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

Dance

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

What are lessons like in this subject?

Students have the opportunity to work with professional artists as well as seeing a variety of live performances. 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 our
students

say

The course offers you to study a variety of styles from jazz, contemporary, modern, ballet and much more. The lessons are always interesting, the teachers are very supportive and are keen to see you succeed.

Ria Marbeck, Kettlethorpe High School

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