Performing Arts – Dance

BTEC Dance (Angels Dance Academy)

Curriculum

Dance – This Performing Arts discipline gives the learner the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. The course allows and encourages the learner to explore all styles of dance and a vast variety of practitioners from all genres.

Throughout the course learners will either be responding to a given stimulus or setting their own. Learners are unrestricted in the delivery of their response and will be supported to develop creativity, imagination, musicality and style.

Improvisation, Choreography for Live Performance, Final Live Performance to an Audience, Jazz Dance Technique, Contemporary Dance Technique and Street & Urban Dance Technique are just a few of the units explored in order to spark and enhance originality and imagination.

Alongside the development of skill and technique, learners will regularly self-evaluate, set targets and analyse the works of other practitioners.

Progression

Our performers usually wish to continue studying Urban Dance at degree level. We highly recommend and prepare our students for
University of East London (UEL) to study Urban Dance. We also have students who enrol in other areas within the performance industry.

Careers

Performer; teaching; choreographer; or directing.

Additional Entry Requirements

Dance GCSE, BTEC L2, or any performing experience. Although experience is not essential, we are looking for students with passion and
drive to perform.

Assessment

Diploma – 1 year: 8 units = 2 A Levels.

6 Mandatory units 3 of which are externally assessed.

Extended Diploma – 2 year: 13 units = 3 A Levels. 7 Mandatory units, 4 of which are externally assessed.

Opportunities for work related activities

Teaching dance in primary schools, working alongside Angels Dance Academy.