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Dance AS at The King Alfred School

Course description

AS Dance:

Course Outline
Within AS-Level Dance you will focus on your development as a choreographer and performer. You will also study the importance of technique training and the health and safety of a dancer. The first year of this course has been divided into the following:

Unit 1: Understanding Dance – A Written Paper
In this unit you will be assessed in your ability to understand the choreographic process and the significance of professional works. The unit focuses on your knowledge and understanding of the demands made in practice and performance. You will study numerous professional
choreographers and their works in order to appreciate how dance has impacted upon society.

40% of AS Grade


Unit 2: Choreography and Performance
Within this element of the course you will choreograph and perform a solo dance in examination conditions. You will be assessed in your physical and interpretative skills through your performance.
You will also be required to embody and perform a choreography composed by your teacher. This will be performed in a duo or trio.

60% of AS Grade

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C including either Maths and/or English Language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King Alfred School directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

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