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Contemporary Dance in New York
New York City NY, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Trimester 3
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

dance NYC
Unit: ACD311 Contemporary Dance in New York (1 credit)

Imagine spending New Year's Eve 2016 in Times Square! You will arrive in New York City on 30 December, just in time for festitivies. On this year’s Dance Study Tour, you will participate in an intensive training module in contemporary dance practices over a two-week period.

You will emerse yourself in the practical, studio-based dance classes and workshops including contemporary dance techniques, choreography and somatic-based learning will be taught by a select group of practitioner/teachers from New York City. The content and curriculum of classes will be determined by the artistic interests and lineage of the artists involved. The program is intensive, with 5 hour classes for 9 days. From this experience, you will have an opportunity to boost your dance technique skills, choreographic understand and immerse yourself in the intensity and culture of the New York contemporary dance sector.

Other cultural and learning excursions such as attending performances will also be required. A pre-departure assignment will require students to research the contemporary dance sector in New York. Research and learning resources, both print-based and audio-visual, will be available via CloudDeakin as well as through the Deakin University Library and via online resources such as YouTube. The unit is designed to boost students’ dance technique skills, choreographic understanding and to immerse students in the intensity and culture of the New York contemporary dance sector.

  • WAM (Weighted Average Mark) above 50 
  • completion of ACD101, ACD102, ACD203 and ACD204. Students can apply if they are enrolled in ACD203 and ACD204 in 2016. 
  • completed at least 8 credit points, at time of application
  • acceptance into the program and access to enrol in study tour unit is subject to selection process with academic co-ordinators.If students are unsure as to whether this unit fits within your course structure, or your WAM, please contact your faculty course advisor.
Please note that study tour units may not run each year. Enrolment is always subject to a selection process, as places are limited. Students should always identify another unit as an alternative to a study tour unit when planning their course or major.

Students applying for the ACD311 Study Tour need to be physically fit, injury-free and in good health. The schedule of classes is demanding - five hours of active classes per day over nine days –and this intensity can be extremely challenging for students who are not at full fitness. Pre-existing medical conditions can also make these demands more difficult and students are urged to carefully consider whether the tour is appropriate.
50% of the assessment of student work in ACD311 is dependant on participation in the classes.
If you are concerned about this situation, but still interested in applying, please contact either Shaun McLeod or Olivia Millard.     
Unit enrolment:
Students will only be able to enrol in a study tour in StudentConnect after they have been offered a place in a program. Students accepted into the program will be advised when they can visit StudentConnect to enrol in their study tour unit. 

30 December 2016 - 14 January 2017

Costs: $6,500 to $7,000 approx.

Included in the program price is:
• Return flights from Melbourne- New York- Melbourne
•  Twin share accommodation
•  Daily breakfast
•  Transport around New York
•  Travel insurance for length of the program
•  Entry to some tourist attractions/museums, plus cultural activities

Items not included in the price and that students should allow for are:
• Unit enrolment fees
• Passport and Visa fees
• Vaccinations
• Spending money
• Meals not specified on the itinerary

Funding and grant options:

OS-HELP Loans: (For students in Commonwealth Supported Places)
Domestic students may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan of up to $6470 to help fund their participation in the program. The purpose of OS-HELP is to assist students with a range of expenses, such as airfares and accommodation. Further information on eligibility for OS-Help can be found here.
Be prepared and get yourself organised early - We recommend students apply for their OS-HELP Loan as soon as they are accepted and enrol into the study tour unit. Please note that the OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process and payment deadlines set by Reho Study Tours are mandatory, regardless of the status of an OS-HELP Loan application.

Academic program co-ordinator:
Shaun McLeod

Important dates:
Applications now open! Closing Sunday 29 May, 2016.
Interviews: early June
Deposit ($500) due: mid June
Final payment: TBC
Group meeting with students and co-ordinators: TBC
Deakin Abroad pre-departure: TBC

Travel Insurance:
Complimentary travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, plus up to 10 days coverage for personal travel. Students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
More information about International Travel Insurance for Students can be found here:

Cancellation policy for REHO payments:
Over 90 days: Loss of $500 deposit
90-60 days: 50 % cancellation penalty
60- 0 days: 100 % cancellation penalty

Deakin's Global Citizenship Program
Faculty-led study programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program


Important to note:

• A minimum number of 16 students is required for the program to run and places are limited to 20 students in total.
• Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
• The OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process so payments deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
• All students to seek permission from unit chair to enrol.

Any questions?
If you have any enquiries about this program, you are welcome to contact the Arts and Education Work Integrated Learning Office: or (03) 9246 8759


This program is currently not accepting applications.