BTEC Level 3

BTEC Level 3

BTEC Dance Level 3

Why take this course?

Malbank has an established reputation for producing very high standards in dance. Although BTEC Level 3 is relatively new to the school, the Dance staff are very experienced and have a reputation for exceptional quality throughout Cheshire East and Cheshire West. Teachers bring professional experience to the course; results are outstanding and the facilities are of a very high standard.

If you decide to do Level 3 dance at Malbank you will be introduced to a vast network of professional dancers, experience a wide range of extracurricular enrichment opportunities designed to extend your own developing repertoire.

This course is a vocational qualification for dancers aiming to perform professionally, developing greater choreographic skills in order to become part of the world of dance. It has the flexibility to develop the full breadth of necessary skills and will be customised to meet individuals' needs, preparing dancers for the ever changing demands of the profession.

How the course is structured. The course can be tailored to meet the needs of the current intake. Here is an example structure. 

Year 12

  • Healthy Dancer (Unit 42)
  • Developing Physical Theatre (Unit 32)
  • Dance Performance (Unit 38)
  • Choreographic Principles (Unit 39)
  • Performing to an Audience (Unit 7)
  • Developing Contemporary Dance (Unit 45)

Year 13

  • Choreographing Dance (Unit 40)
  • Applying Physical Theatre (Unit 33)
  • Performance Workshop (Unit 1)
  • The Performing Arts Business (Unit 3)
  • Applying Contemporary Dance (Unit 46)
  • International Dance (Unit 51)

Other units which we have covered included Urban Dance (Unit 52) Developing Ballet Techniques (Unit 43), Special Subject Investigation (Unit 104).

What extra opportunities are available?

There are also a number of residentials and links, allowing you to dance and network with other dancers, including links with Homegrown Dance Company and IndepenDance Company, CAT schemes, performances at professional theatres and Performance spaces.