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Dance (Linear) A Level at Redland Green School

Course description

This course is a dynamic qualification which encourages you to develop your creative and intellectual capacity, alongside transferable skills such as team working, communication and problem solving.

 This specification reflects both historical and current dance practices, making it more relevant, and inspires a lifelong passion and appreciation of dance.

Course content

  • Technical and performance skills
  • The process and art of choreography
  • The interrelationship between the creation, presentation and viewing/appreciation of dance works
  • The development of dance placed within an artistic and cultural context
  • Professional dance works and the significance of these works
  • Subject specific terminology and its use

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

  • Teacher led technique classes, choreographic tasks and discussions.
  • Student led choreography, research and discussions.
  • There will also be theatre visits and sessions with guest dance artists; in the past students have worked with Neshima Dance Company and Kompany Malakhi amongst others. 

Entry requirements

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements, and proven experience in dance classes, ideally contemporary or ballet. A GCSE or BTEC in dance will be advantageous though not essential. 


Component 1: Performance and choreography 50%

Component 2: Critical engagement 50%

Future opportunities

A level dance is suitable for anyone wanting to pursue dance or the arts in higher education, or as support for any 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. Ex-students have gone on to study at Rambert, The Place, and Northern School for Contemporary Dance amongst other vocational centres, as well as universities to study.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 December 2016

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