NCEA Level 3 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms T. Ellis

Recommended Prior Learning

Approval from the HOD Mrs Ellis if you did not take Level 2 dance

Level 3 Dance is a course that offers students opportunities to perform, choreograph their own dance works and explore a range of dance styles. Students have choice in what styles they wish to study and can work independently. They will extend their practical dance knowledge and skills from Level 2 Dance. 

There is also a potential opportunity to submit a portfolio of work for Dance Scholarship.

Course Overview

Term 1
Perform a solo or duet in any genre and perform their first repertoire.

Term 2
Perform the second repertoire as a class ensemble and choreograph and perform a dance based around a wider issue.

Term 3
Showcase is the main focus for the term, alongside beginning the theory component and finishing the repertoire series.

Term 4
Preparation for external exams.

Learning Areas:


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 for outside dance tutors. $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.