Applied - Extended Certificate

Applied Dance is a dynamic performance-based course that will see you hone your dance skills through a range of specialist workshops and performances, working on both individual and group choreography. In this hands-on and practical course, you will explore a wide range of dance styles, from jazz to street dance to contemporary dance. As well as developing your choreography skills, you’ll also experience life behind the scenes of a professional performance; you’ll design and host your own end of year showcase, earning valuable work-based skills which will support progression into industry.

Specific requirements

You’ll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen Pathway and relevant practical experience will be required. Applicants will be requested to audition.

For further information on the pathways, please click here.

Your learning experience

This course is suited to both students interested in pursuing dance as a career and those with a general interest in dance performance. It is recommended that students applying for this course are experienced dancers. You’ll study a diverse range of topics on the course, including:

• Choreography

• Dance performance

• Jazz and contemporary techniques

An enriching experience

Studying Applied Dance at HNC is an enriching experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and interests, broadening your horizons and building your cultural capital. These experiences are integral to life at HNC and will help you to stand out from the crowd. Some of the experiences our Applied Dance students enjoy, include:

• Performing at local theatres such as the Lawrence Batley Theatre

• Participating in inspirational and valuable guest workshops with prestigious dance companies and notable alumni

• Residential trips and visits- this year our students enjoyed spending time in London to experience the West End

Enlightening opportunities

We are proud of the unique experiences that are available to our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Our subject specialists will instil in you a love of learning, and challenge you to develop the required skills you’ll need to achieve the life-changing qualifications that will lead you to your dream career.

This creative course will provide you with plenty of opportunities to showcase your skills, bringing your learning to life through a range of performances. A large amount of your learning will take place in our industry standard Dance Studio.

You’ll also have access to our state-of-the-art theatre, a unique space which features industry standard lighting, video projection and sound, giving you the chance to experience life as a professional performer whilst at College.

How will you be assessed?

Assessment is via examination and coursework.

Where does it lead?

Our Applied Dance students have progressed to a range of degrees and Performing Arts Conservatories. Our Alumni include Maddie Lawton, who is currently in Hairspray, Olivia Midgley, who is performing at Disneyland Paris and on Disney Cruise Lines, and Ella Kate, who has a cruise contract with Peel Talent and is a dancer with TF Productions.

Naturally, some of our students study this subject because they are interested in a career in Performing Arts; however the skills developed in this course complement a wider study programme, with students progressing to a diverse range of destinations from the Humanities to the Arts. Applied Dance students have recently progressed to university to study subjects such as:

• Dance

• Musical Theatre

• Fashion

• Textiles

• Drama and Theatre Studies

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