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Dance A Level AQA at The Canterbury Academy

Course description

A-level dance provides students with the opportunity to gain experience of performance and choreography and to develop critical thinking about dance.

This course requires students to:

AO1: Perform dance through the application of physical, technical, interpretative and performance skills.

AO2: Create dance applying choreographic skills to communicate artistic intention.

AO3: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of performance and choreography from different periods and genres.

AO4: Critically appreciate and assess performance and choreography through making analytical, interpretative and evaluative judgements.


This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE Dance and wish to study Dance at a higher level. The content allows students to study a subject which can be extended through higher education and promotes a healthy lifestyle through an awareness of the importance of exercise and training.

Course content

The course is taught as two components of two years with all exams at the end of the course in year two.

Entry requirements

We would recommend a grade 6 at GCSE in dance and a least a grade 5 in English.

You will also be required to audition for the programme, delivering a two - three minute solo in a style of your choice. This can be choreographed by you or someone else but must demonstrate both expressive and technical ability.


The course is taught as two components of two years with all exams at the end of the course in year two.

Future opportunities


The Canterbury High A Level dancers will leave with the theoretical knowledge of dance technique, professional repertoire and choreographic processes. This will give the foundations for being a professional performer, choreographer or critic.



This course will enable you to study dance, performing arts, dance education or dance therapy at university.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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