Dance (A-Level)

The famous saying goes, ‘dance like nobody is watching’. A-level Dance enables students to be whoever they want to be. The course is for those who have a passion for dancing – whether they want to become a dancer in the future or not. The subject opens doors into many different industries and pathways and will have our students dance into their chosen career with grace and charisma.

Students will be taught professional repertoire from some of the leading professional dance companies in the UK and abroad. They will learn to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of dance and its developments over time including: style, technique, influences, key practitioners, professional repertoire and communication of dance ideas. Students will practice:


Our former students have been very successful in securing places at dance conservatoires such as Trinity Laban and Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Students have also gained places at London Studio Centre, Bird, Laines, Urdang and the University of Leeds.


Assessment will include a practical and written exam as students will be assessed on both their dance talent and technique as well as their academic abilities.

Entry Requirements

Students will need three Grade 5s and three Grade 4s including a Grade 5 in GCSE (or equivalent) English. They should also have broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C). Some experience is essential. Interview and audition are required.


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Dance (A-Level) (Level 3) Pendleton Sixth Form College 05/09/2023 23/24

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