Sixth Form Dance Course
Our Full-time Dance course has been designed by figures at the forefront of dance training in the UK. Providing students with intensive technical training with outstanding teachers and industry professionals.
Equivalent to 3 A-Levels and with an internationally recognised awarding body, whether your passion is Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip hop or Commercial – the Arts1 Dance course will prepare you for your next step into a career in performance.
Dance training at Arts1 is led by the Head of Dance - Leanne Hughes. Our experienced and qualified staff team work to develop our students into highly skilled performers with a solid technical foundation. Arts1 is the leading provider of post-16 training in the region and our courses are taught by a team of incredible coaches and industry experts. The Dance course at Arts1 is unlike a standard BTEC taught in a school or college setting, it has several unique features including intensive contact hours and specialist delivery that give our students the edge in performance.
Each week we invite an industry figure to lead a workshop with the students, providing a real life insight into the professional world.
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Book into an open day to find out about our Sixth form courses and how they could be the next step in your performance training. The open day is for students wishing to find out more about our full time courses enrolling in September 2020.
Our performance courses at Arts1 provide two years of full-time training in fully equipped performance studios in Linford Wood, Milton Keynes.
We are looking for students who demonstrate an academic ability to study at Level 3 and who have demonstrated commitment to their studies alongside their interest in the arts.
The ideal student would have a minimum of 4 GCSES at Level 4+ including GCSE English Language or Literature at Level 4 or above and GCSE Maths at Level 4 or above.
Students that are offered a place that do not meet the Maths or English criteria may have their place withdrawn or be required to attend additional sessions in Maths or English whilst training at Arts1.
- Perform a prepared solo dance in any style to show your full ability (Max 2 minutes)
- Dance workshop – Jazz
- Dance workshop – Ballet/Contemporary
- Physiotherapist body check
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Arts1 is somewhere were you can build and nurture your dramatic talent. It’s somewhere where you can be yourself, a safe environment where you can see continuous progress in yourself and others. I’ve had so many great experiences along the way such as performing at MOVE IT and creating our piece for the national theatre connections Not only that but I’ve had the chance to watch some amazing theatre and visit fantastic institutions where we were looking to move on to next as further training. Furthermore I’ve met many industry professionals throughout my time at Arts1 who have inspired me, helped me to start building my connections within the industry and given me a better idea about the different pathways I can take.
Having finished my two years at Arts1, I have not only come out with a high level qualification and a place at one of the top drama schools, but I have come out a better version of myself. At Arts1 you will grow as an individual, you will learn so much and you will love every minute of it. It’s helped me to become a better person and performer, be more resilient, competent and a hard yet smart worker. Work hard at Arts1 and so many possibilities will open up to you.