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A Level

Exam Board: A Level Dance – AQA

Course Summary

Dance at A Level enables you to study both Contemporary and Jazz styles. You will explore both styles practically, applying the theory you learn to your practical work. After studying Dance at Barton Peveril you will have grown in confidence and developed a unique choreographic voice, possessing the dedication, motivation, teamwork and organisational skills that are fundamental for life after College.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in English
  • Previous dance experience



  • Practical Technique in Contemporary and Jazz Dance
  • Performance Skills for the Dancer
  • Choreography
  • Dance History and its Context
  • Safe Studio Practice, Alignment and a Healthy Approach to Training
  • Critical Engagement with your own work
  • Analysis of Dance as an Art Form

Why choose this course?

  • Workshops with professional companies and practitioners
  • Dance studio with mirrors and ballet barre
  • Multiple performance opportunities
  • Extensive support for applications to Dance Colleges

Where might it lead?

Dance will develop your creative and intellectual capacity, giving you many transferable skills including team work, communication and problem solving. These skills can be applied at university, in conservatoires or in employment. Students have gone on to become Dancers, Teachers, Choreographers, Physiotherapists, Arts Administrators and Managers.


This course has a mixture of:

  • 50% written exam
  • 50% practical exam


Megan Hughes

"The atmosphere around College is friendly, which made the transition from school so easy. I enjoy all my subjects and Q-XTRAs, and all the teachers give helpful advice on careers, whether you’re planning to go to university, audition for Conservatoires, or undertake an Apprenticeship after College."

Read more about Megan and some of our other students.