Extend allied contemporary dance techniques at a professional level

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CUADAN610, 'Extend allied contemporary dance techniques 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. Rehearse a range of advanced allied contemporary dance techniques

1.1 Observe safe dance practice when extending the range of techniques required to perform duo work safely at a professional level

1.2 Incorporate understanding of the expressive, musical and formal aspects of partnering into performances

1.3 Develop rapport with partner during rehearsals and seamlessly adjust to a change of partner as required

1.4 Exhibit professionalism and adaptability to incorporate unseen combinations across different teaching methods

1.5 Incorporate understanding of nuances and characteristics of choreographic styles when performing group and solo work from contemporary dance repertoire

1.6 In dance tumbling, display a strong and acrobatic stance both in static and inverted positions

1.7 Work on perfecting a wide range of dance tumbling techniques

2. Execute complex contemporary dance repertoire in practice sessions

2.1 Practise repertoire with increased attention to rhythms and time signatures commonly used in contemporary dance

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

2.3 Execute group work with a professional sense of cohesion, and solo work demonstrating strong musical individuality

2.4 Present variations and repertoire with a high level of stage presence and confidence across contemporary dance styles

2.5 Demonstrate through ongoing refinement of technique, evidence of advanced self-correction and concentrated response to feedback

3. Extend improvisation techniques

3.1 Practise improvisation tasks of increasing complexity and diversity

3.2 Apply an ever-expanding movement vocabulary and spontaneity in response to various stimuli

3.3 Achieve a mature performance quality through improvised solos and scored group work

4. Develop professional practice

4.1 Refine professional work ethic

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

4.3 Identify regimes and artistic strategies to refine own performance technique