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Performing Arts Level 3: Dance at Rotherham College

Course description

That new, edgy band topping the charts. That Oscar-winning performance on the big screen. The award-winning director taking home all the gongs. They all had to start somewhere. Whether you’re looking to experience the buzz and adrenaline of opening night as the lights go up, or playing a roof-raising concert of live music to a sold-out audience, Rotherham College is the perfect place to start a creative career in music or acting. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the Performing Arts department will provide you with some of the finest equipment in the industry to develop your skills to the maximum.

For music students, you’ll learn in the Roland Academy; one of only 13 in the country. You’ll immerse yourself in all forms of popular music and gain the hands-on experience you need to go on to further study or find a job in the music industry. For acting students, you’ll develop your skills in the College Studio Theatre and outdoor Amphitheatre. You’ll explore a range of acting techniques and audition for roles, big or small, to provide you with the experience you need to progress in the acting industry. Previous students have gone on to act on the West End, in film and become part of the UK’s most successful modern metal acts, Bring Me the Horizon.

Course content

If you dream of becoming a dancer, dance choreographer or dance critic then the Performing Arts Level 3 in Dance is the right course for you. The course will challenge your body and mind as you develop your dancing skills and learn different styles of dance including ballet, jazz and contemporary.

You will also study different dancing techniques on small and large scale productions. Throughout the course, you will work towards performances in a variety of different venues including the College’s theatre. Working with our professional tutors, you will work on your strengths and weaknesses to improve your dancing so that you can go on to further study or employment in the industry. This course is one to two years long.

What will I study?

• Performing in workshops

• Research small and large scale performances

• Explore dance techniques including jazz, ballet and contemporary

•Theatre trips

• Work with professional dancers and experts in workshops

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English or a performing arts related Level 2 qualification with a Merit grade and GCSE English grade C or above.


Public performances. Written evaluations. Research projects. Practical presentations. Regular tutor feedback.

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

• When you have completed this course, you will be able to apply for our BA (Hons) in Theatre, Acting and Performance

• You could look at working in the industry and moving away to work on cruise ships, holiday resorts or touring with a performance company 

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 



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: 02 October 2015
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