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NCEA Level 1 Dance
Level 1
Number of Credits: up to 20

Entry Recommendations: High level of achievement in Year 10 Dance or natural ability in dance is essential. Previous training experience in dance is an advantage.

Course Outline: This course is an extension of Year 10 Dance, although each dance domain is studied in greater depth.  

Skills developed in the course:

  • Technical development
  • Understanding dance genres
  • Composition/Choreography
  • Solo and group performance 
  • Analysing and interpreting dance
  • Performance skills

The course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Dance and reaches University Entrance requirements for tertiary dance studies.

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.

AS 90858
Compose dance sequences for given briefs
6 Credits
Practical work, personal choreography, journal composition
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 4; Term 2, Week 4; Term 3, Week 5
AS 90002
Perform dance sequences
6 Credits
Practical work, dance technique
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 10; Term 2, Week 9; Term 3, Week 5
AS 90859
Demonstrate ensemble skills in dance
4 Credits
Practical work, performance, composition
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 6
AS 90861
Demonstrate understanding of a dance performance
4 Credits
Written review examination
Assessment Period - Term 4
Level 1 Dance