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This course allows students to develop and further their dance technique, choreographic skills, performing skills and understanding of the performing arts world. Students will take part in a variety of technique classes, choreographic workshops, performance projects and theoretical sessions that will deepen their understanding of the role and responsibilities of a dancer.
Students will have the opportunity to perform to audiences and therefore improve on their expressive skills as a dancer. Students will develop their skills within a variety of dance styles such as contemporary, street and jazz.
What will I study?
This BTEC award is taught over three components, and learners must complete all parts to pass the course.
- Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts - Students will explore three styles of dance through observing and reproducing existing repertoire from three professional choreographers. Students will also gain a clear understanding of the various roles in the performing arts industry such as costume designers, dancers and choreographers.
- Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques - Students will gain valuable performance and technical skills in a range of dance styles, which they will then apply in performance. Students will learn to reflect on their own performance to further improve and develop their skills.
- Component 3: Performing to a Brief - Students will be provided with a brief set by the exam board. Students will be required to create a group performance piece based around the set brief, within a set time frame.
How will I be assessed?
The three units will be assessed through three individual examinations at the end of Year 11.
- Exploring the Performing Arts: Weighting 30% through internally assessed assignments
- Developing Skills and Technique: Weighting 30% through internally assessed assignments.
- Performing to a Brief: Weighting 40% through a task set externally. This will be marked by an external examiner.
What could I do afterwards?
Students can go on to study BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts or A-level Dance and then onto higher education.