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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Adjudicate a dance form 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377183  Adjudicate a dance form 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Culture and Arts 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Performing Arts 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to compare performers to existing criteria and place these performers in order of merit. The learner is able to analyse and assess the performers based on experience and knowledge acquired through comparison and assimilation of techniques and practical skills of the dance form performed. The person will be able to view performances in context, providing a written unbiased result based on technique, style and musicality demonstrated as compared to others in the same event or based on a standard.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the adjudication process.
  • Planning and agreeing on the evaluation criteria.
  • Assessing and adjudicating the dance form.
  • Analysing the final result. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners are already competent in the dance genre(s) in which they will provide adjudication.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Unit Standard: ID 377181: Facilitate dance instruction for groups and individuals in one or more dance genre at beginner to intermediate skill levels at NQF Level 4.
  • Unit Standard: ID 377180: Execute a dance form for facilitation purposes at NQF Level 4.
  • Unit Standard: ID 377182: Explain the history of a dance genre in a South African context at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Inclusive includes but is not limited to physical disabilities, religious and cultural values.
  • Adjudication includes examination and assessment. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the adjudication process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The adjudication process may include but is not limited to rules, adjudication system, dance form being adjudicated, scoring system, recording system, feedback procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the use and completion of the mark sheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The dance content applicable to the level being adjudicated is described in terms of technique, style and musicality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The adjudication system to be used is explained according to the organiser's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rules and code of conduct required for the event are described in accordance with organiser's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An explanation of the procedure for the handling of feedback to relevant stakeholders is provided. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and agree on the evaluation criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Each level of competency to be achieved is discussed and set in accordance with organiser's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Instruments for the assessment are scrutinized in preparation for adjudication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Positioning of adjudicators is discussed and agreed in order to maximise viewing for both adjudicator and audience. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess and adjudicate the dance form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A performance is viewed and interpreted in terms of technique, style, and musicality for the purpose of making an assessment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Interpretation may include but not limited to meaning, intention, mood, character, text, role, stylistic conventions, concepts and principles.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Comparisons are made between performers in the same event without bias against the required dance principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An evaluation is made based on comparisons using own individual judgement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results are explained and recorded in accordance with organiser's requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse the final result. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given for the application of the scrutineering rules. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Scrutineering in this context means the professionally certified official who oversees the judging and tabulates scores in dancing competitions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The adjudicator's marks are transcribed with accuracy according to organiser's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The result is calculated through the application of the required system as determined by the organiser. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through Recognition of Prior Learning) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of styles applicable to the dance genre.
  • Technical skill and knowledge of the genre being adjudicated.
  • General performance principals.
  • Stylistic principle required for the specific dance performance.
  • Basic techniques and adaptations in the dance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems which may impact on the adjudication process and the fairness of the adjudication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when transcribing the marks of the adjudication of a dance form. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so that the adjudication process runs smoothly and meets the organiser's requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the critical and unbiased adjudication of a dance form. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in the process of recording, transcribing and circulating the results of the adjudication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to record capture, transcribe and calculate the marks and results of the adjudication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where biased and inaccurate adjudication has a negative impact on both the dancer's and organiser's. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when adjudicating a dance. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  79986   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dance Instruction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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