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Dance Technique Extension 3 (DNCE20024)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 6.25On Campus (Southbank)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeDNCE20024
Campus
Southbank
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Dance Technique Extension 3 is designed to complement Dance Technique 4 through additional classes, which provide diverse approaches to training and exposure to industry professionals. Students take three dance technique extension classes each week, which serve to broaden the individuals’ experience. Students choose between two classes in Contemporary Dance technique and one in Ballet OR two classes in Ballet and one in Contemporary Dance technique. Classes continue to focus on developing technical expertise and artistry.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject will enable the student to:

  1. Extend on the understanding of Contemporary and Ballet technique and the objectives of technical training in these genres gained in Dance Technique 2 and 3
  2. Apply alignment principles, technical accuracy and energy efficiency in the execution of complex movement phrases in contemporary and ballet technique.
  3. Apply physical and kinaesthetic knowledge of technical exercises
  4. Increase their ability to organise and direct the body in space and time
  5. Direct the body’s centre of mass around and away from its axis
  6. Develop muscular strength, tone and flexibility
  7. Apply visualisation techniques to enhance movement form
  8. Further develop a strong work ethic

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate alignment principles, technical accuracy and energy efficiency in the execution of complex movement phrases in contemporary and ballet technique.
  2. Demonstrate physical and kinaesthetic understanding of technical exercises
  3. Demonstrate and increased ability to organise and direct the body in time and space.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work off centre and to generate and control momentum through all activities involving weight transference.
  5. Articulate movement utilising increased control, strength and flexibility
  6. Demonstrate the capacity to respond and apply feed back, take risks within safe dance practice and be focused in application of the technique

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

DNCE20013 - Dance Technique 3

Corequisites

DNCE20018 - Dance Technique 4

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

Progress Assessment in Dance Technique 3 provides indicative mark, relevant to Dance Technique Extension.

Students attend a mid semester interview with 2 staff to review progress across all subjects, including Dance Technique Extension 3. Formal written feedback from Progress Assessment is discussed.

(Mid-semester)

Coursework – active, physical and ongoing engagement in practical classes (including regular individual feedback) against assessment criteria: attendance 10%, skills development 20%, technical proficiency 50% and work ethic 20%

80% Attendance Hurdle must be met to pass the subject.

100% weekly punctual and full attendance is expected.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorAnna Smith
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours2 X 1.5 hours Contemporary Class, 1 X 1.5 hours Ballet OR 1 X 1.5 hours Contemporary Class, 2X 1.5 hours Ballet = 4.5 hours per week
    Total time commitment60 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

    Anna Smith

    smitham@unimelb.edu.au

    90359102

Time commitment details

60 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: 30 July 2019