12DAN

NCEA Level 2 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Forrest

The Year 12 dance programme is optional and is available to Year 12 students who express an interest in dance. The course includes:

  • Dance elements – in conjunction with Choreographic Devices (both are key components of NCEA dance)
  • Dance composition and choreography – developing group, solo and duet work
  • Performance skills 
  • Dance analysis – Examining how choreographers create dance works that communicate ideas
  • Students who are already participating in dance, whether private/extra-curricular, Kapa Haka or Pasifika group, will have an individual learning plan to enhance their prior learning and experience. There is no audition process to enter this course. 

Dance in 2022 will focus on developing the student's creative, critical and collaborative abilities. They will work closely with their peers to develop dance works that communicate ideas that are important to them and perform these in both large and intimate settings. This class will also allow them to work on their leadership skills.

In taking this class, students will develop their understanding of choreographic and performance practices and will be able to articulate how practitioners create movement to communicate ideas. There will be numerous performance opportunities including in-school showcases, Dance NZ Made, and other dance festivals. Students will have the opportunity to work with Ōkāreka Dance Company and The University of Auckland. 

This is a mostly physical class but it will also require you to analyse, critique, and write about your own and other's choreography.  This subject has the ability to be flexible in terms of assessment and, if needed, you will be provided with an individualized learning plan.


A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.



Course Overview

Term 1
- Whakawhanungatanga
-Elements of Dance and Choreographic devices
-Introduction to dance analysis
-Learning warm-up and technique routines
- Demonstrate understanding of a range of choreographic processes Assessment

Term 2
- Choreograph a group dance to communicate an intention assessment
-Learning set routines

Term 3
-Dance NZ Made
-Huihui//Collide Dance Festival
-Perform a Theatre Dance Assessment
-Perform an ethnic or social dance to communicate an understanding of the style assessment

Term 4
-TNT Dance Showcase
-External Prep

Recommended Prior Learning

While it is beneficial that you have some dance experience, this is not compulsory. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Any associated workshop cost may be extra.

A4 Refillable Display book

Headphones

A device is recommended

Assessment Information

This is a mostly physical class but it will also require you to analyse, critique, and write about your own and other's choreography. This subject has the ability to be flexible in terms of assessment and, if needed, you will be provided with an individualized learning plan.

Pathway

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.

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