Improvise advanced dance sequences

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 CUADAN402, 'Improvise advanced dance sequences'.
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. Refine knowledge of improvisation techniques used in dance

1.1 Discuss concepts involved in complex improvised dance performances with relevant personnel

1.2 Evaluate the artistic, creative and technical procedures of improvised works in various dance styles

1.3 Confirm requirements for an improvised performance

2. Prepare the body for dance

2.1 Perform warm-up and warm-down activities that further develop muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation

2.2 Adhere to injury-prevention techniques

2.3 Apply strategies to prevent common health issues for dancers

3. Develop complex improvisation skills using a variety of stimuli

3.1 In consultation with relevant personnel, identify typical movement and travel associated with various stimuli

3.2 Apply advanced dance technique when communicating natural physical and emotional responses to various stimuli

3.3 Select a dance style appropriate to the given stimuli

3.4 Introduce a repeated motif created during improvisation that reflects given stimuli

3.5 Demonstrate an expressive interpretation of stimuli through dance

4. Rehearse and perform improvised sequences

4.1 Set movement boundaries for individual improvisation pieces within a set timeframe displaying appropriate level of dance technique

4.2 Introduce movement dynamics and partner work

4.3 Vary performance environment as required

4.4 Rehearse and perform improvised sequences in complex dance sequences

4.5 Organise performances to be recorded for evaluation purposes

4.6 Evaluate choreographic potential of improvised work and seek feedback from relevant personnel

4.7 Apply feedback to future performances