreographic principles4 Major ProductionsActing and Singing for DancersI.S.T.D Intermediate and Advance 1 Modern I.S.T.D Prep and Intermediate Tap

Entry requirements

5 GCSE (A-C Grades) or equivalent. Good dance/physical skills


Assessment: Assessment is varied with the all of the course being internally assessed. I.S.T.D. qualifications are examined by an external I.S.T.D. examiner, these sessions take place twice a year

Financial information

Miskin Theatre company members are required to pay an annual contribution of £150. This goes towards subsidising production, events and ongoing theatre expenses.

Future opportunities

Level 3 Extended Diploma, other theatre related courses, Vocational Dance Colleges, University or Employment

Further information

Please contact the College

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: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: A6D102Q
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  • Number of planned places: 21