Dancing Achievement Award (DAA)


Attention all Dancers!

This summer the RSCDS relaunched the dancing assessment section for all dancers. Previously known as the Dancing Proficiency Award, this will now be known as the “Dancing Achievement Award” and is open to all dancers looking to develop their personal dancing.

There are 3 Levels - Intermediate, Advanced and Very Advanced.

These levels mirror those set for RSCDS School events with the expected knowledge of formations. The dances set for each level become progressively more challenging and are aimed to extend the dancers’ knowledge, while bringing together dances published in early RSCDS books with those in more recent publications.

Feedback has been taken on board from tutors, assessors, as well as those who have undertaken this award, and a revised assessment sheet is now in place. The pass mark for all levels is exactly 50%, with an emphasis on achieving positive marks for elements of technique. Additional formations will be seen as single 8 bar phrases so that the amount of work is manageable in the 5 hour course time suggested, and dancers will know what is expected at the assessment.

The “Dancing Achievement Award” is an opportunity for dancers to work with a course tutor and concentrate on personal dancing critique. It is also a chance for those who are thinking of taking the RSCDS Teaching Qualifications to have their dancing assessed in preparation for Unit 2.

Please see documentation below:

Dancers
DAA - 01           Syllabus
DAA - 06a         Assessment Sheet for Intermediate or Advanced
DAA - 06b         Assessment Sheet for Very Advanced 
DAA - 07a         Dancer Application Form for Assessment at Branches
DAA - 07b         Dancer Application Form for Assessment at St Andrews
DAA - 09           Guidelines for Organisers and Dancers

Organisers/Course Teachers
DAA - 01           Syllabus
DAA - 04           Provisional Application Form to hold an Assessment
DAA - 06a         Assessment Sheet for Intermediate or Advanced
DAA - 06b         Assessment Sheet for Very Advanced
DAA - 09           Guidelines for Organisers and Dancers
DAA - 10           List of Dancers      

Assessors

DAA - 01           Syllabus
DAA - 06a         Assessment Sheet for Intermediate or Advanced
DAA - 06b         Assessment Sheet for Very Advanced
DAA - 09           Guidelines for Organisers and Dancers
DAA - 10           List of Dancers      
DAA - 13           Guidelines for Assessors

For further information contact: Julia Parr, Education and Training Officer, julia.parr@rscds.org

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