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Exmouth Community College

Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust


A level dance provides an advanced level of training in performance, technique, choreography and dance appreciation.  Alongside this, we study dance history, critical analysis of dance works and a variety of professional choreographers.

Each week, students take part in technique classes that build physicality and expand their repertoire in a range of styles. Choreographic workshops enable students to explore their own ideas to create well structured, engaging and intelligent dance pieces. Whilst the theory is embedded into all practical elements, students are also guided in how to write critically about dance, using supporting evidence to analyse and compare works by different artists.


50% Practical Exam

  • Solo performance in the style of a professional choreographer
  • Performance in a quartet
  • Choreography of a group dance in response to a chosen stimulus

50% Critical Theory Exam

  • Study of Rooster (1997) by Rambert Dance Company
  • The history of Rambert Dance Company between 1966 - 2002
  • Study of Sutra (2009) by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
  • The history of the independent contemporary dance scene in Britain 2000 – present day

Next Steps

  • Access to university or conservatoire dance training
  • University degree courses in a wide range of specialist areas
  • Foundation degree courses in the arts