Why Choose Dance A-Level?
This course offers you the chance to develop your skills in choreography, performance and analysis. Energy and commitment are the main requirements for this physically and mentally demanding course.
There are many opportunities open to students to perform and to see performances
- The Performing Arts Academy puts on two public productions a year including a large scale musical and an end of year showcase
- Workshops with visiting practitioners
Resources and Facilities
- Large dance studio with sprung floor
- Extensive Learning Resources Centre provision
- Video and sound recording equipment
- Workshops with visiting professionals
- Close links with the Dancefest, the dance agency for Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Many students go on to study Dance at degree level, focusing on performance, choreography or analysis, whilst others combine it with another Arts subject for a joint degree. Each year some students seek employment in the industry. However, many prefer to look on their Dance A Level as having been an enjoyable way to gain a qualification which has also provided them with transferable skills for other employment/careers such as team work, problem solving, management and motivation of others, communication and expression.
Rehearsal time outside of lessons.
Teaching and Learning Styles
On average, two practical lessons per week. The many aspects of the course mean that activities vary considerably.
Practical and written examinations.
Course Specifics / Entry Requirements
|Qualification Name||Maths GCSE Req.||English GCSE Req.||Other Req.||Desirable Qualifications||Skills & Attributes Required for Success||Guidance on Costs or Commitments|
|Dance||4||GCSE Dance at grade 4 or above or equivalent level of experience.||Commitment to rehearsal and good attendance||Optional visits/ workshops approx £30. Participation in timetabled rehearsals and on Thursday afternoons.|