Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 2 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 28517323

Recommended Prior Learning


The Level 2 dance course has a balanced focus on choreography, dance performance and analysis. During this course the learners will extend their skills in the vocabulary, practices, and technologies of selected dance genres and styles. They will choreograph solo and group dance works of about one minute in length using choreographic processes and devices to communicate choreographic intentions. Learners will apply rehearsal and performance skills to a range of dances, developing their technique and expression to communicate specific intentions.

Topics Covered: 

- Perform a theatre or ethnic dance to communicate understanding of the dance.

- Choreograph a group dance to communicate an intention.

- Perform a repertoire of dance.

Optional AS/US

- Choreograph a solo dance to communicate an intention.

Optional External AS

- Provide an interpretation of a dance performance with supporting evidence.

Learning Areas:

Arts (Performing)


Level 3 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

$80 to cover the cost of various workshops and performances
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.