We’re not your average Dance Academy! Together, The Worx Academy and The LEAD Academy are offering a unique qualification to help you develop, excel and pursue a career in the performing arts industry.
At the end of this education programme it will enable you to audition directly for advanced training in the performing arts industry to specialist schools or apply for performing arts degree programmes. As part of this specialist BTEC level 3 qualification learners will have a true vocational and professional learning experience by working, training and performing alongside professional artists throughout the programme.
Our teachers and faculty members have literally ‘been there and done that’ within the performing arts industry.
The course has a strong focus on practical activity with high level, comprehensive, pure dance and musical theatre training delivered by experienced performing arts specialists and artists.
You will develop your technique, artistic understanding and overall fitness to prepare you for a career in professional dance & musical theatre performance and/or teaching.
You’ll gain experience of a range of specialisms such Musical Theatre (including singing, drama and audition technique), Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Choreography, Commercial, Street, Tap and Jazz, all of which will develop you as a versatile artist.
In addition, you’ll study core units linked to professional dance and musical theatre practice including the study of performing arts business, the investigation into practitioner’s work, group performance workshops and performing in the community.
You will be assessed in many ways including exams, controlled assessments, video evidence of your training and practical performances, assessor witness testimonies, work diary and log books, peer observations, self-assessments, written reports, assignments and work experience.
All learners will be entitled to the same privileges as any further education learner; for example, student bursaries (if eligible), UCAS guidance, pastoral care, education support, FE enrichment programmes and GCSE re-sit opportunities (if required).
Learners will receive: –
• A unique BTEC level 3 qualification earning up to 168 UCAS points
• High level, pure dance and musical theatre training from industry professionals
• Excellent performance opportunities including Can You Dance and Move It!
• Opportunities to perform in pantomimes and shows at the Sunderland Empire
• Introductions to specialist performing arts schools
• Work experience opportunities
• Specific dance teaching qualifications
• Further training and enrichment opportunities outside college hours
It is important that all learners make the most of their time with us and achieve their full potential.