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- Y10 OPTION - 2017 -

Course Outline

Course Objectives

This course aims to give students the following opportunities:

  • Gain a knowledge of the basic terminology of dance.
  • Broaden student’s knowledge of a variety of dance genres and styles.
  • Learn & develop skills in solo, paired and group choreography.
  • Performance and work with production technologies.

Course overview

 The course will include a mix of practical and theoretical activities. Here is an example of Units the students will work through.

  • Exploring elements of dance and safe dance practice.
  • Choreographic devices.
  • Dance of the past
  • Creating a dance music video
  • Exploring contemporary dance.
  • Choreographing paired dance around a world issue.
  • Working with props in dance.
  • Choreographing solo dance works.


  • Previous Dance tuition is advantageous however, not essential. Students enrolling in this course should have a passion for dance and music are expected to be committed.
  • Students intending to enrol in Dance are expected to participate fully in Dance activities (e.g. the School production, Dance Troupes, Stage Challenge)within Horowhenua College.

Where does the course lead to…...

Students completing this course will be able to continue on to the Year 11 Performance Dance option.

Subject specific costs  - The course will require the purchase of basic stationery and costs for any extra workshops or trips

Dance uniform  - black tights or shorts, bare feet or dance shoe

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