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Body Works (DNCE20032)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeDNCE20032
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Based in Skinner Releasing Technique supported with fundamental anatomical and neuromuscular patterning information Body Works uses imagery and hands on tactile studies to foster a deeper kinaesthetic experience of movement. Students are guided through an embodiment process toward physical balance and creativity. Suitable for beginners and experienced movers, Skinner Releasing Technique can be beneficial to professional dancers, actors, musicians, artists of all kinds and all people interested in moving with ease. It can enhance any movement style and any activity. Classes include imagery as a powerful tool for transformation. Part of the class involves hands-on partner studies (partner graphics), where you can fell yourself letting go of habitual holding patterns. Connecting your physicality with your imagination, you find an empowered self, much greater than the sum of its parts.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Use of imagery to attain embodiment.
  • Use of tactile aid and partner graphics to let go of habitual holding patterns.
  • Balance through the weight bearing joints.
  • Sense ease in movement and organisation of the body around the central axis.
  • Understand anatomical body patterns that support core stabilisation and axial length.
  • Move with minimum effort and maximum ease.

Eligibility and requirements





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


  • Demonstration of tactile aid skills with a partner.
  • 10 minutes
  • Hurdle requirement: Students must attempt all assessment tasks to be eligible to pass this subject
Week 320%
  • Written Log-book for 3 classes.
  • 750 words
Week 620%
  • Practical assessment related to class content.
  • 10 minutes
Week 1225%
  • Written Log-book for 3 classes
  • 1000 words
End of semester25%
  • Active, physical and on-going engagement in practical classes
  • hours
  • Hurdle requirement: 80% attendance required to pass this subject. Students must attempt all assessment taks to be eligible to pass this subject.
End of semester10%

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

Students are expected to complete written assignments and practical assessments as well as undertake regular self-directed practice.

Further information

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Last updated: 19 July 2019