One or two year year practical dance course. Students will learn a variety of dance styles through technique classes and work-shops. Students will develop their own choreographic as a soloist and in a group context. The course is centred on performance work.
|Exam Board||Level||Qualification||Assessment Method|
|Pearson||Level 3||BTEC Certificate||Practical portfolio. 50% internally assessed practical & portfolio assessment|
The course is intended as an introduction to the Performing Arts sector and includes 2 units in the first year for the Certificate and two further units for the Extended Certificate in the second year.
Investigating Practitioners work.
Learners investigate the work of performing arts practitioners and develop critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work. The unit is assessed externally through a 3 hour research based written task under controlled conditions.
Developing Skills and Techniques for live performance.
Learners explore technical performance skills with a focus on developing skills and techniques in at least two performance styles. The unit is assessed internally through a portfolio including a written report, a practical performance and a logbook.
In the second year students can progress to study modules that begin to prepare students for higher education courses in this area and others.
Group performance workshop.
Learners explore and integrate creative skills and techniques, working collaboratively to create a performance in response to given stimulus. The unit is assessed externally through 5 hour research and performance task created under controlled conditions and includes a group performance and a digital log.
Another optional unit will be studied in the second year from a choice including contemporary dance techniques or street dance techniques. The optional units are assessed internally by teachers at College
Career opportunities and further study
The course is suited to students who want to pursue a career in the arts or go on to study dance or performing arts related subjects at University or specifically follow a dance degree route at university
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.
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You can download provisional entry requirements for 2017 courses below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.