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Dance BTEC - courses equiv. to 1 or 2 A Levels at Hailsham Community College

Course description

Pearson BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts (Dance focus)

This course offers you the opportunity to develop your technical skills in a variety of different dance styles as well as develop your performance techniques as a dance practitioner. You will also learn the theory that underpins your practice from choreography to anatomy in order to make you an all rounded practitioner for the dance industry.

Course content

Students will complete three mandatory units: Investigating Practitioner’s Work, Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance and Group Performance Workshop. In addition students will be guided to complete one optional unit which could focus on Jazz, Street or Contemporary Dance Technique. 

How will I learn?

You will learn through a wide range of teaching and learning techniques such as practical performance workshops, seminar style discussion and independent research tasks. 

Entry requirements

Experience in Dance is necessary and a commitment to developing your own practice is needed. A willingness to learn and to be open to new ideas and styles of Dance is required to succeed in the course.

Students need either a minimum of a B in GCSE Dance or a Merit in BTEC Level 2 Award or previous dance training to advance on this course.


Learners will be assessed through a combination of tasks set and marked externally which are completed under supervised conditions and internally assessed performances and dance showcases.  

Future opportunities

Learners could progress on to further study at college or university or equally into a range of jobs related to or outside of the Performing Arts Industry. Students develop a wide range of skills that many employers look for, such as: good communication, self-confidence and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 

Further information

How to apply?

You can apply for Performing Arts (Dance) through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years