Dance Kinesiology

Subject DNCE60032 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject is not offered in 2016.

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:

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:


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.

Prescribed Texts:

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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