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Dance NC Level 6 Performing Arts: PASS

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

This course explores the world of performing arts and will further your understanding of a range of performance skills. You will focus on the essential techniques and disciplines needed for a career in dance and performing arts. The course will develop your skills in the main three dance disciplines of ballet, jazz and contemporary alongside classes in tap and street dance. During this course you will gain essential skills in choreography. 

As well as taking part in our rewarding performance workshops you will gain valuable insight into the different career paths available to you through training in anatomy conditioning; safe practice for dance in the commercial industry; dance appreciation. The course not only allows for your development within the specialism of dance training but also growth in your self-confidence, communication, employability and interpersonal skills. This course is internationally recognised and can lead to direct employment. 

Please see below for audition information.

What you will learn

  • In-Depth training in the performing arts
  • Practical performance techniques
  • Creative practices
  • Choreography
  • Devising theatre
  • Rehearsal processes
  • Theoretical knowledge

How the course is assessed

  • You will be continually assessed through practical demonstration and theoretical/research assignments

Number of days per week

  • 4/5 days per week plus self-directed study outside assigned College hours 

Entry requirements

  • You must be physically able to take part fully in all practical and theoretical classes 
  • Entry will be based on a practical audition where we look for potential, commitment, energy and focus 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

For NC Dance our audition process is broken down into 4 parts.  

  • Part 1: Practical Ballet Exercises
  • Part 2: Practical Contemporary Exercises
  • Part 3: Practical Jazz Combination
  • Part 4: A short 1 minute video telling us who you are and why you want to train in dance at PASS

Once you have completed your application form online you will be sent an email with a link to the requirements for Part 1 – 4.  Demo and tutorial footage will be provided to help you achieve what is being asked. There will also be a guide to uploading your footage to YouTube or using an alternative method for submission.

We do not expect everyone to have experience but we would ask that you attempt the exercises and combinations shown and send those as evidence for your practical audition. 

Remember we are looking for potential not perfection so please do your best.

Audition Dates Coming Soon!

Should you have any further questions regarding the course or audition please mail us at Dance@edinburghcollege.ac.uk 

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English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND Dance Artist
  • HNC Musical Theatre
  • BA Hons Dance

Career options

  • Dancer
  • Choreographer
  • Teacher

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks

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