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Dance A2 at The King Alfred School

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Course Outline

Unit 1: Understanding Dance – A Written Paper
In this unit you will be assessed in your ability to understand the choreographic process and the significance of professional works. The unit focuses on your knowledge and understanding of the demands made in practice and performance. You will study numerous professional
choreographers and their works in order to appreciate how dance has impacted upon society.

20% of A2 Grade

Unit 2: Choreography and Performance
Within this element of the course you will choreograph and perform a solo dance in examination conditions. You will be assessed in your physical and interpretative skills through your performance.
You will also be required to embody and perform a choreography composed by your teacher. This will be performed in a duo or trio.

30% of A2 Grade

A2 Dance:

What happens if I choose to take Dance at A2?
Your results will be collated and transferred to A-Level Dance and in addition you will study the following units: A2 focuses on group dances in one of the following styles: modern dance, ballet or jazz.

Unit 3: Understanding Dance – A Written Paper
This unit will require you to study a set work prescribed by the examination board. You will study the choreographer and their works and will be expected to have a detailed knowledge on their place in dance history.

25% of A2 Grade

Unit 4: Choreography and Performance
Once again the examination board will determine the style of this dance performance. You will be taught a solo for performance in the style of the work studied in Unit 3.

25% of A2 Grade

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King Alfred School directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

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