A Level

Exam Board: A Level Dance – AQA

Course Summary

Dance enables you to study both Contemporary and Jazz styles. You will explore both styles, applying the theory you learn to your practical work. We organise workshops with professional companies and practitioners to enhance your learning, whilst also providing multiple performance opportunities.

We also provide extensive support for applications to Dance Colleges. 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 to include GCSE Dance or equivalent, or undertaking grades at a dance school



  • 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
  • Annual trip to London to participate in a Pineapple Dance Workshop and watch the Nutcracker at the Royal Opera

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


Maddie Stone

"Barton Peveril has incredible facilities for a huge range of subjects, allowing you to create a vast understanding as well as providing additional help and out of lesson opportunities to further your studies. Enrichment opportunities and clubs allow you to express yourself and meet people with similar interests."

Read more about Maddie and some of our other students.