DANCE & MUSICAL THEATRE
SCHOOL YEARS 12 & 13
The Sixth Form Dance & Musical Theatre course provides the perfect springboard into Higher Education by giving students all of the skills and techniques needed to excel in degree-level professional training auditions. The curriculum is rich in diversity and students train intensively throughout the 2 years to achieve a qualification which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels. The course in perfect for students with a passion for the performing arts who want to explore, develop and extend their understanding of the performing arts industry through creative and stimulating study.
Includes the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts
2 Years full-time (3 days per week)
Entry Requirements - minimum 4 GCSE passes at grade 4 (including Maths and English Language or Literature)
Tuition fees fully-funded for age 16 - 18* (there will be some additional costs for uniform etc.)
*EFA grant funding is available for this course to students aged 16 - 18 at the start of the course, who have not yet completed a full Level 3 qualification. This course is also available to other students at a self funding rate of £4800 per year (fee correct for the '23/'24 academic year)
• Practical skills developed through the delivery of dance and musical theatre genres including Ballet, Jazz, Commercial, Lyrical, Tap and Group Singing
• Extensive performance opportunities to showcase students' learning
• Encourages use of evaluative and reflective skills to support development and individual progress
• Facilitates understanding of critical and contextual awareness of different perspectives within the performing arts
Your studies will include:
•Dance and Musical Theatre genres including Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Commercial, Lyrical, Group Singing, Body conditioning, Nutrition & Fitness.
Through the delivery of 8 units, your technique classes, rehearsals and research tasks will culminate in a Collaborative Performance Project where you will showcase your skills in an external theatre performance.
You will be introduced to the process of rehearsal, production and delivery of performance to support your understanding of the industry and what is required of professional performers.
Theory lessons will develop an understanding of the historical and cultural context of different areas of the performing arts to support with progress of both technical and performance skills.
Your studies will include:
• Dance and Musical Theatre genres including Jazz, Jazz Heels, Ballet, Tap, Commercial, Commercial Heels, Lyrical & Group Singing, Body Conditioning, Nutrition & Fitness.
Your studies in year 2 will focus on a further 4 units which support the development of the artistic, professional and vocational skills necessary for progression routes including degree and vocational training auditions. This includes guidance on course selection, choosing audition material and practical audition preparation.
You will also continue to develop, strengthen and refine your technical skills, as well as develop your fitness and knowledge through body conditioning, nutrition and physiology theory classes. The year culminates with an Extended Project Performance where you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your technical skills in an external theatre performance.