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Dance Technique Extension 4 (DNCE30020)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 6.25On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeDNCE30020
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Dance Technique Extension 4 is designed to complement Dance Technique 5 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 4 and 5
  2. Refine alignment principles, technical accuracy and energy efficiency in the execution of complex movement phrases in contemporary and ballet technique.
  3. Further 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 in more complex movement patterns
  6. Develop muscular strength, tone and flexibility
  7. Utilise 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 a high level of physical and kinaesthetic understanding of technical exercises
  3. Demonstrate an 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


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
DNCE20018 Dance Technique 4
Semester 2


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
DNCE30015 Performance Project A
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

  • Progress Assessment in Dance Technique 5 provides indicative mark, relevant to Dance Technique Extension 4 - Mid Semester
  • Students attend a mid semester interview with 2 staff to review progress across all subjects, including Dance Technique Extension 4. 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% - End of Semester

80% Attendance Hurdle must be met to pass the subject

100% weekly punctual and full attendance is expected.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorMeredith Blackburn
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours60 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

    Meredith Blackburn


Time commitment details

2 X 1.5 hours Contemporary Class 1 X 1.5 hours Ballet OR 1 X 1.5 hours Contemporary Class 2 X 1.5 hours Ballet (4.5 hours per week)

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: 2 August 2019