Create and perform complex dance pieces

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUACHR501, 'Create and perform complex dance pieces'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Create and perform complex dance pieces' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

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

1. Plan complex dance pieces

1.1 Clarify the intention of dance pieces through discussions with others

1.2 Develop a plan that outlines how the intention will be expressed through movement elements

1.3 Relate movement elements to dance style and include in dance plans

1.4 Incorporate intentions in dance plans that use three-dimensional movement reality to combine a dance style with creative movements

1.5 Record choreographic ideas

1.6 Include safe dance practices in plans and throughout conception, rehearsals and performances

2. Develop work of high compositional standard

2.1 Create choreography, incorporating other artists or art forms

2.2 Manipulate own ideas and movement elements to produce a well-crafted dance piece of high compositional standard

2.3 Demonstrate own appropriate movement ideas and movement styles to express ideas and intentions

2.4 Apply dance notation skills to document, analyse and reconstruct choreography

2.5 Demonstrate a distinctive approach to and treatment of movement materials

2.6 Devise, rehearse and edit dance pieces for formal presentation

3. Create production elements to enhance dance pieces

3.1 Select appropriate music, costumes and props to enhance movement intention

3.2 Prepare performance space to allow for well-defined entrance, exit and audience orientation

3.3 Ensure that dancers, dancing, costumes, props and effects combine to create a creative experience and audience affect

4. Present complex dance pieces in a formal setting

4.1 Contribute to the presentation of finished works in the role of choreographer or dancer

4.2 Provide clear direction, feedback and encouragement to other dancers and technicians

4.3 Maintain content, phrasing and flow throughout dance pieces

4.4 Integrate projections of video in choreography as appropriate to presentation format for choreography

4.5 Document choreographic processes in journal or essay formats

5. Evaluate complex dance pieces

5.1 Improve and modify the dance-creation process through consultation with relevant personnel

5.2 Document and record dance reviews

5.3 Use reflection skills to review, self-evaluate and apply information to future work