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Dance at Outwood Grange Academy

Course description

This specification is designed to encourage you to:

  • Think critically about Dance as an art form
  • Develop your knowledge for the study of Dance in Higher Education
  • Experience performance and choreography
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle

Course content

What will I learn in Year 1?

This specification focuses on the development and performance of your own group choreography and performance within a solo and a performance in a quartet.

You will receive training on technique and the health and safety of the dancer.  You will begin to develop critical skills for the analysis of choreography and performance within your own work and in professional repertoire.

  • Mock Component 1:  Performance and Choreography
  • Mock Component 2:  Critical Engagement

What will I learn in Year 2?

You will continue to develop knowledge and understanding of a specific area of study related to the development of one of the following; modern dance, ballet, jazz dance and contemporary dance.  Performance skills will be developed in relation to a specific practitioner.

You will continue to receive instructions on technique in preparation for your practical exam.

  • Practical Exam Component 1:  Performance and Choreography
  • Written Exam Component 2:  Critical Engagement (2.5 hour written exam)

Entry requirements

GCSE/BTEC Level 2 qualification in Dance grade C or above.  GCSE English grade C or above.  An interest or passion for Dance and the Arts.  A willingness to learn.


How will I be assessed at A Level?

A Level in Dance will be assessed through a combination of a 50% written exam and 50% practical assessment.

This is a 2 year course.  You will not gain any qualification if you leave this course after one year.


Future opportunities

Performer, Dancer, Production Assistant, Costume Designer, Set Decorator, Teacher, Dance Therapist, Workshop Coordinator, Presenter, Physiotherapist, Choreographer.

Further information

What skills will I develop?

Creativity, adaptability, communication, literacy, characterisation, performance skills, academic writing, confidence, choreography, practitioner approaches and technique.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Number of planned places: 30