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Level 3 BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts: Dance Pathway

The Extended Certificate in Performing Arts: Dance Pathway is a popular subject for those students wanting to further their study into learning about the performing arts sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in performing arts.

The course is made up of four units that are completed at intervals throughout Year 12 and Year 13.

Units:

1: Investigating Practitioners Work
2: Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
3: Group Performance Workshop
4: Contemporary Dance Technique

 

Year 12 covers:

Unit 1: Investigating Practitioners Work

This is an external written exam; windows of assessment are in January & May.

  1.  Investigating the work of dance practitioners
  2.  Developing critical analysis skills
  3.  Developing contextual understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work

 

Unit 2: Developing Skills and Techniques for Liver Performance

 

  1. Exploring technical performance skills
  2. Developing skills and techniques in at least two performance styles.
  3. Live assessment in our annual dance show ‘Thornleigh’s Got to Dance’

 

 

Year 13 covers:

 

Unit 3: Group Performance Workshop

  1. Understanding how to interpret and respond to a stimulus for a group performance
  2. Applying personal management
  3. Applying skills to communicate creative intentions
  4. Reviewing and reflecting on the process used to create the work

Unit 4:  Contemporary Dance Technique

  1. Understanding the development of contemporary dance
  2. Developing skills and techniques of contemporary dance
  3. Applying skills and techniques to a live performance
  4. Reviewing personal development