We follow the AQA specification at Bilborough Sixth Form College. You’ll be taught in a dedicated dance studio, with a sprung floor, mirrored walls, and portable sound and lighting equipment. Practical exams take place in our beautiful black box theatre. It is desirable, but not essential, that you have dance experience – and you must show enthusiasm, passion and a willingness to experiment with different styles. To strengthen your love for dance we’re delighted to facilitate workshops and theatre visits throughout the year. If you’re serious about a career on the stage, or behind the scenes, this course may be taken alongside Performance Studies and Drama and Theatre Studies.
To study Dance at Bilborough, you need a grade C/4 in GCSE English and it would be good to have some dance experience too.
Our links with HE
We are always happy to guide you on the most appropriate next steps to help you achieve your dreams. Our department has good links with Dance4 and Retina Dance Company. You’ll have the chance to work with professional practitioners and we encourage you to get involved with Nottingham’s thriving dance scene. Some of our students go on to study Dance or Performing Arts at specialist institutions or universities. These degrees or professional qualifications can lead to careers in the arts sector both on and offstage – perhaps you might become a performer, producer or choreographer, events management expert, public relations and communications specialist, leisure and tourism worker, health and fitness expert, community worker or teacher.