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Dance A level at Woodhouse College

Course description

Do you love to dance, want to develop your technique, your choreographic skills and improve your performance? Are you interested in developing your theoretical knowledge of how dancers train their bodies? Are you interested how choreographic devices work? Do you want to deepen your appreciation of professional works? A level dance is a varied course with all of these aspects being explored and assessed. If you’re planning a career in dance then this course will give you the grounding you need to move on to a specialist degree course. However, it is also suited to those who simply love dance and want to develop their skills in this area.

Course content

The course involves a lot of dancing. 60% of the AS is assessed in 2 performances; a solo that you choreograph and your performance within a group. You are awarded marks for your choreography and your performance. 40% is a written exam where you must demonstrate your theoretical knowledge.

During the second year, you will study the professional work and history of a significant dance company. Assessment is made through a written paper worth 50%. The remaining 50% is assessed through a group choreography and solo performance.

We want you to complete your two years having developed your confidence, communication skills, analytical and evaluative ability, a belief in the power of teamwork and, above everything, having had the opportunity to explore and expand upon your love of dance. You will also take trips to see several performances and have workshops with professional practitioners.

Entry requirements

B in GCSE dance or audition and at least a GCSE Grade B in English Language and Grade C in Mathematics.

Assessment

Awarding Body - AQA

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woodhouse College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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