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Dance A Level at Queen Mary's College

Course description

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to acquire experience of performance and choreography and to engage in critical thinking about Dance. Students will have opportunities to go on dance trips and workshops. Study at AS Level provides a sound foundation for Advanced Level, where students have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of Dance by looking at a range of dance works and choreographers from a variety of genres and styles, in order to inform their own work and their appreciation of Dance as an art form. Advanced Level students will be taught on areas of study related to the development of either Modern Dance, Ballet or Jazz Dance. The choice of set works reflects the repertoire within these 3 areas. It is expected that these works and the 3 areas of study will be changed every 3 years. The AS focus is on: Solo Choreography; Performance of own Choreography; Performance within a duo/trio; Training, Technique, Health and Safety of the Dancer; Analysis of Choreography and Performance within Professional Repertoire. The A2 focus is on: Group Choreography; Knowledge and Understanding of a Specific Area of Study Related to the Development of one of the following – Modern Dance, Ballet, Jazz Dance; Performance Skills Related to one of the Specific Areas of Study; Training, Technique, Health and Safety of the Dancer; The Analytical Study of one set work and its Cultural and Artistic Context.

Entry requirements

Course Entry requirements differ widely depending on course choices. Please contact the college for more information on 01256 417500

Assessment

AS Level: 40% examination, 60% practical. A Level: 50% examination, 50% performance

AS Level: 40% examination, 60% practical. A Level: 50% examination, 50% performance

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Mary's College directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2016

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