ADVANCED PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
APP Full Time and APP Transition
The APP Full Time and APP Transition Program has been created to enable graduates to emerge as complete dancers who are ready to work and succeed in a professional dance environment.
APP FULL TIME – 5 Days (Tue-Sat) up to 28h
APP TRANSITION – 1-3 Days (Tue-Sat) up to 18h
Dancers will achieve a strong adaptable technique; develop their own individual artistry and will be guided to achieve the psychological and emotional readiness needed to enter the professional dance world.
Students will be individually prepared for mid year assessments, RAD exams; professional school and company auditions; scholarships; national competitions and international competitions such as:
-Prix de Lausanne (Switzerland)
-Alana Haines (New Zealand)
-McDonald’s Scholarship (Sydney)
-Genée International Ballet Competition (RAD)
Individually choreographed dances will be designed to maximise each student’s strengths and inspire the growth of artistic expression. Our mid-year showcase and full length end of year production provide more opportunities for stage experience.
The focus of the APP program is always on the individual.
Class numbers are kept small to meet the needs of each student and recognise and nurture individual talent and potential. Regular opportunities to discuss and set long and short term goals will be an integral facet of the program.
Students will be given access to professional guidance regarding auditions, CV preparation, DVD production and portfolio photos. Safe Dance and Injury prevention are important aspects of a professional career. We have an onsite dance physiotherapist and certified Pilates instructor to support and educate students in the management of their physical needs.
The course offers training in: Ballet, Contemporary, Ballet & Contemporary Variation, Girls Pointe & Technique, Boys Ballet Technique, Pas de deux, Improvisation, Composition & Choreography, Company Repertoire, Studio Pilates (Reformer available), Safe Dance & Injury Prevention, Nutrition for dancers, Performance Psychology, Performance & Audition Coaching, Private Coaching, Career planning, Preparation for auditions & Preparation for national/international competitions and Dance history.
Members of the SCD teaching faculty all have a professional dance background and are well qualified and experienced. Internationally and nationally renowned guest teachers and mentors will be invited to impart their expertise to inspire students and broaden their experience.
Xanthe Geeves and Gregor Thieler (Artistic Directors), Kim Traynor, Catherine Goss, Paul Knoblauch, Andrea Briody, Adam Blanch, Jason Winters, Emma Jane Morton, Leslie Abraham, Shelly Moore, Bronte Kelly, Joel Edward Thomas, Davide Di Giovanni, Veronica George, Emily Foley
Private auditions can be arranged upon request. Full Time students need to have completed RAD Intermediate level or equivalent. Transition students need to have completed Intermediate Foundation level or equivalent. Students need to supply their personal details, past experience and level of achievements in dance. The audition is by appointment.
25% full time Scholarship for all students who have trained at our part time school for at least 3 years. Other scholarships and subsidies available based on need and merit.
Facilities & Location
Our state of the art dance centre provides students with:
• 3 fully equipped studios with natural light, sprung floors with tarkett, mirrors, sound systems & barres
• Allegro 2 Pilates Reformer, 2 change rooms, lounge, restrooms with shower, kitchen, reception
• Spacious outdoor terrace, Free Wifi, studying desks, under cover parking
Students can go to the nearby shopping mall with cafes and shops (2 min walk). Direct access to public transport with BUS connections to the train lines.
Physiotherapy and Massage available at our dance centre (by appointment).
We prepare students for a professional dance career in national and international ballet/contemporary companies. Possible career as a choreographer, teacher, company ballet master or other dance related fields.