Level 2 Dance

2DAN
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. 

Pathway

Level 3 Dance

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Additional costs may apply to attend out of school performances.


Recommended Prior Learning

Students must:


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. 91205 v2 Dance 2.1 - Choreograph a group dance to communicate an intention
2
I
4
A.S. 91206 v2 Dance 2.2 - Choreograph a solo dance to communicate an intention
2
I
4
A.S. 91207 v2 Dance 2.3 - Perform an ethnic or social dance to communicate understanding of the style
2
I
4
A.S. 91208 v3 Dance 2.4 - Perform a theatre dance to communicate understanding of the dance
2
I
4
A.S. 91209 v3 Dance 2.5 - Perform a repertoire of dance
2
I
6
A.S. 91210 v2 Dance 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of a range of choreographic processes
2
I
4
A.S. 91211 v2 Dance 2.7 - Provide an interpretation of a dance performance with supporting evidence
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91212 v2 Dance 2.8 - Demonstrate understanding of a dance genre or style in context
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

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