School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Create and perform complex dance pieces
  • Unit Code

    CUACHR501
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    50
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Justin Niels RUTZOU

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to create, coordinate and perform complex solo or ensemble dance pieces for formal presentations. Dancers and dance teachers apply the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit in class work, rehearsals, auditions, and performance situations.

Elements

  • Plan complex dance pieces
  • Develop work of high compositional standard
  • Create production elements to enhance dance pieces
  • Present complex dance pieces in a formal setting
  • Evaluate complex dance pieces

Performance Evidence

Performance Evidence
Evidence of the ability to plan, develop and document a complex solo or group dance piece of a high compositional standard to:
Combine one dance style with creative movements,
Incorporate other artists or dance forms,
Organise the performance of a complex group dance piece,
Produce a documented evaluation of the dance-creation process,
Collaborate with others involved in the choreographic and performance process.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided for each of the above points at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

Knowledge Evidence
To complete the unit requirements the individual must describe:
Fundamental elements of composition,
Choreographic tasks and analysis,
Choreographic devices and structures,
Safe dance practices,
Explain how dance is a form of communication.

Explain the following choreographic concepts:
Collage,
Cycles,
Narrative themes,
Sequencing,
Transitions,
Describe issues and challenges that arise when creating and performing complex dance pieces and suggest solutions to address them.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to a dance studio or space with suitable flooring.
Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Create and perform complex dance pieces
  • Unit Code

    CUACHR501
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    50
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Justin Niels RUTZOU

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to create, coordinate and perform complex solo or ensemble dance pieces for formal presentations. Dancers and dance teachers apply the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit in class work, rehearsals, auditions, and performance situations.

Elements

  • Plan complex dance pieces
  • Develop work of high compositional standard
  • Create production elements to enhance dance pieces
  • Present complex dance pieces in a formal setting
  • Evaluate complex dance pieces

Performance Evidence

Performance Evidence
Evidence of the ability to plan, develop and document a complex solo or group dance piece of a high compositional standard to:
Combine one dance style with creative movements,
Incorporate other artists or dance forms,
Organise the performance of a complex group dance piece,
Produce a documented evaluation of the dance-creation process,
Collaborate with others involved in the choreographic and performance process.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided for each of the above points at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

Knowledge Evidence
To complete the unit requirements the individual must describe:
Fundamental elements of composition,
Choreographic tasks and analysis,
Choreographic devices and structures,
Safe dance practices,
Explain how dance is a form of communication.

Explain the following choreographic concepts:
Collage,
Cycles,
Narrative themes,
Sequencing,
Transitions,
Describe issues and challenges that arise when creating and performing complex dance pieces and suggest solutions to address them.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to a dance studio or space with suitable flooring.
Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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