Level 3 Contemporary Dance
Tue Sep 07 2021
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Our newly designed Contemporary Dance provision puts you control of how you choose to learn. Through specialised compulsory classes in Contemporary Dance Technique, Classical Ballet, Technical Jazz and Choreography; and additional options in Commercial or Stretch and Stamina classes to compliment your study programme.
The exciting way in which our pathway is structured, also provides the opportunity to mix with dancers in other specialised genres in creative sessions. All of which will tap in to your potential to give you the confidence to seek employment in this exciting growing industry.
Our highly trained and experienced team, work with you to up-skill all aspects of your training which include you taking weekly classes across a range of disciplines. Supporting practical elements, you will learn dance business and study progression routes in to higher education and dance employment. All of which enable you to hone in further on your creativity skill set and develop wider employability skills, skills which are vital when working in the performing arts industry.
At Gateshead College, your physical limitations will be challenged and your core strength and flexibility will be developed. Throughout the year, you will take workshops with specialist dancers and choreographers, as well as participate in a number of dance showcases to build a portfolio of work; whilst making friends for life.
Our vocational programme mirrors current working practices of the dance industry and focusses on building your skill and knowledge across dance genres specifically, through technique, choreography and performance. The course provides workshop opportunities with prominent industry dancers and choreographers, both in college and at external venues; with opportunities to visit key dance events throughout the academic year such as ‘Can You Dance?’.
Through the University Arts London (UAL) qualification, you will build skills, competencies and confidence in the creative process. Learn how to reflect on your practice and unlock your creative potential.
Assessment is formative, designed to help you be the best you can. Practical work, concept development, design to how you creatively problem solve will all be developed.
At the end of your Diploma in year one you will participate in a Major Dance Event, this will demonstrate a body of work that highlights your strengths and personal interests in areas in which you excel; reflecting and analysing research, contextualising, presentation and, of course, your practical skills.
Top-up onto the Extended Diploma in year two and you will advance your skill set and professional qualities building towards the Extended Site Specific Project, your chance to show how far you have come.
Assessed on your professional portfolio of work, you will be ready to
progress to specialist vocational schools and
Our highly experienced, friendly team work with you and help you realise your true potential. We recognise that college is a very different environment to school and our teamwork hard to create an experience that mirrors best industry practice, to prepare you for a career in dance and the wider creative arts sectors.
We believe that hard work gets results, challenge is necessary for
development and that people develop at a greater rate when given opportunities
to take creative risks in areas they are passionate.
We work hard to make fantastic partnerships with employers to give you experience of the world of work. Career development is central to our courses and we continually work to gain you relevant, real world experience.
Currently we offer work experience in secondary schools, where you will
deliver dance workshops. Annually, our students perform at the regional dance
convention CYD? Newcastle or Liverpool.
At Gateshead College we will support you throughout your studies and help you take your next steps, be that auditioning for specialist vocational schools or conservatoires or studying for a degree at university.
You will get to build a portfolio and make valuable contacts that could lead to opportunities working within industry leaders. If you want to go down an entrepreneurial route, we have that covered too with our Beacon award winning Careers team and their expert advice.
Past students have gone on to study at Rambert, Northern, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London School of Contemporary Dance, London Studio Centre and Bodyworks.
If you are looking for a career in Dance and want to train as a technical dancer and performer in a creative and specialist setting, then this is the course for you!
Four GCSE grades 4 or above, including English and Maths.
Applicants who may not have all the entry requirements, will still be considered.
“The best part of my job is seeing the students’ progression and development over the duration of the course. Getting to watch students perform as an artist and as part of a team in their end of year performance, is always a very proud moment for me!”
Fiona Wyles, Curriculum Leader
This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.
If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.
You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at email@example.com
Whatever support you need, we’re here for you and will make sure you get the most out of your time at college.
We have expert teams in place to look after every single one of our students.
Our specialist teams can help with:
- Learning difficulties
- Physical and sensory disabilities
- Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Aspergers or other specific learning difficulties
- Mental health and well being
- Exam access arrangements
- Money, finance and bursary advice
- Careers advice, job and university applications
See here for more information (link to learning support), pop into one of our enrolment events, call us on 0191 426 4329.