Dance A Level

woman dancing
Getting Ahead

Dance A Level at Alton Campus

Welcome to A Level Dance at HSDC Alton. We are really pleased that you have chosen to study here! This is a creative and challenging course that specialises in British Contemporary Dance and American Jazz Dance and combines the practical and theoretical study of Dance. Through technique classes, choreography workshops, rehearsals and theory lessons, you will develop your passion for Dance as both a choreographer and performer, in addition to developing your critical analysis skills through Dance theory. These activities will give you an insight into what you would be studying on the course. We hope you enjoy them!

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students in dance class, dancing and stretching

Choreograph a solo that lasts between 30 seconds – one minute in the style of your choice.

In 150 words, write about your solo and include the following:

  • What is the style of your dance?
  • What inspired you to choreograph this?
  • How does your choice of music complement the choreography?

On the A Level Dance course, we study the work of Christopher Bruce, in particular his work ‘Rooster’ (1991). See the ‘resources’ section.

Please write a biography on choreographer Christopher Bruce, including:

  • Background and training
  • Career
  • Key dance works

Then consider the following:

  • What did you enjoy about researching his work?
  • How would you describe his approach to choreography?
*This is a representation of your learning space and may not be the exact room you will be using

My courses were all especially interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed all of them. All of my lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and I have learnt a lot from them.

Lottie Warren, A Level student

The teaching has been really good, I’ve loved all of my teachers, they’ve all been really nice and supportive.

Jodie Hook

You’re here to learn and you want to learn, and the lecturers make it fun. You don’t have to come to college but you want to come to college.

Natalie Thorpe, A Level student