Stage One courses

2021

First year Bachelor of Dance Studies students must enrol as follows:

Semester One: 

  • DANCE 120 and 131
  • MAORI 190
  • PACIFIC 110 (Enrol in lecture number: 11907 and tutorial number: 12042)

Semester Two:

  • DANCE 107, 110, 112, 121

                or, if you need to complete an AELR course, then:

DANCE 101 - Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes

  • Course prescription: To develop an understanding of our moving bodies through movement awareness, dance improvisation, choreography and creative and analytic writing. Students will undertake both theoretical and practical classes focusing on a range of practices that dancers and movement practitioners use to facilitate kinaesthetic awareness, experimentation, communication and choreography. Students will explore somatic theory and practice, improvisation scores, choreography and dance analysis.
  • Semester availability: Semester One and Two 
  • Note: This course is available to all University of Auckland students, except those in a BDanceSt degree. 
  • Points: 15

DANCE 107 - Dance History and Contexts

  • Course prescription: Study of the historical development in western theatre dance from the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two 
  • Note: BDanceSt students enrol in Stream S01
  • Points: 15

DANCE 110 - Contemporary Dance and Choreography 1

  • Course prescription: A study of contemporary dance practices through the choreography, creative facilitation and techniques of contemporary dance makers. For BDanceSt students only.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two
  • Note: BDanceSt students enrol in Stream S01
  • Points: 15

DANCE 112 - Dance Kinesiology

  • Course prescription: Introduction to physiological and kinesiological analysis of dance movements. The study of skeletal alignment, muscular balance and mechanical efficiency.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two 
  • Note: BDanceSt students enrol in Stream S01
  • Points: 15

DANCE 120 - Dance Vocabulary I

  • Course prescription: Introducing the study of diverse dance vocabulary including ballet, contemporary dance and the field of somatics. Students will examine specific technical requirements of identified dance vocabulary.
  • Semester availability: Semester One 
  • Note: BDanceSt students enrol in Stream S01
  • Points: 15

DANCE 121 - Dance Technique

  • Course prescription: Continuation of work undertaken in DANCE 120 with exploration of skills, repertoire, and merging dance styles.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 120
  • Points: 15

DANCE 131 - Dance Education

  • Course prescription: The study of dance education practice and theory that shapes teaching and learning of dance in school and community contexts. Note: this course does not meet the requirements for teacher registration in New Zealand.
  • Semester availability: Semester One
  • Note: BDanceSt students enrol in Stream S01
  • Points: 15