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Dance (BTEC Diploma) at Sandown Bay Academy

Course description

Course Overview : The BTEC Diploma is a practical course, which offers a fantastic opportunity for learners to specialise in Dance through a vocational course. Students learn by completing projects, assignments and performances that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Assessment Requirements : Assessment is divided into 12 units. You must study four compulsory units and a further eight specialist units: Compulsory Units: Performing to an Audience, Dance Performance, Performance Workshop, and Performing Arts Business. Specialist units: Developing Contemporary Dance, Urban Dance, Jazz Dance, Choreographic Principles, Dance Improvisation, and Site Specific Performance amongst others. Students will be expected to complete a series of assignments throughout each of the units. Assessment in the modules is mostly practical with a small amount of informal written assessment being used in some of the assignments. There is no final examination for this course. Lighting Operations for stage performance Developing Skills in… Group work, Creative thinking, Critical evaluation; written Research, Working to deadlines, Leadership, Problem solving, Planning and organising, Negotiating and Presentation.

Future opportunities

Post-18 Progression : what it can lead to … University Degree in Dance/ Performing Arts, performance work, Masters in Dance Science, Masters in Choreography, Masters in Dance Therapy, Community Dance Work, Dance Teaching (Royal Academy of Dance courses/ High School or College Dance teacher). This course goes well with : Other creative subjects (Music, Drama/ Theatre Studies, Art) or to balance an academic curriculum (History, Geography, Languages).

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandown Bay Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year