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 allied contemporary dance techniques at a professional level
  • Unit Code

    CUADAN610
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    100
  • 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 refine and consolidate allied contemporary dance techniques. This often involves responding through improvisation to task-based work, performing high velocity acrobatic moves and displaying skilful partnering techniques. This unit applies to dancers who are moving towards professional careers in contexts where complex contemporary skill-based dance technique and versatility are required for performing as members of a professional contemporary dance company in Australia or internationally. While some supervision and guidance are provided in practice sessions and rehearsals, dancers are expected to display a high level of motivation and responsibility for themselves and others during practice sessions, rehearsals and live performances. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Elements

  • Rehearse a range of advanced allied contemporary dance techniques.
  • Execute complex contemporary dance repertoire in practice sessions.
  • Extend improvisation techniques.
  • Develop professional practice

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:
- demonstrate the following advanced partnering skills at a professional level:
- travelling steps
- complex lifts and counterbalances
- execute improvised sequences in response to specific stimuli in solo, duet and group form
- synchronise movement in a duo and group situation
- safely execute advanced dance tumbling skills with speed and confidence
- work effectively and with confidence with a partner
- develop professional practice.
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 allied contemporary dance techniques:
- extending
- folding
- giving and taking weight
- movement efficiency
- placement and coordination of body parts
- relationship with gravity
- rotating
- 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
- explain how an extended range of improvisation skills can extend choreographic possibilities
- demonstrate understanding of the fundamental technical principles of allied contemporary dance techniques
- explain and demonstrate how time signatures, beat, tempo and syncopation apply to contemporary dance technique
- in the context of extending allied contemporary dance techniques, demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of:
- advanced dance practices required to participate in the research, investigation and development of a choreographic work
- contemporary dance repertoire and performance
- mechanics of partnering
- partnering and improvisation techniques relevant to contemporary dance
- principles of professional work ethic
- risk factors in partnering techniques and high level acrobatic work
- safe dance practice
- ways in which improvised partnering can contribute to the development of new material for choreography.

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

    Extend allied contemporary dance techniques at a professional level
  • Unit Code

    CUADAN610
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    100
  • 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 refine and consolidate allied contemporary dance techniques. This often involves responding through improvisation to task-based work, performing high velocity acrobatic moves and displaying skilful partnering techniques. This unit applies to dancers who are moving towards professional careers in contexts where complex contemporary skill-based dance technique and versatility are required for performing as members of a professional contemporary dance company in Australia or internationally. While some supervision and guidance are provided in practice sessions and rehearsals, dancers are expected to display a high level of motivation and responsibility for themselves and others during practice sessions, rehearsals and live performances. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Elements

  • Rehearse a range of advanced allied contemporary dance techniques.
  • Execute complex contemporary dance repertoire in practice sessions.
  • Extend improvisation techniques.
  • Develop professional practice

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:
- demonstrate the following advanced partnering skills at a professional level:
- travelling steps
- complex lifts and counterbalances
- execute improvised sequences in response to specific stimuli in solo, duet and group form
- synchronise movement in a duo and group situation
- safely execute advanced dance tumbling skills with speed and confidence
- work effectively and with confidence with a partner
- develop professional practice.
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 allied contemporary dance techniques:
- extending
- folding
- giving and taking weight
- movement efficiency
- placement and coordination of body parts
- relationship with gravity
- rotating
- 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
- explain how an extended range of improvisation skills can extend choreographic possibilities
- demonstrate understanding of the fundamental technical principles of allied contemporary dance techniques
- explain and demonstrate how time signatures, beat, tempo and syncopation apply to contemporary dance technique
- in the context of extending allied contemporary dance techniques, demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of:
- advanced dance practices required to participate in the research, investigation and development of a choreographic work
- contemporary dance repertoire and performance
- mechanics of partnering
- partnering and improvisation techniques relevant to contemporary dance
- principles of professional work ethic
- risk factors in partnering techniques and high level acrobatic work
- safe dance practice
- ways in which improvised partnering can contribute to the development of new material for choreography.

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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