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Dance Course Profile

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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:

A Grade 4 or above in English Language is essential. Experience in dance is desirable and you must pass an internal taster session.

Assessment Method:

Year 1 and Year 2 50% exam 50% coursework

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