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A Level Dance at Swakeleys School for Girls

Course description

Dance is a performance course so enthusiasm and commitment are vital qualities. Students must be prepared to practise outside lesson time and to work very closely with others on the course to meet the course requirements. An imaginative approach to choreography, alongside a love of dance and challenges is also essential.

Course content

Unit 1 – Understanding Dance - 2 sections. Both structured and essay style questions will be set on the dancer as a performer, the process and craft of choreography and the significance of dances.

Unit 2 – Choreography and performance (solo and duo/trio)

Unit 3 - Appreciation - 2 questions. 1 based on the set work, 1 chosen area of study

Unit 4 – Group Choreography and Solo Performance

Entry requirements

A GCSE in Dance (grade A* - C) is preferable although not essential. Students wishing to take dance who have done GCSE PE or are heavily involved in dance performance outside school may be considered but must speak directly with the course leader. An A* -C grade or above in English is also required

Future opportunities

It allows students to continue onto university to study dance/performing arts, art administration, dance therapy, teaching, community worker, performing and choreographing and many more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Swakeleys School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2015

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