Performing Arts (Dance)
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate
On this course you will study techniques such as the Graham, Release and Cunningham techniques as well as Jazz and Classical Ballet. You will have opportunities to perform in public shows and attend theatre trips.
We offer a friendly environment where students can share thoughts and ideas freely. We work together as a family, offering support and working in positive atmosphere where students feel comfortable in creating and performing in front of each other. Our course uniquely offers some great training from professionals, where each student feels valued and respected.
- Type of study
Availability & Details
Minimum of five GCSEs including English at grade 4 or above or, a Merit grade from a Dance Level 2 Diploma plus English GCSE at grade 4 or above.
Some dance experience is essential before starting the course. All students are auditioned to ensure the course will meet their needs.
You will perform in three public shows per year in our College Theatre, participate in workshops from professional dance companies, attend educational theatre visits and choreograph and perform in Havant & South Downs College’s Rock Challenge.
Students will typically be expected to learn and repeat phrases and exercises in Contemporary and Ballet classes, until their assessments which will either take place in a class setting in small groups, a solo set study or in a group within the show.
Within Jazz classes, students are expected to come to limbering and strengthening classes as well as perform a variety of routines in the show.
This is weighted as 90% practical course and 10% theory. There will be some evaluations at the end of each assessment.
Students are required to buy their own Uniform, and pay for any trips that will run throughout the course including Rock Challenge (optional).
The dance staff at the College have such a wealth of experience and have so much to offer their students, it's quite unbelievable. If you are hoping to move onto further training in dance you must consider Havant & South Downs.David Colley - BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate
Absolutely loved my time at the College, amazing course with amazing teachers! I did the A level dance combined with advanced dance and it helped me build my confidence massively in a variety of different styles.Lauren Edwins - BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate
Many of our students go on to professional dance schools such as Bird, The Place, Laban, Performers and the London Studio Centre. Many others go on to study at a university such as Middlesex, Winchester, Chichester, Surrey or East London College. If you’re not sure about Higher Education the Advice & Guidance Team at our College will help you create an awesome CV to help you find employment.
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