Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 3 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 28517323

Recommended Prior Learning


The Level 3 dance course has a balanced focus on performance, choreography, dance styles, and analysis. Learners will explore their own movement ideas, share them with others, and apply techniques and form to choreograph dances. They will learn movement vocabularies from different dance styles, times and cultures. In particular, investigating key dance companies and choreographers that have had significant influence on dance in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Learners will practically explore a range of performance approaches and record and reflect on their work. This will conclude with a showcase of dance, where learners will select and apply rehearsal processes, performance skills and production technologies to enhance the communication and expression of

their dance works.

Topics Covered: 

Compulsory Internal AS/US

- Perform a group dance.

- Choreograph a dance to develop and resolve ideas.

- Perform a repertoire of contrasting dances.

Optional Internal AS:

- Perform a solo or duet dance.

Learning Areas:

Arts (Performing)

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, performances and resources
A device for use with Google Classroom
Black T-shirt and black leggings/shorts


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