Develop basic dance techniques

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 CUADAN201A, 'Develop basic dance techniques'.
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. Explore basic dance techniques

1.1. Identify principles and characteristics of a range of basic dance techniques

1.2. Discuss with relevant personnel the range of ways in which dance techniques can be used to create simple movement sequences

1.3. Identify relationship between dance techniques and accompanying music

1.4. Recognise that dance techniques are composed of a range of influences

2. Participate in personal warm-up and class preparation

2.1. Select and wear appropriate practice clothing and footwear

2.2. Identify a variety of effective warm-up techniques

2.3. Develop an appropriate warm-up strategy

2.4. Complete appropriate warm-up exercises

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

3. Practise basic dance techniques

3.1. Apply correct posture and body alignment appropriate to the dance technique and movement

3.2. Apply isolation and coordination of the upper and lower body within simple movement sequences

3.3. Apply locomotortechniques in dance practice sessions

3.4. Apply falling, elevation and turning techniques in dance practice sessions

3.5. Apply balance, flexibility, coordination, weight transfer and control and articulation of individual body parts in an integrated manner in a range of techniques

3.6. Seek feedback from relevant personnel to facilitate improvement in developing basic dance techniques

4. Develop combinations of dance techniques within specified exercises

4.1. Discuss with relevant personnel the combinations of dance exercises to determine the requirements of the exercise

4.2. Apply memory retention, control and finesse when combining dance techniques within an exercise

4.3. Incorporate musicality and phrasing into dance exercises

4.4. Seek feedback from relevant personnel to facilitate improvement in developing combinations of basic dance techniques

5. Participate in cool-down exercises

5.1. Identify a variety of effective cool-down techniques

5.2. Develop an appropriate cool-down strategy

5.3. Complete appropriate cool-down exercises

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUADAN201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA20111 - Certificate II in Dance
  • CUV20211 - Certificate II in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts