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Performing Arts (Dance) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Epping Forest College

Course description

The BTEC level 3 in Performing Arts (Dance) is for anyone who wants to study dance full-time with aspirations of progressing onto HE and eventually to a career in the dance industry or related areas such as teaching. You will develop your dance technique through a range of dance styles such as Contemporary, Ballet, Commercial Dance, Tap, and Jazz/Urban dance.

During the course you will take part in group classes, individual technique, theory classes, rehearsals & public performances.

Course content

You will learn through a variety of a combination of practical and theoretical study.

The Practical elements will include:

  • technique classes
  • workshops and master classes
  • rehearsals
  • performances and creative sessions to explore themes and subject matter of potential dance pieces

The Theory elements will include:

  • structured session activities to promote good teaching and learning practices
  • active research in small sub-groups and independent research
  • exploration notes
  • essays
  • presentations
  • reviews and evaluations

English and Maths are required life skills. As part of your study programme we will support you towards an A*–C grade at GCSE English and Maths. If you’ve already got these grades, we will work with you to develop your skills further.

As part of your study programme you will be given the opportunity to build skills required for employment through workshops and will be expected to undertake work experience with local businesses, councils or voluntary organisations.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at A*–C including English Language. OR Merit or Distinction at an appropriate. Level 2 Diploma including English Language at grade A*–C. Recent dance experience


You will be assessed by a mixture of coursework & rehearsals and performances throughout the year.

Financial information

Students will need ballet shoes and to wear stage blacks. Your material fee will cover; Leotard T Shirts x2 Hoody Tap Shoes Stationery Kit

Future opportunities

Successfully completing the course will allow you to progress on to a dance course at university, or start your career within dance or related industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Epping Forest College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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