Dance Skills 2

Subject DNCE10015 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 84
Total Time Commitment:

144 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

In Dance Skills 2 students will build on and further develop the skills from first semester. They will be expected to extend these through a program of self-directed daily practice. At the end of the first year of study, students should have developed sound technique in all areas of dance studied and be working at all times in accordance with an awareness of safe dance practice. Students will be expected to progress at a rate that takes into account their entry-level skills and ability and will be streamed accordingly. Classes will cover jazz, tap and technique but move beyond these as necessary. Course content will include technique, flexibility and strength work, corner work and choreography.


On completing this subject students will be able to:
• understand the fundamental components of stage movement – space, time, weight/dynamics, energy, momentum and physical awareness specifically related to jazz, tap, ballet and music theatre choreography;
• understand the fundamentals of dance-based anatomy, injury prevention and rehabilitation and nutrition and implement safe dance practice principles at all times;
• display a sound comprehension of theory and a consistent maintenance of good technique in all areas of dance studied;
• devise and maintain an autonomous program of daily practice, to increase flexibility, core strength, dance technique and ease of movement.


Continuous: preparation and participation in classes, demonstrating continuous application to given tasks: (60% total: 35% Jazz, 25% Tap,).

Satisfactory participation in Technique classes is a hurdle requirement

Formal: performance of two set tasks in Jazz and Tap the end of semester (15% jazz, 15% tap)

Written: the submission in week 12 of a journal summary of personal progress made in Dance 2, based on classroom experiences and self-directed study (500 words) 10%

Late submission
* Unless an extension has been granted, for essays/assignments submitted after the due date, the mark a student is awarded for their work will be reduced by 10% for each day the work is late. Using electronic submission means work may be submitted on any day.
* Unless an extension has been granted, assignments submitted later than 5 working days (or 1 week if due on a weekend) after the due date will not be marked, and will receive no marks.

Hurdle requirements
Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• exhibit extensive practical and theoretical understanding of their discipline including acquisition of skill level, discipline, relevant professional knowledge, and ethics appropriate to professional artistic practice;
• be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
• recognise and value their uniqueness as an artist whilst developing diversification;
• participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)

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