Dance A Level

Dance A Level

The Dance A Level course is designed to give you a theoretical and practical experience of understanding dance. You will gain experience of choreography and performance to engage you in critically thinking about the subject. This course is aimed at anyone interested in gaining a greater understanding of Dance and those who have some experience. You will gain experience of choreography and performance to engage you in critically thinking about the subject.

You need to commit yourself fully to the demands of academic study both in and out of College. There are also rehearsals that happen outside of lesson time and there is the opportunity to join the college dance company and perform in a range of venues.

WELCOME TO THE PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

We have high expectations of all of our Performing Arts students and aim to challenge you to achieve outstanding results. Excellent facilities and a team of highly dedicated and committed teachers will ensure that you are provided with every chance of succeeding during your time at College. At QMC, professional equipment and facilities have been carefully chosen to enhance your learning and help you acquire the skills you will need to work in the performing arts industry. As well as preparing you for a career in performing arts, we also help prepare you for a range of alternative courses and professions.

Our Performing Arts mission is to develop Creativity and Academic Excellence for your future:

  • Strive for excellence and innovation
  • Be authentic
  • Be exciting, inspiring and engaging
  • Ensure a positive and inclusive experience
  • Enable personal progression
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Where can this course take me?

Students in the Dance A Level course will attain a thorough understanding of Dance, highly toned analytical and creative skills and an ability to communicate effectively with others. Dance is suitable for anyone wishing to pursue the Arts or Dance in Higher Education or any course requiring good communication and team work skills. Many employers now actively seek those who have studied the arts. Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, was fond of saying his success was due to his hiring artists and musicians fascinated by technology rather than computer geeks. Top talent management agency, The Curve Group, specialising in financial and business services, concurs: “Employees with an arts degree have developed more quickly in their roles from the start. They have discipline, confidence and can accept criticism.”

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

As a Dance A Level student, you will be presented with a plethora of opportunities with termly performances, theatre trips and professional workshops. QMC have strong links with leading practitioners and higher education providers. As a student in the performing arts department, there is a wide range of enrichments at QMC that will amplify what you learn in the classroom. Enrichments include:

  • Instrumental/ Singing Lessons
  • Music Theory
  • Performing Arts Auditions Preparation 
  • QMC Dance Company

Fun facts

  • The arts create independent learners and develop students emotional intelligence. They require the students to set their own agenda from within themselves, rather than follow set topics as in other subjects. They have to make independent decisions all the way, and be self-critical. They also need to be brave in exposing their creations, and accept criticism. Working in teams makes students into effective communicators.
  •  Arts ‘reach the parts other subjects can’t reach.’ The arts develop the broader dimensions of the human being – mind, body and soul. The arts can express the inexpressible and make sense of things that otherwise do not seem to. This can be very fulfilling and helps us function as human beings – which can only be good for society as a whole.
  •  Arts ‘reach the students other subjects can’t reach.’ Teachers find arts subjects particularly beneficial for two groups: those who struggle with traditional subjects and those who are high achieving. Less academic students can become defeatist if they feel they can’t achieve: drama, music or art can be the place they blossom. With studious students, the arts can bring them out of themselves and be a release.

Any Questions?

The Head of Department, Craig Horton will be happy to help.

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