At the start of year 10 your child can opt into taking Dance as a qualification subject. Here at Grace we currently offer students the chance to study dance at Btec level 1/ level 2 level. They can further their learning in post 16 education by doing either an A level or Btec Level 3 in the subject. Each route is designed to ensure that every individual is given the best chance to succeed in Dance at Grace Academy and gives the students a chance to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of dance as a choreographer, performer and critic. This approach has allowed us to ensure that the vast majority of pupils at Grace Academy achieve well and we are proud of our past record of success.


Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts (Dance)- which is equivalent to one GCSE qualifications grade C and higher if level 2 is achieved.

Throughout the course, your child will complete a number of assignments with instructions on how to achieve a pass, merit and distinction grade. These assignments will focus on a variety of dance genre and will take them through different roles needed to work within the performing industry.

Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts: Component 3: Performing to a Brief:
This component will give learners an understanding of practitioners’ work and the processes and practices that contribute to a range of performance styles. They will develop transferable skills, such as research and communication, which will support their progression to Level 2 or 3 vocational or academic qualifications. They will develop knowledge and understanding of performance styles and will look at elements such as roles, responsibilities and the application of relevant skills and techniques. They will broaden their knowledge through observing existing repertoire and by learning about the approaches of practitioners, and how they create and influence performance material.  In this component, learners will develop performance skills and techniques. They will take part in workshops and classes where you will develop technical, practical and interpretative skills through the rehearsal and performance process. They will work from existing performing arts repertoire, applying relevant skills and techniques to reproduce the work. Throughout their development, they will review their own progress and consider how to make improvements. Developing performance skills and techniques will enable they to consider their aptitude and enjoyment for performing arts, helping them to make informed decisions about what to study in the future. This component has many transferable qualities, for example communication skills and teamwork, which will be valuable whatever you decide to do.  In this component, leaners will have the opportunity to respond to a brief. They will be given a brief that outlines the performance requirements and that asks them to consider their target audience and to start the creative process by using the given stimulus included in the brief. Working as part of a group, they will develop their ideas for a workshop performance and apply their skills and techniques to communicate their creative intentions to the audience. The performance skills they will use will vary depending on features such as their performance discipline and the content of the work, venue and target audience. The work may involve improvisation, movement techniques or assisting with audience involvement. The group performance may involve some solo or small-group work or it may be an ensemble piece. They will have the opportunity to inform the performance using existing or newly developed skills, adapting them to suit the performance.


This course has no formal exams however students will be required to perform component 3 to an external moderator.

If you have an enjoyment for learning and performing dance. Want to improve your dance technique and learn different dance styles. Have an ability to work in a team and are able to meet deadlines then a course in Dance is for you!



Exam Details:


Department Team:

Name Responsibility Email (HOD/2nd or staff with responsibility)
Charlotte Lee Head of Dance