If you love to dance, performing on stage, or dream of pursuing a career within the creative industries then this course is for you. This course is designed to expose you to all aspects of dance training. It will develop and challenge your technical and performance skills in range of dance styles. You will have many opportunities to showcase your acquired skills throughout two years, in a range of performance platforms. There are opportunities to participate in theatre visits and trips throughout your qualification including workshops with professional practitioners and surrounding universities to give you an insight to industry demands. In addition, you will gain the knowledge and understanding of industry related business skills. This course aims to develop you as an individual artist and lay the foundations in preparing you in your next steps. Employment within the industry not only depends on talent, but also a sense of determination to succeed. With both combined you’ll be sure to go far. 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On completion of this qualification students may choose to progress to Higher Education to further their training at a university or conservatoire, some students may decide to stay and complete a FdA in performing arts with us. Others may use this course as a direct route into employment participating in open auditions. Students may also wish to explore specific routes linked with dance such as Physiotherapy, Sports Massage, Production and Events.

What jobs can I get? 

There is a wide variety of careers in dance including, performance, teaching, community work, dance movement therapy, film, stage, choreographing, leisure, and cruise ship. Along the way you may even find other interests such as Producing, Event Management Sports Massage and Personal Training. -  All whilst being fully supported with advice by our experienced team. 

You will gain transferable skills that will enable you to find work in various industries i.e. Customer Services, Project Management, Media, Events, Health and Fitness, Producing, Advertising, Marketing, Business and Administration.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 (formerly A* - C) including English and maths. Alternatively successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification and have achieved a Level 2 Functional Skill in English and maths.

What about work experience? 

International entry requirements 

If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you will need to have UKVI IELTS 5.5. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons. For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
CJC3FN014F 07/09/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

International Fees 

For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course content

Course Content 

This course offers a comprehensive introduction and exploration of dance skills and performance in the form of practical workshops and skills development. You will regularly have the opportunity to work on productions within our in-house theatre such as: narrative lead, showcases, cabaret, and musical theatre dance. You will also have the opportunity to perform externally in community projects to showcase skills acquired throughout the two years.  In addition, you will learn about the production process and see and analyse theatre work in the Jellicoe theatre. Alongside performing and production you will gain the knowledge and understanding of industry related bus

You will study:
-Jazz 
-contemporary 
-Physical theatre
-Street
-Ballet
-Commercial
-Improvisation
-Choreographic principles 
-Musical Theatre
-Health and Fitness 
-Ensemble Singing 
-Dance Industry business 

During the course you will develop your ability to respond to dance, contemporary theatre and musical theatre shows by seeing regular performances in the Jellicoe theatre to improve your understanding of Social and cultural contexts of the performing and dance industry. 

You should have a reasonable level of fitness and motivation is essential. There is considerable emphasis on group work. All students are expected to be committed to the group and to the discipline of rehearsal and performance.

More info

Start Day/Time 

Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at enrolment.

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Level 3

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL BTEC

Curriculum Area 

Creative Industries - Performing Arts

More about the course 

You will have the opportunity to perform in the brand new Jellicoe Theatre which is a fully functioning venue. There are at least 22 productions per year with a variety of shows including Musicals, Dance Shows, Classical and Contemporary Plays, all of which you will attend as part of your course.

The Dance Studio at North Road is fully equipped with sound, lights and sprung flooring which will accommodate practical sessions.

The College prides itself on its facilities, which include The New Jellicoe Theatre at North Road and a variety of rehearsal studios and working spaces.

You are also encouraged to use the Performing Arts Learning Resource Centre which have an extensive selection of books, periodicals, journals, magazines and student access to the Internet.
 

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Level 3

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL BTEC