Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 8 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 28517323

Recommended Prior Learning


Year 8 Dance is an introduction to the performance and choreography of dance as a school based subject. Level 3 and 4 of the NZ Dance Curriculum is the focus for the work completed at this year level.

Over the term the learners will explore and describe dances from a variety of cultures and work collaboratively with others. They will select and combine dance elements in their preparation of dance sequences using a variety of stimuli. Learners will then share dance movement in pairs and groups. Learners will be given a grade for both their performance and choreography work over the term.

Learning Areas:

Arts (Performing)


Year 9 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

$10 Course Fee to cover printing and 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.