Dance - A Level - Year 1

The A Level Dance course teaches students how contemporary Dance has evolved over recent decades. Students will look at the developments that have taken place in Britain’s leading dance company, Rambert Dance Company, through the study of a range of choreographer’s work and more recent changes in Dance, through the study of other companies including Mathew Bourne’s New Adventures and Shobana Jeyasingh’s Dance Company.

Practical work provides the opportunity to create solo dances in response to a particular stimulus as well as learning to dance with others in works choreographed by/for you. This is an exciting, creative course which will challenge students in many ways whilst preparing them for either university study or the world of work.

How will I be assessed?

External practical and theory exams.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs – 2 at Grade 6 and 3 at Grade 5 including English and Dance if possible. A Dance audition will also be required.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - you could progress to an exciting range of higher level courses including Teaching.
  • University or Dance Academy -related degrees including Dance and a variety of creative subjects.
  • Careers - The course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a Dancer, Choreographer or Teacher.

Additional information

Students will have the opportunity to perform at College Dance shows throughout the year. Trips to see professional dance works are also arranged. Practical lessons will require suitable Dance clothes.

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