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Dance A Level at Copleston High School

Course description

Unit 1 Understanding Dance
Development of critical skills for the analysis of choreography and performance within their own work and in professional repertoire.

Unit 2 Choreography and Performance
The AS specification focuses on the development and performance of the candidate's
own choreography and performance within a duo/trio. Candidates receive training on
technique and the health and safety of the dancer.

Unit 3 Dance Appreciation
At A2, candidates develop skills and develop knowledge and understanding of a specific area of study related to the development of one of the following: modern dance, ballet, jazz dance.

Unit 4 Group Choreography and Solo Performance
The focus of choreography is shifted towards group dance. Performance skills will be
developed in relation to a specific practitioner. Candidates continue to receive instruction on technique and the health and safety of the dancer.

Course content

The main dance styles studied are contemporary and jazz. The course includes choreography and performance as well as critical dance analysis. There will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons in order to broaden your subject knowledge and develop your creative approach to dance. The course involves both practical and written elements and therefore students should have previous experience in areas such as ballet, jazz, contemporary or modern dance.

Entry requirements

4 AS levels – at least 5 grade Bs or equivalent in different GCSEs or other Level 2 courses. 3 AS levels – at least 5 grade Cs or equivalent in different GCSEs or other Level 2 courses. in addition att least a grade C in GCSE English and a grade B in a Dance related qualification and/or demonstrate an ability in the genre.

Future opportunities

This course prepares students for study at a higher level in dance at university or specialist dance schools or to work in a dance profession.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Copleston High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016
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