Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 28517323

Recommended Prior Learning


The Level 1 dance course has a balanced focus on creativity, performance, and analysis. Learners will explore their own movement ideas, share them with others, and use choreographic devices and processes to develop and give form to their own dance sequences. They will prepare, rehearse and perform a range of dances and demonstrate understanding of the performance requirements of the genres and contexts. Learners will practically explore the elements of dance and record and reflect on what they discover. We will view dance works and analyse them using the dance elements and terms we have learnt throughout the year.

Topics Covered: 

- Dance Elements

- Dance Performance

- Dance Choreography

- Dance Perspectives

Learning Areas:

Arts (Performing), Wellbeing

Assessment Information

Please note that the standard credit totals displayed below as well as the standard descriptions are subject to change before the start of 2024 due to the upcoming NCEA Level 1 changes.


Level 2 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

$70 to cover the cost of various workshops, performances and resources
A device for use with Google Classroom
Black T-shirt and black leggings/shorts / toe-undies


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