A Level Dance provides you with the opportunity to gain experience of performance and choreography and to develop critical thinking about dance. You will develop understanding and knowledge as well as critical skills for the analysis of choreography and performance within your own work and in professional repertoire. You will also gain experience of choreography and performance through practice, gain in-depth knowledge of specific study areas and professional works.
You will need to be willing to perform and step out of your comfort zone in terms of trying new choreographic techniques. You will need a passion for dance and an interest in the mechanics and development of professional dance pieces including use of movement, theme, and features of production such as costume, lighting and set design.
In Dance at Key Stage 5 we aim to develop technical skill, deepen creative exploration and widen analytical and reflective practice through written and practical study.
2 hour 30 min exam
Dance can work well with a range of subjects, those within the arts such as drama, music and art are most obvious. However, we have had students combine dance with maths, English, science as well as law, psychology and sociology this is because the practical and theory elements of the dance course encourage skills useful in all subjects and adds variety to your portfolio of qualifications.
Many students who continue their studies in dance choose to follow a degree path towards:
Some students also go on to study at dance conservatoires where they study courses in a range of dance styles.
Below are examples of courses that our students have gone on to study.
We have had students progress to performing professionally in the UK and around the world, to become private dance teachers and teachers in education.