Performance Dance

Subject Intent: Why Performance Dance?

Dance is more than just a form of entertainment. Dance builds connections between students and our ever-developing world; it is embedded within every culture and allows us to explore and share traditions. Studying dance also promotes opportunities for students to develop many personal and employability skills such as collaboration, discipline and adaptability that will benefit our students as they move on to face the challenges found in Higher Education or employment.

What will I study?

  • Group Performance Workshop
  • Jazz Dance
  • The Healthy Dancer
  • Choreographing Dance
  • Developing Skills and Techniques for Performance

Performance Dance

Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.

What are lessons like in this subject?

The BTEC provides a vocational based pathway for students to develop their knowledge and skills of dance practice in a range of different genres. Assessment for the five units on the course will be ongoing to support building a range of skills and techniques to allow them to flourish in higher education. The practical elements of the course is 60% and ongoing theory work equates to 40%. Students will collaborate continually in all of their units and experience a wealth of professional performances and workshops.

What our


You develop independence in this subject as its up to you to stay on top of your work. But its a really fun subject to do and it’s been great for me to carry on doing what I enjoy and making friends and working as a team.

Bobbie Matthews, Cathedral Academy

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