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.

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

Course Demands

Rehearsal time outside of lessons.

Assessment

Practical and written examinations.

Extra-Curricular Activities

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
profile student

Becci Metcalfe

Dance - The Chase Technology College
I have been dancing since the age of 3 and it has always been a strong passion of mine. I am also studying PE and Performing Arts which complement my chosen area of study in the physical arts. I was also involved with this year’s Performing Arts Academy production of “Cabaret”. Next year I will be going to Morea Performing Arts which is based in Cheltenham.

Teaching and Learning Styles

On average, two practical lessons per week. The many aspects of the course mean that activities vary considerably.

Progression Opportunities

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.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
Dance4GCSE Dance at grade 4 or above or equivalent level of experience.Commitment to rehearsal and good attendanceOptional visits/ workshops approx £30. Participation in timetabled rehearsals and on Thursday afternoons.

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