Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 2 Dance

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss M. Nixon.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must:

  • Te toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe te ao katoa. 
Artistic excellence makes the world sit up in wonder.
Dance is a university approved subject and offers subject endorsements.

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 with a couple of choice options which will compromise of up to a maximum total of 18 credits. Below are the achievement standards that will be covered:

  • 2.1 Choreograph a Group Dance to Communicate an Intention - 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

And choose 1 more from the options below:

  • 2.2 Choreograph a Solo to Communicate an Intention - 4 Credits
  • 2.3 Perform an Ethnic or Social Dance to Communicate Understanding of the Style - 4 Credits
  • 2.7 Provide an Interpretation of a Dance Performance with Supporting Evidence - 4 Credits (External)

To be eligible for a course endorsement you need to do the external

Internal and External: 18 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 3 Dance

Often polytec courses (such as Whitiriea) offer entry via audition to tertiary courses straight from year 12.

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Additional costs may apply to attend out of school performances.