AS/A2 Dance

A Level

In Cambridge

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Description

  • Typology

    A Level

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

AS/A2 Dance AS/A2 will enable you to develop your practical, theoretical and analytical skills. It is offered as a single AS/A level subject for those students who wish to specialise in the subject, rather than taking it as part of Performance Studies AS/A2.This course will give you experience of choreography and performance, and engage you in thinking critically about dance as an art form. No.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

Cambridge (Cambridgeshire )
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Long Road, CB2 8PX

Starts

On request

To take into account

: Five Grade Cs at GCSE in appropriate subjects including Maths or English. You must already be attending ballet and / or contemporary dance classes.

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Subjects

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Course programme


AS/A2 Dance
AS/A2 Dance AS/A2 will enable you to develop your practical, theoretical and analytical skills. It is offered as a single AS/A level subject for those students who wish to specialise in the subject, rather than taking it as part of Performance Studies AS/A2.This course will give you experience of choreography and performance, and engage you in thinking critically about dance as an art form. No previous qualification in dance is required for this course, but you must already be attending Ballet and/or Contemporary dance classes.

AS Course Content
The AS course comprises two units:
1. Understanding Dance
You will study the dancer as a performer, the process and craft of choreography and the significance of dances.
Assessment: written examination
2. Choreography and Performance
Section A: Solo Choreography and Performance
You will choreograph and perform a solo dance of two to three minutes (from a choice of four options)
Assessment: practical coursework

Section B: Performance in a duo/trio
You will demonstrate your performance skills within the context of a duo/trio dance of three to four minutes' duration. The dance to be performed can be choreographed by you, your teacher or both, and presented in any genre or style, with or without aural accompaniment.
Assessment: practical coursework

A2 Course Content
The A2 course comprises a further two units:
3. Dance Appreciation
You will have one set and one chosen area of historical study.
Assessment: written examination
4. Group Choreography and Solo Performance
Section A: Group Choreography
You will choreograph a group dance, of two to three minutes' duration, in which you will not perform.
Assessment: practical coursework

Section B: Solo performance
You will present a solo performance, of two to three minutes' duration, which demonstrates understanding of a performance style linked to a specific practitioner from the areas of historical study in Unit 1 of A2.
Assessment: practical coursework

Is Dance for you?
You will enjoy and benefit from Dance if you:
  • love dancing in all its forms;
  • would like to study the underlying theory of dance as well as its practical side;
  • are considering a career in the performing arts, but would like to specialise in dance rather then be a generalist.

Dance and your future
For some students this course may prepare for a more specialist dance course and eventually a dancing career. It is also an excellent complement to a range of other A level courses.
Past students have gone on to study Dance and Performance at colleges as diverse as LIPA (the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts), Liverpool John Moore, the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, The Urdang Academy and Mountview.
Visits and Vistors
Theatre trips to watch professional choreography are arranged regularly. Recent trips include Sadler's Wells to see Zero Degrees, the New Wimbledon Theatre to see Nutcracker, Stomp at the Cambridge Corn Exchange and the Royal Opera House to watch the world premieres of Wheeldon's D.G.V and Macgregor's Chroma and Infra.

AS/A2 Dance

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