Course description

Studying dance challenges you to develop a high level of technique in Contemporary and Jazz dance performance and learn about the history and development of both styles in depth through technique classes and researching the work of professional dancers and choreographers.You will analyse and evaluate the choreographic process and use it to create your own choreography.You will learn how to communicate to an audience through movement, manage other dancers and produce a performance.

Course progression

You can click on the links at each level to see more info.

  • S3 Dance

  • NPA Dance, Level 4

  • National 5 Dance

  • Higher Dance


  • Analysing
  • Evaluating
  • Managing Time
  • Creativity
  • Communicating
  • Leadership
  • Taking Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Critical Reflection

Careers through Dance

There are many careers either in dance or related to dance that would be a next step for those who study Dance in school.

  • Performer
  • Choreographer
  • Dance Teacher
  • Dance Studio Owner
  • Dance in Digital Media
  • Director/Stage Manager
  • School Teacher
  • Dance Lecturer
  • Costume Designer
  • Technical Theatre
  • Arts Administrator
  • Movement Therapy

Pupil Profile: Erin

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My ambition is to become a performer. I would like to study the BA Acting course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

I chose Higher Dance because I liked learning how to choreograph and to develop my stage management and performance skills. Studying Dance in school has really developed my confidence when performing in front of an audience. It also helped to develop my technical skills which made it easier to make a performance look aesthetically pleasing.