Dance Kinesiology

Subject DNCE60032 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 60 hours (5 hours per week for 12 weeks)
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours



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 examination and exploration of dance movement focusing on kinesiological knowledge. The purpose of this study is to establish good practices for technical work in dance, and for movement analysis in conjunction with safe teaching methods and injury care. An introduction to current issues and theories regarding body structure, alignment, flexibility, muscular strength, conditioning practices, and neuromuscular functioning. Students will learn to recognise the causes of dance injuries, and to develop strategies for the prevention, treatment, and care of dance injuries.

Learning Outcomes:


Course participation and contribution (20%);
Coursework including 10 minute class presentation during the semester (20%);
Practical exam during the semester (20%) and written exam at the end of semester (40%).

Hurdle requirement 80% attendance.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information:

Not offered in 2009

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