Whether you merely have a passion for Dance in general, or you are keen to progress in a career in dance then this is the perfect course. This course requires students to work both as part of a team and as individuals. The nature of the continual assessment through practical and written assignments requires students to be highly organised. This style of learning will suit those who prefer to have coursework elements to their qualification rather than purely examinations. The Cambridge Technical courses are designed to be as practical and work based as possible, which means you will often find yourself preparing, rehearsing and performing dance pieces. This are most likely to form part of the main college musical productions. (There is no requirement to sing.) Excellent facilities in a purpose built studio are available to students on this course. Part of the practical assessments for this course are completed whilst performing in the college production. This will require attendance to some rehearsals and all performances.
This course is designed to be as practical and work based as possible, which means that as part of the course you will be working on choreographing, rehearsing and performing dance pieces, some of which will form part of our college production. An ability to work consistently and to deadlines is essential and at times learning will take place outside of the college and timetable. Excellent facilities in a purpose built studio are available to students on this course. If you are highly organised, a good team member and prefer continual assessment rather than examinations then this will suit your style of learning. Whether you merely have a passion for Dance in general, are keen to experience first hand experience of working ‘behind the scenes’, or want to support your on stage skills with a broader range of knowledge making you more employable in the future, this is the perfect course.
Unit 13: Dance Technique
Students will be encouraged to develop technical and performance skills in a minimum of two dance styles.
Unit 1: Prepare to work in the Performing Arts Sector
This allows students to understand the many role and progression routes within the sector. It is designed to prepare students for work within this sector.
Unit 2: Proposal for a Commissioning Brief
This prepares students for work within performing arts and teaches how to put together a bid for a project and all the planning for a performance project.
Unit 3: Influential Performance Practice
Students will study the influence that different practitioners have had on their chosen area of performing arts and apply their knowledge to a statement about theatre.
Unit 4: Combined Arts
Unit 14: Dance Performance
Unit 15: Dance Choreography or
Unit 17: Deliver Dance and Movement Workshops
Units 1, 2 and 3 will be delivered alongside the Theatre Production pathway. Students are therefore unable to select both dance and theatre production as 2 of their options.
At least 6 grade 5s (or equivalent) including a grade 5 in English Language or Literature.
It is beneficial, but not essential, to have gained either a merit in BTEC level 2 Dance or a 5 or above in GCSE Dance.