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SMC Foundation Diploma – Dance


This course will enable students to:

  • Explore dance in a variety of contexts
  • Develop personal dance vocabulary
  • Understand and engage in the process of transforming ideas into choreography
  • Develop and apply dance production, presentation, performance skills, and technologies, working both independently and collaboratively

This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Dance and IB Dance


There will be six equally weighted assessment opportunities offered throughout the year of which students must choose FOUR.

Assessment Opportunities

Dance Performance

  • Teacher directed group performance – 25%
  • Student directed solo/group performance – 25%

Dance Choreography

  • Group Choreography – 25%
  • Solo Choreography – 25%

Dance Technologies and Media

  • Possible options: makeup, lighting, costume, film, photography – 25%

Dance Investigation

  • Genre study – 25%

A reflective journal is also a required component of the Dance Foundation Course.

junior and middle school girls