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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.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
DNCE10016 Choreographic Process into Performance 1
Semester 1
DNCE10017 Dance Technique 1
Semester 1


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
DNCE10019 Choreographic Process into Performance 2
Semester 2
DNCE10022 Dance Technique 2
Semester 2

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
DNCE10020 Body Balance
Semester 2

Recommended background knowledge

Completion of Year 1 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) ensures all students have appropriate background knowledge

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 including DNCE 10020 Body Balance - Mid Semester
  • Coursework: active, physical and ongoing engagement in practical classes (including regular individual feedback) against assessment criteria: skills development 20%, technical proficiency 30%, work ethic 20% and attendance 10%. A formula is applied to a student’s actual attendance, which distributes marks from 10% down to zero where zero represents less than 60% attendance - End of Semester (Total: 80%)
  • Written assignment 1200 words. Written work must be passed to successfully complete the subject - End of Semester (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 hours36 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

Time commitment details

1 X 1 hour Body Conditioning per week 1 x 2 Hours Yoga per week Estimated Total Time Commitment: 60 hours

Further information

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  • 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