PERFORMANCE IN DANCE


QUALIFICATION New Zealand Certificate in Dance
LEVEL 4
CREDIT VALUE  120
METHOD OF STUDY Full time (Part time options available) 
TEACHING DURATION 32 weeks
TOTAL DURATION  39 weeks 
DATES  February 2018

The dance programme is practical in nature and students will learn a variety of styles including American Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop. Students will learn the principle of choreography to develop their own solo and group pieces. They will use basic research skills to study selected choreographers and a range of dance styles. There is also a focus on fitness and body health to ensure dancers perform at their best and to prevent injury.

The dance programme is tutored by leading dancers and choreographers, with guest tutors being brought in as well throughout the year. Students studying dance will sit the NZAMD in Contemporary and American Jazz at the end of the academic year, as part of their formal assessment and exam week. These external exams contribute to the overall course marks. A highlight of the year is a Dance Performance Showcase where students get the chance to present their personal choreography. The courses PARTS-401 and DEVOS-401 are taken by all dance, drama and music students together – see short description below.

DANCE-401

Performance Dance 1

Perform solo and in group on stage and gain confidence and performance skills (Semester One)

DANCE-402

Performance Dance 2

Perform solo and in group on stage and gain confidence and performance skills (Semester Two)

DANCE-403

Dance Technique

Training in the fundamentals of Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop to develop solo and group performances

DANCE-404

Choreography 

Finding out the basic tools of choreography and creating your own solo and group pieces

DANCE-405

Dance Fitness

Becoming a fit and healthy dancer with a solid understanding of how your body works for dance to keep you in the game for longer

DANCE-406

Dance Studies 

Studying the works of selected choreographers and using this to develop your own pieces

PARTS-401

Performing Arts Industry Studies 

Finding out about the Performing Arts sector and how you can practically plan a potential career pathway

DEVOS-401

Personal Development 

Learning how to be a stronger person and finding out more about God, yourself and others and how it fits into living in Aotearoa, New Zealand