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Performing Arts (Dance) at Formby High School

Course description

Dance is a popular and successful specialist subject at Formby High School, with our students consistently achieving high grades. You will work in our excellent Dance Studio with outstanding teachers to develop communication and listening skills, strength and stamina, flexibility and movement memory.

Our Dance department has a thriving extra - curricular programme which includes opportunities for Sixth Form dancers to lead activities across the school, as well as taking part in many high profile performances, both in school and at regional and national venues.

You will also have the opportunity to work alongside a range of visiting companies and practitioners such as Rambert, Ballet Boyz and New Adventures and be involved in numerous professional dance performances and showcases at local and national venues.

Course content

BTEC Dance aims to develop and extend knowledge, understanding and skills in participating, communicating and appreciating dance. Students will perform and interpret choreographic ideas, create imaginative dances and be able to comment perceptively on structural and expressive aspects of dance. Students of Dance will enhance their knowledge of professional repertoire, composition, performance and appreciation skills, whilst developing team work and leadership skills.

The course contains:

  • Performance of dance
  • Ballet and contemporary d ance
  • Choreography of solo, duet, trio and group pieces
  • Appreciation of dance and its history
  • Workshop and professional repertoire

Entry requirements

C grade in GCSE Dance or equivalent Dance qualification or demonstrable interest in and commitment to Dance.

Future opportunities

BTEC Dance can lead to:

  • Degree courses in Dance
  • Teaching
  • Careers in dance performance

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Formby High School directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September