DAN101

Level 1 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: T. Templeton

Choreography
Students will focus on compositional components implemented via a range of dance styles. Exploration of the elements of dance, choreographic devices relating to one or more dancer and developing an understanding of choreographic tools to create personalised movement in response to a given theme and/or idea.
Dance Performance
A study of dance techniques developing strength, flexibility, agility, co-ordination, safe dance practices, functional anatomy, endurance, mobility, performance qualities, interpretation via a range of dance styles from contemporary, hip/hop and jazz.

Dance Perspectives
Students will study the features and background of a selected dance style /genre. Component may focus on the analysis of chosen professional dance company/choreographer from either N.Z. or overseas. Students will learn to “read”, interpret and understand dance as a language in performance.

Dance is now looking at ways to use dance to assess English and Physical Education standard. The standards are:
English
1.7 Create a visual presentation
1.11 show understanding of a visual text
1.6 Construct and deliver an oral text (optional)
Physical Education
1.3 Demonstrates quality movement on a perform of a physical activity


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$40 for equipment, printing, tutors and performance.

Recommended Prior Learning

Study of Dance in Year 10 desired and/or competent dance experience in any given dance style. A high level of motivation and good attendance is essential or at the discretion of the Head of Department in exceptional cases.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90861 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of a dance performance
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90860 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of the elements of dance

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 7

1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90859 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 1.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills in a dance

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 4

1
I
4
A.S. 90858 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 1.1 - Compose dance sequences for given briefs

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 3, Week: 1

1
I
6
A.S. 90002 v6
NZQA Info
Dance 1.2 - Perform dance sequences

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 2
Term: 1, Week: 8
Term: 2, Week: 2

1
I
6
Total Credits