Exam Board: AQA
Why A Level Dance?
Dance can have a powerful effect on people’s lives: physically, emotionally, mentally and socially. It provides you with a diverse experience through a process of creativity, performance and appreciation. It gives you the means of self-expression in the most aesthetically beautiful and passionate form. And in our modern living, cultures understand and appreciate artistry. Prejudices and barriers fall to the ground and relationships form effortlessly.
What will you study?
Students will study performance, choreography and critically analyse dance. Students will participate in studio practice classes, choreographic workshops and theory based lessons.
In performance and choreography, students will perform a solo linked to a specific practitioner, perform as part of a quartet and create a piece of group choreography. When critically engaging in Dance, students will gain knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation about professional works and choreographers.
Your dance craft can be applied creatively in many ways:
Dancer, choreographer, teacher, notator, artist management, arts development officer, dance critic, movement therapist, arts facilities operation, events planner, personal trainer.
University degrees that require or often prefer Dance include:
Dance as a single honours or joint honours degree, Performing Arts, Teaching, Creative Writing, Journalism, Film and Television Studies, Marketing, Theatre Design.
Minimum grade 6 in GCSE Dance.
'Dance is the hidden language of sole of the body.'