Dance: Level 3 Btec National Extended Certification in Performing Arts at Hazelwick School
• Extend academic knowledge of dance & performance pieces
• Understand and use performance analysis systems effectively
• Improve performance skills
• Choreograph with confidence
• Incorporate a variety of Dance styles in Choreography
Unit 1: Investigating practitioners work
Unit 2: Developing skills and techniques for live performance
Unit 3: Group performance workshop
Unit 11: Street Dance technique
Year 12 Unit 1: Investigating practitioners work This unit allows students to explore performance analysis and put their knowledge and understanding into practice thorough an externally assessed written project. We look at a range of Dance practitioners from a prescribed list, giving students the opportunity to learn from professional work and use this in their practical work for other units. Unit 2: Developing skills and techniques for live performance This is an internally assessed unit, where students will learn how to choreograph and will use the creative process to develop a significant piece of performance work. CSLA In Year 12 you will also undertake a Sports Leaders Award where you will plan and lead dance workshops with primary school students. You will receive a nationally recognised award on completion of this one year course which school will pay for.
Year 13 Unit 11: Street Dance technique This unit allows students to explore a different style of dance, and to develop their skills thorough a variety of practical and written projects. Unit 3: Group performance workshop Students will receive a set stimulus for a group performance and must work collaboratively to choreograph an effective performance piece.
Sixth form entry requirements
Unit 1 and 3 are externally assessed through both written and practical work. Unit 2 and 11 are internally assessed by the teacher and moderated by an external moderator, assessment work is both written and practical.
There are numerous Performing Arts pathways that students could take after this course, this qualification produces students who are skilled in planning, group work, analysis, problem solving and organisation as well as the core skills of Choreography, Performance and Analysis.
Possible careers: Teacher (both school and private), performer, choreographer, Arts administrator, Community Dance Practitioner, rehearsal director, Youth Dance Co-ordinator, dance therapist.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hazelwick School directly.