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Dance A Level at King Edward VI Community College

Course description

This course is aimed at students who wish to study dance in depth. This fast-paced, exciting contemporary dance course will help you to build your technical skills in dance and will provide you with a solid understanding and appreciation of the subject. Students are required to gain experience in choreography, performance and appreciation. Students have gained outstanding results in A Level Dance in recent year 100% A*-C grades over the last 3 years. We have excellent resources including a purpose built dance studio, theatre space and dance specialist staff.

Course content

Both AS and A2 dance have two components:
1 Performance and Choreography 50% of AS/A2. Performing dance through the application of physical, technical, interpretative and performance skills and creating dance applying choreographic skills to communicate artistic intention.

2 Critical engagement 50% of AS/A2. Short answer questions and essay questions. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of performance and choreography from different periods and genres. Critically appreciate and assess performance and choreography through making analytical, interpretative and evaluative judgements.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE Dance. If you have not studied GCSE Dance, you will need to attend an audition.


The course will encourage students to work collaboratively and independently on both solo and group choreography to nurture their creativity. Weekly technique classes work on your strength, flexibility, coordination, stamina and choreography classes provide you with an opportunity to explore your own creative dance ideas. In addition to the practical elements of the course, you will also study anatomy, physiology, professional dance works and dance analysis. The programme combines the academic and practical elements of dance.

A Level Dance helps students develop a number of skills:

- Cultivate creativity in students
- Develop individual enquiry
- Develop an informed and versatile student of the subject
- Provide opportunity for a diverse range of study

Future opportunities

A Level Dance is suitable for anyone wanting to pursue the arts or dance 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. Students who wish to pursue a career in dance would benefit from the A Level Dance course. The A Level Dance course is highly regarded by both universities and vocational dance schools. A Level Dance students from KEVICC have gone on to train at professional dance schools and universities including The Place, The Laban Centre, London Studio Centre, Italia Conti, London Contemporary Dance School and Richard Alston Dance Company.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Community College directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2017

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