NCEA Level 3 Dance 301

DAN301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Brown

Recommended Prior Learning

Dance 201 or TIC discretion.



Dance 301
This course covers dance choreography, performance and analysis with a focus on dance repertoire and performance. Students explore choreographic devices for a solo and group dance, perform in a solo and/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.



Learning Areas:

Drama and Dance


Assessment Policy & Procedures
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.