Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September | Exam Board: AQA
Please note all of our A Level subjects must be studied as part of a full time A Level programme. You will choose 3 A level subjects to study over two years.
What is this course about?
A level Dance encourages creativity, imagination and the analysis of your own work and the work of professional dancers and choreographers. You will study performance skills, choreography, contemporary dance technique and performance analysis. You will participate in practical sessions aimed at developing your own ability as a dancer in preparation for performance, regular choreographic workshops and theory-based lessons to develop your understanding of dance and appreciate the integration of theory and practice.
Why choose this course?
A level Dance at Cronton will provide you with a rich and diverse experience of dance through a process of creative exploration and investigation. The practical marks awarded in A Level Dance at Cronton Sixth Form are consistently amongst the highest nationally with many learners achieving maximum marks for their practical exams. Cronton has excellent facilities including a fully mirrored dance studio with sprung floor and versatile performance spaces suitable for public events allowing you to showcase your own dance work.
Shakespeare North Playhouse is working in partnership with Cronton College to highlight career opportunities within the theatre and also the wider Creative Industries sector, offering students industry insight through inspiring experiences.
A minimum of 3 x Grade 5’s and 2 x Grade 4’s at GCSE including a Grade 5 in English Language, a Grade 5 in Maths and a Grade 5 in another written subject. You must also successfully pass an audition. This will be arranged after your admissions interview.
What will this course lead on to?
Most A level dance students progress on to performance related degrees at university.
What will I learn on this course?
You will learn the skills required to choreograph solo and group dances based on a variety of subject matter. You will also develop performance skills enabling you to perform effectively as a soloist and when dancing with others. You will develop a broad understanding of dance through the study of a number of professional dance performances allowing you to appreciate the social and cultural significance of dance and performance. You will also study anatomy and health and fitness in relation to the dancer in action.
Creative workshops with professional dance artists and a variety of theatre trips and visits aimed at developing your awareness of a variety of dance forms (recent rips have included New York, Amsterdam and Paris)
How will I be assessed?
- Component 1: Performance & Choreography (Practical Exam 50%)
- Component 2: Critical Engagement (Written Exam 50%)
The Cronton Playhouse, a 320 seater state of the art theatre with full rigging and technical facilities.
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
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