2DAN

Level 2 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Allpress


This is a largely practical course with the focus on exploring the elements of dance, choreographic devices, and developing performance technique. Choreographic processes will be explored as will the movement vocabulary and conventions associated with a specified dance style.  A specific dance work will be studied and examined in the external exam. 

Students will:

  • Choreograph a group dance
  • Choreograph a solo dance
  • Learn and perform a repertoire of three dance in a specific dance style
  • Study and respond to a professional dance work

There may be opportunity for students to gain extra dance credits through involvement as dancers and or choreographers in the school production and through participation in the Lynfield Cultural Festival. 

Where possible and appropriate, learning from different achievement standards will be integrated into a single learning context or theme. This may include performance and choreography undertaken through extracurricular involvement.




Recommended Prior Learning

Previous learning from Junior Dance and Level 1 Dance is useful but not essential if you have prior studio training in any specific dance styles.  

Experience dancing in the school production dance troupe or within cultural dance groups  will be an advantage. 

A good track record of attendance is essential due to the collaborative nature of much of the work undertaken. If unsure of your experience level, please see HOD Drama and Dance Ms. Allpress.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91205 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 2.1 - Choreograph a group dance to communicate an intention
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91206 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 2.2 - Choreograph a solo dance to communicate an intention
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91209 v3
NZQA Info
Dance 2.5 - Perform a repertoire of dance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91211 v2
NZQA Info
Dance 2.7 - Provide an interpretation of a dance performance with supporting evidence
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Lynfield College has procedures and guidelines for the administering of assessments.  Click HERE to go to the school website with more information, and links to the appropriate Year Level Assessment Guides.