DAN301

NCEA Level 3 Dance 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Holswich

Dance 301
This course covers dance choreography, performance and analysis with a focus on dance repertoire and performance. Students explore choreographic devices for a solo and group dance, perform in a solo and/or group dance and learn a repertoire of contrasting dance styles. 

The external standard requires students to critically analyse a dance work of a professional company. 

Dance is a University Entrance approved subject. Skills gained in Dance such as creative processes, analysis, innovation, communicating ideas, and collaborating effectively with others can be applied to a wide variety of occupations.

Participation in a live public performance is a compulsory aspect of this course.

Scholarship Dance is also an option in this course. The credits seem to total 26 credits but please note that there is a choice between 3.1 and 3.2 - making it between 18 or 22 credits actually.

This course is UE approved.


Course Overview

Term 1
Students explore choreographic processes and create a dance work based on a given stimulus.

Term 2
Students learn a repertoire of dance to present at the annual dance showcase.

Term 3
Students learn a solo or group dance and prepare for the external examination.

Term 4
Preparation for external examination continues.

Recommended Prior Learning

Dance 201 or TIC discretion.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will be required to provide performance blacks. This could be a plain black t-shirt or singlet, and plain black leggings, shorts or track pants.
Black jazz shoes are highly recommended.

'TC Dance' t-shirts and hoodies may be available for purchase throughout the year. These are optional and cost ranges between $30 - $60.

Optional trips to live professional dance performances will be offered and are a valuable learning experience for students. The cost is usually between $10-20 per performance.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91588 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.1 - Produce a dance to realise a concept

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

A.S. 91589 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.2 - Choreograph a dance to develop and resolve ideas

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7

A.S. 91590 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.3 - Perform a solo or duet dance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

A.S. 91592 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.5 - Perform a repertoire of contrasting dances
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91594 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.7 - Analyse a dance performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 6

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

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.