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Dance Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Performing Arts and Music

Level: 3

Start Date: 11 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

2 Years


Level 3

Who is it for

If you already have dance experience and would like to hone your skills in order to pursue a career in the arts, then this course is ideal for you. You will need to be prepared to work hard and put in long hours for rehearsals in the pursuit of excellence, both as an individual and as an ensemble.

As part of the course you will be actively encouraged to participate in live performances, externally commissioned projects, national and international competitions and work as part of a theatre company.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application. At this time a second date will given for an audition where a practical activity will take place.

What will I need

5 GCSEs at grade 4/C including English and maths. You will need to attend an interview and audition before starting this course.

What is covered

This course will help you develop the technical and performance based skills necessary to pursue a career within the dance industry, as a performer, teacher and more. You will learn how to prepare and condition your body for the rigours of full–time dance training, gaining knowledge of the industry and practitioners.
Students will also work to develop their own portfolio in audition preparation to support them in auditioning for private dance/stage schools and universities.

Throughout the course you will study specialist techniques including ballet, jazz, commercial, contemporary, street dance and tap, as well as other skills including healthy performer (fitness/yoga/pilates/nutrition), singing, choreography, rehearsing and performance skills.

How is the course assessed

A series of units, with pass, merit and distinction grades.

What can this course be combined with

You will be enrolled on a study programme that includes various aspects of study that complement your main programme of study. You could re–take GCSE English and Maths or study a functional skill. You could also work on cross–college arts projects.

What can this course lead to

You can go on to study for a degree in dance, theatre studies and related subjects at
universities such as UEL, Middlesex, Kingston, Chichester etc. You may also wish to study at a specialist dance or performing arts academy like many of our graduates, at places such as London Studio Centre, Bodyworks, Masters, TTC, Urdang and LABAN. The course can also lead to work in the industry as a performer,
instructor or practitioner. Past graduates of the course have gone on to work with artists such as JLS, Tinie Tempah, Nicole Scherzinger, Kanye West and Take That or in the West End and touring musicals such as Thriller Live, Wicked, Hairspray, Fame and Shrek the Musical.

Are there any additional costs

As part of the course you will need to be available for select evening rehearsals and
performances (dates are provided well in advance) and you will require appropriate
clothing and dance shoes for practical sessions (to be discussed at your interview). All students on the course will go on field trips for which you will need to cover the costs and arrange transport home after college hours.

Other details

You will need to be available for evening rehearsals and performances.

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