Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September
What is this course about?
The Professional Dance Programme (The PDP) at Cronton Sixth Form College is a nationally recognised qualification and is equivalent to three full A Levels. This unique and intensive practical course has been developed for both creative and technical dancers who hold the relevant performance skills for today’s dance industry, leading to training at a university, conservatoire or vocational dance schools.
Dancers studying on The Professional Dance Programme will have many opportunities throughout the two years to create and perform at a number of dance venues. Recent performances have included The Lowry in Manchester, MOVE IT at the London Olympia and Velocity. Dancers will participate in both practical and coursework assessments with an emphasis on performance, choreography and dance analysis. On the course, dancers will explore a range of dance styles including Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical and Contemporary. Taught by highly qualified industry professionals who have worked and toured nationally and internationally, The PDP is aimed at motivated and committed dance students who wish to pursue a career within the dance industry, such as performing, choreographing or teaching. The course is supported by three external patrons who offer students exceptional opportunities. In the past these have included exclusive workshops, work placements and choreographic mentorships.
Shakespeare North Playhouse is working in partnership with Cronton College to highlight career opportunities within the theatre and also the wider Creative Industries sector, offering students industry insight through inspiring experiences.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 9 – 4 including English Language including a minimum of a Grade 4 in English Language and a Grade 3 in Maths.
Students are also required to take part in a two-stage audition process to establish their suitability for the course. This will be arranged following your initial admissions interview.
What will this course lead on to?
On completion of the course dancers will be able to apply to university, a conservatoire or vocational dance school to study for a dance related degree. In the past students have gone onto study Contemporary Dance and Urban Dance degrees in London and the rest of the UK and others have found employment in dance related fields.
The Cronton Playhouse a brand new state of the art contemporary 300 seater theatre with a cutting edge performance and rehearsal space.
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes