Why study dance?

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 and 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts (dance) is an excellent pathway for students wishing to study and further their knowledge and understanding in dance both practically and theoretically. There are a range of assessment methods that will prepare students for further programs of study in dance post 16. These include live performances to written evaluations of one’s own work. Students will develop both their technical dance skills in a range of genres as well as their knowledge and understanding of dance both in the past and present.

What will I learn?

Component 1: exploring the performing arts – internal assessment

Component 2: developing skills and techniques in the performing arts – internal assessment

Component 3: responding to a brief synoptic –external assessment

The BTEC enables students to gain knowledge and understanding of their chosen subject whilst working within a practical environment. This course also enables students to link the three units to the world of work and gain practical skills which will be vital after key stage 4.

Students should have some dance background or experience to help achieve the success criteria.

How will I be assessed?

  • Internally assessed (75%)
  • Externally assessed (25%)

Future pathways and careers

  • Dancer
  • Performer
  • Musical theatre
  • Teacher
  • Choreographer

Course contact

Mrs L Burridge