This is a fantastic course for people that love dance enough to pursue a career in the industry. We have a track record of producing dancers with diversity, dynamics and discipline. You will study a range of disciplines, create work for real projects and improve your skills ready for employment. Join us and participate and perform in all aspects of dance while preparing for higher education or vocational dance courses.
You will study the following mandatory units: Investigating practitioners’ work; Developing skills and techniques for live performance; Group performance workshop; Performing arts in the community; Individual performance commission; Final live performance to an audience and Employment opportunities in the performing arts.
You will also undertake optional units, which could include: Tap dance technique; Contemporary dance technique; Improvisation; Movement in performance and Choreography for live performance. Our interest in historical and contemporary dance works will see you learning and performing choreographed pieces you devise yourself. Enriching this creativity will be guest lecturers and trips to professional dance works.
Live performance is key – at venues and events across our local community: St Albans Fashion Week, Watersmeet Theatre, Peace Hospice, Watford Palace Theatre, Local schools and Intu Watford. You will study towards the Level 3 Diploma (90 credits) in your first year, and progress on to the Extended Diploma (180 credits) in your second year. Alongside your course you will study English and maths and take part in GAP work placements to develop your skills and confidence.
After this course, you can progress to a Foundation Degree, BA Honours Degree in dance or dance related studies. Dance is a diverse and varied industry, with job opportunities including performing, teaching, choreography, dance administration and promotion.
You should have 4 GCSEs (A*-C/9-4) including English or maths, or Level 2 Diploma. You will also be invited to a Course Introduction Meeting to showcase your talents to our course tutors.
Watford, WD17 3EZ
More info: There are no course fees for students under the age of 19. For students who are aged above 19, fee may be payable. Price may vary depending on individual circumstances.
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