Dance Psychology

Subject DNCE60054 (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: 24 hours ( 2 hours per week for 12 weeks)
Total Time Commitment: Not available


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:

The study of psychological issues for dancers, and the current evolution of sport psychology theories for dance applications. Examination of specific issues including performance, anxiety, stress, perfectionism and body image, child development, and emotional disorders and behaviours affecting dance practice.

Learning Outcomes:


Participation and contribution to coursework (40%);
15 minute class presentation during semester (40%):
Written assessment of not more than 1000 words at end of semester (20%);

Hurdle requirement 80% attendance.

Prescribed Texts:

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Not offered in 2009

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