Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject is not offered in 2015.
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240 hours per year. Students are expected to undertake a minimum of 36 hours of self-directed, individual practice.
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Not offered in 2015
Not offered in 2015
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Dance is delivered in this three-year course with a clear focus on specific Music Theatre repertoire. The curriculum aims to develop kinaesthetically intelligent Music Theatre performers whose understanding of dance is clearly connected to the dramatic aims of plot develoment and character insight. Particular focus will be on the development of a sound technical basis, providing safety for the dancer whilst supporting the requirements of differing choreographic genres to achieve dramatic aims. A core curriculum of jazz, tap and ballet will be taught – but will move beyond these areas as necessary - with the emphasis being on the understanding of individual physical mastery as a pre-requisite for partner and ensemble interaction. Students will gain improved posture through dance and movement techniques, benefiting also from improved health and well-being.
Dance in this course also includes the classes in Awareness through Movement. This topic aims to develop freedom and expressiveness in the physical instrument of the actor through a program that may include introductory classes in Yoga, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique and Pilates. Classes will be structured to provide models for daily practice to facilitate autonomous learning and continual progress. It will support the core learning in singing, acting and dance through increased flexibility, kinaesthetic awareness, core strength, efficiency of movement and physical ease and openness.
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
Continuous: Preparation and participation in classes, demonstrating continuous application to given tasks (70% total - 30% jazz, 20% tap, 10% ballet, 10% Awareness through Movement)
Formal: Performance of two set tasks in jazz and tap, one at the end of each semester, and the submission of a review of a live dance performance to be submitted at the end of Semester 1 (approx 1,000 words) (30%).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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At the completion of the subjectc Theatre students should be able to:
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