Refine ballet 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 CUADAN501A, 'Refine ballet 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. Set realistic physical conditioning goals aimed at improving own dance technique

1.2. Apply a range of techniques to improve stamina, strength and flexibility

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

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

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

2. Practise ballet technique of increasing difficulty

2.1. Apply increasingly difficult ballet techniqueacross each section of class work

2.2. Develop increasingly complex performance attributes

2.3. Show developed strength and complexity in footwork, including pointe work as required

2.4. Execute complex variations ofballet repertoire with accuracy

2.5. Exhibit physical learning and adaptabilityto incorporate unseen combinations with speed and verve across differentteaching methods

2.6. Reveal increasing levels of strength and stamina in male-specific vocabularyas required

3. Develop partnering technique for pas de deux

3.1. Show cooperation and consideration for partner

3.2. Develop appreciation of timing and weight centring in accomplishing adage, pirouettes, promenades and lifts

3.3. Exhibit rapport and eye contact with partner

3.4. Execute lifts and counterbalances with surety and understanding

3.5. Perform in a partnership that demonstrates strong technique, balance and control

3.6. Apply the flexibility, sense of line and clear positions essential to the form

4. Present variations and repertoire of a high level of difficulty

4.1. Display variations and repertoire of increased difficulty and technical articulation

4.2. Convey a high level of spatial awareness appropriate to solo and group work

4.3. Execute group work with a high sense of cohesion

4.4. Accomplish solo work with a developing sense of musical individuality

4.5. Present variations and repertoire with a high level of artistry and assurance acrossballet styles and genres

5. Maintain expertise

5.1. Apply professional work ethic to practice and performance activities

5.2. Incorporate injury-prevention techniques into all dance and movement activities

5.3. Use feedback from teachers and mentors to identify and develop ways to improve own ballet dance technique as well as group work

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUADAN501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA50111 - Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)