Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 10 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 28517323

Recommended Prior Learning


Year 10 Dance develops the learners dance skills, techniques, vocabularies and movement practices. Level 5 of the NZ Dance Curriculum is the focus for the work completed at this year level.

Over the semester the learners will compare and contrast dances from a variety of past and present cultures and contexts. They will manipulate the dance elements and explore the use of choreographic devices and structures to organise dance movement. This will lead to the preparation, rehearsal and performance of dance, showing an awareness of production technologies.

Learning Areas:

Arts (Performing)


Level 1 Dance

Career Pathways

Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Dancer, Entertainer, Minister of Religion, Musician, Systems Administrator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Television Presenter

Course Costs and Equipment

$40 Course Fee to cover workshops and classroom resources
A device to use Google Classroom
A black T-shirt and black leggings/shorts to wear


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.