3DAN
This course requires 2 options.

Level 3 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 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. 

This course also offers a completely internal option or a four credit standard for your choice can be replaced with 3.7 Analyse a Dance Performance 

  • 3.4 Perform a Group Dance - 4 Credits
  • 3.5 Perform a Repertoire of Contrasting Dances - 6 Credits
  • 3.3 Perform a Solo or Duet Dance - 4 Credits
  • 3.6 Demonstrate Understanding of Dance Performance Practices - 4 Credits

Internal Only: 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. 

  • 3.1 Produce a Dance to Realise a Concept - 8 Credits
  • 3.2 Choreograph a Dance to Develop and Resolve Ideas - 4 Credits
  • 3.7 Analyse a Dance Performance (Ihi Frenzy)- 4 Credits

Internal and External: 16 Credits

OPTION 3: Cultural Course

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

This course also offers a completely internal option or you can add/exchange the external paper for four credits.

  • 3.2 Choreograph a Dance to Develop and Resolve Ideas - 4 Credits
  • 3.3 Perform a Solo or Duet Dance - 4 Credits 
  • 3.5 Perform a Repertoire of Contrasting Dances - 6 Credits
  • 3.8 Demonstrate Understanding of the Development of Dance in Aotearoa - 4 Credits

Internal Only: 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

Students must:

  • Have sound technique in one or more styles of dance
  • Be familiar with choreographic tools such as elements, devices and structures
  • Be able to self manage assessment/ project deadline
  • Be open to working asynchronously with the other dance classes on the same projects 

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.

A note book will be needed for corrections, notes, choreography and exam preparation. Graphic journals work well.

Pathway

University of Auckland:
- Bachelor of Dance Studies (Level 7)
- Master of Dance Studies (Level 9)

Te Auaha Institute of Creativity:
- NZ Diploma in Performing Arts (Commercial Dance, Musical Theater or Maori and Pacific Dance) (Level 6)
- Bachelor of Creativity (Level 7)

NZ School of Dance:
- NZ Diploma in Dance (Level 6)
- NZ Diploma in Dance Performance (Level 7)

Ara Institute of Canterbury:
- Bachelor of Performing Arts (Level 7)

Unitec:
- Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Contemporary Dance)

Otago University:
- Bachelor of Performing Arts (Dance Minor) (Level 7)

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 38 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 30 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91588 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.1 - Produce a dance to realise a concept
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91589 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.2 - Choreograph a dance to develop and resolve ideas
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91590 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.3 - Perform a solo or duet dance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91591 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.4 - Perform a group dance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91592 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.5 - Perform a repertoire of contrasting dances
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91593 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of dance performance practices
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91594 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.7 - Analyse a dance performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91595 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.8 - Demonstrate understanding of the development of dance in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 38
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 38

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.