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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 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,080.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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

School of Performing Arts' Office

Teaching staff

Sofia Kalogeropoulou


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Course outline

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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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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Thursday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Friday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41