The Dance course is physically demanding, stimulating, varied and unique. It will foster the student’s imagination, creativity and promote personal and social development.
Students are encouraged to take full advantage of professional workshops, site-specific choreography, theatre visits and community performances. GCSE dance or substantial dance experience is essential.
Dance is a unique language which focuses on developing practical choreographic skills, enhanced by analytical studies and dance technique. A Level Dance is a dynamic qualification which encourages students to develop their creative and intellectual capacity, alongside transferable skills such as team working, communication and problem solving. All of these are sought after skills by Higher Education organisations and employers and will help you stand out in the workplace whatever your choice of career.
The A-level Dance specification requires students to develop, demonstrate and articulate practical and theoretical knowledge, understanding and experience of:
- technical and performance skills
- the process and art of choreography
- the interrelationship between the creation, presentation and viewing/appreciation of dance works
- the development of dance placed within an artistic and cultural context
- professional dance works and the significance of these works
- subject specific terminology and its use.
Yr 12 History of Rambert Company. C Bruce -Rooster and two other practitioners.
Yr 13 Sidi Larbi Chekaoui -Sutra. 21st Century Dance inc Hofesh Shechter and Akram Khan
Solo based on a practitioner
Knowledge, understanding and skills will be developed and demonstrated within performance, choreography and critical engagement with the study of professional repertoire located within specific areas of study. The study of professional dance works, within the areas of study, promotes the integration of theory and practice and underpins students’ own approaches to performance and choreography.
Areas of study provide students with the opportunity to investigate the key changes in the development of dance linked to a genre(s) and allow students to demonstrate contextual understanding through written communication and performance.
Students who are committed performers and choreographers with a passion for dance. Ideally with a high level at GCSE (grade 6 and above) or extensive dance skills from studio schools. Students will need to have achieved a grade 4 or higher in English and Maths.