Year 10 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Allpress

The course will build on the knowledge and skills developed in Year 9 Dance and establish a solid foundation for NCEA Dance. However, the Year 9 Dance option is not a prerequisite for enrollment in this course.

Students will explore dance elements in depth and complete a range of activities for AS90860 Demonstrate understanding of the elements of dance. Four NCEA Level 1 credits will be awarded to successful students. 

Students will apply the elements of Dance through choreography and performance and select a dance genre to research. Students will create their own dance works in pairs and small groups, so good group and collaborative learning skills will be necessary, as well as imagination and creative thinking. Students will perform their dances to an invited audience.

Recommended Prior Learning

This is an open entry course. You do not have to have taken the Year 9 Dance option the previous year. An interest in dance and a willingness to explore new ideas and contribute positively in group work is essential. Experience in any dance form including cultural styles and production dance or experience in related movement forms such as martial arts, sport or gymnastics may be useful.


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90860 v3
Dance 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of the elements of dance
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 4
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0


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