Dance BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

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Step up your skills with our practical programme. You will explore a variety of dance styles including contemporary, urban, jazz, ballet and Musical Theatre. Enhance your choreography skills performing in-house and touring locally. Understand the Performing Arts Industry by working with industry professionals and creating material for your next steps. You’ll also work on a large-scale production alongside the Acting, Musical Theatre and Theatre Design and Production students.

Contact details: Jayne Exton

Performing Arts



Who is this course for?

This course is designed to take determined dancers and give them the skills, experience and confidence to succeed in a highly competitive industry. We focus on the whole dancer, ensuring that practical ability is matched with personal wellbeing, choreographic flair and collaborative practice. Our dancers progress on to leading dance schools and universities such as Shockout, Bird, NSCD, Dance City, LMA and Irie.

Benefits / Skills

  • Develop the skills and techniques needed for performance in a variety of styles.
  • Choreograph and perform in a range settings.
  • Gain an understanding of performing arts in the local community.
  • Learn about the Performing Arts Industry.
  • Self-promotion and networking including producing a personal project.
  • Create and perform in a Collaborative Performing Arts Production.
  • Links with professional companies leading to performance opportunities.
  • Explosive – Urban Crew performing at local and national events.
  • Trips and visits to see live dance.
  • Entry Requirements

    Five GCSEs at grade 4 including English.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include degree level study or relevant employment

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    Course Details


    1 year Diploma

    1 year Top-up Extended Diploma

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Fee (Adult)

    £2,730 plus exam fee of £152   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

    Course Facts


    We have exciting industry links that work with you throughout your course. We have previously worked with Phoenix Dance Theatre, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Northern Ballet, ZooNation, RJC Dance, DAZL, KickOff Boys Project.

    Extra Curriculum

    We provide full-time arts education to over 1,000 students every year, from level 1 through to BA Honours degrees. If you are successful in gaining a place on one of our specialist courses, we will work with you to develop your creative skills and prepare you for the next big step – either to university, drama school, art college or the world of work.

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    Leeds City College
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