Develop dance improvisational skills

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 CUADAN304A, 'Develop dance improvisational skills'.
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. Identify improvisational techniques used in dance

1.1. Identify concepts involved in improvised dance performances

1.2. Evaluate artistic and creative aspects of various styles of dance and dance sequences

1.3. Confirm requirements for a short improvised performance brief

2. Prepare the body for dance

2.1. Perform basic warm-upandcool-down activities

2.2. Adhere to injury-prevention techniques

2.3. Take common health concerns for dancers into account when devising own physical conditioning program

3. Practise dance improvisation using various stimuli

3.1. Identify typical movement and travel associated with various stimuli, including music and non-music sources

3.2. Explore natural body response to various stimuliusing extended dance technique

3.3. Develop a body part movement during improvisation that can be repeated as a motif,specific to the stimuli

3.4. Communicate mood and emotion of stimuli through improvisation

3.5. Demonstrate an expressive interpretation of the stimuli through dance

4. Perform improvised sequence

4.1. Set movement boundaries for individual improvisational pieces within a set timeframe reflecting appropriate level of dance technique

4.2. Rehearse and perform extended improvised sequence adhering to set boundaries

4.3. Evaluate improvised work in relation to criteria set and gain feedback from relevant personnel

4.4. Apply feedback to future performances

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUADAN304A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA30311 - Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching
  • CUA30211 - Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events
  • CUA30111 - Certificate III in Dance