This two-year vocational Dance course is for students with an interest and commitment to pursuing their knowledge and skills in Dance. The course involves a combination of practical and written work, covering skills to develop contemporary dance technique, choreographic skills, analysis of dance and the dancer in action. There will be continuous coursework-based and practical assessments throughout the course, and it will include performing in numerous opportunities such as Rock Challenge, End of Year Production and a Dance Showcase.

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Level: Vocational (level 3)
Type: Single award

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind


Performer, dancer, teacher, arts administrator, dance therapist, arts management, choreographer, dance school instructor.


Dance, Creative Arts, Street Arts, Performance Arts, Choreography, Musical Theatre.

Topics you'll cover


  • Contemporary dance technique
  • Group performance workshop
  • Choreographic skills
  • Group choreography and Rock Challenge
  • Developing skills and techniques for live performance
  • Investigating practitioners work
  • Dance history, learning professional dance repertoire.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Practical workshops and written assignments
  • Assessed performance
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (level three)
  • Equivalent to one A Level.

Course entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths
  • An absolute commitment to performing and rehearsing
  • A willingness to work as part of a team and contribute to group work

You will have many performance opportunities so should be willing to develop your confidence in performing in front of a live audience. You will also be expected to compare various dance works, complete choreographic and personal training logbooks as well as analysing the craft of choreography.

Additional information

Good practical skills and a willingness to work with others are essential for this project-based course, together with a commitment to produce written work and evaluations when required. Students must be prepared to devise and rehearse during extra-curricular hours alongside their normal lessons.

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.