Course Overview

Dance is an engaging qualification that enables you to develop not only your technical, physical and creative dance skills but also your analytical and interpretative writing. As a practiioner, you will acquire excellent organisational, time management and interpersonal attributes.

You will acquire experience of performance, choreography and dance analysis.

You do not need previous dance experience, just commitment and determination.

Areas of study include: 

  • Understanding dance
  • Choreography and performance
  • Solo performance
  • Quartet performance
  • Group choreography


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Entry Requirements

Grade C in GCSE English is required

Course Delivery

Please note this subject is delivered as a two year Linear A Level programme with full assessment at the end of the second year. No AS qualification is available.

Dance specification at a glance

Unit 1 – DANC1 - Examination
Understanding Dance
40% of AS, 20% of A Level
1 hour 30 minutes examination - 60 marks

Unit 2 – DANC2
Choreography and Performance
60% of AS, 30% of A Level
Two sections: A – solo choreography and performance (60 marks)
B – performance in a duo/trio (30 marks)

A2 Examinations
Unit 3 – DANC3
Dance Appreciation: Content and Context
25% of A Level
1 hour 30 minutes examination - 80 marks

Unit 4 – DANC4
Group Choreography and Solo Performance
25% of A Level
Two sections: A – group choreography (45 marks)
B – solo performance (30 marks)

Progression Opportunities

At the College you could progress to the Professional Diploma in Performance UAL (Level 4) (Musical Theatre).

Further study at university including leading institutions such as Bath Spa, URDANG Academy, Laban, Northern School of Contemporary dance and London Contemporary Dance School.

Employment opportunities exist in education, performance, administration and choreography.

Additional Information

A studio fee of £100 is charged as a contribution towards theatre visits and workshops.

We also host auditions for the National Youth Dance Company of Wales.

Course deliverable in Welsh: