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A Level Dance: Introduction to Optional area of study

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Three dancers at NRCD course

Short Course

A Level Dance: Introduction to Optional area of study – The independent contemporary dance scene in Britain 2000-current

Date: Saturday 7th October 2017

Venue: University of Surrey, Guildford, Ivy Dance Studio

Tutor: Julie Hobday

This course aims to give teachers a starting point for the area of study (AOS) The Independent Contemporary Dance Scene in Britain 2000-Current. Information covered on the day will provide delegates with starting points for development of their own scheme of work. Key points in the specification will be addressed with a practical and theoretical focus. The day will include specific references to the specification and introduce the following: what an area of study is; development of the genre and its context – ways to get started; ways to develop an analytical understanding of the AOS; introduction to named practitioners and guidance on their selection and what to focus on; and resources for teachers and students.

Timings: 10:15-16:30

Cost: £185 per delegate

Course Code

Optional Area of Study

Course Date

7th October 2017

Course Leader

Helen Roberts

Course Fee

Course Description

The course will focus on analysis and key characteristics of Appalachian Spring, one of the optional set works for the new A Level Dance specification. The day will include a Graham-based technique class, an outline analysis, and consideration of the dance in the context of other work choreographed by Graham. It will also provide ideas for theoretical and practical tasks to support the delivery of Appalachian Spring.

Terms and Conditions of Booking

Closing dates for applications: Please note that closing dates for courses are ten days prior to the date of the course. Early application is advised to avoid disappointment as places are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Course Timings: Unless otherwise indicated in course confirmation details all courses start with registration at 10.15am, teaching begins at 10.30am and the day finishes at 4.30pm.

 Bookings: telephone reservations cannot be accepted. We can only reserve you a place if we receive an online booking or completed application form with appropriate payment or invoice details by the closing date and if the course is not full. Places will be reserved on completion and receipt of an application form and payment. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment, especially for set work and set dance days.

 Cancellation: If you withdraw before the closing date, a 25% administrative fee will be retained. If you withdraw on or after the closing date or are unable to attend a course, for any reason including illness, injury, bad weather or travel problems, no refund will be made. If for any reason the NRCD has to cancel the course, your fee will be refunded in full. The NRCD reserves the right to cancel any courses which are under-subscribed or where other factors necessitate cancellation.

 Loss or Injury: no responsibility is accepted by theUniversity ofSurrey or the organisers of the day for any loss of property or personal injury. Participants are, therefore, advised to arrange their own insurance against accident, injury and loss of personal property.

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