AS Level Dance

A Level

In Taunton

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    A Level

  • Location

    Taunton

Description

Practical sessions will focus on developing technical skills and choreography, expanding your range of movement and creativity. Theory sessions are based on your practical experiences, helping you to develop your knowledge of Contemporary Dance (historical to present) and expanding your ideas for choreography and performance.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

Taunton (Somerset)
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South Road, TA1 3DZ

Starts

On request

To take into account

A passion for dance and performance and a willingness to participate in organised events. The course is open to those with or without dance experience.

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Subjects

  • Dance

Course programme

Dance
Level: AS & A Level

Board: OCR

Method of Assessment
In your first year there will be two portfolio units, one on the performing arts business and one a skills development diary which you keep throughout the year. Both of these are internally assessed and externally moderated. Your third unit is a repertory performance; alongside this you also keep a diary detailing your progress and development of performance skills. This unit is externally assessed. In your second year there will be another two portfolio units, one on performing arts business and another detailing your skills development. Both of these are internally assessed and externally moderated. Your final unit in the second year is performance which is externally assessed.

Why choose this course?
If you are creative, enjoy movement and like to learn in a practical way, this is the course for you. The course will challenge your preconceived notions of dance and is designed for students who are interested in studying dance in-depth. You will develop skills of analysis, dance appreciation, anatomy understanding, choreography, performance and history of dance. Many of our students have gone on to courses in Dance or the Performing Arts in specialised dance schools and universities.

What will I study?
Practical sessions will focus on developing technical skills and choreography, expanding your range of movement and creativity. Theory sessions are based on your practical experiences, helping you to develop your knowledge of Contemporary Dance (historical to present) and expanding your ideas for choreography and performance.

Huish Extra
Trips and workshops with visiting dance companies are an integral feature of the course. You will be encouraged to develop as a choreographer and performer by participating in many public performances.

AS Level Dance

Price on request