List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Execute a professional level of artistry and presentation in rehearsals
1.1 Observe safe dance practice by performing warm-up and warm-down activities in conjunction with dance activities
1.2 Apply a professional level of concentration and expertise to refine extended contemporary dance technique in each section of class work
1.3 Develop complex performance attributes and quality of movement in sequences of extended difficulty
1.4 Show strength, precision and complexity in all aspects of footwork
1.5 Exhibit professionalism and adaptability to incorporate unseen combinations with speed and verve
1.6 Refine techniques for working with a partner
1.7 Demonstrate through ongoing technical strength, diversity and refinement, evidence of advanced self-correction and concentrated response to feedback
2. Perform at a professional level
2.1 Undertake preparations appropriate to performance contexts
2.2 Ensure that personal presentation is appropriate to performance contexts
2.3 Apply performance psychology techniques to preparations
2.4 Perform repertoire demonstrating an understanding of nuances and characteristics of choreographic styles and reflecting choreographic intent
2.5 Convey through dance the range of emotions required to execute the dance pieces as intended
2.6 Follow direction from artistic director or choreographers as required
2.7 Contribute to debriefing sessions to evaluate the quality of performances and to discuss ways of improving individual or ensemble technique
3. Incorporate allied contemporary dance techniques into professional level performances
3.1 Demonstrate complex performance attributes and quality of movement in sequences based on improvisation, in complex duo sequences and in high velocity acrobatic moves
3.2 Identify when partner needs to leave a balance, or needs to be steadied, and be there to offer support in duo and dance tumbling
3.3 Adapt to a range of choreographic moments by engaging with differences and similarities of shape and dynamic quality
3.4 Apply the flexibility, sense of line and clear positions essential to the form
3.5 Engage with the style and intention of the relevant choreographic form through the application of skills and knowledge of allied contemporary dance techniques
4. Develop professional practice
4.1 Refine professional work ethic
4.2 In consultation with teachers and mentors, develop realistic parameters for extending scope of performance practice
4.3 Identify regimes and artistic strategies to refine own performance technique
4.4 Incorporate contemporary dance terminology and history into discussions, and practice and performance activities
Evidence of the ability to:
perform contemporary dance sequences before an audience in ways that demonstrate:
expressive skills in line with choreographic intent
ability to respond to complex changes in tempo, time signatures and musical phrasing
high level of dance improvisation skills
skills and speed in directional changes
high level of spatial awareness in group movements
harmony of movement when performing with a partner
develop professional practice
display a consistent level of commitment to developing performance quality and artistry in the given style
use contemporary dance terminology correctly.
Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided for each of the above points at least once.
To complete the unit requirements the individual must:
explain how the following principles relate to contemporary dance movements and techniques:
relationship with gravity
use of breath
explain how the following apply in the context of safe dance practice and injury prevention:
articulation of the spine
engagement of the feet
bases of support, including feet, legs, hands, arms and torso
range of motion of the joints
differentiation of the legs and pelvis
explain and demonstrate how the musical elements of time signatures, beat, tempo and syncopation apply to contemporary dance technique
demonstrate physical and conceptual understanding of the fundamental technical principles in contemporary dance
in relation to contemporary dance, demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of:
choreographic and stylistic nuances
genres, styles and philosophical nature
the role of acting.
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:
fully equipped dance studios
appropriate music or accompanists
live performance opportunities.
Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.