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Dance BTEC L3 Single Award at Swale Sixth Form

Course description

Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject

The aim of the course is to provide you with a practical understanding of professional performance activities.  It will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and understanding in contemporary, jazz, African, and urban techniques.  

Many of the projects undertaken will enable you to work creatively and collaboratively in choreographing and creating performance material. 

To support your development we provide opportunities to see live dance performances by renowned dance companies, as well as master classes provided by visiting professionals.

This course allows you to focus on the essential techniques and disciplines needed to prepare you for work as a dancer or performer in the entertainment industry, on stage, in television or as a teacher.


Course content

Potential Topics that will be studied

Students will follow a variety of courses and units which may include developing skills and techniques for live performance, group performance workshops, performing in the community, individual performance commission, and employment opportunities in performing arts.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Students need to achieve 5  9 - 5 GCSE grades including English and mathematics.  A grade 5 or higher in GCSE dance is useful but not essential. 

Equivalent experience outside school will also be considered. 

Students will also need to take part in an audition to gain a place on this course. 



On the BTEC course assessment takes place in a variety of ways including assignments, and externally assessed exam board tasks.

Future opportunities

Progression and career opportunities

We boast a history of excellent results with students progressing to vocational schools as well as gaining coverted places at the top dance university courses in the country. If you decide that a career in dance is not for you then the creative element to the course will provide you with excellent skills for progression onto degree courses such as events management and the tourism industry.

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: 08 November 2017
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