Perform basic contemporary dance technique

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 CUADAN205, 'Perform basic contemporary dance technique'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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. Review contemporary dance as an art form

1.1 Demonstrate understanding of movement philosophies and terminology used in contemporary dance

1.2 Determine the history and underlying principles of contemporary dance styles

2. Develop basic contemporary dance performance skills

2.1 Under the guidance of mentors or teachers, develop a range of basic contemporary dance techniques

2.2 Follow safe dance practices at all times to prevent injury to self and others

2.3 Identify natural body response to a range of contemporary dance styles, including movement and percussion

2.4 Identify ways of incorporating acting techniques into dance routines as a way of expressing emotions and creating characters

2.5 Practise performing choreography in unison with other dancers

2.6 Follow advice from others about ways to improve own dance technique

3. Perform short dance routines

3.1 Discuss the intention and key aspects of routines with relevant personnel

3.2 Apply basic make-up and wear appropriate costumes for performances

3.3 Perform simple routines combining discrete movements in an ensemble or individually

3.4 Use props effectively as required

3.5 Follow direction from relevant personnel

3.6 Observe and follow dictates of music and rhythm

3.7 Synchronise movements with ensemble where required

3.8 Seek feedback from others about ways to improve dance techniques