Dance at St Mary's College offers the best dance education and opportunities in the region. Our curriculum is tried and tested, with proven track records in student success and progression routes. Our Dance course carries the largest single-subject UCAS points in regional Dance courses of up tp 84 points.
Frequently asked questions
Can I take Dance, even if I want to study something else at University?
Yes. Universities appreciate the transferable skills studied within an Arts course. Also, the written elements in all current Level 3 Arts courses are designed to support university style research and writing styles.
What sorts of styles do you study?
We are proud to be able to deliver all major styles within dance that you would expect to see on a University and/or Stage School audition day. From Ballet, Musical Theatre Jazz, and a variety of Contemporary styles.
Does this course carry UCAS points?
Yes, and it carries the largest UCAS Points for a single subject Dance course in the region, offering up to 84 Points, rather than 56 for a Standard Level 3 Dance course. We deliver the next qualification up, giving you the equivalent of 1.5 A-Levels.
How does this differ from an A-Level in Dance?
The BTEC course offers slightly more freedom than the A-Level Dance course, and due to it being a bigger qualification course, more content is covered too. The performance pieces in a BTEC give you professional working experience, often being commissioned by local companies and charities to produce performances.