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Dance - AS / A level at Kesgrave High School

Course description

A Level Dance is a course devoted to the skills of a dancer. Dancers will be required to train, perform, build on their physical and interpretative skills, attend classes, keep healthy and rehearse. Dance students need to enjoy creating, engaging, experimenting with, improvising and analysing choreographic processes.  

The course also embraces theoretical understanding and students will learn about professional artists, the history of dance and how the body moves. And, of course, it goes without saying that students who select this course simply LOVE to dance!


Course content


Our teaching aims to develop technique, creativity and appreciation of dance as an art form. You will be engaged, inspired and challenged.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in Dance or associated performance based course


Unit 1 -   Understanding Dance - Written Examination 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 2 -   Choreography and Performance
               Section A: Solo Choreography and Performance
                Section B: Performance in a Duo/Trio (30 marks)

Unit 3 -   Dance Appreciation: Content and Context
Written Examination 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 4 -   Group Choreography and Solo Performance

25% A2  Section A:   Group Choreograph
                Section B:   Solo Performance

Board : AQA

Future opportunities

Did you know that 30,000 people are employed in the Dance sector and only 2,500 of those are performers? 

So what careers can you pursue?  Teach Dance in state schools, the private sector or in the community, Dance Therapy, Choreography, Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance Journalism, Dance Notation, Producing and Company Management, Artistic Director, Dance Film and Photography, Health and Fitness, Nutrition, Physiotherapy or follow your dream of being on stage ...

Further information

For more information, contact Miss Warfield.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 July 2015
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