Edexcel Performing Arts - Dance BTEC

Edexcel Performing Arts - Dance BTEC (500/6919/6)


he Drama department has developed a strong Post 16 Level 3 and A level program. Students learn to engage as performers, directors and practitioners with published, new and self devised texts in order to explore Drama and Theatre in theoretical and practical forms.

Students have the opportunity several times through the year to develop, rehearse and perform to the public including Acting showcases and joint performances with the Performing Arts Musical Theatre department. 

The Extended Certificate is for learners who are interested in 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. It is designed to be taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

The will provide learners with a taste of the real world of the working dancer, one where individual strength of character, talent, technical ability, aesthetic sense, levels of fitness and stamina must be combined with a willingness to work cooperatively with other dancers, choreographers and directors.

Units vary and are highly practically based. a good level of fitness will be required to do this course successfully. please contact the subject leader for more information about the selected units for this acedemic year. 

When they leave Elstree UTC, Drama students are prepared for Drama and Musical Theatre school auditions and entering the professional world of theatre.