Level 1 Dance

DAN101
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: T. Templeton

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.


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



Faculties:

Dance



Pathway

Level 2 Dance, Level 2 Elite Dance Course

Career Pathways

Entertainer, Dancer

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90002 v6 Dance 1.2 - Perform dance sequences
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6
A.S. 90858 v3 Dance 1.1 - Compose dance sequences for given briefs
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6
A.S. 90859 v3 Dance 1.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills in a dance
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4
A.S. 90860 v3 Dance 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of the elements of dance
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4
Y
A.S. 90861 v3 Dance 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of a dance performance
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4
Y
Total Credits

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