Performing Arts (Dance) BTEC

A practical course designed to be the first steps in training to be a dancer. You can progress to further training or HE to study or train in Dance.

  • Course Outline
    • There are two compulsory units; Dance Performance in year 1 and Performing to An audience in year 2. There are then four more optional units; two in year 1 and a further two in year 2.

      Dance Performance: You will perform original work, created by themselves, or material which they have been taught by their tutor or other dance professional. An exciting and challenging aspect of this unit is the opportunity to perform extracts or adaptations from the professional repertoire in different styles. With the opportunity to explore and improve your performance through a range of working contexts and dance styles. This will help you to prepare for further study and/or employment in the performance industry.

      Performing to an Audience: This unit focuses on the realisation of rehearsed performance work to a live audience. It can therefore be seen as the ‘icing on the cake’, the culmination of skills developed over the course and performed in a chosen style. You will take on a defined performer role as part of a performance company, participating in final rehearsals and shaping performance material that is then offered as a public performance.

       

  • Career opportunities and further study
    • Students taking part in the BTEC can go either into employment or progress further onto HE. Auditioning for Dance schools or University is a popular option for students and many Aquinas students have taken this path. You will be fully supported in this process and gain insight into the wider world of dance through department trips, careers days as well as workshops that are offered throughout the year with professional artists and companies from a range of styles.

  • Trips and events
    • Students will have the opportunity to work with professional dance artists in a workshop context creating performance work. Students will also be required to attend theatre visits to see a wide range of dance work. There is also plenty of performing opportunities such as an annual showcase evening and Stockport Showcase of Dance held at The Plaza in Stockport.

      There is also an optional 3 day trip to London in March to participate in the Move It Dance Convention. A fantastic opportunity to sample classes and workshops in different styles of dance, attend dance seminars and lectures as well as pick up information about future courses at a higher level from prospective University’s and specialist performing arts colleges.

      There is also an optional 3 day trip to London in March to participate in the Move It Dance Convention. A fantastic opportunity to sample classes and workshops in different styles of dance, attend dance seminars and lectures as well as pick up information about future courses at a higher level from prospective University’s and specialist performing arts colleges.

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Entry Requirements 2019

You can download provisional entry requirements for 2019 courses below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.

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