Dance (A Level)

Have you ever wanted to create your own imaginative dances and to explore the movement style of famous choreographers through the analysis of fascinating dance works? Are you ready to develop your technical and expressive dance skills to an advanced level and to participate in a range of performances both in and out of College? If so, this could be the course for you!

You will participate in a variety of workshops provided by cutting edge professional dance artists and form your own dance company performing both in and out of College. You will develop your skills in performance, choreography style, culture and notation.

The creative, co-operative and communication skills acquired in following this course also prove attractive to a wide range of employers and higher education.

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Joe Wood Dance Performance

Course Insight Subject Highlights

 Topics you will study:
  • Dance Performance
  • Choreography
  • Dance Technique
  • Analysis of professional dance works
  • Performance of professional dance repertoire
  • Anatomy
  • Safe Dance Practice
  • Development of Expressive Dance Skills
  • Development of Technical Dance Skills
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

A Level Dance is suitable for anyone wanting to pursue the arts or dance in higher education and who wants to become a ‘thinking dancer’. It will support any future course requiring good communication and group work skills.

Past students have gone onto study at London Contemporary Dance School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, London Studio Centre and Doreen Bird College of Dance.

There are many routes into a career in dance, and opportunities to demonstrate entrepreneurship and forge unique career pathways.

Careers include: performing, teaching, supporting professions, choreography. Past students are now engaged in successful performing based dance careers whilst others have pursued successful teaching careers in schools, colleges and universities.

Assessment:                          Awarding Body:

Practical Assessment – 50%                     AQA
Exam – 50%

Results 2018: 100%
Key Features:
  • 50% of the course is practically assessed.
  • Develop your knowledge of dance and become a ‘thinking dancer’ in preparation for the study of Dance in higher education.
  • Experience performance and choreography.
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How we will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications… 

A Level Dance will develop attributes such as creativity, communication and a lifelong love of learning. Students will enhance their confidence and gain practical performance experience throughout the year by participating in shows at The Rep, The Regent, the Victoria Hall Theatre, College events and collaborative events with feeder schools.

Students will have an opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience through a Dance Leadership Programme developed by the Curriculum Manager and the South Stoke Sport Partnership. A-Level Dance students will choreograph works in a series of local primary schools in preparation for the 2018 Dance Festival at the Victoria Hall Theatre.

What our students say…

“At the Sixth Form College you are given excellent chances to learn new dance techniques, meet exciting new people and grow as a dancer. The Dance Studio is an amazing and spacious learning environment. “

“The teacher gives 100% and offered workshops in his Easter holidays to help me”