Dance (Level 1-3)



Course description:

The dance course focuses on creation and performance of dance pieces. Students continue to develop effective use of body, movement and use of space, through a range of different contexts. We explore dance form and students can apply their knowledge in many performance opportunities.

There are opportunities for Dance standards to contribute to students’ literacy requirements.

Credits available:

Level 1:

Number Title Int/Ext Credits

AS90002 Perform Dance Sequences I 6

AS90858 Compose Dance Sequences for Given Briefs I 6

AS90859         Demonstrate Ensemble Skills in a Dance I 4

AS90860 Demonstrate Understanding of the Elements of Dance I 6


AS90861        Demonstrate Understanding of a Dance Performance   E 4

AS90005        Demonstrate Understanding of a Dance Style or Genre   E 4

Level 2:

Number Title Int/Ext Credits

AS91205        Choreograph a Group Dance to Communicate an Intention   I 4

AS91206        Choreograph a Solo Dance to Communicate an Intention   I 4

AS91207        Perform a Social or Ethnic Dance to Communicate Understanding  I 4

AS91208        Perform a Theatre Dance to Communicate Understanding   I 4

AS91209        Perform a Repertoire of Dance   I 6

AS91210        Demonstrate Understanding of a Range of Choreographic Processes I 4


AS91211     Provide an Interpretation of a Dance Performance with Supporting Evidence E4

AS91212     Demonstrate Understanding of a Dance Style or Genre in Context    E4

Level 3:

Number Title Int/Ext Credits

AS91588      Produce a Dance to Realise a Concept  I 8

AS91589      Choreograph a Dance to Develop and Resolve Ideas   I 4

AS91590      Perform a Solo or Duet Dance   I4

AS91591      Perform a Group Dance   I4

AS91592      Perform a Repertoire of Contrasting Dances  I 6

AS91593      Demonstrate Understanding of Dance Performance Practices   I 4


AS91594      Analyse a Dance Performance  E 4

AS91595      Demonstrate Understanding of the Development of Dance in Aotearoa  E 4

Please note: It is not expected that learners will complete all of the standards available. A minimum of 14 credits is expected.

Cost: $20 + Performance costs.

Students are expected to attend live theatre/dance performances, where possible.

Contact: Mrs N Ikiua

Upcoming events

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Last day of term 4, 2020.

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre.

Monday 30 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 23 Nov

23rd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre.

Friday 13 Nov

13th November Senior students go on study leave for their NCEA exams.

Monday 26 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Monday 12 Oct

12th October to 17th October Westland High School will be staging Big Fish a School production at the Regent t... [Read more]

Monday 12 Oct

Term 4 begins

Friday 25 Sep

Last day of term 3.

Friday 25 Sep

25th September the Westland High School Ball takes place. More information regarding venue and other details w... [Read more]
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