Teach basic cultural dance technique

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUADTM407, 'Teach basic cultural dance technique'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Teach basic cultural dance technique' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for dance classes

1.1 Ensure dance elements or movements for classes are safely sequenced

1.2 Identify and minimise risk factors in the teaching of cultural classes

1.3 Check that learners are wearing appropriate practice clothing and footwear

1.4 Demonstrate appropriate warm-up techniques

2. Demonstrate basic cultural dance techniques

2.1 Demonstrate to learners correct posture and body alignment appropriate to cultural dance techniques and movement

2.2 Demonstrate isolation and coordination of the upper and lower body in simple movement sequences

2.3 Demonstrate a range of techniques that integrate balance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, weight transfer and control and articulation of individual body parts

2.4 Emphasise the importance of control, attention to detail and memory when demonstrating simple sequences or enchaînement of dance steps

2.5 Emphasise importance of using presentation, rhythm and style appropriate to particular dynamics of the cultural and creative dance

2.6 Demonstrate the timing and phrasing relationship between cultural and creative dance movement and the accompanying music

2.7 Follow safe dance practice in teaching activities to minimise risk of injuries

2.8 Demonstrate appropriate warm-down techniques

2.9 Manage class dynamics and learner behaviour to encourage learning

3. Maintain expertise in cultural dance techniques

3.1 Use feedback from relevant personnel about the quality of classes to identify areas of own teaching practice that could be improved

3.2 Use a range of sources to keep up-to-date with current industry issues, trends and codes of practice

3.3 Participate in professional development activities as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUADTM407 appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA40211 - Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management
  • CUA40311 - Certificate IV in Community Culture
  • CUA40313 - Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management
  • CUA40213 - Certificate IV in Community Culture