The Arts - aDvANCE - A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Davies

Creativity & Innovation

aDvANCE will allow those dancers who already have a strong dance background push their understanding of dance further.  In aDvANCE dancers will begin to expand their repertoire of dance styles and genres and strengthen their understanding of the dance elements and choreographic devices to help them clearly communicate their ideas through their choreography. Within aDvANCE we will also have the opportunity to participate in and complete NCEA Level 1 dance assessments.

Course Overview

Term 1
- Strengthen understanding of commercial dance styles and technique and begin expanding our understanding of various dance styles and their influence on commercial dance.
- Gain an understanding of the origins of various dance styles.
- Begin to strengthen your ability to create dance and choreograph dance performances.

Term 2
- Polish our performances of various dance styles ready for assessment.
- Present a research project showing your understanding of the origins of a selected dance style.
- Choreograph a dance to perform at the end of Term 2 Dance presentation show.

Recommended Prior Learning

Recommended prior learning - It is recommended that students have either participated in Monumental Momentum, Contemporary Dance or are passionate dancers currently participating in extra curricular dance studies outside of school. 


aDvANCE allows students to kick start their NCEA dance studies and give students an opportunity to broaden their understanding of choreography and broaden their understanding of dance styles and genres to strengthen their performance skills for Level 1, 2 and 3 Dance studies.


Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.

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