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DANC304 Dance for Musical Theatre

The artistic qualities and techniques of dance in musical theatre explored through integrated theory and practice.

Paper title Dance for Musical Theatre
Paper code DANC304
Subject Dance
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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(DANC 101 or THEA 153) and 18 200-level points in DANC, MUSI, PERF or THEA
DANC 204, PERF 204, PERF 304
Schedule C
Arts and Music

While a basic understanding of the different dance genres would be useful, it is not essential. Entry into the dance papers does not require audition.


Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Sofia Kalogeropoulou

Teaching Staff: Sofia Kalogeropoulou

Teaching Arrangements

This paper is internally assessed.


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Course outline

Please contact the School of Performing Arts for a course outline.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

This paper will help foster:

  1. Intellectual independence and academic freedom: encompassing intellectual and artistic creativity
  2. Knowledge: encompassing its relevance to the needs of students, employers, industry and society
  3. Leadership in professional studies and performing arts

Knowledge relevant to the field
By the end of this paper students will have:

  1. Gained an understanding of the musical theatre genre and its wide repertoire and styles
  2. Developed the knowledge and ability to interpret and distinguish characteristics of the varied repertoire and styles of the genre
  3. Developed an understanding of the theories that inform studies of the genre
  4. Acquired stylistic and technical skills of particular dance repertoires

Academic skills
The paper will enable students to:

  1. Construct effective academic essays that display coherent arguments
  2. Effectively communicate ideas orally and engage in a critical discussion
  3. Construct an exegesis (critical and reflective analysis of their choreographic work)

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system