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Performing Arts - Dance (Extended) Diploma Level 3

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Course overview

Gain an excellent grounding to become a versatile dancer and develop your individuality and performance skills to allow you to progress to professional dance schools and employment. You will study units including: choreographic principles, classic ballet, contemporary, jazz, urban, tap, performing to an audience, performing arts as a business and rehearsal skills. You will undertake an additional LAMDA qualification to support your progression to sought after universities and develop your performance skills. LAMDA qualifications are recognised by UCAS and contribute towards your points calculation. You will also study specialist units such as:

  • Singing for dancers
  • Choreographing dance
  • Jazz dance
  • Urban dance
  • Classical ballet
  • Contemporary dance
  • Physical theatre

The Arts Award or an equivalent qualification is also included in this course, with the opportunity to gain work experience in both teaching and performing.

This course is 100% coursework based.

This course will be taught by our partners at The Eastern School of Performing Arts.

 

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above including English and maths, and a successful audition of 2 prepared pieces.

Additional Information

You will be expected to commit to rehearsal schedules and some additional hours in order to gain experience within the theatre school. There will also be the opportunity for work experience in both teaching and performing. You will be required to wear theatre school uniform for classes and have black plimsolls or jazz trainers. There may be some additional costs to cover theatre trips, official scripts and professional workshops. The course is run in collaboration with Wildcats Theatre School. Wildcats are an award winning team of teachers and performers who work with children from the age of 4 to adults developing musical theatre skills. They have performed in many prestigious venues such as Her Majesty’s Theatre and the Royal Albert Hall and have a lot of experience and expertise to offer the students undertaking this course.

Potential Future Career

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress to the HND in Performing Arts at The Eastern School of Performing Arts or study at prestigious performing arts schools. Previous students have gone on to study at establishments such as: Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, Italia Conti, Liverpool Theatre School, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Stella Mann.

 

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The course has developed my performance technique and with support from the College I successfully auditioned and appeared on BBC Doctors.

Ryan Chapman

 

 

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