Dance Tech Level

Pearson Tech Level in performing arts

The performing arts are a major part of the creative and cultural industries in the UK. Overall, the industry contributes £3.5 billion to the UK economy. There are 5,480 businesses and 101,593 people working in the performing arts sector. Study of this sector at Key Stage 4 will complement GCSE study through providing an opportunity for practical exploration and application alongside conceptual study, leading to strong opportunities to progress post-16.

At Elstree University Technical College, the team of dance teachers drive for students to have a strong knowledge of performance, choreography and appreciation of dance practitioners. Studying a wealth and styles and genres in both Level 2 and 3 qualifications, we prepare students to be diverse performers. Students have opportunities to take part in workshops and visit dance specific venues, such as Dance East and Sadler's Wells. With our training we boast a strong success rate into dance school. 

Subject Breakdown

This is a vocational course equivalent to one GCSE. 

The course will enable you:
to gain an understanding of the performing arts industry and vocational briefs
refine your dance technique skills refine your dance performance skills
develop your dance composition skills
develop your makeup design
to make critical evaluations about drama and dance, (verbal and written)
to develop presentation skills
to collaborate as a team
to meet performance deadlines

Units that will be taught for this qualification are: 

Unit 1: Exploring the Performing Arts • 36 GLH (guided learning hours) approx • 60 marks

Unit 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts • Internally assessed • 36 GLH approx 

Unit 3: Performing to a Brief:  Externally assessed • 48 GLH approx • 80 marks 

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