Dance transforms pictures and emotions into movement. You will be able to explore and develop your talent for movement, enabling you to improve not only your physical skills but also your creative imagination. A Level Dance gives you the opportunity to gain experience of performance and choreography and to engage in critical thinking about dance. It also promotes a healthy lifestyle through an awareness of the importance of exercise and training.
You will develop the skills to perform and interpret dance ideas, create and choreograph your own dances and write about dance through the study of professional works. You will be taught in a variety of ways including; contemporary dance technique classes, choreographic workshops and theoretical lessons.
The course is made up of two components, ‘Performance and Choreography’ and ‘Critical Engagement’. As part of the Performance and Choreography component, you will complete a solo performance, a performance in a quartet as well as a group choreography. Critical Engagement involves you developing knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of a compulsory set work plus one optional set work.
Some of our students continue with their dance and performance studies within Higher Education or at Conservatoires (LIPA, London Studio Centre, London Contemporary Dance School, Laban etc). Many also continue to study a much wider variety of degree courses. Valuable, transferable skills such as problem solving, analytical skills and teamwork will equip you in the future for whatever career you decide to pursue.
At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in English Language. GCSE Dance OR previous dance training is essential (please speak to a member of the Dance staff for guidance). You will be asked to take part in an audition/workshop prior to confirmation of your place on the course.
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