Allied Dance Studies 1B

Subject DNCE10008 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

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

5 hours per week


756-134 Allied Dance Studies 1A



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Core Participation Requirements:

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Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

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.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should have acquired the following skills:
• The capacity for kinaesthetic awareness
• The ability to move within aesthetic domains
• The facility to dance in particular contemporary movement techniques
• A facility with ballet technique
• The application of theory to practice
• The capacity to synthesise data and evaluate information
• Capacities of imagination, transformation, and interpretation
• The ability to perform


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.

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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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