Allied Dance Studies 1B

Subject 756-135 (2009)

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Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: 5 hours per week

Allied Dance Studies 1A

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

This subject comprises contemporary duo, pas de deux, repertoire (ballet or contemporary), improvisation, pointe and music. Students are required to complete music and to elect 3 units of study from the other 6 units. Music includes the development of rhythmic and aural skills through study of notation, an overview of Western Art Music from the Medieval to the present, awareness of non-Western musical forms and introduction to musical genres, development of instruments, basic notation and conducting. The elective units must be studied sequentially for 2 semesters. Elective units in Allied Dance Studies 1 and 2 can be sequential to allow for specialisation or non-sequential to facilitate breadth in content.


Participation and contribution to course work (55%); performance in an assessment class/es in each elective unit (30%); music examination (15%). Hurdle requirement - 80% attendance.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

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

  • the capacity for kinaesthetic awareness;
  • the ability to recognise and move within particular aesthetic domains;
  • the capacity to synthesise data and evaluate information;
  • the capacity for imaginative, transformative and interpretive activity;
  • the ability to perform;
  • the application of theory to practice in music, sound generation and composition;
  • the capacity for critical thinking;
  • the capacity for interpretation and analysis;
  • the ability to work in a team.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dance (VCA)

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