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

    Perform pas de deux at a professional level
  • Unit Code

    CUADAN605
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    100
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Kim David MCCARTHY

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes required to refine and consolidate technical skills and knowledge in the art of partnering to perform pas de deux repertoire across classical and contemporary styles of ballet in preparation for a professional performance career.

Elements

  • Prepare for pas de deux with partner.
  • Apply technique in professional level performances.
  • Execute pas de deux in professional level performances.
  • Develop professional practice.

Performance Evidence

Performance Evidence of the ability to demonstrate the following advanced partnering skills at a professional level:
travelling steps supported adagio pirouettes lifts synchronise movement in a duo situation work effectively and with confidence with a partner apply professional practice use ballet and stage terminology correctly.
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- explain how the following principles relate to physical movements and ballet technique: extending folding relationship with gravity rotating shifting weight spatial awareness successional movement use of breath. Explain how the following apply in the context of safe dance practice and injury prevention: articulation of the spine engagement of the feet bases of support, including feet, legs, hands, arms and torso range of motion of the joints differentiation of the legs and pelvis, demonstrate understanding of the fundamental technical principles in classical ballet as they relate to pas de deux, demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of pas de deux repertoire and performances.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements the individual must:
- explain how the following principles relate to physical movements and ballet technique:
- extending
- folding
- relationship with gravity
- rotating
- shifting weight
- spatial awareness
- successional movement
- use of breath
- explain how the following apply in the context of safe dance practice and injury prevention:
- articulation of the spine
- engagement of the feet
- bases of support, including feet, legs, hands, arms and torso
- range of motion of the joints
- differentiation of the legs and pelvis
- demonstrate understanding of the fundamental technical principles in classical ballet as they relate to pas de deux
- demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of pas de deux repertoire and performances.

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:
- fully equipped dance studios with suitable flooring
- appropriate music or accompanists.
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

    Perform pas de deux at a professional level
  • Unit Code

    CUADAN605
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    100
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Kim David MCCARTHY

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes required to refine and consolidate technical skills and knowledge in the art of partnering to perform pas de deux repertoire across classical and contemporary styles of ballet in preparation for a professional performance career.

Elements

  • Prepare for pas de deux with partner.
  • Apply technique in professional level performances.
  • Execute pas de deux in professional level performances.
  • Develop professional practice.

Performance Evidence

Performance Evidence of the ability to demonstrate the following advanced partnering skills at a professional level:
travelling steps supported adagio pirouettes lifts synchronise movement in a duo situation work effectively and with confidence with a partner apply professional practice use ballet and stage terminology correctly.
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- explain how the following principles relate to physical movements and ballet technique: extending folding relationship with gravity rotating shifting weight spatial awareness successional movement use of breath. Explain how the following apply in the context of safe dance practice and injury prevention: articulation of the spine engagement of the feet bases of support, including feet, legs, hands, arms and torso range of motion of the joints differentiation of the legs and pelvis, demonstrate understanding of the fundamental technical principles in classical ballet as they relate to pas de deux, demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of pas de deux repertoire and performances.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements the individual must:
- explain how the following principles relate to physical movements and ballet technique:
- extending
- folding
- relationship with gravity
- rotating
- shifting weight
- spatial awareness
- successional movement
- use of breath
- explain how the following apply in the context of safe dance practice and injury prevention:
- articulation of the spine
- engagement of the feet
- bases of support, including feet, legs, hands, arms and torso
- range of motion of the joints
- differentiation of the legs and pelvis
- demonstrate understanding of the fundamental technical principles in classical ballet as they relate to pas de deux
- demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of pas de deux repertoire and performances.

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:
- fully equipped dance studios with suitable flooring
- appropriate music or accompanists.
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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