NCEA Level 2 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms T. Ellis

Recommended Prior Learning

Approval from the HOD Mrs Ellis if you did not take Level 1 Dance

Level 2 Dance is a course that explores a range of dance styles and techniques, and gives students the opportunity to choreograph and perform dance.  

Students will be required to perform a range of different Dance genres, choreograph their own dances, describe and analyse Dance works and be able to communicate their understanding of Dance in their written work.  There is a written exam at the end of the year which is an analysis of a dance performance. This course aims to extend their practical knowledge and dance technique from Level 1 Dance.

Course Overview

Term 1
Performance of first repertoire dance and group choreography.

Term 2
Performance of a theatre dance and second repertoire dance.

Term 3
Annual showcase and completion of repertoire. Beginning of exam revision.

Term 4
Exam revision

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 3 Dance

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 for outside dance tutors. Students are also expected to have the new Burnside Dance uniform which consists of a long or short sleeve t shirt and anything black on the lower half- tights, shorts, pants.

Pathway Tags

Diversional Therapist, Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Dancer, Entertainer, Counsellor, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Television Presenter


Burnside High School may change any costs, courses or standards offered without notice.