This course is intended for committed students interested in a career in the dance and performing arts industry. Students will develop their technique and performance skills as well as enhance creativity. You will study units and develop technical grounding in Contemporary Dance techniques, Jazz and urban dance forms and will have the opportunity to perform in each of these styles to live audiences and within performance projects in both our professional centre stage theatre as well as external performance venues.
A large part of the course is aimed at encouraging ownership of practical work and is designed to be student led in terms of project work. You will also learn the fundamentals of choreography and have the chance to create work for both studio and live performance. Assessment is largely through practical work, however you will also be required to produce written work, reviews, log books, presentations and evaluations and complete an externally assessed examination. A background in Dance is preferred but not it is not necessary to have studied for a formal qualification in dance. On application for the course you will be invited for an interview and dance audition.
You will study units and develop technical grounding in Contemporary Dance techniques, Jazz or urban dance forms and choreographic training and will have the opportunity to perform in these styles to live audiences and within performance projects.
Assessment is largely through practical work, however you will also be required to produce written work, reviews, log books, research portfolios, presentations and evaluations and complete both internal and external assessment alongside an externally assessed examination.
Dance students will require a uniform of all black for technique and performances. Personalised T-shirts and Hoodies can be bought after starting the course. Various trips will be planned throughout the year to support units of study.
To be considered for entry onto our A Level courses you should have:
Three Grade 5s (Bs) plus two Grade 4s (Cs) including Grade 4s in English Language and Maths plus a high average GCSE point score and any individual subject requirements.
Plus a dance background
Progress onto Subsidiary Diploma which will then be the equivalent of a full A-level.