Develop expertise in bodyweather and butoh dance technique

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 CUADAN404A, 'Develop expertise in bodyweather and butoh dance technique'.
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. Maintain a physical conditioning program

1.1. In consultation with relevant personneluse a balanced range of mind and body, and muscle and bone exercises to improve stamina, strength and coordination

1.2. In consultation with relevant personnel use Manipulations 1-7 to engender flexibility, alignment and comprehension of physical structure and mechanics while monitoring change

1.3. Set realistic physical conditioning goals aimed at improving own dance technique

1.4. Identify risk factors that may inhibit the achievement of goals and seek professional advice as required

1.5. Take fatigue, personal limitations and boundaries into account when undertaking physical conditioning program

1.6. Always perform warm-up and cool-down activities in conjunction with dance activities

1.7. Ensure that clothing and footwear are appropriate for undertaking exercise regime and practising dance technique

2. Use practice sessions to increase level of expertise in bodyweather and butoh dance techniques

2.1. Practise a range of techniques and exercises in preparation for bodyweather and butoh dance performances

2.2. Work on generating the mind and body, and muscle and bone engine

2.3. Develop individual and group sensitivity and awareness parallel to spatial responsibility

2.4. Practise Manipulations 1-7 with different partners and alone

2.5. Develop a high level of proficiency in GroundWork exercises

2.6. Work towards achieving precise motoric, graphic, sculptural and spatial parameters in performances

2.7. Develop expertise in executing specific image sequences

2.8. Experiment with new movements and routines to create unique form and sensitivity

2.9. Work on control and attention to detail in practice sessions

3. Maintain expertise

3.1. Continuously practise and refine combinations of complex movement parameters

3.2. Maintain and update knowledge of bodyweather and butoh dance terminology

3.3. Use feedback from teachers and mentors to identify and develop ways to improve own bodyweather and butoh dance performance skills

3.4. Regularly view performances by industry practitioners as a way of sourcing new ideas and trends, maintaining motivation, and improving own technique

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUADAN404A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA40111 - Certificate IV in Dance
  • CUA40311 - Certificate IV in Community Culture