Level 1 Dance

1DAN
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Robinson

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.


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. 

  • 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

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

Maori and Pasifika 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

Project Options: 

Just Internal: 14 Credits

Internal and External: 18 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. These may be, music videos, mini shows, workshops, events or maybe even a short movie.

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.

Pathway

Level 2 Dance

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Additional costs may apply to attend out of school performances.


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Dance is preferred.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

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

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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