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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the history of a dance genre in a South African context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377182  Explain the history of a dance genre in a South African context 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Culture and Arts 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 understand the historical and cultural significance of selected dance forms. This will give a background of a chosen dance genre which will help them follow a career in dance or interact with role players in that specific dance industry. Learners will have a grasp on the impact history has on a particular dance genre in order to relate it to the present status of the dance genre.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the concept of dance.
  • Distinguishing and identifying the impact of specific innovators and innovations.
  • Exploring dance origins and time lines. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept of dance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A definition is given of dance in a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose and meanings of various dance forms are investigated in relation to society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The benefits derived from dance are identified and explained in terms of their impact on society. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Benefits may include anatomical, social, and psychological.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Distinguish and identify the impact of specific innovators and innovations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Innovators are identified who influenced a specific dance genre. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A minimum of two innovators must be identified.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The influence that an innovator had on the specific dance genre is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect of innovators/innovations are described in terms of their influence on the specific dance genre in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of the influence another dance genre has had on this specific dance genre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Technological influences are described in terms of improving performance within a dance form. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explore dance origins and time lines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Other dance genres and styles are identified according to their distinguishing characteristics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A minimum of five different dance genres must be identified.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An historical overview is given for a selected dance genre with a specific focus on South African history of the dance genre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of symbolism and imagery are investigated in dance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Symbolism and imagery for three different genres must be investigated.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relevance of the specific dance genre is explained in terms of its impact on society. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) 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 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the understanding of the histories of a particular dance genre. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to gather and research information related to the histories of dance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the understanding of the histories of dance will have a direct, positive impact on the dance and dance performance. 

    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 understanding the histories of 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
    Core  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.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.