NCEA Level 3 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms T. Ellis

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.

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.

Recommended Prior Learning

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

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91590 v2 Dance 3.3 - Perform a solo or duet dance
A.S. 91591 v2 Dance 3.4 - Perform a group dance
A.S. 91592 v2 Dance 3.5 - Perform a repertoire of contrasting dances
A.S. 91594 v2 Dance 3.7 - Analyse a dance performance
4w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

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