Create and perform dance pieces

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 CUACHR401A, 'Create and perform dance pieces'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Create and perform dance pieces' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan, rehearse and compose dance pieces

1.1. Clarify intention of dance pieces with relevant personnel

1.2. Use a range of sources to generate ideas and determine stimuli

1.3. Select ideas and translate intention into choreographic plans

1.4. Through experimentation and improvisation identify dance forms and structures to be included in plans

1.5. Improve and refine choreographic plans in rehearsal for performance of dance pieces

1.6. Demonstrate unity, continuity and variety in dance pieces

1.7. Review the dance-creation process through self-evaluation and in consultation with relevant personnel to improve and modify

1.8. Ensure safe dance practice at all times

2. Create production elements to enhance dance pieces

2.1. Establish and source audio requirements to support mood, creative experience and audience affect

2.2. Resolve lighting and vision system requirements for performance of dance pieces to support intention

2.3. Agree on costuming, make-up and hair to enhance audience experience and aesthetic qualities of dance pieces

2.4. Determine and organise appropriate sets and props to create atmosphere and environment

2.5. Arrange stage markings to reflect choreographic plans

3. Perform dance pieces

3.1. Exercise and control physical movement techniques that reflect choreographic plan for dance pieces

3.2. Recall and execute dance sequences, structures and spatial relationships to support choreographic plans

3.3. Demonstrate flow, phrasing and dynamics showing sensitivity in line with the intention of dance pieces

3.4. Maintain focus and concentration throughout performance, including connecting and interacting with other dancers as required

3.5. Demonstrate performance skills, showing expression and engagement with audience

3.6. Use performance space appropriately

4. Evaluate dance pieces

4.1. Develop a journal to detail composition process for reflection and analysis

4.2. Compare work against previous work to assess development of techniques and ideas

4.3. Discuss strengths and weaknesses of dance pieces with relevant personnel and identify strategies for improving own techniques

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUACHR401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA40111 - Certificate IV in Dance
  • CUA50111 - Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
  • CUA50211 - Diploma of Musical Theatre
  • CUA40311 - Certificate IV in Community Culture