NCEA L3 Performance Dance

PDA3
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 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.



Learning Areas:

Arts - Mātauranga Toi, NCEA Level 3



Career Pathways

Actor, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Dancer, Entertainer, Musician, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Model, Private Teacher/Tutor, Television Presenter