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Dance BTEC at Melksham Oak Community School

Course description

Study of dance as an art form contributes to students’ aesthetic and social development. As a physical activity it promotes fitness and well-being. Dance also supports learning across a range of subjects. As performers, students develop confidence and self-esteem. They develop self and body awareness as well as sensitivity to others and team-working skills.

Effective performance requires physical effort and the determination to succeed and improve...

  • As choreographers, students employ the skills of problem-solving and creativity. Effective choreography requires imagination and the ability to synthesise a number of elements.
  • In directing others, students develop their interpersonal and communication skills.
  • As critics, students make informed decisions about the dances they see. They articulate their knowledge, opinions and preferences. Viewing professional dances fulfils students’ cultural entitlement and broadens their artistic experience.

Course content

The course is made up of three units...

Unit 1: Individual showcase

The first unit sees students show off their talents in an audition tape and application, linking to real life employment skills.

Unit 2: Preparation, Performance and Production

This unit focuses on development of style and skill.

Unit 4: Dance Skills<

The third unit studied,  is aimed at refining and assessing practical work in a studio based environment. Learners benefit from a highly skilled dance professional and the emphasis is on showcasing developing skills at every opportunity to celebrate success.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Melksham Oak Community School directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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