Anatomy for Dance

Subject DNCE60025 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (Semester 1)
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Classical Ballet Pedagogy 1A and 1B or Content and Methodology A


Recommended Background Knowledge:

Non Allowed Subjects:

Core Participation Requirements:


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:

This subject aims to provide the foundation for safe dance teaching, in particular of the young and growing child. The musculo-skeletal system, form and function of muscle and synovial joints, and movement related to dance are studied. Postural alignment and technique faults related to injury are discussed.

Learning Outcomes:


Participation and contribution to course work including practical work and reading (50%); written requirements written papers x 2 (40% each); glossary (10%).

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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 to interpret and analyse

  • The ability to evaluate and synthesise data and other information

  • The ability to communicate

Links to further information:

Not offered in 2009

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