BTEC in Dance

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

The Level 2 First Award in Performing Arts: Dance allows students to develop their expressive and technical skills within a range of dance styles.  Students will acquire subject knowledge through practical and theory lesson.

Students will study three units over the two years including:

Dance Skills
This unit involves rehearsing, choreographing and performing group dances. Students will undertake regular classes to develop dance technique, learn different dance styles, rehearse and take part in performances within school.

Preparation, Performance and Production
Students will have the opportunity to explore their own choreographic skills and create dance for performance.  This unit aims to develop students’ understanding of the essential processes required for staging a performance.  It also fosters an understanding of the need for teamwork and co-operation.

Individual Showcase
This unit develops student understanding of careers in Dance, and the application process.  Students choose one of four job advertisements to respond to, and are expected to complete a letter of  application and choreograph two audition solo pieces.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Students are assessed by a number of coursework assignments that are completed within each of the three units. Students have to gather a range of evidence to complete the assignments.  Deadlines are set regularly for each assignment which must be met.  Students are expected to perform in a Year 10 BTEC Dance Show as a requirement of the course.

WHAT COULD I DO NEXT WITH BTEC DANCE?

The BTEC course provides a wide range of knowledge and skills which acts as an excellent foundation to an employment environment.  Alternatively, the qualification can be used as a base for    progression towards further education

For further details of this course please contact Mrs Cook.