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.

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.

Candidate Information

The HNC and HND in Musical Theatre will build on your previous experience of Theatre Arts and Performance. You might have gained experience through a lower-level course, or developed your interest in youth theatre or amateur dramatics, or you might show potential as a performer.

The course will allow you to develop:

  • skills in singing, acting, voice and dance
  • the ability to integrate these skills in performance
  • an innovative and creative approach to work in rehearsal and performance
  • an understanding of theatre practice
  • audition skills either for employment or for places at higher education establishments
  • co-operative team working skills
  • Adaptability
  • an understanding of theatre practice
  • the ability to respond to direction

You will also be able to develop your communication and interpersonal skills, your skills as a performer, self-presentation skills, self-evaluation skills to enable professional development, analytical skills, the ability to work independently, the confidence to perform to potential, and professional attitudes.

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?

Arrangements Documents

Title: HNC/HND Contemporary Dance Performance
Code: G8L9 15 and G8LA 16
Date: Version 06 (March 2017)
Download: HNC/HND Contemporary Dance Performance Arrangements Document (405 KB)

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