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

    Extend pointe work techniques to a professional level
  • Unit Code

    CUADAN606
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    90
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Kim David MCCARTHY

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to dance sur les pointes at a professional level.

Elements

  • Prepare the body for pointe work.
  • Perfect pointe technique.
  • Review own progress in perfecting pointe work techniques.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

- perfect pointe technique through practice, feedback and refinement
- demonstrate technical ability when executing sequences sur les pointes
- add individual artistry and expressive interpretation to the performance of ballet sequences
- execute advanced encha?nements with speed and precision
- use pointe work 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

To complete the unit requirements the individual must:
- explain how the following principles relate to pointe work techniques:
- balance
- control of movement
- muscular strength and flexibility
- rotation
- spatial awareness
- successional movement
- transference of weight
- 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
- describe:
- health and wellbeing issues relevant to classical ballet artists
- risk factors in ballet for the body, especially in relation to pointe work
- explain the relationship between musical rhythms and pointe work
- describe key periods in the history of ballet and pointe and the principles of classical ballet.

Assessment

Gather evidence to demonstrate consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in a dance learning environment. The assessment environment must include access to fully equipped dance studios with suitable flooring and appropriate music or accompanists.
Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

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

    Extend pointe work techniques to a professional level
  • Unit Code

    CUADAN606
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    90
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Kim David MCCARTHY

Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to dance sur les pointes at a professional level.

Elements

  • Prepare the body for pointe work.
  • Perfect pointe technique.
  • Review own progress in perfecting pointe work techniques.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

- perfect pointe technique through practice, feedback and refinement
- demonstrate technical ability when executing sequences sur les pointes
- add individual artistry and expressive interpretation to the performance of ballet sequences
- execute advanced encha?nements with speed and precision
- use pointe work 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

To complete the unit requirements the individual must:
- explain how the following principles relate to pointe work techniques:
- balance
- control of movement
- muscular strength and flexibility
- rotation
- spatial awareness
- successional movement
- transference of weight
- 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
- describe:
- health and wellbeing issues relevant to classical ballet artists
- risk factors in ballet for the body, especially in relation to pointe work
- explain the relationship between musical rhythms and pointe work
- describe key periods in the history of ballet and pointe and the principles of classical ballet.

Assessment

Gather evidence to demonstrate consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in a dance learning environment. The assessment environment must include access to fully equipped dance studios with suitable flooring and appropriate music or accompanists.
Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

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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