Subject Intent: Why Dance?

Dance is more than just a form of entertainment. Dance builds connections between students and our ever-developing world; it is embedded within every culture and allows us to explore and share traditions. Studying dance also promotes opportunities for students to develop many personal and employability skills such as collaboration, discipline and adaptability that will benefit our students as they move on to face the challenges found in Higher Education or employment.

What will I study?

The A-Level course allows students to perform, choreograph, and appreciate professional work from a variety of genres of dance. The course is 50% practical and 50% theoretical. Students must understand the importance of their academic studies and how this supports their practical development. You will study the following:
  • Solo performance
  • Quartet performance
  • Choreography
Theoretical elements include:
  • Rooster
  • Rambert
  • American Jazz Dance 1930-1975
  • Singin’ in the Rain - Gene Kelly


Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.

What are lessons like in this subject?

Dance facilities consist of a dance studio and the professional John Godber Theatre. Students will work collaboratively on group dances and initial ideas for creating choreography. In addition, students will work independently on solo dances and studying dance practitioners. They will also have the opportunity to work with industry professionals, and alumni students who have been accepted into prestigious conservatoires.

What our


I have really enjoyed learning about the different practitioners and choreographers within the dance industry. We had the opportunity to perform in the annual showcase, which helped develop our confidence and skills as performers.

Grace Lonsdale, The King’s School

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