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Dancing the Dance 1 (DNCE10027)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeDNCE10027
Campus
Southbank
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject 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

Generic skills

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

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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

Assessment

Additional details

  • 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
    CoordinatorHelen Herbertson
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours36 (12 x 2.5 hr seminar/workshop)
    Total time commitment136 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    For all administrative enquiries, e.g. enrolment, class registration, special consideration enquiries:

    Contact Stop 1

    For all academic enquiries, e.g. assessment, subject matter enquiries:

    Helen Herbertson

    helenfh@unimelb.edu.au

  • Semester 2
    CoordinatorHelen Herbertson
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours36 (12 x 2.5 hr seminar/workshop)
    Total time commitment136 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    For all administrative enquiries, e.g. enrolment, class registration, special consideration enquiries:

    Contact Stop 1

    For all academic enquiries, e.g. assessment, subject matter enquiries:

    Helen Herbertson

    helenfh@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

136 hours

Further information

Last updated: 11 October 2019