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Course - Dance AS/A2-Level

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  • Entry requirements
    Who is this course for? Young people aged 16-18. What do I need to get on the course? You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A-level courses which are based on your GCSE results general entry requirements for AS-levels In addition, for all performing arts courses we expect you to have achieved a minimum grade C and preferably grade B in GCSE English Language. We also expect you to have achieved a grade B or above GCSE Dance. If you have not taken the GCSE but have had extensive experience in the subject, this may be accepted as an alternative. This will be negotiated at interview.
  • Academic Title
    AS-Level Dance after the first year of study, A-Level Dance after a second year.
  • Course description
    What is this course about?
    This exciting and challenging course is designed to develop your skills and understanding of dance. Through practical classes, workshops, rehearsals and theory sessions this course focuses on your development as a dancer, choreographer and performer. In addition, you will look at how a dancer+s body is trained and study professional dances to understand the ingredients of a successful piece of choreography.

    What will I study?
    This is a creative and exciting course which allows you to:

    # increase your technical skills through contemporary dance classes

    # study the craft of choreography and create your own solo and duo/trio pieces

    # develop your skill of performing to an audience

    # understand the dancer+s body in training and what helps its safe development

    # look at professional works and identify the elements a choreographer uses to communicate successfully to an audience.


    In the second year the students+ skills and knowledge are extended by focusing on particular dance genres and specific choreographers. Practical work includes group choreography and a solo performance.

    We have excellent links with theatres and we regularly attend performances to see a range of dance works. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in workshops run by professional companies and to be a member of Candi Youth Dance, our own in-house company.

    What can I do after the course?

    Our students have gone on to study dance at vocational schools such as the Laban Centre and Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and at universities including Middlesex and Roehampton.

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