Perform dance repertoire at a professional level

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 CUADAN601, 'Perform dance repertoire at a professional level'.
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. Contribute to the rehearsal process

1.1 Demonstrate an ability to prepare unsupervised for rehearsals

1.2 Display professional work ethic with respect to concentration, focus and physical alertness

1.3 Contribute to the creative process with a high level of initiative, confidence and understanding of the historical and stylistic background to repertoire

1.4 Respond promptly to direction

1.5 Practise and rehearse sequences until performance standard is reached

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

2 Execute a professional level of artistry and presentation

2.1 Refine professional skills by using feedback and choreographer’s or director’s notes to enhance personal and group performance

2.2 Demonstrate a professional level of performance presence and partnering techniques

2.3 Show detailed interpretation of dance sequences as required by the choreographer

2.4 Execute complex variations of repertoire with accuracy and precision

2.5 Exhibit professionalism and adaptability by transferring class work into professional performances

3. Perform specified roles in chosen dance works

3.1 Execute complex variations and repertoire with a high level of technical accuracy

3.2 Convey a high level of spatial awareness appropriate to solo, group and partnering work

3.3 Execute group and partnering work, demonstrating strong cohesion, and solo work demonstrating strong musical individuality

3.4 Present variations and repertoire with a high level of stage presence and confidence across ballet styles and genres

4. Incorporate performance techniques into professional level performances

4.1 Undertake preparations appropriate to performance contexts

4.2 Ensure that personal presentation is appropriate to performance contexts

4.3 Apply performance psychology techniques to preparations

4.4 Maintain focus to produce performances that show artistry, rhythm and musicality and convey the story and mood of dances

4.5 Convey choreographic intent of dances through confident and precise execution of performance techniques

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

5. Develop professional practice

5.1 Refine professional work ethic and knowledge of dance and staging terminology

5.2 In consultation with teachers and mentors, develop realistic parameters for extending scope of performance practice

5.3 Identify regimes and artistic strategies to refine own performance technique