Level 3 Dance

13DANC
Course Description

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


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students must wear a complete change of active wear for practical sessions.


Recommended Prior Learning

Interest in the performing arts. Reasonable engagement at Level Two Dance, or at the discretion of the HOD.


Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91589 v2 Dance 3.2 - Choreograph a dance to develop and resolve ideas
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91591 v2 Dance 3.4 - Perform a group dance
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91592 v2 Dance 3.5 - Perform a repertoire of contrasting dances
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91594 v2 Dance 3.7 - Analyse a dance performance
3
E
4
Y
4w *
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.