Level 3 Dance
Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Flaherty
Students will explore a variety of dance disciplines such as:
• Modern and stylised jazz
• Urban and street dance
• Body percussion
• Musical theatre and Commercial dance
• Contemporary dance
• Production technologies
• Devising techniques
This is a heavily performance based course with a major focus on devising and interpretation. At Level 3 students enter this course with a solid performance foundation from prior training and completion of the Level 1 and 2 Dance course. Students will learn, use, develop and refine skills in composition. Through cooperative learning and active participation, students will up-skill in a range of dance styles and refine their practical technique. Year 13 students are expected to work as a dance company; creating work in a professional capacity.
The course is divided into three components:
• Dance performance - learning an array of rhythmical patterns and movement combinations
• Dance choreography - devising in order to communicate an intention
• Dance technique - mastery of physical technical skills
Recommended Prior Learning
Interest in the performing arts. Reasonable engagement at Level Two Dance, or at the discretion of the HOD.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Students must wear a complete change of active wear for practical sessions.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18
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.