NCEA L1 Performance Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Climo

Performance Dance is a subject in which dance and the arts are pivotal in providing a space where students can confidently navigate their cultural identity.

 This is a full-year course specialising in Pasifika dance skills. Students demonstrate techniques and movements associated with Pasifika dance genres or styles or that include personal ways of moving. They demonstrate the skilled use of balance, accurate use of space, timing, and energy.

The intended outcomes of the subject are:

The students will achieve NZQA qualifications in dance. They will experience success through their culture and heritage. Students will be confident pursuing pathways in their culture, art, and heritage and can confidently lead in all areas of their learning journey. It will be underpinned by the New Zealand Curriculum, focusing on critical thinking skills, a culture of ako, managing self, participating and contributing to the group, and expressing themselves through language, song, and dance.

The course teaches the following standards:

Learning Areas:

Arts - Mātauranga Toi, NCEA Level 1, NCEA Level 2


NCEA L2 Performance Dance

Career Pathways

Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Dancer, Entertainer, Musician, Systems Administrator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Early Childhood Teacher, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Television Presenter