BTEC Performing Arts Dance helps students develop technical and expressive skills as well as knowledge and understanding of dance through performance, choreography and critical appreciation of dance.
This exciting specification enables students to:
- increase their confidence and self-esteem
- employ the skills of problem solving and creativity
- make knowledgeable decisions about dances
- understanding effectiveness of working in teams to develop ideas, rehearsals and performances
- develop performance disciplines and styles of dance.
The course is made up of three components which all students will complete.
Component 1 (30%): Exploring the Performing Arts. You will develop and understand the requirements of being a dancer across a range of performance disciplines and performance styles. You will study professional practitioner’s choreography.
Component 2 (30%): Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts. You will develop dance skills and techniques. You will take part in workshops to develop technical and expressive dance skills.
Component 3 (40%): Performing to a Brief. You will work as part of a team to create a dance performance in response to a given brief.
Assignments and units will be assessed using the grading system: Distinction*, Distinction, Merit, Pass.
With further study or training students can go on to take various pathways into a variety of future careers: ‘A’ Level in Dance or ‘A’ Level in Performing Arts, Dance Teacher, Leisure and Sports Industry, Professional Dancer, Further Level 3 courses in Dance and Performing Arts.