DAN101

NCEA Level 1 Dance 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: L. McElwee

Dance 101
This course covers dance choreography, performance and analysis. Students explore solo and group choreographic techniques and study three genres of dance: Contemporary, Jive and Bollywood dance. The external standard requires students to critically analyse and demonstrate their understanding of a professional dance work.
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 a live public performance is a compulsory aspect of the course.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$30 for an optional 'Tawa Dance 't-shirt. Hoodies are also available for $50. These may be worn with plain black shorts, leggings or track pants.
Black jazz shoes are highly recommended. An order will be placed at the start of the year (approx. $40 - $50).
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.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Dance or examples of previous dance experience

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90002 v6
NZQA Info
Dance 1.2 - Perform dance sequences
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

A.S. 90858 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 1.1 - Compose dance sequences for given briefs
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 5

A.S. 90860 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of the elements of dance
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 90861 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of a dance performance
Level: 1
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: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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