Conditioning and Somatic Practice

Subject DNCE60033 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours (4 hous per week for 12 weeks)
Total Time Commitment: 60 hours


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Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Subject Overview: Examination of conditioning systems and somatic practices for dance training. Practical and theoretical studies of historical and current approaches to conditioning and somatic work for dancers, including Ideokinesis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Pilates, Horvath Method, C-I Training, and yoga.


Course participation and contribution including practical demonstrations throughout the semester (60%);
10 minute class presentation during the semester (20%);
Written assignment of not more than 1000 words at the end of semester (20%).

Hurdle requirement 80% attendance.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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Notes: Not offered in 2009

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