Develop expertise in dance performance 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 CUADAN407, 'Develop expertise in dance performance 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. Maintain a physical conditioning program

1.1 In consultation with relevant personnel, identify a range of techniques to prevent injuries and improve stamina, strength and flexibility

1.2 Set realistic physical conditioning goals aimed at improving own dance technique

1.3 Identify risk factors that may inhibit the achievement of goals and seek professional advice as required

1.4 Take fatigue and personal limitations into account when undertaking physical conditioning program

1.5 Observe safe dance practice by performing warm-up and warm-down activities in conjunction with dance activities

1.6 Wear appropriate clothing and footwear when undertaking exercise regime and practising dance technique

2. Use practice sessions to increase level of expertise in dance performance techniques

2.1 Practise a range of exercises in preparation for dance performances

2.2 Develop expertise in performing with a partner or in an ensemble

2.3 Practise basic solo pieces as required

2.4 Extend techniques to give performances a range of dynamics

2.5 Use creativity, versatility, individuality and enthusiasm when performing exercises and dance routines

2.6 Ensure that flow and interaction with other dancers are smooth and well-timed

3. Perform dances

3.1 Undertake preparations appropriate to performance contexts

3.2 Ensure that personal presentation is appropriate to performance contexts

3.3 Prepare for competitions and auditions as required

3.4 Apply performance psychology techniques to preparations

3.5 Maintain focus to produce performances that relate dance movements to the music’s rhythm, melody and mood as required

3.6 Convey choreographic intent of dances through confident and precise execution of dance techniques

3.7 Contribute to debriefing sessions to evaluate quality of performances and to discuss ways of improving individual or ensemble technique

4. Maintain expertise in dance performance techniques

4.1 Practise and refine combinations of complex movements and sequences

4.2 Maintain and update knowledge of terminology associated with chosen dance style

4.3 Use feedback from others to identify and develop ways to improve own dance performance skills

4.4 Regularly view performances by industry practitioners as a way of sourcing new ideas, identifying trends, maintaining motivation, and improving own technique