CART11005 - Contemporary Dance 1: The Fundamental Craft
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, you will develop fundamental ballet and contemporary dance skills. You will develop public performance skills as you prepare and perform a group work composed by your tutor. You will undertake classes in stagecraft, learning the terminology and technology of the theatre.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Cairns

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 40%
2. Practical Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply fundamental ballet and contemporary dance skills and aesthetics
  2. Perform a tutor-composed dance performance
  3. Explain the basic concepts of stagecraft and technical theatre as they relate to dance.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical Assessment  
2 - Practical Assessment    
3 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Communication    
2. Problem Solving      
3. Critical Thinking    
4. Information Literacy    
5. Team Work    
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence  
8. Ethical practice      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical Assessment          
2 - Practical Assessment            
3 - Written Assessment          

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorDavid Cashman (d.cashman@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Postural alignment/aplomb. Eye focus

Week 2 13-03-2017

Legs, feet articulation

Week 3 20-03-2017

Arm and torso articulation

Week 4 27-03-2017

Weight centring and transference. Temps lié.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Use of half-pointe

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Concepts of en dehors and en dedans

Week 7 24-04-2017

Plié-relevé and elementary jumping

Mid-term dance exam

Week 8 01-05-2017

Concepts of turning

Week 9 08-05-2017

Co-ordination and expressiveness

Week 10 15-05-2017

Spatial pathways

Week 11 22-05-2017

Medium jumps

Week 12 29-05-2017

Traveling combinations and enchaînments.

  • Theatre Technology Quiz on Thursday/Friday.
  • Final Dance Exam
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

700-word response paper

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Progressive Practical Assessment
Task Description

Assessment 1: Progressive Practical Assessment (40%)

Your teacher will engage in continuing observation using a skill-based rubric that measures the essential components of Contemporary Dance and Ballet techniques.

The assessment comprises the following criteria:

  1. Attendance (10%)
  2. Work Ethic (10%)
  3. Standard (10%)
  4. Progress (10%)

The teacher assesses Work Ethic, based on attendance, punctuality, response to feedback, self-motivation for improvement, group involvement and interaction, individual progress, and classroom etiquette.

The teacher assesses Standard and Progress, based on the following: coordination, articulation, strength, dynamics, technical skills, whole body integration, core support and pelvic alignment, awareness, and appropriate muscular effort alignment.

The Progressive Practical Assessments in Ballet and Contemporary Dance are weighted at 20% each, which total 40% as the Progressive assessment component.

Assessment Due Date This assessment will occur throughout the term
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment comprises the following criteria:

  1. Attendance (10%)
  2. Work Ethic (10%)
  3. Standard (10%)
  4. Progress (10%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply fundamental ballet and contemporary dance skills and aesthetics

2. Perform a tutor-composed dance performance

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Formal Assessment
Task Description

Assessment 2: Formal Assessment (40%)

A formal assessment by a panel of dance professional experts, using a standardised rubric will be undertaken. This will comprise two formal practical dance examinations:

  • The midterm practical examination (worth 10% of the final mark) will be undertaken in Week 7
  • The final practical examination (worth 30% of the final mark) will be undertaken in the exam week.

The student is assessed on proficiency in the following outcomes:

  1. Execution of the studied basic steps of contemporary dance and ballet with commensurate strength, precision and flexibility.
  2. Display correct anatomical alignment, both in static and dynamic movement.
  3. Performance of studied exercises with co-ordination of all parts of the body.
  4. Performance of studied exercises with energy, commitment, accuracy, and responsiveness to musical and rhythmical structures and designs.

The Formal Assessments in Ballet and Contemporary Dance are weighted at 20% each, which total 40% as the Formal Assessment component

Assessment Due Date This assessment will occur during the week seven and during the examination period.
Return Date to Students This assessment will be returned on the date of certification of grades
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria
  1. Execution of the studied basic steps of contemporary dance and ballet with commensurate strength, precision and flexibility. (25%)
  2. Display correct anatomical alignment, both in static and dynamic movement. (25%)
  3. Performance of studied exercises with co-ordination of all parts of the body. (25%)
  4. Performance of studied exercises with energy, commitment, accuracy, and responsiveness to musical and rhythmical structures and designs. (25%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Perform a tutor-composed dance performance

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessments
Task Description

Assessment 3: Written Assessments (20%)

There are two parts to this assessment.

Part A: In-class test

A 45-minute online quiz will be undertaken on the last Thursday/Friday of the term. This will appear in Moodle.

Part B: 700 word response paper

Choose three speakers that have attended the Creative Industries Forum. Why did you choose these three? What was the most memorable point you took away from each of them? Did they tend to agree about the state of the creative industries or did they not? This is due on the Monday of Exam week

Assessment Due Date Part A is due on the Thursday and Friday of Week 12; Part B is due at 8.30am on Monday of Week 13.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Part A

  • Knowledge of theatre production terminology and methods (50%)

Part B

  • Discussion of creative industries (40%)
  • Presentation and technical matters (10%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Hard copy

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Explain the basic concepts of stagecraft and technical theatre as they relate to dance.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy




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