DAN201

NCEA Level 2 Dance 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Holswich

Dance 201
This course covers dance choreography, performance and analysis with a focus on group choreography and performance. Students explore choreographic devices for both solo and group, and perform in a repertoire of dances of a single style. External standards require students to analyse a professional dance work and provide their interpretation of this.

Dance is a University 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 public performances is a compulsory aspect of this course.


Course Overview

Term 1
Students explore choreographic devices and develop a group dance.

Term 2
Students learn three dances in one style to present at the annual dance showcase.

Term 3
Students create a solo dance.
Preparation for external examination begins.

Term 4
Preparation for external examination continues.

Recommended Prior Learning

Dance 101 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.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91205 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 2.1 - Choreograph a group dance to communicate an intention
Level: 2
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. 91206 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 2.2 - Choreograph a solo dance to communicate an intention
Level: 2
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. 91207 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 2.3 - Perform an ethnic or social dance to communicate understanding of the style

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 2

A.S. 91209 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 2.5 - Perform a repertoire of dance
Level: 2
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. 91211 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 2.7 - Provide an interpretation of a dance performance with supporting evidence
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 6

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0