SIXTH FORM

DANCE & Musical Theatre

KEY INFORMATION

 

  • Includes the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts

  • 2 Years full-time (4 days per week)

  • 4 GCSE passes at grade 4, including Maths and English Language or Literature

  • Tuition fees fully-funded for age 16 - 18 starters (there may be some additional costs)

 

 

COURSE DETAIL

• Practical skills developed through the delivery of:
       - Dance genres including Ballet, Jazz, Commercial, Contemporary, Latin and Tap.

       - Musical Theatre disciplines including Group Singing, Solo Singing, Acting, Integrated Performance.
• 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

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.

 

YEAR 1
Your studies will include:

      - Technical dance genres including Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Commercial & Contemporary.

      - Musical theatre subjects including ensemble & solo Singing, Acting and Integrated Performance.

      - Body conditioning, Nutrition and 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.

 


YEAR 2
Your studies will include:

      - Technical dance genres including Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Commercial & Contemporary.

      - Additional dance subjects including Double Work, Heels Technique, Repertoire, Body Conditioning and Fitness.

    - Musical Theatre subjects including ensemble & solo singing, integrated performance, acting through song, vocal technique & acting.

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 developing your fitness and knowledge through body conditioning, nutrition and physiology theory classes. The year culminates with an Extended Project Performance where you will have opportunity to demonstrate your technical skills in an external theatre performance.