HNC/HND Contemporary Dance Performance

HNC/HND Contemporary Dance Performance

The HNC/D Contemporary Dance Performance will allow candidates to undertake a highly practical and intensive training of which the core will focus on classical ballet and at least one contemporary dance technique.

Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21

Who does this qualification suit

HNC Contemporary Dance Performance

As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre, but examples of formal entry qualifications include:

  • a relevant SQA National Qualification programme including technique-based Units and compositional/choreographic Units at a minimum of SCQF level 6, or equivalent qualifications
  • previous dance experience, which must include ballet
  • The Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabus: Intermediate
  • The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Syllabus: Intermediate
  • other appropriate examining board of dance training
  • classes at private dance school or dance teacher or other institution, achieving standards equivalent to those listed above

A prospective centre might wish confirm your practical skills and potential through an audition and interview, as formal academic achievements in themselves may not be sufficient to establish this.

 

HND Contemporary Dance Performance

As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre, but examples of formal entry qualifications include:

  • a relevant SQA National Qualification programme including technique-based Units and compositional/choreographic Units at a minimum of SCQF level 6, or equivalent qualifications
  • previous dance experience, which must include ballet
  • The Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabus: Intermediate
  • The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Syllabus: Intermediate
  • other appropriate examining board of dance training
  • classes at private dance school or dance teacher or other institution, achieving standards equivalent to those listed above

A prospective centre might wish confirm your practical skills and potential through an audition and interview, as formal academic achievements in themselves may not be sufficient to establish this.

Progression

HNC Contemporary Dance Performance

On achieving the HNC you could expect to gain employment in the contemporary dance industry.

You may progress to a further HND year at Scottish School of Contemporary Dance (SSCD) or other institution.

 

HND Contemporary Dance Performance

On completion of the award you could expect to gain employment as a freelance dancer or choreographer, or you may seek employment in a range of posts including Dance Worker, Dance Artist, Dance Development Worker, or in promotional, administrative and related posts.

The HND has close links with Scottish Dance Theatre (Scotland’s national contemporary company, based in Dundee). Students have been employed as apprentices by this company and other UK employers of high repute.

You could progress from the HND to BA Hons at The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, or other institutions.

 

Where can you take this course?

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