Dance in Year 9
Dance in Year 10
The Year 10 Dance course is mainly set at Level 5 of the Arts Curriculum and covers the four learning strands in Dance.
This course is an optional subject that runs for half of the year.
Dance in Year 11
This course is mainly practical, focusing on dance performance, dance choreography and dance knowledge.
It is a NCEA Level 1 subject and will contribute up to 20 credits towards NCEA Level 1.
Students taking Level 1 Dance participate in various dance genres and styles throughout the year and as a result will develop skills in:
They will have the opportunity to share dance through a formal dance presentation evening. Students apply knowledge that they are gaining throughout the year to their own performances and compositions.
Dance in Year 12
Dance at Year 12 is an approved NCEA course where students can gain up to 20 credits towards their Level 2 NCEA certificate.
This course is designed to give students opportunities to create and perform dances based on interpretation of movement. There is an increasing emphasis on choreographic techniques and performance elements. The students further develop their ability to communicate with a variety of movement genre. This course serves as preparation for those students who wish to take Level 3 Dance and is a strong foundation for any course which requires self-motivation and application of skills.
Dance in Year 13
Dance at Year 13 is an extremely rewarding NCEA Level 3 course, offering 20 credits towards this qualification. This course is also an approved University Entrance course and is designed to extend students choreographic and leadership skills.
The students produce a dance from starting point and follow it through to the presentation on stage. The students are also provided with the opportunity to learn and perform highly skilled dances for assessment purposes. Students participate in a dance showcase evening and numerous opportunities are given to perform throughout the year.
This course serves as preparation for those students who wish to take Dance/Performing Arts further and helps develop a high level of self-motivation and application of skills.