NCEA Level 1 Dance 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Brown

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Dance or examples of previous dance experience

Dance 101
This course covers dance choreography, performance and analysis. Students explore the elements of dance in depth. Choreographic devices are applied in composition. Students study different styles of dance including Contemporary and Musical Theatre dance. The external standard requires students to describe 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.

Learning Areas:

Drama and Dance

Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 2 Dance 201

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.