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A Level Dance at Newbold Community School

Course description

Why should I study this course? This course is concerned with Dance in performance, with a focus on developing technical and expressive performance skills, creative approaches to choreography and the ability to analyse and appreciate dance in a number of forms and contexts. If you want to develop imagination, sensitivity and artistic knowledge and understanding, and want a Higher Education course or career that involves a confident outlook, meeting people, solving problems and working as a team, this could be the course for you! Throughout the course you will have access to state of the art facilities, including a large dance studio, a hall with raked seating and a recording studio. You will have the opportunity to study a range of dance styles, pieces and practitioners, and create your own performance pieces working as part of a small, committed group. A key part of the course will involve seeing a wide range of live dance, both locally and nationally.

For an AS qualification students will take units 1 and 2.
For an A-Level qualification, students will take units 1, 2, 3 and 4.

AS Unit 1 Understanding Dance - DANC1
AS Unit 2 Choreography and Performance - DANC2
A2 Unit 3 Dance Appreciation: Content and Context - DANC3
A2 Unit 4 Group Choreography and Solo Performance - DANC4

Entry requirements

GCSES in Dance at Grade C or above, BTEC in Dance related subject, or extensive experience of Dance outside of school.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years