The Performing Arts Centre is used by the Dance students as a classroom throughout the year presenting their annual dance show Pulse. This is especially important as Pulse is showcasing the students work for NCEA.
Stage Challenge, SDNZ, Bring it On, Kapahaka, and cultural dance group opportunities are offered at BDSC to promote cultural diversity, and provide performance opportunities for a broad number of students.
Students are introduced to Dance composition, performance work and Dance reflection.
Students learn to interact effectively with a diverse range of people in a variety of contexts. This includes the ability to listen actively, recognise different points of view, negotiate, and share ideas, participate and contribute.
The year’s programme is an action packed course, designed to give students a broad dance experience, develop confidence, and build stamina.
Students are exposed to a variety of genres, guest tutors, and Dance techniques to equip and prepare students for NCEA level one Dance.
Level 1 Dance has a composition and performance focus, which builds a strong skill base and provides confidence in performance.
Students are introduced to a more structured approach to choreography, using dance devices, elements, and structures.
Level 2 Dance builds on this to develop choreographic skills and movement exploration and to develop ideas and opinions, with the addition of guest practitioners and live performances.
Year 13 involves independent research, challenging performance technique and pushing the boundaries of composition.