Dance AS & A Level at Richard Huish College
This course involves learning about the performance, choreography and appreciation of dance through two units: component one (50%) which involves two performances and one choreographic assessment and component two (50%) focusing on two areas of study and two set works. The course is contemporary based and includes lots of practical sessions to develop performance and choreography skills as well as to support and underpin the theory.
You will have the opportunity to take part in workshops with a variety of professional companies and dance artists as well as trips to see live dance performances. You will develop many transferable skills such as how to problem solve, be creative, be reflective and to lead and work in groups. You will also become independent learners who can cooperate, negotiate and compromise. Presenting yourself clearly and confidently is important as is being flexible, adaptable and a quick thinker.
Here are some of the topic areas we cover:
- Technical skills
- Performance skills
- Contemporary Dance
- Analysis of professional performances
- Anatomy and Physiology in relation to the dancer
Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language
Examining Board: AQA
- In year 1 the practical element is 60% and written exam is 40%.
- In year 2 they are split 50/50.
Students can progress onto dance or performing arts courses at a dance school/university however, due to the vast amount of transferable skills acquired, it often supports other career choices.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.