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Dance A-Level

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade 5 GCSE in Dance Strong performers not meeting this criteria and external applicants will be required to audition. Further guidance will be given on the audition process

Who is it for?

This course is designed for candidates from any dance background with a strong interest in Dance or the Performing Arts Sector. The course provides an in depth practical and theoretical study of dance, with excellent progression routes in to University and Conservatoire courses or as part of an enriching programme at Post 16 building invaluable and transferable skills

Course Structure

Component 1: Performance and Choreography

  • Solo performance linked to a specified practitioner within an area of study
  • Performance in a quartet
  • Group choreography

Component 2: Critical Appreciation

  • Knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of two professional set works
  • Knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of two areas of study


  • Practical exams – 80 marks ( 50% of A-level)
  • Written exam – 100 marks (50% of A-level

University Pathways

  • Dance
  • Dance in Education
  • Dance Science
  • Theatre Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Dance Business
  • Dance and Creative Writing
  • Arts and Creative Industries
  • Performing ArtsDance
  • Psychology

Career Opportunities

  • Performer
  • Choreographer
  • Teacher
  • Arts Business/Management
  • Dance Journalism, Rehearsal Director
  • Dance Therapy
  • Dance Science
  • Dance Photography
  • Dance Film
  • Technical Production
  • Community Dance