|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Dancing the Dance 1 offers students with little or no background in dance an introduction to the fundamentals dance techniques and their use in the creation of choreography. Each weekly seminar/workshop will start with a warm up in a particular technique (contemporary dance, hip hop, flamenco or ballet for example) and progress to problem-solving and choreographic tools to explore ways of making dances. The subject develops an insight into the roles of dancer and choreographer and the use of physical language as a means of expression through the exploration of dance techniques, approaches to dance-making, choreographic tools, rehearsal techniques, dance performance and presentation.
Intended learning outcomes
On completing this subject, students should have:
1. an enhanced understanding of the physical language of a range of dance techniques and the basic principles of choreography
2. the capacity to understand and apply dance techniques to express movement-based ideas
3. the ability to critically analyse the application of dance making and presentation techniques to the expression of ideas
4. the capacity to work cooperatively in groups and gain an understanding of collaborative dance practice
5. an increase in strength, coordination, flexibility and range of movement
On completion of the subject, students will have enhanced their ability in respect of:
1. preparing choreographic studies based on dance techniques and compositional strategies
2. critically analysing the use of dance-making processes in class studies and existing work
3. applying knowledge of basic dance techniques and styles fundamentals;
4. communicating in both written and visual forms
5. working collaboratively with others
6. physical strength, coordination, flexibility and range of movement
Eligibility and requirements
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
Active, physical and on-going engagement in practical work throughout the semester (10%)
Written analysis (500 words each) of 4 selected dance works, Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 (40%)
Movement task 1 (3 minute choreographic study), Week 6 (25%)
Movement task 2 (3-5 minute choreographic study), Week 12 (25%)
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Coordinator Helen Herbertson Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 36 (12 x 2.5 hr seminar/workshop) Total time commitment 136 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Coordinator Helen Herbertson Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 36 (12 x 2.5 hr seminar/workshop) Total time commitment 136 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Readings will be made available on LMS.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.