BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance)
With Ipswich Academy
Are you passionate about dance but not sure about your next step?
The BTEC Diploma run by DanceEast and Ipswich Academy could be what you're looking for. The course combines professional training in the professional setting of the Jerwood DanceHouse, whist gaining the equivalent of up to three A-Levels.
The course follows four main strands:
- Dance appreciation;
- Performing arts industry.
It is delivered through a variety of methods including:
- Group practice workshops;
- Self directed rehearsal time.
Students are continually assessed through portfolio evidence.
As well as learning the core principals of dance training, students have the opportunity to explore a variety of dance and performance styles including urban, jazz, and site specific performance. Students are supported throughout by a mentor.
The BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts is equivalent to three A-Levels and a further A-Level can be studied alongside it. There is also an option equivalent to two A-Levels.
Minimum entry requirements: 4 - 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C
Applicants need to pass an audition and interview.
Successful completion can lead to:
- Work in the performing arts sector.
- Places on full time vocational courses at recognised dance schools, colleges and conservatoires.
- Places on dance and performing arts degrees.
Lucy Bayliss, Head of Learning & Participation, DanceEast
Ipswich Academy, part of the Learning Schools Trust
Academies in the Learning School Trust operate personalised learning programmes which enables students to learn at a range of paces and places. Given the demands of training both within and alongside this programme, the ability to use the online learning portal
for weekly one-to-one tutorials is of immense value to the students.
The Learning Schools Trust (LST) is a non-profit, charitable
organisation that operates academies in England, sponsored by Swedish
education provider Kunskapsskolan