Dance Level 3
Type: Full Time
Subject: Performing Arts and Music
Start Date: 02 September 2019
Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information
Who is it for
This course is ideally suited to students with experience in dance, who wish to hone their skills in order to pursue a career in the arts. You will be prepared to work hard and put in long hours for rehearsals in the pursuit of excellence, both as an individual and as an ensemble. Students are encouraged to participate in live performances, externally commissioned projects, national and international competitions and work as part of a theatre company.
Interview Skills Assessment
You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application. At this time a second date will given for an audition where a practical activity will take place.
What will I need
4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above or other level 2 qualifi cation at Merit grade or
above. You must also have achieved a grade C/4 or above in English and/
or maths. You will also need to come along for an audition before starting this
What is covered
You will develop the technical and performance based skills necessary to pursue a career within the dance industry, as a performer, teacher and more.
You will learn how to prepare and condition your body for the rigors of full–time dance training, gaining knowledge of the industry and practitioners. Students will also work to develop their own portfolio in audition preparation to support them in
auditioning for private dance/stage schools and universities.
Specialist techniques studied include: ballet, jazz, commercial, contemporary, street dance and tap. Other skills studied include: healthy performer(fitness/yoga/pilates/nutrition) singing, choreography, rehearsing and performance skills.
How is the course assessed
A series of units, with pass, merit and distinction grades.
What can this course be combined with
You will be enrolled on a study programme that includes various aspects of study that complement your main programme of study. You could re–take GCSE English and Maths or study a functional skill. You could also work on cross–college arts projects.
What can this course lead to
You can go on to study for a degree in dance, theatre studies and related
subjects at universities such as UEL, Middlesex, Kingston, Chichester etc. You may also wish to study at a specialist dance or performing arts academy like many of our graduates, at places such as London Studio Centre, Bodyworks, Masters, TTC, Urdang and LABAN.
The course can also lead to work in the industry as a performer, instructor or practitioner. Past graduates of the course have gone on to work with artists such as JLS, Tinie Tempah, Nicole Scherzinger, Kanye West and Take That or in the West End and touring musicals such as Thriller Live, Wicked, Hairspray, Fame and Shrek the Musical.
Are there any additional costs
You will need appropriate clothing and dance shoes for practical sessions (to be discussed at interview) and there will also be field trip costs. You will need to be available for evening rehearsals and performances.
You will need to be available for evening rehearsals and performances.