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Dance A Level at Ivybridge Community College

Course description

This course will encourage students to broaden their knowledge and understanding of Dance, by looking at a range of dance works and choreographers from a variety of genres and styles, in order to inform their own work and their appreciation of Dance as an art form.

A2 is where students have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of specific study areas and professional works, as well as connecting areas of practice with their own developing skills and theoretical understanding. This provides a suitable foundation for study in Higher Education and for employment.


At AS Level;


Solo choreography

Performance of own choreography

Performance within a duo/trio

Training, technique, health and safety of the dancer

Analysis of choreography and performance within professional repertoire

At A2 Level;


Group choreography

Knowledge and understanding of a specific area of study related to the development of modern dance or ballet

Performance skills related to one of the choreographers from the specific area of study

Training, technique, health and safety of the dancer

The analytical study of one set work and its cultural and artistic context

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for an Advanced Subsidiary Course, which leads to a full Advanced Level, students will be expected to have gained an absolute minimum of five GCSE grades at C or above in Mathematics and English, with a minimum of B grades in their chosen subjects having been studied at a higher tier. Students achieving a C grade at GCSE in their chosen subject may be accepted only by negotiation and agreement with the Team Leader for that subject.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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