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Dance at All Saints School

Course description

Dance is an exciting and enjoyable subject which aims to develop students’ knowledge, skills and ability within performance, choreography and appreciation. The course will involve studying different contemporary practitioners including Graham, Cunningham and Davies technique. All techniques are studied on a practical as well as a theoretical level. Visits to see many of the works Live are integral to the learning of students and are used as a vital revision tool.

The course is weighted 55% practical (60%AS) and 45% theory (40%AS). In the practical component students will be assessed on a solo and group choreography piece, a dance in a duo/trio and a performance piece based on an established dance practitioner. These pieces will be performed live many times throughout the AS and A level course.

In class students will be developing their technique across many dance styles and becoming stronger as a performer and dancer. The theoretical will be assessed through an exam in AS and an exam in A2. We will cover many theoretical subjects including physiology, biomechanics, professional dance works and established choreographers which will all underpin the practical aspect of the course.

It is not essential for students to have studied Dance at GCSE level but pupils do need to demonstrate prior knowledge and understanding of Dance on a practical and theoretical level. Dance combines well with English Literature or Language, PE and Sciences as it touches on many disciplines.

Entry requirements

GCSE Average Grade Score of 40 or more

For further details on entry requirements and to calculate your GCSE Score, please click here

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact All Saints School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years