Develop skills in the craft of choreography

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 CUACHR403A, 'Develop skills in the craft of choreography'.
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

1. Develop an understanding of choreographic techniques used

1.1. Identify components of choreography in dance sequences

1.2. Evaluate the artistic, creative and technical procedures of dance works by various well-known choreographers

1.3. Identify factors that have an effect on how to approach dance choreography

1.4. Select the most appropriate way of documenting dance sequences to be choreographed

2. Invent movement material

2.1. Consider the range of ways dance elements could be organised for different types of dance stimuli and purposes

2.2. Apply structural components of movement, phrases and sequences to dance

2.3. Create short pieces that demonstrate inventiveness in sequencing of movements

2.4. Create phrases that demonstrate a clear understanding of phrasing and rhythmic structures

2.5. Apply safe dance practices to prevent injury to self and others

3. Present informal choreographic tasks

3.1. Develop, rehearse and edit compositions for informal presentations

3.2. Communicate ideas using verbal, physical and tactile means and provide constructive feedback to other dancers as required

3.3. Use props, music and costumes effectively

3.4. Demonstrate choreographic approaches that move beyond literal or simple narrative

3.5. View work in progress with appropriate personnel and seek feedback on how well the choreography meets creative and technical requirements

3.6. Incorporate ideas and suggestions into work

4. Evaluate choreography

4.1. Develop a journal to detail composition process

4.2. Reflect upon and analyse choreographic structures and processes in written and verbal formats

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

4.4. Discuss strengths and weaknesses of choreography with appropriate personnel and identify strategies for improving own choreography techniques

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUACHR403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA40111 - Certificate IV in Dance
  • CUA50111 - Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)