Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances

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 CUADAN202, 'Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

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

1. Rehearse basic dance techniques

1.1 Observe safe dance practices, including warm-up and warm-down exercises before and after dance activities

1.2 Demonstrate elements of dance sequences when rehearsing for performances

1.3 Apply memory-retention skills when rehearsing dance sequences

1.4 Incorporate knowledge of musicality and phrasing into dance rehearsals

1.5 Use dance or performance space appropriately in dance sequences

1.6 Follow direction from relevant personnel

1.7 Seek feedback from others about ways to improve basic dance techniques

2. Develop expressive techniques

2.1 Take the origin and characteristics of the chosen dance style into account when experimenting with expressive techniques

2.2 Develop an appreciation of the basic concepts of aesthetics in dance

2.3 Demonstrate correct posture and body alignment appropriate to the dance technique and movement

2.4 Demonstrate isolation and coordination of the upper and lower body in simple movement sequences

2.5 Apply a range of techniques that integrate balance, flexibility, coordination, weight transfer and control and articulation of individual body parts

2.6 Seek feedback from others about ways to improve incorporating artistic expression into basic dance performances

3. Perform basic dance techniques

3.1 Interpret and apply knowledge of a range of performance characteristics

3.2 Apply memory retention skills, control and finesse when combining dance techniques in performances

3.3 Maintain concentration and focus during performances

3.4 Ensure performances are characterised by the expressive use of movement dynamics

3.5 Adjust performances to the scale and nature of venues

3.6 Incorporate musicality and phrasing throughout performances

3.7 Apply individual artistic, interpretative and expressive qualities to performances

3.8 Seek feedback from others about ways to improve performing basic dance sequences