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Dance HNC

The course would enable dancers to achieve a qualification at level 5, offering different dance techniques in contemporary, ballet, theatre, jazz, commercial/urban dance and physical theatre within the module programme. The course offers a broad spectrum of technical training and an emphasis on working as a small scale dance company, touring performances of original work. The course aims to provide the essential professional and entrepreneurial skills to work as a freelance practitioner or facilitator.

Skills and knowledge developed: Technical skills in dance performance (contemporary techniques/classical ballet/theatre jazz/commercial/physical theatre/Afro fusion) - improvisation and choreography - touring as a small scale dance company - dance history - research skills for undergraduate and postgraduate study - workshop and leadership skills - working in dance education - working as a freelancer in the dance industry/professional practice.

Progression: This programme will introduce the dance performance and academic skills necessary for undergraduates to become skilled in a broad range of specialist areas of dance performance, education and academic studies. Progression will be through direct entry into the industry or through further study at under graduate level.

Special features: Within the programme, there will be opportunity for the dancers to attain a level of professional practice through strong links to the creative industries: local dance companies and dance organisations. The programme will facilitate industry-related briefs and scenarios that provide an opportunity for students to acquire professional work ethics, time planning skills and working within a creative team. Learning is supported through a series of professional workshops and training /performance opportunities, including trips to London’s West End theatres, Dance Works, Pineapple Dance Studios, The Lowry Salford, MDI leap festival, MDI City Steps, Brouhaha, Movema World Dance Company, House of Suarez, Taciturn Dance Company, Tmesis Physical Theatre.

Teaching methods: The knowledge and skills acquired on the programme will link directly to the vocational context and will diversify into a range of skills required by the dance and wider performance Industries. These will include (but are not exclusive to) contemporary ballet and jazz dance techniques, innovative approaches to physical theatre, improvisation and choreography, business and enterprise competence research and contextual studies. Teaching and learning methods will include formal lectures and seminars which will underpin the creative and technical practical workshop style sessions with relevant historical and cultural references. Practical modules will take place in the studio environment with tutor support and guidance and extra independent learning sessions will be timetabled to allow access to the studios to develop creative practise and technical dance skills for assessment.

Assessment Methods: The programme is assessed through the submission of written essays, reports and performance, a series of project based practical assessments, assessment of studio practice, a performances in dance showcases.Formative feedback will support student progression in both written work and technical outcomes. Self and peer assessment in convener/critique situations will be an essential element of all projects and the feedback from these will enhance student achievement and progression. The programme is 120 credits at level 4/5.

Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.

Opportunities to work with dance professionals / companies / events and organisations as performers, management and administration. Training opportunities with local and national dance organisations and events.

Job opportunities: performer / dance teacher / choreographer / dance worker / dance assistant / workshop leader.

Entry to degree; entry to adult teaching qualifications.

What the course leads to

Opportunities to work with dance professionals / companies / events and organisations as performers, management and administration. Training opportunities with local and national dance organisations and events.

Job opportunities: performer / dance teacher / choreographer / dance worker / dance assistant / workshop leader.

Entry to degree; entry to adult teaching qualifications.

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What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"I have really enjoyed my time at The City of Liverpool College, the support I received during my time at the college was fantastic and the tutors are inspirational"

Craig Colton secured a HNC in drama, wowed judges on the XFactor and progressed onto Thames Valley University

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The Arts Centre
Myrtle Street, L7 7JA

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