Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 9 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 28517323

Recommended Prior Learning


Year 9 Dance builds on the performance and choreography skills of dance. Level 4 of the NZ Dance Curriculum is the focus for the work completed at this year level.

Over the semester the learners will learn how to combine and contrast the dance elements to express images, ideas and feelings in dance, using a variety of choreographic processes. They will prepare and present dance, with an awareness of the performance context. Alongside this the learners will explore and describe how dance is used for different purposes in a variety of cultures and contexts.

Learning Areas:

Arts (Performing)


Year 10 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.