Bray Institute of Further Education
Organisation

DANCE FOUNDATION COURSE /CERTIFICATION
BTEC National Diploma in Dance Level 5 equivalence on the NFQ

DURATION

One Year

DESCRIPTION

This exciting new programme skills the dance practitioner/learner and

prepares them for entry into today’s industry of dance. It provides the learner with an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in dance. The emphasis is on performance technique and choreography. The one year course gives the learner a comprehensive knowledge of various dance styles and related subjects and allows them the opportunity to develop his/her potential. The course aims to provide a firm foundation for further studies in dance. It offers a direct route to the Higher National Diploma which will enable learners to proceed to a top up year at University to achieve a B.A. Honours in Dance.

DANCE – ADVANCED /CERTIFICATION
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts – Dance Level 6+ equivalence on the NQF. BTEC Higher National Certificate achieved after one year

DURATION

Two Years

DESCRIPTION

The emphasis of the course is on performance in live theatre. Teaching experience forms part of the course in 2nd year. In Choreography and Physical Theatre students explore their creative talents. Dance Research and Analysis gives the student an insight into the development of dance. Musical Theatre is an important element of the course. In Contemporary Dance, Graham, Cunningham, Limon and Release are explored. Preparing for the industry of dance is an important part of the course with the emphasis on professional practice. Classical Ballet includes pointe work and repertoire. The Higher National Diploma provides a clear pathway following to a top up year at university in the UK and Northern Ireland leading to a B.A. (Hons) in Dance. Former students have gone on to the University of Bath Spa, Middlesex, Chester, Sunderland, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), De Montfort and Kent. BIFE is the only institute to offer the HND route to a degree in dance in Ireland.