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BTEC Level 2 First Award in Performing Arts (Dance)

EDEXCEL BTEC Level 2 First Award Performing Arts (Dance) - September 2018

What will I do on this course?

In this course you will perform in a wide variety of dance styles.
  • You will acquire and develop technical and expressive skills.
  • You will monitor and evaluate your own progress and set targets for improvement.
  • Gain experience in preparing and performing for an audition.

You will study the following units:

  • Component 1: Exploring Performing Arts
  • Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts
  • Component 3: Performing to a Brief

How will I be assessed?

  • You will learn set sequences of movement and perform in short dance pieces both as a group and as an individual.
  • You also have to complete a written reviews and research logs.
  • There is no written exam however there is an external deleted word assessment that will be completed in year 11.

Type of Assessment



Number of credits

Component 1 – written and practical

Part A and B



Component 2 – practical and written


Year 10/11


Component 3 - practical


Year 11


What skills do I need?

  • Enjoy dancing and be willing to learn new skills and techniques.
  • The confidence to perform on your own, in groups and in front of other pupils and assessors.
  • To work in group situations in a co-operative manner.
  • To participate in three hours of practical work per week.

Where will I find more information?

Any other essential information?

  • You will be required to wear black dance trousers, black top and perform barefoot for all lessons.
  • This course can lead to BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts, ‘A’ Level & Degree.
  • This BTEC qualification gains the equivalent points of 1 GCSE A*-C grade.
  • Students can only do one of BTEC Level 2 First Award Performing Arts: Acting or Dance.