Dance Skills 5

Subject DNCE30018 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 08-Nov-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 25 Hours
Total Time Commitment:

74 Hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Ms Margot Fenley


Faculty of the VCA & MCM Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

Weekly tap and jazz classes form the core of Dance 5, maintaining skills, fitness and artistry whilst students are simultaneously working on performance projects. As with all year 3 subjects, a high level of preparation and autonomy is expected, with students exhibiting strong organisational skills and confident application of technical and artistic principles in self-directed work.

Learning Outcomes:

• Develop technical and artistic skills to professional readiness, including the ability to take direction.
• Develop a high level of professional conduct and respect for the ethics of professional practice.
• Develop the ability to adapt to style, genre and character in dance to a professional level.
• Develop autonomy and self-sustaining professional habits, including understanding of the importance of fitness, stamina, core strength and nutritional balance for a sustained career.


CONTINUOUS: Jazz - focusing on achievements against set criteria in areas such as: engagement, developing a methodology, transference of skills into performance, professional attitude and commitment. 15%

CONTINUOUS: Tap - focusing on achievements against set criterai in areas such as: engagement, developing a methodology, transference of skills into performance, professional attitude and commitment. 15%

FORMAL: Jazz - In-class final performance 20 minutes. End of the Semester. 40%

FORMAL: Tap - In-class final performance 20 minutes. End of the Semester. 30%

Hurdle: Satisfactory progress in ballet against set criteria including engagement, developing a methodology, transference of skills into performance (including across aligned dance skills such as jazz), professional attitude and commitment.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

• Demonstrate the ability to integrate technical and artistic approaches in dance to respond to the demands of style, genre, character and story with artistry and technique to a professional standard.
• Demonstrate the ability to fulfil the requirements of direction.
• Demonstrate the ability to objectively analyse their own work and self-correct using mirrors and kinaesthetic awareness.
• Demonstrate the ability to self-sustain through an autonomous program of self-directed study, including building fitness, core strength, stamina and nutritional balance.

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)

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