Year 9 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Quinn

The Year 9 option dance program is available to all Year 9 students regardless of ability or level of dance.
The course covers:

  • Introduction to dance terminology.
  • Dance history.
  • Introduction to choreography.
  • A range of styles and genres.

Students who take this course will spend the semester learning a range of dance styles including contemporary, Samoan sasa, and hip hop. They will have a number of opportunities to work in groups to develop their own choreography and perform in front of their peers. This course promises to be a fun, practical class in which students can be creative and express themselves.

Recommended Prior Learning

   No prior dance knowledge is required.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A4 Refillable Display book
Students are encouraged to bring thier own laptop.
Any associated workshop cost may be extra.

Assessment Information

Students will have four assessments to complete over the semester. These will be as follows:
-Group Choreography (Practical)
-Performance (Practical)
-Elements of Dance (Written and Practical)
-Dance History (Written)



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.