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Dance A Level at Abbeyfield School

Course description

A level Dance allows students to acquire experience of performance and choreography and to engage in critical thinking about dance. This course can foster imagination, creativity and promote personal and social development.

Course content

A wide variety of techniques; these include Contemporary, Jazz & Ballet. Topics include Diet, Safe Practice, Anatomy & Physiology, Interpreting & Communicating and Performing with Others. Choreography is an important aspect of the course. At A2, the focus of choreography is shifted towards group dance related to one of the following: modern dance, ballet, jazz dance. Students will make an analytical study of one set work and its cultural and artistic context.

Entry requirements

C grade or above in GCSE Dance or Audition.


The course has been divided into four units, 2 AS & 2 A2
- Unit one: Written Exam: Understanding Dance.
- Unit two: Section A: Solo Choreography & Performance
Section B: Duet/Trio Performance
- Unit three: Written exam sat in the summer term.
- Unit four: Section A: Group choreography
Section B: Solo performance
Unit 2 is assessed internally by the teacher & visiting examiner
Unit 4 is externally assessed by visiting examiner

Future opportunities

The skills gained from the course will allow you to improve your kinaesthetic awareness and the understanding of Dance as an art form. If you enjoy Dance as a fun activity then this course will further develop your passion to continue. If you are looking to progress onto the career avenue, pursuing Dance or other performing art subjects, this course is ideal in providing a stepping stone to take the knowledge and technical skills gained into your future education or career choice.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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