Performing Arts: Dance

The BTEC course will be delivered mainly through practical work. It will develop students’ skills and understanding in the technical and expressive skills essential to solo and group performance in a range of different dance styles including contemporary and street dance. Students will learn the process and craft of choreography.

They will develop skills in critical appreciation through analysis and comparison of professional dance works from a range of genres and contexts.

Course requirements

Grade B/Distinction at GCSE/Level 2 Dance or other relevant dance experience. Grade C at English.

What type of student is this course suitable for?

This course is ideal for students who enjoy creating dance and performing. It is perfect for those who want the challenge of learning new styles and techniques. Working well as part of a team is essential, as is the ability to work independently and manage time and resources effectively. This course is ideal for those committed to developing their practical skills.

Where could this course take you?

The course would lead into higher education opportunities, such as studying Dance or Performing Arts. It could lead to careers in performing, choreography, production design, theatre management, teaching, community dance or dance therapy.

What our students say

  • “I’ve enjoyed learning about the different styles and practitioners. It has expanded my knowledge on the subject and made me want a career in dance.”- Game, Y13
  • “Being able to showcase my developing dance skills to the public not only feels great but helps me improve even more too!” Anon, Y12
Course Information
  • Exam Board:Edexcel
  • Syllabus:BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts
  • Teachers:Antonia Lloyd or Rebecca Crainie
  • Location:NK

Related Courses

Level 3

Art & Design

‘Creativity is Intelligence having fun’ (Albert Einstein) This vocational based...
A Level


A level Dance both practically and theoretically explores all aspects of the subject...