Dance A Level

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.


This A Level Dance course will show you how contemporary Dance has evolved over recent decades. You 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, whilst also exploring developing and honing your skills as a choreographer.

Practical tasks provide the creative opportunity to develop work that you will perform solo, as a quartet and for a group piece, for one of the many shows we have throughout the year. There is a focus on learning to dance with others, in works choreographed by/for you, as well as having workshops from some of the UK’s leading choreographers.

This is an exciting, creative course which challenges students in many ways, whilst preparing them for university or the world of work.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through theory & practical examinations

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs – 2 at Grade 6 and 3 at Grade 5 including English plus have some Dance experience, preferably in either contemporary or ballet.

Entry is also by participation in a short technique Dance audition.

Retaking GCSE Maths as part of your programme is required if you do not have Grade 4.

You are also required to audition.

Where can it take me?

You could progress to an exciting range of higher level courses, including Teaching, or a University or Dance Academy to study a related degree.

Additional information

Dance A Level combines well with English Literature, Drama, History and Media Studies.

Successful completion of this course, along with your other A Level subjects
would enable you to study Dance or a related subject at university or in full time professional Dance training. This would provide you with the opportunity to enter the world of professional Dance as a performer, Choreographer or Dance Teacher in range of environments, such as schools, colleges, professional dance companies and their education teams, community dance work, etc. There are also many transferable skills developed during this course, such as problem solving, analytical and researched-based attributes.

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