Performing Arts (Extended Diploma)
Course Overview This vocational course, equivalent to three A Levels, is designed for students who are serious about pursuing a career in the perform…
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This course is designed for qualified students from any Dance background, who wish to study Dance in depth.
This course is designed for qualified students from any Dance background, who wish to study Dance in depth. It is physically and academically demanding, requiring motivation and commitment. All practical work will take place in the College’s large, professionally equipped Dance Studio.
Practical Exam (50%), Written Exam (50%)
English 5 & Maths 4, GCSE 4 in Dance or a similar level of competence.
£150 for specialist dance clothing, theatre trips and workshops.
This programme targets students who have a high potential to excel in their sport, either by competing on the international stage or securing a professional contract
This course is excellent preparation for students who would like to pursue a career in Dance, with possible future career paths including dancer, dance teacher, fitness trainer and physiotherapist.
Former students have continued their studies in the subject at institutions such as London Studio Centre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Bird College, Arts Educational, Chichester University, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Northampton University.
I came to The Henley College from Great Marlow School. As a whole I find the art of dance extremely interesting, I enjoy exploring the perceptions of dance and challenging the boundaries of “dance”. I have been dancing since a young age and my passion for dance has continued to develop. I chose this course as it aids the further development of my technical ability whilst finding my own individual way of dancing. I found the college dance show and open days enjoyable so confirmed my decision in choosing Dance A Level.
In Dance the time is divided between both practical and theory work. The practical side enables me to develop my choreographic and technical skills, whilst theory is engaging as we study multiple professional works which has inspired me in my own choreography. My preference is practical as the classes are intense and efficient. We explore different styles, professional dancers, and develop our choreography through solos, duets and group choreography. Dance practical has enabled me to produce an individual and innovative way of dancing.
Currently this course has been engaging and interesting, it has confirmed my desire to continue training. Pursuing dance as a career has always been something of certainty and I am hoping this course will take me to study at a vocational school where I will get a degree in dance. There are many prestigious dance schools in the UK, all in which will enhance my passion for dance, develop my technique and allow myself to establish an innovative style.