Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 1 Dance

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss M. Nixon.

Recommended Prior Learning
  • Te toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe te ao katoa. 
Artistic excellence makes the world sit up in wonder.

Students will learn a diverse range of styles and choreographic tools and students will have input into the styles learnt. Students will participate in a set programme of achievement standards which will compromise of up to a maximum total of 20 credits. Below are the achievement standards that will be covered:

  • 1.1 Compose a Dance Sequences in response to a Given Brief - 5 Credits (Internal)
  • 1.2 Perform Dance Sequences - 5 Credits (Internal)
  • 1.3 Demonstrate Understanding of the Relationship Between Key Features and Cultural Context of a Dance Genre or Style - 5 Credits (External)
  • 1.4 Demonstrate Understanding of the Application of Elements of Dance in a Performance - 5 Credits (External)

Internal and External: 20 Credits

Dance Recital

Dance recital is a highly anticipated event that happens near the end of term 3 each year. It is a chance to display a lot of the dances we do in class for assessment and to share your work with whānau and friends. Extra-curricular groups also perform the wonderful dances they have been practicing.

Dance Recital 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaY9elb8cn0

Learning Areas:

Ngā Toi - Arts


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.