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Dance BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Portsmouth College

Course description

Studying dance enables you to develop a wide range of physical skills as well as enhancing and channelling your creativity.  The course also promotes excellent communication and team work skills.

Course content

You will develop your dance technique and work on new choreographic and performance skills to communicate themes and intentions to an audience. You will also develop your research, evaluative and analytical skills through the study of established dance practitioners, past and present.

The core unit in year 1 is Performing to an Audience through which you learn, choreograph and rehearse a dance production before showcasing everything you have learnt in an end of year show.  In addition you will study units on Dance Performance and Choreographic Principles.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grades A*-C, one of which would normally be English Language. If you wish to include a Level 2 BTEC or OCR National qualification as part of this entry requirement you will need to have achieved a Merit grade or higher.


Assessment is through practical performance examinations and coursework tasks.


Further information

We hope you will join the College's highly successful Rock Challenge team to compete in the National Performing Arts competition held at Portsmouth Guildhall. In addition, it is essential for you to join trips to see professional dance companies at local and London venues.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 July 2016
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