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Dance BTEC Level 3

On this course you will study all aspects of dance including contemporary, ballet, jazz, choreography and technique. In addition you will study other aspects of the performing arts including  physical theatre, contact improvisation, site specific, audition techniques and relevant industry skills. As part of the course you will also study historical and contemporary dance work. You will learn and perform choreographed pieces and devise exciting new work of your own, which will be performed in public.

+ Course details and future career paths

The course provides opportunities to develop skills in creativity and performance. The course offers technical skills and professional training, opportunities to see professional work in the theatre and to gain experience through a range of professional workshops.

The course is defined through a variety of unit options, enabling students to develop both practical and theoretical skills related to their chosen area of study. All dance students study a range of different dance units to give a broad introduction to the many aspects within dance.

Core units for the course

  • The Historical Context of Performance
  • Performing Arts Business
  • Performance Workshop
  • Rehearsing for Performance
  • Performing to an Audience
  • Dance Performance

Highlighted below are some of the unit options offered within the dance course.

  • Contemporary Dance
  • Jazz Dance
  • Choreography
  • Ballet Technique
  • Physical Theatre
  • Exploring Contact Improvisation
  • The Healthy Performer
  • Contact Improvisation

+ Progression

Students completing this course have gone on to Higher Education courses such as BA Honours degrees in Dance, Performing Arts, and a selection of students have gone on to Performing Arts or Dance Schools. Whilst a performer’s career can be brief, a career or vocation, in the dance ‘industry’ can last your entire life. Skills learnt lead to employment in Education, PR, Marketing, Creative Administration, Events management or many roles requiring communication and a creative outlook.


How to find us.

Recreation Road

Phone: 01980 652 467