Dance students will develop creative and pedagogical knowledge and skills for dance in community settings, schools and professional contexts, informed by understandings of wellbeing and lifelong learning through the arts. The broad focus in the dance minor means that students will enhance their embodied knowledge and engage with interdisciplinary cultural, ethnographic, phenomenological, critical, pedagogical and creative practice research.
Dance is available to all students as a minor and aligns well with papers in Theatre Studies, Maori Performing Arts, Arts Education, Screen and Media Studies, Health, Sport and Human Performance and Education and Society.
To complete a minor in Dance, students must complete 60 points, including DANCE101, DANCE201, DANCE202 and DANCE301, or other papers approved by the Faculty.
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Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DANCE101 Dance, Movement and Culture 18B (Hamilton) This paper provides practical experience with different forms of dance, an introduction to choreography, and a critical examination of how dance is influenced by societal and cultural issues. MAORI157 NgÄ Mahi a Rehia: An Introduction to Kapa Haka 18B (Hamilton) An introduction to the theoretical and practical components of kapa haka as a means of communication and cultural expression in the Maori world.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DANCE201 Choreographing for Places and Sites 18A (Hamilton) This paper offers an opportunity to experience choreographic process and critically consider the roles of movement in specific places and sites such as urban environments, public recreational facilities and gardens. DANCE202 Community Dance 18B (Hamilton) This paper offers an investigation of creative and contemporary dance, focusing on developing an understanding of dance in community contexts and in relation to issues of participation, wellbeing, inclusion and social justice. EDART201 Dance In Educational Contexts 18S (Tauranga) The paper explores dance education through exposure to a range of dance skills, knowledge and teaching strategies. It embraces current dance practices through practical experiences and guided inquiry. MAORI257 Kapa Haka: Noble Dances of the MÄori 18A (Hamilton) An examination of the theoretical and practical components of kapa haka as an influential and political phenomena of expression of Aotearoa/New Zealand and its influence on the landscape.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location SPLS308 Performing Dance 18A (Hamilton) An advanced study of choreography and production that culminates in a formal public dance performance.
2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 14 January 2020 10:07am