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NUA DANCE will allow students to develop skills in:

Understanding Dance in Context
Developing Practical Knowledge
Developing Ideas
Communicating and Interpreting

Year 10 Dance

Students will :    

  • Compare and contrast dances from a variety of past and present cultures and contexts.
  • Develop a variety of skills, dance techniques, vocabularies, and movement practices.
  • Manipulate the elements and explore the use of choreographic devices and structures to organise dance movement.
  • Prepare, rehearse, and perform dance with an awareness of production technologies.
  • Reflect on and describe how choreography communicates ideas, feelings, moods, and experiences.

NCEA Level 1 Dance

Students will:
  • Explore, investigate, and describe the features and backgrounds of a variety of dance genres and styles.
  • Consider and reflect on the contexts underlying their own and others’ work.
  • Develop and demonstrate skills in selected dance genres and styles and explore the use of a variety of technologies.
  • Select and use choreographic devices, structures, processes, and technologies to develop and give form to dance ideas.
  • Prepare, rehearse, and perform a range of dances and demonstrate an understanding of the performance requirements of the genres and contexts.
  • Describe, explain, and respond to the ways that dance uses elements, devices, structures, performance skills, and production technologies to communicate images, themes, feelings, and moods.

NCEA Level 2 Dance

Students will:

  • Investigate and evaluate the effects of individual, social, cultural, and technological influences on the development of a variety of dance genres and styles.
  • Extend skills in the vocabulary, practices, and technologies of selected dance genres and styles.
  • Choreograph solo and group dance works, using choreographic processes, devices, structures, and technologies to communicate choreographic intentions.
  • Generate, plan, and record choreographic ideas and processes.
  • Apply rehearsal and performance skills to a range of dances, using appropriate techniques and expression to communicate specific intentions.
  • Analyse, explain, and discuss aspects of performance and choreography in a range of dance works.

NCEA Level 3 Dance

Students will:
  • Investigate, analyse, and discuss the features, history, issues, and development of dance in New Zealand, including the contribution of selected individuals and groups.
  • Extend and refine skills, practices, and use of technologies in a range of dance genres and styles.
  • Develop a concept and produce original dance works, using appropriate production technologies to communicate choreographic intentions.
  • Record and critically reflect on the development and resolution of dance ideas.
  • Select and apply rehearsal processes, performance skills, and production technologies to enhance the communication and expression of dance works.
  • Critically analyse, interpret, and evaluate the artistic features and the communication of ideas in a range of dance works.