Dance at Motueka High School

Through dance, ākonga strengthen their understanding of themselves, others, and their environment. Dance develops and explores ākonga’s understanding of ideas, cultures, rituals, and identity through the literacy of movement.  

Within our Dance courses at Motueka High School, students will explore a variety of dance styles to value, sustain, and reflect stories, concepts, whakapapa, and Tikanga.  Dance empowers learners to recognise the increasing diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand and build connections across cultures. – Ref, NCEA Education, Dance.

Across all year levels there is a variety of courses students can take. Please refer to the course booklet for more information on these.

Anyone wanting to know more about Dance at Motueka High School can email

Important dance dates for 2023:

Momentum,  Term 3 Friday 4th August

Vast, Term 3 Friday August 18th    

Momentum Dance Festival 2022

​​​​​​​Our wonderful students performed at "Momentum" Dance Festival on 1 July 2022 at the Motueka Memorial Hall. Photos below.

Year 10 Dance performing “Day” at Vast Dance Festival 2021

2022 Talent Quest - Year 12/13 Dance ready to perform their Salsa

Year 11 and 12 Dance students "Remembering Christchurch" from Vast Dance Festival 2021