1. Handbook
  2. Subjects
  3. Body Balance
  4. Print

Body Balance (DNCE10020)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 6.25On Campus (Southbank)

You’re viewing the 2019 Handbook:
Or view archived Handbooks


Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeDNCE10020
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

BODY BALANCE utilizes techniques and approaches from various somatic practices e.g., Yoga, Feldenkrais, Conditioning programs etc., to assist the Dance student to improve individual body range of movement, flexibility, strength and tone. Easeful movement is facilitated through emphasis on correcting muscular imbalances throughout the body.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject will enable students to:

  • identify muscle imbalances and improve muscle function to promote more easeful movement;
  • improve and retrain neuro-muscular patterning and coordination and work towards freedom from habituated restrictions and greater connectedness;
  • maximise mechanical balance of the skeletal structure and improve whole body integration;
  • improve lumbo-pelvic stability and mobility;
  • develop the ability to make informed choices about appropriate exercises in training and rehabilitation.

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will have:

  • the ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate information
  • the capacity to think critically
  • the ability to exercise imaginative and transformative processes
  • the capacity to solve problems
  • the ability to apply theory to practice
  • the capacity for kinaesthetic awareness;
  • the capacity to work with unconditional positive regard for self and others
  • the capacity to utilise an internal evaluative mechanism
  • the capacity to give and receive informed feedback;
  • the capacity to develop a work methodology;
  • the capacity to participate effectively in collaborative learning as a team member whilst respecting individual difference
  • the capacity to engage in productive self directed learning and research.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
DNCE10017 Dance Technique 1
Semester 1
DNCE10018 Integrated Body Mind Practices 1
Semester 1



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

Students attend a mid-semester interview with 2 staff to review progress across all subjects including DNCE 10020 Body Balance - Mid Semester

Coursework – Active and ongoing engagement in weekly classes including regular individual feedback against criteria attendance 10%, skills development 20%, technical proficiency 30% and work ethic 20% - End of semester - 80%

Written assignment (1200 words) Written work must be passed to successfully complete the subject - End of semester - 20%

80% Attendance Hurdle must be met to pass subject - Hurdle

100% weekly punctual and full attendance is expected.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    CoordinatorsNina Veretennikova and Anna Smith
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours1 X 1 hour Body Conditioning, 1 x 2 Hours Yoga = 3 hours per week
    Total time commitment70 hours
    Teaching period15 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date26 July 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

70 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Franklin, E., Dynamic alignment through imagery, 1996, Champaign, IL

Last updated: 23 July 2019