Dance (2021)

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 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.

Dance is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in Dance, students must complete 60 points, consisting of DANCE101, DANCE201, DANCE202 and DANCE301, or other papers approved by the Division.


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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    DANCE101Dance, Movement and Culture15.021B (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.
    MAORI157Ngā Mahi a Rehia: An Introduction to Kapa Haka15.021B (Hamilton)
    An introduction to the theoretical and practical components of kapa haka as a means of communication and cultural expression in the Maori world.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    DANCE201Choreographing Dance15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper offers an opportunity to experience choreographic process and critically consider the roles of dance and movement in specific places and sites such as urban environments, public recreational facilities and gardens.
    DANCE202Community Dance15.021B (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.
    MAORI257Kapa Haka: Noble Dances of the Māori15.0No occurrences
    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.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    DANCE301Performing Dance15.021A (Hamilton)
    This paper offers an advanced study of choreography for performance, focussing on solo choreography, critical reflections on embodiment, gender and culture in dance, and a final public performance production.

2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 5 March 2021 11:22am

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