Do you enjoy learning about dance, developing your dance techniques, performing in shows and choreographing?
If the answer is yes, then don’t miss this opportunity to gain a highly recognised qualification doing something you love.
Dance can be an individual or team discipline, and as a student you will work on both. In fact, collaboration with fellow students is something past students have always reflected on very positively.
Furthermore, you will have opportunities to engage with visiting dance companies, which will run workshops and Q&A sessions.
These include Motionhouse, Robert Cohan, Richard Alston Dance Company, Chantry Dance Company, 3Fall Dance and Darwin Dance Company.
Why choose Brock for Dance A Level?
At Brock we are fortunate to have a Performing Arts department with excellent facilities.
You will benefit from two studio theatres, a large performance space, four sound studios, two sprung dance studios, three rehearsal studios, props and costume areas, two Mac suites, and two lighting and sound gantries.
Your Dance teacher has a decade of teaching experience and trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, which is a prestigious dance school.
See some of our current Dance Students perform here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ful-exdZKU
Teaching & learning
Teaching methods include learning different dance styles in special technique classes. These styles include: jazz, contemporary and contact.
Theory lessons will involve analysing choreography, discussions and preparing for essay writing.
You will also do lots of improvisation, as well as solo work and choreography practice.
Importantly, you will have the chance to go on many theatre trips in order to analyse the work of professional and semi-professional dancers.
- Develop your performance and choreography skills through group and solo tasks.
- Critically engage with professional dance works on film to help you develop your skills of appraisal and analysis.
- Explore the set works: Gene Kelly’s Singin’ in the Rain, and Christopher Bruce’s ‘Rooster’ (1991), helping you gain an appreciation of different constituent performance features.
- Study Rambert Dance Company from 1966-2002 to understand the significance of this major dance organisation.
- Perform a solo based on a specific practitioner and learn how to choreograph in the style of that practitioner.
- Choreograph and develop a quartet from a duet piece using choreograph devices and structure.
Minimum entry requirements
Five GCSEs at grade A*-C or grade 4 to include:
- English language
Information & support
You will have to contribute £110 a year for workshops, trips and resources.
What can I do with this qualification?
A Level Dance can help pave the way for a dance course at university or a dedicated school of dance.
It could also lead to auditions and teaching opportunities at various levels. In addition, it will build your confidence and, of course, enhance your abilities as a performer.
Dance has important links with human physiology, so can be useful for students wishing to go on to study subjects like Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Sports Massage.
I decided to leave the Isle of Wight to study at Brock because of its reputation for achieving good results. The Gifted & Talented programme, which is run through Brock by the University of Cambridge, helped me improve my application to Bristol University.
Overall A Level pass rate
Of students gained A* to B
Of students gained A* to C