A-Level Dance


The A Level Dance course aims to encourage students to develop, demonstrate and articulate practical and theoretical knowledge. Students will understand and experience technical and performance skills while exploring the process and art of choreography. The viewing and appreciation of professional dance works will help inspire students to analyse artistic and cultural contexts, applying this to their own creations.

This course is designed for students who are curious and enthusiastic about developing practical elements of dance and gaining a strong understanding of dance history.

Study will focus on both historical and current dance practices predominantly in the styles of American Jazz, drawing information from popular movies and practitioners such as Singin’ in the Rain and Gene Kelly and the Contemporary style looking at Christopher Bruce’s Rooster and Rambert Dance Company. Practical exploration of these styles is at the centre of the specification and within this, students will choreograph, perform and teach thus developing their practical understanding.

Students will gain an abundance of future life skills including teamwork, communication, self-discipline and leadership whilst developing your artistic excellence, intellectual curiosity and creative mindset. All of these are sought after skills by higher education and employers and will help students stand out in the workplace no matter their choice of career.

Course Details


There are two components in the course. Component 1: Performance & Choreography includes three assessments, solo performance, quartet and group choreography, which will all be assessed by a visiting examiner. Component 2: Critical Engagement is a written examination that is assessed externally.

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