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BTEC National in Dance at HCT's Education Academy

Course description

The BTEC National in Dance is a specialist work related course developed to cover the core elements of dance performance.

Alongside the academic aspect of the course, you will also train with industry specialists and compete within the national and international All Star Cheer federation. You will also have the opportunity to represent the official Huddersfield Giants Pro Squad and work towards coaching credentials. 

Course content

The course in made up of a variety of different areas including:

  • Choreographing Dance
  • Circus Acrobatics
  • Urban Dance 
  • The Healthy Performer 
  • Performing to an Audience and Circus

This course particularly suits those wanting to enter employment within the dance and cheer sector as coaches, instructors and leaders and for those wishing to progress to higher education to study a dance related degree.


Entry requirements

4 GCSE's at grade C or above, to include English Language and Mathematics.


All units are assessed through assignments which are submitted; these include written reports, posters, practical dance, demonstrations, group tasks, interviews, practical coaching, presentations, work experience, projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments.


Future opportunities

The BTEC qualifications in Dance have been developed to meet employment opportunities in the performance and dance sector and to give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in this sector or to progress to higher education.

In particular the course prepares students for employment or further education in dance coaching, physical education, performance, and instructing.

Further information

Contact the Education Academy on 01484 484 155 or e-mail

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact HCT's Education Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2014
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    • The Education Academy based at The Zone HCT are offering individuals aged 16 to 18 years old, both male and female, the opportunity to gain a BTEC Level 1, 2 or 3 by joining the Football League Trust Education and Futsal Programme or a BTEC National in Dance.

      The Zone HCT (Huddersfield Community Trust) is a lesiure facility adjacent to the John Smith's Stadium, home of Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Giants.