Course Summary:

If you’re passionate about Dance and enjoy expressing yourself through creative and imaginative choreography, then A Level Dance at OSFC is for you. You’ll have the opportunity to perform regularly in lessons and college shows, produce your own choreographies and learn to work together with other performers. You’ll also improve your knowledge and understanding by studying the work of professional companies and choreographers. You will critically examine two key areas of study – Rambert Dance Company 1966-2002 and American Jazz Dance 1940-1975 concentrating on the work of Christopher Bruce, Richard Alston, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse and Gene Kelly.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • Several of our recent students have successfully gained places at leading dance institutions such as Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance and Music Northern School of Contemporary Dance
  • The University of Chester- Dance
  • The University of Birmingham- Drama and English
  • The Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama – Level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre

Career destinations:

Dance is useful for careers and HE courses such as Performance, Teaching, Choreography, Dance Movement Therapy and Community Dance. Former students are now studying Professional Dance and Musical Theatre and Anglia Ruskin University, Dance at Salford University and also at the Urdang Academy, an elite conservatoire in London.

Entry Requirements:

Experience of Dance is desirable and you must pass an internal taster session to study this course.

Assessment Method:

50% exam
50% coursework

Student Case Studies:

Samantha Davys

Samantha Davys

“I decided to study Dance because I wanted to develop my knowledge further after achieving both a BTEC and GCSE qualification in the subject at Crompton House School. I have been passionate about dance and the art of choreography from an early age and welcomed the opportunity to develop my skills even further through studying the subject at A Level. The lessons are varied and enjoyable and we learn about all aspects relating to Dance. The course has helped me to develop an appreciation of a variety of professional dance works, develop my composition skills and learn about different dance genres and techniques. I plan to carry on studying Dance at university to ultimately reach my goal of working in the dance profession. The tutors on the course are very helpful and are always happy to give up their time to offer extra help and support if necessary in order for you to reach your full potential.”