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NCEA Level 2 Dance 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Holswich.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students choosing this course will have an interest in performance as well as in creating new dance works. Good attendance and a willingness to participate will support success in this collaborative subject.

Contact the TIC if you have any questions about this subject. 

Dance 201
This course covers dance choreography, performance and analysis with an equal focus on choreography and performance. Students explore choreographic devices for both solo and group, and perform a series of dances. The external standard requires 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 two to three dances 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.

Learning Areas:

Drama and Dance


NCEA Level 3 Dance 301

Career Pathways

Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Dancer, Entertainer, Minister of Religion, Musician, Systems Administrator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Television Presenter

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 $15-30 per performance.