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Dance A level at Haileybury Turnford School

Course description

The course is designed for learners to give the opportunity to acquire experience of performance and choreography and to engage in critical thinking about dance. The content allows candidates to study dance which can be extended through higher education and promotes a healthy lifestyle through an awareness of the importance of exercise and training. The A Level course is assessed externally, 50% is marked on practical work and 50% on a written paper exam.

The course is made up of the following areas of study;

·Training, technique, health and safety of the dancer

·Choreography and Performance within a solo, duet, trio and group

·Analysis of choreography and performance within professional repertoire

·Knowledge and understanding of a specific area of study related to the development of modern dance, ballet or jazz

·Performance skills related to one of the specific areas of study or to a choreographer of one of the set works

·The analytical study of one of the set works and its cultural and artistic context


Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at grade A*-C including grade 4 in English and at least a Merit at Dance Level 2. If students have not completed Dance Level 2 or GCSE dance an audition will be arranged.

Further information

This course is suitable for anyone wanting to peruse the arts or dance in higher education, or as support for any other course requiring good communication and group work skills. In addition to performing, choreographing and teaching this course might lead to such diverse careers as dance therapy or journalism. The skills you will learn are visual appreciation of dance and choreography, balanced judgement, information gathering and assessment, ability to work on your own or as part of a team and good communication.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 October 2017
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