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UCD Performing Arts College
**NEW BTEC Dance
Extended Diploma (Level 3)

Performing Arts Practice (Sep 24)


UCD Performing Arts College are proud to announce our 16-18 full time training at our fabulous studio's in the heart of Burton on Trent in the Midlands, launching September 2024. 

A BTEC in Dance is a  two year vocational qualification that focuses on providing students with practical skills and theoretical knowledge in various aspects of dance. Our BTEC qualification is  designed to prepare students for career paths on cruise ships, in theatre & collabs with music stars or higher education.

In our BTEC Dance programme, students will learn different dance styles including,

  • ballet

  • jazz

  • contemporary 

  • commercial and street

  • tap

  • theatrecraft 

You will also study dance fitness, choreography, singing & musical theatre, performance skills, dance history, anatomy and physiology, dance production and management. 

The course will be made up of  practical assessments, performances, written assignments, and  work experience in the dance industry.

Working alongside our experienced teaching team. Our leading  industry professionals provide exceptional training which is up to date, supportive and outstanding!

Students will be involved in to termly shows and will have the opportunity to audition for performance opportunities at the CYD Super Convention and Move It, as well as Christmas pantomimes and national/international performance opportunities. 

There are four mandatory units, 

  • Performing Arts Skills Development

  • The Performing Arts Industry 

  • Personal Performing Arts Profile

  • Collaborative Performing Arts Project 

Once completing the BTEC Extended Diploma qualification our students can apply for Higher Education courses (Degree level or equivalent) . 

Our BTEC in Dance is ran in partnership with CSL Creative. This means the course fees are fully funded and the qualification is a Pearson qualification. 


Additional Costs 

Uniform fee: £200

Enrichment fee: £200

Entry requirements 

Successful dance audition qualifications at or equivalent to Level 2. 

GCSE Maths and English at level 4 are preferred. However, there is an opportunity to study these subjects alongside the BTEC if not achieved. 


Our next audition date is Wednesday 3rd April

Book now to secure your place on our next audition. Meet the team, take a tour of the facilities, ask questions and watch our course presentation. Watch class and take part in  workshop classes. 10am - 2pm 

Very limited places left! Click the link the below to secure your place. 

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Contact us 

For general information complete our contact us form. We will be in touch.


149-150 High Street, Burton on Trent. DE14 1JE. 




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