L3DANC

Level 3 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss K. Hamilton

Level 3 Dance explores dance performance and choreography in further depth, focusing on preparing them for a  higher technical level of dance. The course is achievement-standard-based, with a total of 22 credits on offer. 18 credits can be gained internally and four externally. 

Level 3 Dance moves on to a more professional level of dance,  extending students’ dance technique and expression, and their ability to create, teach and prepare dances, including design aspects, for public performance. 

Students will again enjoy the opportunity of attending live performances, participating in dance workshops with dance companies, and continuing to develop their ability to analyse and interpret a professional dance performance. 

Course Overview

What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
1. Preparing, choreographing, teaching, and designing a group dance for public performance, showing a concept developed from a dance quote or whakatauki.

2. Performing a solo dance with a prop, or a duet showing a connection or relationship or performing a repertoire of three contemporary dances at a public event.

3. Performing a group dance based on a concept developed from a New Zealand stimulus.

4. Sitting an external exam, analysing and evaluating a dance performance they have studied as a class.

5. Students also have the opportunity to enter a Scholarship in Dance.

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned 14 credits from Level 2 Dance, or have received HOF approval

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Small charges may occur throughout the year for attending workshops and performances.

Pathway

Drama and Dance are subjects that are helpful in career choices involving: youth work, teaching, journalism, sales and marketing, and any communication-based career. For talented students, there are growing opportunities in the film industry for actors, writers, dancers, choreographers, designers, and technical fields, such as costume, set, lighting design, and production.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91589 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.2 - Choreograph a dance to develop and resolve ideas
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91590 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.3 - Perform a solo or duet dance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91591 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.4 - Perform a group dance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91592 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 3.5 - Perform a repertoire of contrasting dances
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

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

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Disclaimer

Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  

Costs

The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.