Refine pointe work techniques

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 CUADAN509A, 'Refine pointe work 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. Prepare the body for pointe work

1.1. Prepare feet and pointe shoes for pointe work

1.2. Warm up and cool down the body for pointe using the entire body for support, including the legs, back and abdominal muscles

1.3. Identify and minimise risk factors associated with pointe work

1.4. Seek assistance and advice when common injuriesfrom pointe work occur

2. Practise pointe technique of increasing difficulty

2.1. Use appropriate terminology to analyse the components of pointe technique

2.2. Apply correct technical requirements to pointe work

2.3. Work on developing performance attributesand quality of movement in sequences of increasing difficulty sur les pointes

2.4. Execute variations of balletrepertoire with accuracy sur les pointes across ballet styles and genres

2.5. Demonstrate accurate spatial arrangements, individual artistic quality, and correct musical and rhythmic interpretation en pointe

3. Review own progress in developing pointe technique

3.1. Monitor progress through critical analysis of own pointe work performance in class

3.2. Use feedback from teachers and mentors to identify and develop ways to improve own pointe technique

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUADAN509A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA60111 - Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
  • CUA50111 - Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)