Dance Level 3 Extended Diploma

Dance Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Dance Level 3 Extended Diploma

This course will develop your skills as a dancer, performer and choreographer. You will study a variety of styles, including contemporary, urban, jazz, ballet, tap and musical theatre. 

You will have a number of opportunities to perform in-house, tour locally and work on large scale projects where we will look at current dance pieces and choreographers. The course will be enhanced by visiting practitioners and local dance companies. 



Duration 2 years
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Quarry Hill Campus
Course code 72310-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee* 19+: £7,395 (19+ fee subject to change) (Advanced Learner Loan Eligible) *Be aware that if you are 18 when you start your studies you may have to pay fees for a year 2 top-up.

What you learn

Course themes:

• Contemporary dance techniques

• Urban dance

• Jazz dance techniques

• Ballet, Tap and Musical Theatre

• Choreography

• Developing skills and techniques for live performance

• Investigating practitioners’ work

• Performing arts in the community







Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will develop skills in a wide range of dance disciplines through working in small and large groups, as well as independently. The dance team work with each student individually and as a collective to enhance existing skills and develop new skills to allow each student to become a versatile dancer. 

One of the benefits of our course is the industry professionals we work with throughout your course. We have previously worked with the following:

  • Phoenix Dance Theatre
  • Matthew Bourne's New Adventures
  • Northern School of Contemporary Dance
  • Northern Ballet
  • ZooNation
  • RJC Dance
  • DAZL
  • Hunslet Club


Our students have the opportunity to develop their skills even further in enrichment activities. This includes Explosive, EnChoir and Circus Arts. Students also have access to a free gym and other fitness classes that run alongside their main study programme.

Our dance students will also take part in work experience which could include leading dance companies and organisations within the local area. 

How you will be assessed

This Level 3 qualification is assessed via a combination of internal assessment, where tasks are set and marked by your tutors, and external assessment where tasks are set by BTEC and your response to them is marked by BTEC examiners.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

From September 2019 Creative Arts courses will be delivered at our new campus at Quarry Hill.


Entry requirements

You need to be 16 or over and have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C in relevant subjects, including English. If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see a Grade 4 or above as the equivalent of a Grade C in this offer.

Practical/creative skills are to be of a developed level. 

All applicants will attend an audition and interview at the Park Lane Campus. 

What's next

Following successful completion of the course students progress to study at university, dance schools or go in to employment

Here are some of the places our students have progressed onto:


  • Northern School of Contemporary Dance
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  • The Place - London Contemporary Dance School
  • Urdang Academy
  • London Studio Centre
  • Shockout Arts
  • Addict Dance Academy 
  • Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)
  • Institute for Arts Barcelona
  • Creative Academy
  • Renaissance Arts
  • University of East London
  • Kingston University
  • IRIE! Dance Theatre
  • New Bucks University
  • National Centre for Circus Arts

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