Level 3 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Chuck

Recommended Prior Learning

Although completion of Level 2 Dance is preferable, approval may be given from the Teacher in Charge or Head of Learning Area.

What will I learn and How will I learn?
Level 3 Dance students will learn to understand dance in context, to develop practical knowledge and ideas and communication and interpretation. They will prepare a dance to a realised concept, choreograph a dance to develop and resolve ideas, perform a solo/duet dance sequence, perform a group dance and a repertoire of contrasting dances and analyse a dance performance. Students will also learn by dance practice, plus it is expected they will put in one to two hours of theory homework per week. To have a realistic chance of passing the course, and gaining entry into the next level, students MUST attend 95% of lessons.

Conditions of Assessment
Assessment if by Achievement Standards - one externally assessed and four internally assessed. All work for assessment must be submitted to the teacher by the due date. Any work not submitted by the deadline will receive a "Not Achieved" grade.  If a student is sick on the day their work is due, they must get a Doctor's Certificate. (Refer Student Handbook for full assessment details).  APA referencing must be used if relevant to the task. All students are expected to follow the policy "authenticity" outlined in the Kaitaia College Student Handbook.  Failure to comply will result in a "Not Achieved" grade for the affected assessment/s.

Derived Grade Examination
School internal examination results are used in the event that a student may have to apply for a derived grade for externally assessed standards.

Course Overview

Term 1
AS91589, AS91591 & AS91592 ongoing until end of Term 3

Term 2
AS91589, AS91591, AS91590, AS91592 ongoing until end of Term 3
KEY DATES: Senior assessments

Term 3
AS91592. AS91594
KEY DATES: Derived Grade Examinations

Term 4
KEY DATES: NZQA Examination

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. 91589 v2 Dance 3.2 - Choreograph a dance to develop and resolve ideas
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: 22

* 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: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Pathway Tags

Taking Dance develops essential skills that are useful in many careers eg problem-solving, leadership, team work, communication, confidence, stress management, creative thinking. Dancer Dance teacher Choreographer Arts administrator for a dance company or theater Yoga or Pilates instructor Marketing for performances Dance photographer or videographer Costume or clothing designer Physical therapist or dance medicine specialist. Choreographer, Artistic Director, Teacher, Performer

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