Subject Intent: Why Performance Dance?
Dance is more than just a form of entertainment. Dance builds connections between students and our ever-developing world; it is embedded within every culture and allows us to explore and share traditions. Studying dance also promotes opportunities for students to develop many personal and employability skills such as collaboration, discipline and adaptability that will benefit our students as they move on to face the challenges found in Higher Education or employment.
What will I study?
- Group Performance Workshop
- Jazz Dance
- The Healthy Dancer
- Choreographing Dance
- Developing Skills and Techniques for Performance
Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.
What are lessons like in this subject?
The BTEC provides a vocational based pathway for students to develop their knowledge and skills of dance practice in a range of different genres. Assessment for the five units on the course will be ongoing to support building a range of skills and techniques to allow them to flourish in higher education. The practical elements of the course is 60% and ongoing theory work equates to 40%. Students will collaborate continually in all of their units and experience a wealth of professional performances and workshops.
I really enjoy studying dance here at New College Doncaster because I feel really supported by my teacher and people within the class, there is a nice team working atmosphere within the class which allows me to feel confident and connected. The subject allows me to be creative and expressive, whilst expanding my creativeness when sharing ideas in choreography and performing or watching other people’s performances, allowing me to be inspired and become a better dancer.
Sophie Greogry, Sir Thomas Wharton Academy