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 45 points from DANCE coded papers and a further 15 points from papers listed for Dance.

Dance papers

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Code and paper title Points
DANCE101 Dance, Movement and Culture right arrow

This paper integrates dance practice and theory, providing practical experience of different dances of Aotearoa, the Pacific region and beyond...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MAORI157 Ngā Mahi a Rehia: An Introduction to Kapa Haka right arrow

An introduction to the theoretical and practical components of kapa haka as a means of communication and cultural expression in the Māori world.

15 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
DANCE202 Community Dance right arrow

This paper integrates dance and theory, focusing on understanding community dance in Aotearoa and beyond, and in relation to issues of participation...

15 24A (Hamilton)
THSTS260 Exploring the Physical in Theatre right arrow

This paper charts the use of the term ‘physical theatre’, providing an overview of the areas of debate in the field. Workshops are contextualised by...

15 24A (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
DANCE301 Performing Dance right arrow

This paper offers an advanced study of choreography for performance, focussing on solo choreography, critical reflections on embodiment, gender and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 22 Jun 2024 01:00am