Dance

BTEC Performing Arts – Dance at Rainhill Sixth Form aims to engage, inspire and challenge you with a breadth of performance and technical content.

Course Aims
You will work both practically and theoretically covering a range of dance styles (ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, commercial), performance and choreographic skills, original work, attending performances and exploring repertoire and practitioners.  With a focus on quality, high expectations and creativity, we aim to offer an enjoyable and challenging course leading to further study or employment in a wide range of fields.  Performing Arts will expand your public speaking skills, imagination, creativity, emotional awareness, risk taking, confidence and self-awareness.
Entry Requirements
GCSE/BTEC Dance or external dance qualifications for example (I.S.T.D, RAD, BBO) are preferable but not essential. There will be an audition workshop for those who do not hold an accredited dance qualification.
Progression
Following completion of the course students can continue onto further training or degree study at universities, conservatoires and theatre schools or engage in employment as a professional performer. A number of our students have gone onto study at prestigious colleges such as Italia Conti, Bird college and Master Performing Arts College and have been offered full scholarships to attend.
Awarding Body
This subject can be taken as a single award (Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma Performing Arts – Dance) or as a double award (Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts – Dance).
Exam
The weighting of assessment is 60% assignments and 40% controlled assessment. The coursework assignments are set and marked by your teacher and then externally moderated. You will complete a series of practical tasks along with a small written portfolio. The controlled assessment element will be set and marked by the exam board. You will have to respond to a pre-released brief or complete a written or practical examination.

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