Level 1 Dance

1DAN
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Robinson

Recommended Prior Learning
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.

Learning Areas:

Ngā Toi - Arts



Pathway

Level 2 Dance

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 Tags

Actor, Artistic Director, Dancer, Entertainer, Musician, Model, Project Manager, Teacher, Dance Administration, Company Owner, Cheerleader, Events Promoter, Physiotherapist, Kinesiologist, Nutritionist, Dietitian, Costume Designer, Dancewear Designer, Dance Photographer, Dance Videographer, Dance Examiner, Competition Judge, Pilates Instructor, Sports Instructor, Choreographer, Physical Therapist, Entertainment Marketing, Graphic Designer, Production Crew


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