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Dance - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (single) at Baxter College

Course description

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Dance is a course specifically designed for students who would like continue Dance post 18 or are considering a career in the Performing Arts. 

The course is made up of 6 units taught over 2 years, providing an excellent choice of units that cover a wide range of disciplines. 

These include; Performing to an Audience, Dance Appreciation, The Healthy Performer, Choreography and more specific specialist units such as Contemporary Dance and Jazz Dance which are suited to the learners. 

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to 1 GCE A Level and so can be combined more easily with other subject choices. 

If you have a passion for Dance, are thinking about pursuing a career in a Dance related field or would simply like to extend your knowledge of Dance then the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is the course for you! 

Content Units of Study

The course is equivalent to 1 A level. This course is 100% coursework and involves improving performance skills through solo and group rehearsal and performance in addition to learning the skills that underpin choreography and analysis through looking at Professional pieces. 

Students will have the opportunity to plan, choreograph and perform in a variety of settings and learn about various strands of Dance. 

During the course all students will also develop their research and analysis skills and improve both their written and verbal literacy skills through learning about key choreographers and styles. 

During the course Students will complete the following mandatory units: 

  • Unit 7: Performing to an Audience 
  • Unit 38: Dance Performance 

Students will be in consultation with their teacher who will choose 4 optional units from a comprehensive list based on the learner`s skills or areas of interest. 


Students who study BTEC Level 3 Dance can progress to a Degree in one of the many disciplines in Dance. 
Students can take PGCE qualifications to teach Dance in the classroom or as a private Dance Teacher. 
Students can also use what they learn on the BTEC course to gain an apprenticeship within a Dance related business or apply transferrable skills. 

Entry requirements

It is preferable that the student has studied either GCSE or Level 2 BTEC Dance or has experience of Dance. Exceptions are at the discretion of the course leader.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September