1DAN
This course requires 2 options.

Level 1 Dance

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Robinson

Dance is a university approved subject, it offers literacy credits and subject endorsements.

Students will work in consultation with their teacher to devise a personalized project based learning programme which will compromise of up to a maximum total of 18 credits. Below are some examples of possible assessment combinations.

2020 Dance Recital Live Stream


OPTION 1: Performance Course

This course is designed to hone your technical and performance skills. You can focus on one specific genre of dance (such as hip hop, jazz or ballet) or diversify your skill set across many. 

  • 1.2 Perform Dance Sequences (own chosen Style) - 6 Credits
  • 1.3 Demonstrate Ensemble Skills in Dance (own chosen style)- 4 Credits 
  • 1.4 Demonstrate Understanding of the Elements of Dance - 4 Credits
  • 1.6 Demonstrate Knowledge of a Dance Genre or Style (Martha Graham Modern, Classical Ballet or Gumboot Dance) - 4 Credits

Just Internal: 14 Credits

Internal and External: 18 Credits

OPTION 2: Choreography Course

This course is designed to hone your choreography skills and can be completed without performing in your works. These standards dive deep into why and how we create dance, utilizing a predominantly contemporary approach.

  • 1.1 Choreograph Dance Sequences (contemporary) - 6 Credits
  • 1.3 Demonstrate Ensemble Skills in Dance (contemporary) - 4 Credits
  • 1.4 Demonstrate Understanding of the Elements of Dance - 4 Credits
  • 1.5 Demonstrate Understanding of a Dance Performance (Ihi Frenzy) - 4 Credits

Just Internal: 14 Credits

Internal and External: 18 Credits

OPTION 3: Cultural Course

This course is designed to develop Pasifika or Maori Performing Arts within the classroom. These standards allow you to gain your level one qualification while taking an Aotearoa specific pathway through dance.

  • 1.2 Perform Dance Sequences (own chosen style) - 6 Credits
  • 1.3 Demonstrate Ensemble Skills in Dance (pasifika tutor) - 4 Credits 
  • 1.4 Demonstrate Understanding of the Elements of Dance - 4 Credits
  • 1.6 Demonstrate Knowledge of a Dance Genre or Style (Kapa Haka) - 4 Credits

Just Internal: 14 Credits

Internal and External: 18 Credits


Subject Overview

Term 1
Basic technique classes and large group work is completed in term 1 to create relationships and build technical foundations for more individualized work later in the year.

First internals completed.

Term 2
Small group and individual standards are completed. Students are encouraged to collaborate with their other subject areas (e.g use a music composition for dance choreography).

Second internal completed.

Term 3
Dance Recital is a big part of this term, usually the last internal students sit will be presented at the recital.
The external exam prelim is conducted for those sitting the exam.

Third internal completed.

Term 4
Wrapping back to the first term, we spend our class time working on technique and performance qualities.

Exam preparation and revision is part of this terms in class time however, not all of it.

Recommended Prior Learning

  • Year 10 Dance is preferred.
  • Involvement in extracurricular dance is preferred (with RHS or other dance schools). 

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Additional costs may apply to attend out of school performances.
Each year the senior dance classes will have the opportunity to dress up and attend a live performance.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90002 v6
NZQA Info
Dance 1.2 - Perform dance sequences
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90005 v6
NZQA Info
Dance 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of a dance genre or style
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90858 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 1.1 - Compose dance sequences for given briefs
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90859 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 1.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills in a dance
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90860 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of the elements of dance
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90861 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of a dance performance
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0