Level 3 Dance

3DAN
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Robinson

Level 3 Dance offers the opportunity for creating meaningful real world applicable solutions and products. Preparing students for specific careers is becoming of decreasing value. Instead, students must be prepared to walk on shifting sands, equipped with skills that will help them land on their feet no matter what befalls them. 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. 

This course also offers a completely internal option or a four credit standard for your choice can be replaced with 3.7 Analyse a Dance Performance 

  • 3.4 Perform a Group Dance - 4 Credits
  • 3.5 Perform a Repertoire of Contrasting Dances - 6 Credits
  • 3.3 Perform a Solo or Duet Dance - 4 Credits
  • 3.6 Demonstrate Understanding of Dance Performance Practices - 4 Credits

Internal Only: 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. 

  • 3.1 Produce a Dance to Realise a Concept - 8 Credits
  • 3.2 Choreograph a Dance to Develop and Resolve Ideas - 4 Credits
  • 3.7 Analyse a Dance Performance (Ihi Frenzy)- 4 Credits

Internal and External: 16 Credits

Cultural Course: 

This course is designed to develop Pasifika, Maori Performing Arts or other cultural arts within the classroom. These standards allow you to gain your level three qualification while taking a culture specific pathway through dance. Explore traditional styles of dance and the world of Maori Contemporary. 

This course also offers a completely internal option or you can add/exchange the external paper for four credits.

  • 3.2 Choreograph a Dance to Develop and Resolve Ideas - 4 Credits
  • 3.3 Perform a Solo or Duet Dance - 4 Credits 
  • 3.5 Perform a Repertoire of Contrasting Dances - 6 Credits
  • 3.8 Demonstrate Understanding of the Development of Dance in Aotearoa - 4 Credits

Internal Only: 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.

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. 
Workshop topics include:
- Dance nutrition
- Dance Anatomy
- Classical Technique Training
- Body Conditioning

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. 

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

- Additional costs may apply to attend out of school performances. We usually go to at least one professional show a each year like Venus Rising by the RZNB in 2020.
- A note book will be needed for corrections, notes, choreography and exam preparation. Graphic journals work well.


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. 91588 v2 Dance 3.1 - Produce a dance to realise a concept
3
I
8
*
A.S. 91589 v2 Dance 3.2 - Choreograph a dance to develop and resolve ideas
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91590 v2 Dance 3.3 - Perform a solo or duet dance
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91591 v2 Dance 3.4 - Perform a group dance
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91592 v2 Dance 3.5 - Perform a repertoire of contrasting dances
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91593 v2 Dance 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of dance performance practices
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91594 v2 Dance 3.7 - Analyse a dance performance
3
E
4
Y
4w *
A.S. 91595 v2 Dance 3.8 - Demonstrate understanding of the development of dance in Aotearoa/New Zealand
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 38

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 38 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 30 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, Dance-wear 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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