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Performing Arts

Dance Level 3

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

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.

Who is it for?

If you already have dance experience and would like to hone your skills in order to pursue a career in the arts, then this course is ideal for you.

You will need to 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.

As part of the course you will be actively encouraged to participate in live performances, externally commissioned projects, national and international competitions and work as part of a theatre company.

What is covered?

This course will help you 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 rigours 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.

Throughout the course you will study specialist techniques including:

  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Commercial
  • Contemporary
  • Street dance
  • Tap

As well as other skills including:

  • Healthy performer (fitness/yoga/pilates/nutrition)
  • Singing
  • Choreography
  • Rehearsing and performance skills.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSEs at grade 4/C including English and maths. You will need to attend an interview and audition before starting this course.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
PED3DA3AF$
Duration
2 Years
Fees
7395.00

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Studying Level 3 BTEC Dance at Peterborough College allowed me to secure a spot at Urdang University of London for a Musical Theatre and Professional Dance degree!

Claudio Keita
Level 3 BTEC Dance

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