Area of Study
Dance, Visual Arts
Taught In English
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.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewDance 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.
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.