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Dance AS A2 at Prince William School

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AIMS OF THE COURSEa)     To develop and extend the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to participate in, and      communicate, through dance, in a variety of contexts.b)     To engage in appreciation of the diverse, dynamic heritage of dance, promoting spiritual,      moral and cultural development.c)     To encourage life-long learning and provide access to dance and dance related interests      and careers.d)     To foster imagination and creativity, and promote personal and social development. COURSE DESIGN AND CONTENTUnit 1:            Solo Choreography and Performance                       Experience of choreographing and performing a solo dance.Unit 2:            Analysis and Recording                       Analysis of the solo dance in unit 1 giving evidence of recording using basic notation.                     The processes of investigating, experimenting, selecting, choreographing and recording                      dances. The necessity of technical and performance training.Unit 3:            Understanding Dance                      Students will study a set work and be expected to understand basic dance studio                      practice and of the constituent features and forms of dance.Unit 4:            Group Choreography                       Students will show their ability of choreographing a group dance.Unit 5:            Performance                       Students will perform two prescribed dances set by the board given in notation form.Unit 6:            Appreciation: Content and Context                      This unit focuses on critical analysis and interpretation of two dances. TEACHING METHODSPractical and theory based workshops, exploring choreographic and recording skills. Students willalso have the opportunity to visit the theatre to see live performances.

Entry requirements

All students are required to participate in all shows and extra curricular clubs to improve performance techniques.


UnitLevelDurationMode of AssessmentAS LevelA Level1AS-Practical exam40%20%2AS-Coursework essay30%15%3AS2 hrs 30 minsWritten exam30%15%4A2-Practical exam-15%5A2-Practical exam-15%6A22 hrs 30 minsWritten exam-20%

Future opportunities

This course will provide the underlying knowledge and experience needed fro a degree course in dance and later a career in teaching, performance, choreography or critical analysis of professional dance pieces. Some may go on to experience working with/for professional artists/companies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince William School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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