Dance A Level at Riddlesdown Collegiate
Dance focuses on the development and performance of choreographic skills. Students will receive training on technique and the health and safety of the dancer.
Critical skills will be developed in terms of analysis of choreography and performance within their own work and professional repertoire.
The A-level Dance specification requires students to develop, demonstrate and articulate practical and theoretical knowledge, understanding and experience of:
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.
Specific Requirements and Skills Required:
An interest in widening your knowledge Dance and Performing Arts
The ability to analyse and critique professional work
The ability to work effectively within a group
The ability to work independently
The ability to form in-depth opinions and express them during class discussion
In Component 1, there are three practical dance tasks. Two tasks assess the subject content for Performance and the other task assesses the subject content for Choreography.
Component 2 is the written exam and assesses the subject content for Critical engagement.
The equal weighting of practical and theoretical work means students must be well organised and able to plan their time effectively if they are to be successful in this A Level.
Dance will allow students to gain entry to university to study Dance at degree level. It will also be useful for degrees in Sports Science and other Performing Arts. Students seeking careers in the Arts – including teaching, marketing, journalism, movement therapy and theatre management would gain from having an A Level in this subject.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Riddlesdown Collegiate directly.