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Dance A Level at Riddlesdown Collegiate

Course description

Dance focuses on the development and performance of choreographic skills. Students will receive training on technique and the health and safety of the dancer.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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 

Self-motivation 

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 19 December 2017
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