CQUniversity Unit Profile
CART12005 Contemporary Dance 3: Extending your craft
Contemporary Dance 3: Extending your craft
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General Information

Overview

In this unit your dance instruction will continue with classes in ballet and contemporary dance. You will work with your tutors on exercises and routines in a diverse range of styles that will develop your practice in a range of dance contexts to an intermediate level.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2019

Townsville

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).

Class and Assessment Overview

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

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Staff reflection

Feedback

Student feedback

Recommendation

Encourage students to provide feedback through the Student Evaluation system on Moodle.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate progressive improvement in ballet and contemporary dance skills, technique and aesthetics to an intermediate level of dance practice
  2. Perform ballet and contemporary dance routines, choreographed by tutors, to an intermediate level of dance practice.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2
1 - Practical Assessment - 40%
2 - Practical Assessment - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2
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
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical Assessment - 40%
2 - Practical Assessment - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

Additional Textbook Information

Students do not need to purchase textbooks for this unit. Recommended readings will be provided as online course resources via the Moodle page for the unit.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Robert Doran Unit Coordinator
r.doran@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Weeks 1 to 5 Begin Date: 11 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Weeks one to five of this unit will focus on reinforcing and extending your fundamental skills base to an intermediate level of technique in ballet and contemporary dance. This will include a range of studio and rehearsal practices and exercises.  You will work with your tutors in applied development of intermediate techniques within the context of rehearsing and preparing choreographed dance sequences in both ballet and contemporary dance.

Chapter

There are no texts prescribed for this unit. Tutors will provide readings for students as and when relevant to training.

Events and Submissions/Topic

No events or submissions planned for these weeks.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 15 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

No scheduled classes for this week.

Chapter

There are no texts prescribed for this unit.  Tutors will provide readings for students as and when relevant to training.

Events and Submissions/Topic

No events or submissions planned for this week.

Weeks 6 to 12 Begin Date: 22 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Across weeks 6 to 12 your studio work will focus on cementing and extending the breadth and depth of your skills in ballet and contemporary dance technique to an intermediate level through applied rehearsal and development of dance sequences as choreographed by your tutors towards a simulated live performance context.  

Chapter

There are no texts prescribed for this unit. Tutors will provide readings for students as and when relevant to training.

Events and Submissions/Topic

No events or submissions planned for this week.

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 10 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Rehearsal and production preparation for Assessment Two.

Chapter

There are no texts prescribed for this unit. Tutors will provide readings for students as and when relevant to training.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment One: Progressive practical assessment

Assessment Two: Performance of  choreographed dance sequences 


Assessment One: Progressive practical assessment Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (14 June 2019) 9:00 pm AEST
Assessment Two: Performance of choreographed dance sequences Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (14 June 2019) 9:00 pm AEST
Term Specific Information

Throughout the duration of this unit students can contact the Unit Coordinator Rob Doran on r.doran@cqu.edu.au for any questions or advice they need on this unit.  Students are also encouraged to raise questions with their tutors in studio.

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment One: Progressive practical assessment

Task Description

Dance is art form that only improves through continued participation and applied practice. This assessment is a measure of the improvement in your intermediate dance skills across the duration of the unit including intermediate skills in body conditioning, ballet, contemporary dance and stagecraft. The appraisal will factor in your levels of energy, accuracy, commitment, expressive coordination, and anatomical alignment. You are expected to maintain an attendance rate to all scheduled classes of 90% or above. If you have an attendance rate below 90% you will need to provide formal evidence for absence as per university policies. Unsatisfactory attendance and participation may be graded as AF (Absent Fail) for this assessment.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (14 June 2019) 9:00 pm AEST

Cumulative assessment will be made by the lecturers at the end of the Term.


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (21 June 2019)

Grades and feedback will be made available to students via the Moodle site for this unit.


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

  • Class activity displays work ethic, commitment and progress. (20%)
  • Knowledge of intermediate dance terminology, positions, steps. (20%)
  • Ability to follow direction. (20%)
  • Execution of combinations of dance technique as choreographed. (20%)
  • Attendance, participation, and safety. (20%)


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Cumulative assessment will be made by the lecturers at the end of the Term.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate progressive improvement in ballet and contemporary dance skills, technique and aesthetics to an intermediate level of dance practice
  • Perform ballet and contemporary dance routines, choreographed by tutors, to an intermediate level of dance practice.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Team Work

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment Two: Performance of choreographed dance sequences

Task Description

As your intermediate dance skills improve throughout the term, your tutors will develop choreographed dance sequences for you to rehearse and develop as solo performers, or in pairs. You will have two dance sequences to develop, one in ballet and one in contemporary dance. Each sequence will be between three to five minutes in length, at the discretion of the tutor. You will be required to present both sequences in a simulated performance environment in the exam / review week of the term. Participation is essential for the learning, rehearsal and development of the dance sequences. You are expected to maintain an attendance rate to all scheduled classes and rehearsals of 90% or you will need to provide formal evidence for absence as per university policies. Unsatisfactory attendance and participation may be graded as AF (Absent Fail) for this assessment.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (14 June 2019) 9:00 pm AEST

Assessment will involve live performance of the dance sequences, which will be recorded for assessment evidence and review purposes.


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (21 June 2019)

Grades and feedback will be made available to the student through the Moodle website of this unit.


Weighting
60%

Assessment Criteria

  • Accuracy in execution of intermediate level dance sequences as choreographed and rehearsed. (40%)
  • Demonstration of applied intermediate dance skills as developed over the course of the unit including energy, accuracy, commitment, expressive coordination, and anatomical alignment. (40%)
  • Participation and commitment to all scheduled classes and rehearsals leading up to the performance of the dance sequences. (10%)
  • Evidence of stagecraft skills in execution of the dance sequences, including adapting to unforeseen eventualities. (10%)


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Assessment will be made by lecturers viewing live performance of the dance sequences.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate progressive improvement in ballet and contemporary dance skills, technique and aesthetics to an intermediate level of dance practice
  • Perform ballet and contemporary dance routines, choreographed by tutors, to an intermediate level of dance practice.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Team Work

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?