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Dance - BTEC at George Salter Academy

Course description

This course is aimed at students that are interested in gaining knowledge and experience in a range of Dance styles and techniques . Students will have the opportunity to perform a number of times and choreograph their own Dance pieces.

The department strives to give students opportunities to work with professional artists and become involved in performance projects that are happening within the West Midlands . We believe it is also important for students to see a wide range of performances, so regular trips to theatres are organised within the department.

Progression routes from this course

This qualification can be combined with other Performing Arts subjects to gain the BTEC in Performing Arts. Each BTEC is equivalent to an A-level and many students study for the diploma or extended diploma in Performing Arts, worth two and three A-levels respectively. This course is suitable for anyone wanting to pursue a career in the Performing Arts industry, either in higher education or employment.


Core units:

• Performing to an Audience (double unit)

• Dance Appreciation

Specialist units:

• Applying Physical Theatre

• The Healthy Performer

• Choreographic Principles


There will be a range of both practical and written assessments as well as a number of compulsory rehearsals and performances.

Entry requirements

A knowledge and understanding of Dance is essential. A GCSE in Dance or a BTEC first in Performing Arts is desirable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact George Salter Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years