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Btec Subsidiary Diploma: Performing Arts(Dance) at Baylis Court School

Course description

The BTEC Performing Arts (Dance) course focuses on teaching you a broad range of skills in performing and choreographing. The course is designed to provide you with:

• Performing and creative skills to enable you to enter employment in the performing arts sector or to progress to further education in dance

• The opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life

You will learn the importance of commitment to rehearsals in order to develop physical and interpretive skills required for specific styles of dance. You will take part in technique classes and learn repertoire from professional dance works. Choreographic workshops will help you learn a range of choreographic skills and devices in order to create your own dance work. You will be expected to review and evaluate your work in order to evidence improvement.

The lessons will be mainly practical, with some written elements to support the development of your practical skills. Units are project-based with assessments including performances to live audiences, showcasing choreographic work and portfolios of written work (e.g. a reflective journal).

Entry requirements

In addition to the general entry requirement for the Herschel Consortium, you should have achieved at least a Grade B for GCSE Dance, or have other relevant dance experience (e.g. ballet examination certificates). It is vital you have a passion for Dance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Baylis Court School directly.

Last updated date: 03 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years