What will I learn?
Unit 1: Skills Development in Performing Arts
In this unit you will look at your own skill level and understand how to assess your current ability within dance. You will work on developing technical skill and will also have the opportunity to learn new skills and styles. This unit covers all genres of dance and is assessed with practical solos and portfolio evidence.
Unit 3: Community Arts Project
In the unit you will work towards your very own community arts project. In groups you will take the project from initial idea through to delivery, contributing both in a dance and technical role. You will liaise with community groups to obtain a venue and work with a rehearsal schedule to ensure the project runs smoothly.
Unit 8: Contemporary Performance
What is contemporary performance? This unit will help you to understand contemporary performance and what that means for dance. We focus on what can make dance contemporary and then explore that practically. This unit may include site specific dance and collaboration with other artists outside of the dance specialism. You will work towards making classic work suitable for a contemporary audience.
GCSE Dance at grade 5 or above or grade 4 in contemporary, modern, ballet or jazz dance. GCSE English at grade 5 or above is preferred / via audition. GCSE (old) Points Average: 4.0 or above, including 5 C grades.
How will I be assessed?
Unit 1: Internally assessed theory and practical. Marks available: 10.
Unit 3: Internally assessed theory and practical. Marks available: 10.
Unit 8: Internally assessed theory and practical. Marks available: 10.
Additional Learning Opportunities
You will have the opportunity to go on theatre visits to see live performance and participate in workshops delivered by professional companies. You may have the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities such as Musical Theatre
Who is this course aimed at?
Dance is attractive to students who:
- Have a genuine interest in all aspects of dance
- Enjoy seeing live dance theatre, and discussing it
- Enjoy performing and choreographing
You could gain a place on a Higher Education dance course, such as a HND or a degree or use the qualification to support you in further study in a wide range of subjects. You will also be attractive to employers in people-related industries.
- A Level