The Senior Performing Arts curriculum at Hastings Girls' High School goes beyond just skill acquisition; it’s a transformative journey that shapes well-rounded individuals. By participating in these programmes, students develop the confidence to stand in the spotlight, the humility to collaborate as part of a team, and the resilience to overcome challenges. These qualities are not only beneficial within the performing arts arena but also serve as valuable life skills.
Through Te Ao Haka, Dance, Drama, and Music, students discover new dimensions of themselves and the world around them. They learn to express ideas, emotions, and narratives in ways that transcend conventional communication methods. These programmes foster creativity, cultural understanding, and personal growth, preparing students to thrive in an ever-evolving global society.
Students will join us on a journey of self-discovery and artistic exploration. Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Te Ao Haka, Dance, Drama, and Music, and experience the transformative power of the performing arts. At Hastings Girls' High School, we believe in nurturing the desire to create, communicate, and connect.
This course is for dance students who have experience in performing at a high level in a specialist dance discipline and passion for choreography. Through this course, students will have the opportunity to choreograph solo and ensemble sequences, perform as a soloist and part of an ensemble, and study the elements of dance specific to a genre or style of their choice.
It is important to note that NCEA Dance at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 requires both written and performance components.
Entry Guidelines: Entry to this course is by audition and interview with the HOD Performing Arts.
Teacher in Charge: Mrs M Ferguson