|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Dance Technique 3 expands on the fundamentals established in Dance Technique 2. Three classes in Contemporary, two in Ballet and one in Yoga provide the platform for further development of technically strong dancers capable of exploring the breadth of artistry within their dance technique. Two classes in both Contemporary and Ballet will be delivered in smaller groups to provide individualized application of training. The remaining classes will be delivered with leading dance industry professionals. Classes facilitate the mastery of exercises and consolidate the understanding of the principles of both techniques concentrating on the refinement of movement skills in more complex movement patterns. Classes continue to highlight the importance of efficient alignment, cardiovascular endurance, expression and musicality.
This subject aims to integrate the conceptual language and practices of the subject Integrated Body Mind Practices and is taken alongside Dance Tech Extension 2.
Intended learning outcomes
- Application of alignment principles, technical accuracy and energy efficiency in the execution of more complex movement phrases in contemporary and ballet technique.
- Ability to organise and direct the body in time and space.
- Ability to direct the body' centre of mass around and away from its axis.
- Development of muscular strength, tone and flexibility.
- Capacity to use visualisation techniques to enhance movement form.
- A strong work ethic (maintenance of self-discipline, concentration and application).
On completion of this subject students should have acquired the following skills:
- The capacity for kinaesthetic awareness
- The ability to move within aesthetic domains
- The facility to dance in particular contemporary movement techniques
- A facility with ballet and contemporary technique
- The application of theory to practice
- The capacity to synthesise data and evaluate information
- Capacities of imagination, transformation, and interpretation
- The ability to perform
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|DNCE10022||Dance Technique 2||
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|DNCE20014||Choreographic Process into Performance 3||
|DNCE20015||Dance Technique Extension 2||
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
- Students attend a mid semester interview with 2 staff to review progress across all subjects. Formal written feedback from Progress Assessment is discussed - Mid Semester (10%)
- 2 Progress Assessments in Contemporary Dance and Ballet. Formal written feedback is provided by 2 assessors in both Contemporary Dance and Ballet. The result provides an indication of overall course work mark for Dance Technique 3 and progress towards Formal Practical Exams 2 in Contemporary Dance and Ballet. Students at risk are notified at interview and in writing. - Mid Semester (20%)
- COURSEWORK - Active, physical and on-going engagement in practical classes in Contemporary Dance and Ballet, (including regular individual feedback) against the following criteria: Attendance (100% punctual and full attendance is expected. A formula is applied to a student's actual attendance which distributes marks from 5% to 0%, where zero represents less than 60% attendance) (5%), Progress (15%), Standard (15%), Work Ethic (15%) - TOTAL: (50%)
- Formal Practical Examination in Ballet (1.5 hours) in class group. - End of Semester (20%)
- 100% weekly punctual and full attendance is expected (80% attendance must be met for Yoga - Hurdle Requirement)
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Anna Smith Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 140 hours total Total time commitment 140 hours Teaching period 18 February 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 1 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
Time commitment details
3 X 1.5 hours Contemporary Class 2 X 1.5 hours Ballet 1 X 1.5 hours Yoga Estimated Total Time Commitment: 140 Hours
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
- 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.