2DAN

Level 2 Dance

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Robinson

Preparing students for specific careers is becoming of decreasing value. Teaching skills such as creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration is especially important as these translate to most jobs. These skills can be taught through a variety of means including project-based learning. 

Level 2 Dance gives students the opportunity to create a real world outcome. This may be a body of choreographic around a cause important to them or a touring dance education programme for surrounding primary schools. Students will focus on the aspect of dance they intend to refine. Any ideas for projects are welcome. 


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.

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. 

  • 2.3 Perform a Social or Ethnic Dance to Communicate Understanding of the Style - 4 Credits
  • 2.4 Perform a Theatre Dance to Communicate Understanding of the Dance - 4 Credits
  • 2.5 Perform a Repertoire of Dance - 6 Credits
  • 2.8 Demonstrate Understanding of a Dance Genre or Style in Context - 4 Credits 

Internal and External: 18 Credits

Internal Only: 14 Credits

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.

  • 2.1 Choreograph a Group Dance to Communicate an Intention - 4 Credits
  • 2.2 Choreograph a Solo Dance to Communicate an Intention - 4 Credits
  • 2.6 Demonstrate Understanding of a Range of Choreographic Processes - 4 Credits
  • 2.7 Provide an Interpretation of a Dance Performance with Supporting Evidence (Ihi Frenzy) - 4 Credits

Internal and External: 16 Credits

Maori and Pasifika Course:

This course is designed to develop Pasifika, Maori Performing Arts or other cultures within the classroom. These standards allow you to gain your level two qualification while taking a culturally specific pathway through dance. Explore traditional styles of dance and the world of Maori Contemporary. 

  • 2.1 Choreograph a Group Dance to Communicate an Intention - 4 Credits
  • 2.3 Perform a Social or Ethnic Dance to Communicate Understanding of the Style - 4 Credits
  • 2.5 Perform a Repertoire of Dance - 6 Credits

And either: 

  • 2.7 Provide an Interpretation of a Dance Performance with Supporting Evidence (Ihi Frenzy) - 4 Credits 

or

  • 2.8 Demonstrate Understanding of a Dance Genre or Style in Context (Kapa Haka) - 4 Credits

Internal and External: 18 Credits

Internal Only: 14 Credits




Subject Overview

Term 1
In term one we explore new tools and concepts that allow us to create great projects. We look into:
- Trello (a kanban tool used for agile project management)
- Slack (business communication platform)
- Design Thinking for Innovation

We then take our tools, start the design thinking process and brainstorm concepts for a product/project. This is when we decide on individual standards that align with our aspirations.

Term 2
In term two we create. We will be testing ideas, making connections and asking for feedback from different audiences around our projects. We will have access to outsider knowledge and classroom workshops to build technique or choreography skills. 

Term 3
In term three we are getting ready to present our final product to our target audience. There will be many different opportunities to display, implement, teach or perform. These may be outside of school time like DanceNZMade and Show Quest.
We also continue to finish off any NCEA requirements for our internal standards and start preparing to our external exams. 

Term 4
In term four we reflect on the success and challenges of our projects. This allows for growth into next years dance course and also for future year levels. 

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Additional costs may apply to attend out of school performances.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must:

  • Have sound technique in one or more styles of dance
  • Be familiar with choreographic tools such as elements, devices and structures

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 34 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 26 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91205 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 2.1 - Choreograph a group dance to communicate an intention
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91206 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 2.2 - Choreograph a solo dance to communicate an intention
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91207 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 2.3 - Perform an ethnic or social dance to communicate understanding of the style
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91208 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 2.4 - Perform a theatre dance to communicate understanding of the dance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91209 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 2.5 - Perform a repertoire of dance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91210 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of a range of choreographic processes
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91211 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 2.7 - Provide an interpretation of a dance performance with supporting evidence
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91212 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 2.8 - Demonstrate understanding of a dance genre or style in context
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 34
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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