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If you are interested in a career within the performing arts industry, then the Wath Academy Sixth Form Dance Scholarship is for you.

This programme is designed to give you a practical and theoretical understanding of dance technique, education and industry. Although it is a very practical course, there are elements of theory in all units. The Dance Scholarship is for students who actively want to be a part of the performing arts industry and have an interest in dance as a potential career pathway.

Dance scholars study BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts as an Extended Diploma (equivalent to three A Levels) or Foundation Diploma (equivalent to one-and-a-half A Levels), alongside other A Level and/ or applied subjects.

The units and assignments in the Dance Scholarship are tailor-made to help you gain experience of what it would be like to be a professional dancer and work within the performing arts industry. It is a great stepping stone to prepare you for higher education or a professional setting.

To take the Dance Scholarship, you must have had some form of dance training, whether that be in school or through a private dance school. You need to be open minded and resilient, with a positive attitude towards learning new styles and concepts. You need a clear understanding of dance technique and performance and be prepared to attend evening rehearsals and performances.