Highbury Grove School
This course offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of dance as a performer, choreographer and as an informed critic. Working in a performing role you will develop your technical ability to choreograph and perform dance in a number of styles.
You will need practical, creative and communication skills to take advantage of the creative opportunities the course offers. You will keep a log to demonstrate your progress during the course. Written work is conducted through coursework into job opportunities and exploration of dance genres in relation to set works. Regular theatre visits to see live dance are a key part of this course.
- Investigating performing arts organisations
- Professional practice: skills development
- Professional practice: performance
- Getting work
- Exploring repertoire
6 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics and a B grade in a related subject.
There is no written exam. You will be marked internally and externally for dance performance to an audience.
This course is a brilliant choice if you wish to progress to a career in the dance industry for example: choreographer, musical theatre, community arts, dance therapy as well as teaching, the leisure industry and tourism. There are many transferrable skills including building confidence in public performance, working with a variety of people and critical thinking.
Pre-course reading or preparation
Students should participate in a range of practical technical classes in a variety of dance styles including contemporary, street, jazz, ballet and break dance. Students should watch a wide range of dance works live, on TV programmes or you tube of different genres. Students should also read magazines like The Dancing Times and newspapers such as The Stage.