Refine ballet performance skills

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 CUADAN502, 'Refine ballet performance skills'.
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 teachers and mentors, set realistic physical conditioning goals aimed at improving own dance technique

1.2 Use a range of techniques to improve stamina, strength and flexibility

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

2. Use practice sessions to increase level of expertise in ballet performance skills

2.1 Apply increasingly difficult ballet techniques across each section of class work

2.2 Work with others to improve cohesion in group work and to refine partnering technique for pas de deux

2.3 Show developed strength and complexity in footwork, including pointe work as required

2.4 Practise executing complex variations of ballet repertoire with accuracy and a high level of artistry

2.5 Practise adding a sense of musical individuality to solo work

2.6 Convey a high level of spatial awareness appropriate to solo and group work

3. Apply technique in performances

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 Rehearse dance sequences to be performed

3.6 Maintain focus to produce performances that show well-developed rhythm and musicality

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

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

4. Maintain expertise in performance skills

4.1 Apply professional work ethic to practice and performance activities

4.2 Incorporate injury-prevention techniques into dance and movement activities

4.3 Use feedback from others to identify and develop ways to improve own ballet dance technique and group work

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

4.5 Incorporate ballet terminology and history into discussions, and practice and performance activities