Performing Arts Practice Foundation Diploma (Dance)

Entry Requirements:

At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 including English at grade 4 or above. A keen interest in dance and experience in at least one dance style. This qualification cannot be taken alongside Performing Arts Practice Foundation Diploma (Acting) or Performing Arts Practice Foundation Diploma.

Why Should You Take This Course?

This course will allow you to look at different aspects of dance and gain a broad understanding of training, creating and performing. You will experience a wide range of dance styles and gain performance experience. 

Course content You will develop your dance performance skills, dance analysis and choreographic skills. Throughout the course you will work in groups, duos and as a solo performer, focusing on both technical development and creative exploration. You will work on modules which could include:

  • Exploring Performance Styles
  • Creating Performance Material
  • Performing as a Dancer as part of an ensemble
  • Planning a career in the industry

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is completed across the two years via assignment work. Each unit has outcomes you must cover in order to pass. Each assignment is graded on a Pass, Merit and Distinction basis. Assessment methods will be varied, ranging from practical assessment to written coursework.

Are there any special expenses?
There will be some trips to performances and shows as well as workshops during the two years.

Enrichment Opportunities
Whilst taking this course, you will also have the opportunity to take part in three dance companies run in the College. This will allow you to perform in shows to enhance your dance technique and performance.

What could I do next?
This qualification will aid entrance to university to study Dance or PE and opens the door to careers in the teaching of dance, performing, choreography and critical analysis.

Additional Information

Equivalent to 1 A Level

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