Dance A Level

Sixth Form

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Full Time - September 2017

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6SAS091111

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Course introduction

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.

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.

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  • Brock has been absolutely brilliant in preparing me for my future, I feel happy and confident. My tutors are all so supportive and there is a really friendly atmosphere.

    Emily Smith

  • 98.5%

    Overall A Level pass rate

    45%

    Of students gained A*-B grades

    75%

    Of students gained A*-C grades