Classical Ballet Pedagogy 1B

Subject DNCE60006 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

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

10 hours per week


Classical Ballet Pedagogy 1A


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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:

Advanced study of early training of children in classical ballet. Planning the teaching year, teaching strategies, classroom management are all examined. The teaching of Improvisation is taught. Making dances for individuals is included. As well, a programme for body awareness incorporating strengthening and flexibility exercises is examined and taught. There are also practical teaching sessions involving ballet students of the appropriate age and level of training. Anatomical and kinaesthetic concepts are discussed and explored as vital components of teaching ballet.

Learning Outcomes:


Participation and contribution to tutorials and classes (10%); the structure and composition of elements of a component of ballet training taught in a practical situation at the end of Week 6 (30%); A written presentation of 1,000 words at the end of the Semester (20%); the composition and demonstration of a complete classical ballet class for Year 1 taught in a practical situation at the end of the Semester (40%).

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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 communicate orally and in writing

  • The capacity for kinaesthetic awareness

  • The ability to interpret and analyse

  • The capacity to evaluate and synthesise data and other information

  • The ability to identify aesthetic domains

  • The ability to apply theory to practice

Links to further information:

Not offered in 2009

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