NCEA Level 3 Dance 301
Teacher in Charge: L. McElwee
This course covers dance choreography and production, performance and analysis with a focus on dance repertoire and performance. Students explore solo and group choreographic techniques, perform in a solo 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.
This course is UE approved.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$30 for a Tawa Dance t-shirt. Hoodies are also available for $50. These may be worn with plain black shorts, leggings or trackpants.
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 between $10-20 per performance.
Recommended Prior Learning
Dance 201 or TIC discretion.
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.
Term: 2, Week: 9
Term: 1, Week: 7
Term: 3, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 9
Term: 4, Week: 6
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.