Dance Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

On this course you will study all aspects of dance and aspects of the performing arts including physical theatre, contact improvisation, site specific, audition techniques and relevant industry skills. You will also study historical and contemporary dance work, and learn and perform choreographed pieces and devise exciting new work of your own. These will be performed in public in the McMillan Theatre as well as the region’s other venues. The course has a strong history of working with the top dance practitioners and schools, and professionals regularly deliver workshops, with students also accessing training nationally and internationally during the course.

Units may include:

· Contemporary dance

· Choreography

· Ballet technique

· Physical theatre

· Contact improvisation

Assessment Methods

Assessment is via coursework based on assignments set in each unit. Assignments involve performance projects, individual research and group work. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an overall distinction, merit or pass grade.

Progression Options

The College’s dance students regularly progress to some of the best known universities for performing arts in the country. These have included London Contemporary Dance School, LIPA and Italia Conti.

Dance students are also accepted on a wide range of other courses, or employed in the entertainment or leisure industries at technician or trainee management level. Previous students have been employed by organisations within the performance arts industry or go onto teaching qualifications.

Course Summary

Course Title Dance Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 4 range or a Level 2
Diploma at Merit grade. Experience and understanding of dance is essential, and
will be assessed by interview and audition.

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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