Performance (Dance)

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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.

Why should I study 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.

What will I study?

• Group Performance Workshop
• Jazz Dance
• The Healthy Dancer
• Choreographing Dance
• Developing Skills and Techniques for Performance

Dance at New College provides us with really great experiences and teaches us so much more about the world of dance.

India Tomlinson
The Orchard School

What are the entry requirements?

Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here