DANCE 101G Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes

DANCE 101G | ARTS, BE, EDSW, EMHSS, LC* | Summer School, Semester One & Semester Two 2024 | City Campus | 15 points

*Bachelor of Dance Studies students cannot take this General Education course.


To develop an understanding of our moving bodies through movement awareness, dance improvisation, choreography and creative and analytic writing. Students will undertake both theoretical and practical classes focusing on a range of practices that dancers and movement practitioners use to facilitate kinaesthetic awareness, experimentation, communication and choreography. Students will explore somatic theory and practice, improvisation scores, choreography and dance analysis.

DANCE 101 not available for BDanceSt.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Use somatic, improvisation, and choreographic dance practices to develop ideas which grow from perception of your own moving body and experiences. 
  2. Understand a diverse range of dance practices, and confidently articulate ideas around these practices through mediums that reflect the nature of the work and thinking involved. 
  3. Access further information from the literature and appropriate industry networks.

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