Kinetic Studies 2A

Subject DNCE20010 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 2 (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


756-136 Kinetic Studies 1A

756-137 Kinetic Studies 1B

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Not offered in 2014
Not offered in 2014


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Core Participation Requirements:

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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:

The subject will involve further study and practice of ideokinetic processes to foster a balanced alignment of the skeletal system and re-education of neuromuscular habits in movement. Students will also investigate the mechanical principles underlying the design of kinetic imagery and the relationships of both bone and muscle groups in relation to postural alignment and efficient physical coordination. Students will experience moving from a source of imagery, emanating from Skinner Releasing Technique, ideokinesis and/or anatomical based releasing techniques. Other kinetic practices, such as Feldenkrais will also be studied. Students will study the development and use of imagery in movement and postural integration, components of good alignment, core stabilisation as well as structure, function and integration of the upper body structures.

Learning Outcomes:
  • To minimise mechanical stress through improved body patterning;
  • To increase lumbopelvic stability;
  • Appropriate use and development of turnout;
  • The development of balanced muscle function;
  • Improved general flexibility.

Participation and contribution to course work (30%); practical examination (30%); written requirements totalling no more than 2000 words (40%). 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
Generic Skills:

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

  • the ability to apply theory to practice;
  • the capacity for kinaesthetic awareness;
  • the ability to exercise imaginative and transformative processes;
  • the capacity to communicate in writing.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dance (VCA)

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