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CUADTM410
Teach Cecchetti Ballet method at intermediate level

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Issue Date: December 2018


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach Cecchetti Ballet classes at intermediate levels and progression through to this level. This level has been separated due to the start of pointe work, and to reflect the physical and mental development of young people aged 13 to 16.

Persons wishing to gain a full qualification within Cecchetti Ballet Australia Inc. apply the skills and knowledge in this unit, which is part of a three-year apprenticeship using self-assessment and liaison with a mentor. External studies, including anatomy, childhood development, musicology, first aid and business studies, are also undertaken during the apprenticeship. The knowledge gained from these external studies is applied to the development of lesson plans and delivery, student assessments and the daily running of a ballet school.

This unit was developed by Cecchetti Ballet Australia Inc. and is reproduced with permission in the CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package. Registered training organisations wishing to deliver this unit must be licensed to do so by Cecchetti Ballet Australia Inc.

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Evidence Required

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Elements

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Analyse and interpret the intermediate syllabus

1.1 Demonstrate understanding of the syllabus at the intermediate grade level

1.2 Identify and interpret syllabus requirements for barre work, port de bras and centre practice

1.3 Analyse syllabus requirements for adage

1.4 Identify and interpret syllabus requirements for pirouettes, allegro and pointe work

1.5 Identify specific syllabus requirements for males

1.6 Analyse syllabus requirements for the intermediate dances

2. Demonstrate and deliver intermediate-specific exercises

2.1 Identify faults and suggest corrective exercises

2.2 Create exercises to introduce and complement the set work

2.3 Design exercises specific to the needs of male students as required

2.4 Detect and correct quality of allegro and footwork

2.5 Analyse line and quality of position

2.6 Monitor students’ control through body and legs

3. Ensure a sound knowledge of theory work, up to and including the intermediate level

3.1 Identify and demonstrate the five positions of the feet, arms and head

3.2 Identify and demonstrate the seven movements in dance

3.3 Identify and demonstrate the correct movements of the foot

3.4 Discuss the theory of port de bras and the use of the eight fixed points

3.5 Identify and demonstrate the five arabesques

3.6 Identify and demonstrate the eight directions of the body

3.7 Ensure student understanding of the meanings of French ballet terms

4. Teach students to perform intermediate-specific enchaînements

4.1 Demonstrate the ability to break down intermediate exercises into individual steps

4.2 Demonstrate a combination of exercises to create a series of steps, or enchaînements, specific to the intermediate level

4.3 Perform enchaînements to music as specified in the intermediate syllabus

4.4 Encourage a sense of performance, musicality and artistry

4.5 Give positive feedback on rhythm, quality and coordination of movement

4.6 Encourage in students a sense of enjoyment and confidence in movement

5. Prepare students for intermediate examination

5.1 Explain examination requirements to students

5.2 Break down the class into sections that reflect the methods used in the examination

5.3 Practise a range of positions and movements consistent with the syllabus

5.4 Incorporate unseen enchaînements in classes

Evidence of the ability to:

demonstrate effective and appropriate posture, placement and control through the body and legs, relevant to the intermediate level of the Cecchetti Ballet syllabus

facilitate a positive response from students towards their presentation and musicality

engender in students a sense of enjoyment, confidence and pleasure in movement

demonstrate understanding of the Cecchetti Ballet intermediate syllabus.

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:

in the context of demonstrating the Cecchetti Ballet method, explain the significance of the following anatomical foundations:

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

describe:

key principles in the Australian Guidelines for Dance Teachers and Dance Industry Code of Ethics

history and background of the Cecchetti Ballet method

issues and challenges that arise when teaching the Cecchetti Ballet syllabus

key aspects of safe dance practice relevant to a teaching context

key stages in physical and mental development in young people aged 13 to 16

protocols associated with teaching dance

requirements and application of intermediate Cecchetti Ballet syllabus to the teaching of a class

requirements of intermediate Cecchetti Ballet examination

provide examples of French ballet terms and their translations.

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:

a simulated or real class situation with a group of appropriate level students with a basic knowledge of the relevant syllabus

relevant resources and equipment.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Elements

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Analyse and interpret the intermediate syllabus

1.1 Demonstrate understanding of the syllabus at the intermediate grade level

1.2 Identify and interpret syllabus requirements for barre work, port de bras and centre practice

1.3 Analyse syllabus requirements for adage

1.4 Identify and interpret syllabus requirements for pirouettes, allegro and pointe work

1.5 Identify specific syllabus requirements for males

1.6 Analyse syllabus requirements for the intermediate dances

2. Demonstrate and deliver intermediate-specific exercises

2.1 Identify faults and suggest corrective exercises

2.2 Create exercises to introduce and complement the set work

2.3 Design exercises specific to the needs of male students as required

2.4 Detect and correct quality of allegro and footwork

2.5 Analyse line and quality of position

2.6 Monitor students’ control through body and legs

3. Ensure a sound knowledge of theory work, up to and including the intermediate level

3.1 Identify and demonstrate the five positions of the feet, arms and head

3.2 Identify and demonstrate the seven movements in dance

3.3 Identify and demonstrate the correct movements of the foot

3.4 Discuss the theory of port de bras and the use of the eight fixed points

3.5 Identify and demonstrate the five arabesques

3.6 Identify and demonstrate the eight directions of the body

3.7 Ensure student understanding of the meanings of French ballet terms

4. Teach students to perform intermediate-specific enchaînements

4.1 Demonstrate the ability to break down intermediate exercises into individual steps

4.2 Demonstrate a combination of exercises to create a series of steps, or enchaînements, specific to the intermediate level

4.3 Perform enchaînements to music as specified in the intermediate syllabus

4.4 Encourage a sense of performance, musicality and artistry

4.5 Give positive feedback on rhythm, quality and coordination of movement

4.6 Encourage in students a sense of enjoyment and confidence in movement

5. Prepare students for intermediate examination

5.1 Explain examination requirements to students

5.2 Break down the class into sections that reflect the methods used in the examination

5.3 Practise a range of positions and movements consistent with the syllabus

5.4 Incorporate unseen enchaînements in classes

This section specifies different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Barre must include:

establishing and maintaining ballet posture

maintaining turnout and body placement throughout with poise and control

sustaining stretched legs and feet

centring the body to be sustained

showing transfer of weight with ease

coordinating head and arm movements at all times.

Port de bras and centre practice must include:

position and shapes shown musically and expressively with flow and breadth

posture, turnout and placement maintained with upper body quality and poise

smooth transfer of weight as required

well-articulated feet.

Adage must include:

establishment and placement of body parts

ability to demonstrate line

maintenance of stability and rotation

strength and control

transfer of weight shown with ease

maintenance of turnout on working and supporting sides

maintenance of established leg height.

Pirouette must include:

correct use of head and eyes

centring of the body

accuracy in demonstration

well-pulled up body and legs

correctly placed arms.

Allegro must include:

well-articulated feet

correct use of demi-plié

turnout maintained with well-stretched legs and feet

precision of footwork

well-defined beats

understanding demonstrated of the petite allegro concept

use of ballon

ability to demonstrate spatial awareness

ability to demonstrate diverse movement qualities as appropriate

upper body coordination, including use of head and arms

elevation

joy of movement shown.

Pointe work must include:

well-placed body and legs en pointe established and maintained throughout

correct alignment of foot demonstrated en pointe and correct rising and lowering through the foot

maintenance of energy.

Intermediate dances must include:

accurate reproduction of the selected variation and ability to choreograph dances appropriate to the student

appropriate expressive qualities

musicality.

Musicality and artistry must include:

demonstration of:

focus: use of head and eye-lines

sense of occasion

confidence in presentation

effective use of body parts in movement

interpretation of the dynamic qualities in the music and movement

sustained demonstration of the basic movements in dance

showing an awareness of:

meter

tempo

phrasing

accent

dynamic qualities in the accompanying music.

Evidence of the ability to:

demonstrate effective and appropriate posture, placement and control through the body and legs, relevant to the intermediate level of the Cecchetti Ballet syllabus

facilitate a positive response from students towards their presentation and musicality

engender in students a sense of enjoyment, confidence and pleasure in movement

demonstrate understanding of the Cecchetti Ballet intermediate syllabus.

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:

in the context of demonstrating the Cecchetti Ballet method, explain the significance of the following anatomical foundations:

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

describe:

key principles in the Australian Guidelines for Dance Teachers and Dance Industry Code of Ethics

history and background of the Cecchetti Ballet method

issues and challenges that arise when teaching the Cecchetti Ballet syllabus

key aspects of safe dance practice relevant to a teaching context

key stages in physical and mental development in young people aged 13 to 16

protocols associated with teaching dance

requirements and application of intermediate Cecchetti Ballet syllabus to the teaching of a class

requirements of intermediate Cecchetti Ballet examination

provide examples of French ballet terms and their translations.

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:

a simulated or real class situation with a group of appropriate level students with a basic knowledge of the relevant syllabus

relevant resources and equipment.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Demonstrate understanding of the syllabus at the intermediate grade level 
Identify and interpret syllabus requirements for barre work, port de bras and centre practice 
Analyse syllabus requirements for adage 
Identify and interpret syllabus requirements for pirouettes, allegro and pointe work 
Identify specific syllabus requirements for males 
Analyse syllabus requirements for the intermediate dances 
Identify faults and suggest corrective exercises 
Create exercises to introduce and complement the set work 
Design exercises specific to the needs of male students as required 
Detect and correct quality of allegro and footwork 
Analyse line and quality of position 
Monitor students’ control through body and legs 
Identify and demonstrate the five positions of the feet, arms and head 
Identify and demonstrate the seven movements in dance 
Identify and demonstrate the correct movements of the foot 
Discuss the theory of port de bras and the use of the eight fixed points 
Identify and demonstrate the five arabesques 
Identify and demonstrate the eight directions of the body 
Ensure student understanding of the meanings of French ballet terms 
Demonstrate the ability to break down intermediate exercises into individual steps 
Demonstrate a combination of exercises to create a series of steps, or enchaînements, specific to the intermediate level 
Perform enchaînements to music as specified in the intermediate syllabus 
Encourage a sense of performance, musicality and artistry 
Give positive feedback on rhythm, quality and coordination of movement 
Encourage in students a sense of enjoyment and confidence in movement 
Explain examination requirements to students 
Break down the class into sections that reflect the methods used in the examination 
Practise a range of positions and movements consistent with the syllabus 
Incorporate unseen enchaînements in classes 
Demonstrate the ability to break down intermediate exercises into individual steps 
Demonstrate a combination of exercises to create a series of steps, or enchaînements, specific to the intermediate level 
Perform enchaînements to music as specified in the intermediate syllabus 
Encourage a sense of performance, musicality and artistry 
Give positive feedback on rhythm, quality and coordination of movement 
Encourage in students a sense of enjoyment and confidence in movement 

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