Teacher in Charge: Miss K. HamiltonRecommended Prior Learning
To be accepted for this course students must have earned 14 credits from Level 2 Dance, or have received HOF approval
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.
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.
Small charges may occur throughout the year for attending workshops and performances.
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.
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.