Dancing the Dance 2

Subject DNCE20031 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours (6 x 6hr seminar/workshop intensive)
Total Time Commitment:

136 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Anna Smith


Subject Overview:

Dancing the Dance 2 provides students, who have been introduced to dance fundamentals in Dancing the Dance 1, further insight into the practicalities of professional dance production. The subject will advance the study of Dancing the Dance 1, in areas such as dance techniques, movement design, choreography, rehearsal and presentation techniques including the realisation of dance performance ideas with lighting and sound design. The subject will conclude with a performance presentation of the work developed throughout the intensive.

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this subject, students should have:
1. an enhanced understanding of the physical language of a range of dance techniques and the principles of choreography
2. increased capacity to understand and apply dance techniques to express movement-based ideas
3. further ability to critically analyse the application of dance making and presentation techniques to the expression of ideas
4. an overview of the use of lighting and sound design in the realisation of dance presentations
5. enhanced capacity to work cooperatively in groups and gain an understanding of collaborative dance documentation

  • Active, physical and on-going engagement in practical work (10%)
  • Movement tasks x 2 (2-3 minutes each), Week 1 (day 3, day 5) (20%)
  • Documentation of creative process: research images, concept and design ideas (1000 words or equivalent), Week2 (day 6) (20%)
  • Performance Presentation, end of Week 2 (day 10) (30%)
  • Guided self-reflection (1000 words or equivalent), one week after final class (20%)
Prescribed Texts:

Readings will be available on LMS.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject, students should have enhanced their ability in respect of:
1. preparing choreographic studies based on dance techniques and compositional strategies
2. critically analysing the use of dance-making processes in class studies
3. applying knowledge of basic dance techniques and styles fundamentals
4. developing conceptual frameworks to achieve a practical outcome
5. understanding the use of lighting and sound design to enhance dance performance presentations
6. communicating in both written and visual forms
7. working collaboratively with others

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)

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