This is an old course listing and no longer scheduled to run at South Cheshire College. If you contact the Information Centre
(telephone: +44 (0)1270 654654) they may be able to advise you on alternative routes of study.
What's On The Course?
This varied course is taught as a range of both practical and theoretical units including choreography, developing contemporary dance, developing classical ballet technique, the healthy performer, urban dance, the performing arts business and many more.
As a student on this course you will be given the opportunity to take part in numerous performance projects enabling you to create and perform in solos, duets, trios and group pieces for different audiences. Assessment is largely through practical work but you will also have to produce written work, reviews, log books, evaluations and presentations.
Students on this course will be able to develop technique and performance skills as well as extend their creativity with an in-depth study of choreography.
Examples of Performing Arts Dance student performances can be found on the CollegeTV section of the College website
Who Is It Suitable For?
Students with an interest and experience in dance and an enthusiasm and desire to develop understanding of contemporary dance practices.
What Are The Entry Requirements?
For the Extended Diploma (2 years) you will need a minimum of:
i) 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language/Literature (or L2 functional literacy),
ii) or a Level 2 Diploma (Merit) + 2 GCSEs grade A*-C,
iii) or a Level 2 Extended Certificate (Merit) + 3 GCSEs grade A*-C,
plus at least a grade D in GCSE Maths (or L1 functional numeracy pass).
For the Subsidiary Diploma (1 year) you will need a minimum of:
i) 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language/Literature (or L2 functional literacy),
ii) or a Level 2 Diploma (Pass) + 1 GCSE grade A*-C,
iii) or a Level 2 Extended Certificate (Pass) + 2 GCSEs grade A*-C,
plus at least a grade E in GCSE Maths.
Dance experience is essential, though not necessarily at qualification level. All applicants will be required to audition.
What Can I Do Next?
On completion of a Level 3 Extended Diploma it is possible for the students to progress onto Higher Education, to study Degree and Foundation Degree subjects. Past students have gone on to study dance at LIPA, Liverpool John Moore's University, Leeds University, Middlesex University and De Montfort University.
What If I Need Support?
The College provides a range of learning support for students who would like extra help with their studies. If you need help in deciding what to study or information on travel, finance, childcare, personal or health concerns, contact the Information Centre
How Do I Apply?