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Performing Arts (Dance) BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Course description

This course is a vocational course; the majority of the work produced is in a practical, studio setting. The

course is made up of two core (compulsory units) and four teacher chosen units The core units that will be studied are:

Performing to an audience – You will be working as a company to rehearse, plan and put on a performance.

Dance Performance- You will perform at least three dance pieces to the public in a range of dance styles

The teacher chosen units that will be studied are: 

Choreographing dance- You will take part in workshops, and work as choreographers to create your own pieces that fit a brief 

Applying contemporary dance technique- You will participate in regular contemporary dance classes to strengthen and improve your technique, and perform at least two contemporary dance pieces 

Applying physical theatre-You will study this dance style and learn how skills within all performing arts disciplines can be transferred. You will produce a 20 minute performance. 

Jazz dance-You will participate in regular Jazz classes to strengthen and improve your technique, and perform at least two Jazz dance pieces  

Entry requirements

You will be required to take part in many performances both in and out of school and will also be required to attend theatre trips. To gain a place on the course you do not need to have done a dance qualification at GCSE level but you do need to have some previous dance experience, and have a very keen interest in dance. Due to the practical nature of this course you may not enrol if you have a long term injury. 


All units are assessed and graded by your teachers. Your final grade will be based on your participation and attitude throughout the course, and your final performances and journal work.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbrook Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September