Conditioning and Somatic Practice

Subject DNCE60033 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

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

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours (4 hous per week for 12 weeks)
Total Time Commitment:

60 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:

Examination of conditioning systems and somatic practices for dance training. Practical and theoretical studies of historical and current approaches to conditioning and somatic work for dancers, including Ideokinesis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Pilates, Horvath Method, C-I Training, and yoga.

Learning Outcomes:


Course participation and contribution including practical demonstrations throughout the semester (60%);
10 minute class presentation during the semester (20%);
Written assignment of not more than 1000 words at the end of semester (20%).

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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