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A-Level

Dance

Dance is an exciting subject that challenges you physically, academically and creatively. If you want to be physically active, enjoy watching live and recorded performances and want to discover more about the history and developments of dance, this is an ideal course for you.

Exam Board

AQA

Entry Requirements

Recent dance experience at a dance/theatre school, and/or GCSE grade 4/BTEC in dance.

Assessment

  • 50% Practical Exam
  • 50% Written Exam
An introduction to Dance Presentation About this course

What is dance?

Dance is an exciting subject that challenges you physically, academically and creatively. If you want to be physically active, enjoy watching live and recorded performances and want to discover more about the history and developments of dance, this is an ideal course for you.

 

What will I study?

You will widen your experience and knowledge of dance through technique lessons, creative exploration and theoretical analysis. In practical lessons you will develop your choreographic skills and develop the technical and expressive skills required to perform solo and in groups for practical assessment.

Theoretical work is based on areas of study and set works, which allows you to engage critically with dance and understand the interrelationship between the creation, presentation and viewing/appreciation of dance.

 

Trips, visits and enrichments:

  • Regular trips to see performances by a range of choreographers, some of which are complemented by practical workshops led by professional dancers
  • All A level dance students take part in public performances
  • Being a part of the college dance company provides additional high-level performance opportunities in a range of dance styles

 

What can it lead to?

Students choose to study dance for a variety of reasons; it may be a passion, future career aim or perhaps to contrast two purely theoretical courses to add variety to their programme of study. Dance can be the first step towards working within the arts industry and there are numerous degree courses at universities and specialist vocational dance and performance schools to further your studies.

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