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Body Balance (DNCE20029)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 6.25On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeDNCE20029
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

BODY BALANCE utilises techniques and approaches from various somatic practices e.g., Yoga, Feldenkrais, Conditioning programs etc., to assist the Dance student to improve individual body range of movement, flexibility, strength and tone. Easeful movement is facilitated through emphasis on correcting muscular imbalances throughout the body.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Improved general flexibility with specific attention to increasing range/mobility of the upper body;
  • Improved whole body integration;
  • Consolidate effective use of the core muscle group in their role of supporting body alignment and motion;
  • Establish easeful movement facility and aesthetic through the application of key Yoga principles;
  • An established vocabulary of exercises to maintain optimal movement facility throughout the physical structure.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have acquired the following skills:

  • The capacity for kinaesthetic awareness;
  • The ability to interpret and analyse;
  • The ability to apply theory to practice;
  • The capacity to synthesise data and evaluate information;
  • The capacity for imaginative, transformative and interpretive activity;
  • The capacity to work with unconditional positive regard for self and others;
  • The capacity to utilize an internal evaluative mechanism;
  • The capacity to give and receive informed feedback;
  • The capacity to develop a work methodology;
  • The capacity to participate effectively in collaborative learning as a team member whilst respecting individual difference;
  • The capacity to engage in productive self directed learning and research;
  • The ability to perform at optimum level.

Last updated: 30 July 2019