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Dance Technique 3 (DNCE20013)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeDNCE20013
Semester 1
FeesSubject 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).

Generic skills

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
Semester 2


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
DNCE20014 Choreographic Process into Performance 3
Semester 1
DNCE20015 Dance Technique Extension 2
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. 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 coordinatorAnna Smith
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours140 hours total
    Total time commitment140 hours
    Teaching period18 February 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date 1 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 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

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • 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.

Last updated: 26 July 2019