Dance Technique

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Dance Technique

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Dance, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ARTS1005 and ARTS1006

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Dance Technique builds on the training or technical aspect of dance introduced in ARTS1005: Thinking, Writing and Making Dance as a means toward developing somatic awareness and potential. These skills can then be applied in teaching, composition, performance and research contexts. There will be a focus on training in specific practices (3 @1.5hrs per week for 12 weeks) drawn from techniques that have underpinned Western theatre dance such as Modern (Contemporary) Dance and Ballet) which will be contextualised and analysed during studio training.. The studio work will include socio-historical contextualisation of the approaches, anatomical information, associated theories and practical application. Information on how dance techniques have fuelled choreographic invention and research will also be included in the course. The course includes 2 X 1.5hr independent practice per week, which may involve responding to tasks set by the lecturer. This additional studio access acknowledges the need for appropriate studio time and space for developing individual dance training programs.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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