Perform pas de deux at a professional level

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 CUADAN605A, 'Perform pas de deux at a professional level'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Prepare for pas de deux with partner

1.1. Research and analyse chosen pas de deux work

1.2. Cooperate, show consideration and develop rapport with partner during the rehearsal process and seamlessly adjust to a change of partner when required

1.3. Practise timing and weight centring in accomplishing adage, pirouettes, promenades and lifts with partner

1.4. Rehearse complex lifts and counterbalances with grace, balance and control

1.5. Exhibit a professional level of physical learning and adaptability to incorporate unseen combinations across differentteaching methods

1.6. Demonstrate through ongoing technical strength, diversity and refinement, evidence of advanced self-correction and concentrated response to feedback

1.7. Display correct technical requirements of pas de deux

2. Execute pas de deux in professional level performances

2.1. Demonstrate complex performance attributesand quality of movement

2.2. Show strength, precision and complexity in all aspects of footwork, including pointe work as required

2.3. Sense when female dancer needs to leave a balance, or needs to be steadied, and be there to offer support (male only)

2.4. In supported pirouettes or finger turns, sense how many turns to do, matching it to partner, and instinctively phrase the choreography with the music

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

2.6. Emulate the style and intention of pas de deux repertoireacrossballet styles and genresthrough partnering techniques

3. Apply technique in professional level performances

3.1. Undertake preparations appropriate to performance contexts

3.2. Ensure that personal presentation is appropriate to performance contexts

3.3. Apply performance psychology techniques to preparations

3.4. Rehearse performances repeatedly until perfected

3.5. Sustain focus and concentration to produce performances that show artistry, rhythm and musicality and convey the story and mood of the dance

3.6. Convey choreographic intent of dances through confident and precise execution of ballet dance techniques

3.7. Contribute to debriefing sessions to evaluate the quality of performances and to discuss ways of improving individual or partnering technique

4. Develop professional practice

4.1. Develop and refine professional work ethic

4.2. Develop realistic parameters as a basis for extending scope of performance practice

4.3. Identify regimes and artistic strategies that will refine own performance technique

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUADAN605A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA60111 - Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)