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Full-Time Performing Arts Courses 2018

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Do you want a career in the Performing Arts? Do you know where and what you want to study?
We have a comprehensive list of some of the top Full-Time Dance & Performing Arts institutions from ACT,NSW & VIC to QLD to SA, WA & International! Also, to give you an insight into the expectations at each level of study, we’ve outlined the various courses in detail. Remember to choose the course and school that is right for you, one that resonates with who you are as a person as well as a dancer. Good luck!


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Dance Development Centre
Developing dancers since 1985
dancedevelopment.com.au | canberra@dancedevelopment.com.au | 02 6259 1550 | sydney@dancedevelopment.com.au | 02 9557 3736
DDC’s vocational dance courses allow young dancers to participate in a graduated training program alongside academic studies. Many of our DDC alumni are currently dancing in companies worldwide. Our Spence (Canberra) campus boasts a world-class full-time training program for school age students. Part-time and junior intensive streams for younger, developing dancers are available. DDC is now also in Sydney! Our Annandale (Sydney) Campus currently offers part-time and Junior Intensive streams. Our qualified and enthusiastic teachers, headed by Director Jackie Hallahan, are committed to nurture and develop student’s confidence in the pursuit of their personal goals. Entry into these courses is by audition during August and September.
Full-Time Vocational Dance Training Course
Time: School Years 7-12
Aims: To prepare students for university, further study or a professional dance career.
Subjects: Technique, Ballet, Contemporary, Performance, Repertoire, Choreography, (Theatrical dance streams are elective).
Performance opportunities: End of year performance season; Mid-year performances; Competitions; Festivals; Corporate events.
Part-Time Course
Time: Years 5-6 Primary, Years 7-8 High School
Aims: To prepare students for full-time dance study.
Subjects: Technique, Ballet, Contemporary, Performance, Repertoire, Choreography (Theatrical dance streams are elective).
Performance opportunities: End of year performance season; Mid-year performances; Competitions; Festivals; Corporate events.
Junior Intensive Stream
Time: Prior to high school year 7
Aims: To prepare students for part-time and full-time dance study.
Subjects: Technique, Ballet, Contemporary, Performance, Repertoire, Choreography (Theatrical dance streams are elective).
Performance opportunities: End of year performance season; Mid-year performances; Competitions; Festivals; Corporate events.


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Academy Ballet
academyballet.com.au
Teacher Profile:
Sinead Vidler
Qualifications: RAD CBTS, B.A. (Hons).
Focus: Classical Ballet
Experience: Teaching for 18 years.
Advice for students? The advice varies for recreational students, eisteddfod students, exam students or full-time students. The one consistent message is to continue dancing as long as it nurtures your soul and brings you joy. You need to want criticism, love hard work, find joy in practice and enjoy the intensity of dance if you want to succeed.
Advice for parents? Support your children by giving them the space to grow. Managing and overseeing their every step does not help their future selves. I constantly see parents who want a career in dance or to win eisteddfods more than their child does – you cannot want it more than your child, only they can make it happen. Listen to your kids, kids are smart little humans.


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Alegria Dance Studios
alegria.com.au
Teacher Profile:
Hilary Kaplan
Qualifications: B.A. (Linguistics), ARAD Adv. Teaching Dip (Dist), Solo Seal, RAD RTS, Licenciate Dip (Cecchetti Society), MDB (Honours – Spanish Dance Society), RAD Examiner, Standardising examiner, International tutor.
Focus: Classical Ballet, Character, Spanish Dance.
Experience: Teaching for 30 years.
Advice to parents? Trust and believe teachers will do the very best for your child. Teachers will consult with you on various matters but for the rest, allow the teachers to do their work. Be there to support, encourage and nurture your children. If you feel your child is not getting the required attention or treated unfairly, arrange a meeting with the teachers to discuss your concerns.
What makes a great student? A student who is intelligent, hungry for improvement and success, determined, driven and motivated is a teachers’ dream.


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Australian College of Physical Education
We’re great sports, you can be too.
acpe.edu.au | newstudents@acpe.edu.au | 1300 302 867
Accredited
Established in 1917, the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is a leading national provider of Bachelor degrees in dance, sport, health, and education. ACPE is a private higher education institution with nationally accredited degree programs registered with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency. Study amongst the sporting elite at ACPE’s purpose-built campus in the mecca of sports excellence, Sydney Olympic Park. Recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport as an Elite Athlete Friendly University, the only private college of its kind to receive this prestigious status, ACPE has an Elite Athlete & Coach Program designed to facilitate elite athletes and coaches to study alongside their professional sporting career to enhance their future prospects.
Bachelor of Dance Education
Time: 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Aims: To provide the knowledge and skills for students to become a qualified Dance teacher and Physical and Health Education teacher. The specialised degree, unique in Australia, develops the requisite pedagogical knowledge and understanding to be an effective classroom ready teacher with students undertaking school based practical experiences throughout their degree.
Subjects: Dance History, Foundations of Dance, Understanding Health, Skill Acquisition, Dance Composition, Dance Production, Popular Dance Styles, Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology, Professional Experience, Classroom Skills, Curriculum Planning for Learning and Teaching HPE, Classical Dance Styles, Practices in Movement, Child and Adolescent Development, Curriculum Planning for Learning and Teaching Dance, Dance Analysis, Theory and Application of Playing Sport, Contemporary Youth Health, Social Influences and Student Diversity, Dance Performance, Elements of Movements, Teaching Skills, Youth Health and Resilience, The Inclusive Classroom, Applied Exercise Physiology, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Current Issues: A Teaching Research Report, Dance and Technology, and Literacy for Learning and Teaching.
Bachelor of Dance Practice
Time: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Aims: To produce graduates who are able to work in a range of capacities in dance development and the dance industry by providing students with the skills and knowledge required to be leaders within the dance industry and with a wide range of community groups, in roles such as teachers, facilitators, and administrators.
Subjects: Foundations of Dance, Understanding Health, Skill Acquisition, Dance Composition, Dance History, Dance Production, Popular Dance Styles, Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology, Classical Dance Styles, Functional Anatomy, Professional Integrity, Introduction to Sports Business, Dance and Somatics, Dance and Technology, Exercise & Social Development through the Lifespan, Building Professional Relationships (WIL), Teaching Skills: Dance Studio, Dance Promotion, Dance & Health (WIL), Dance Performance, Dance & Communities, Introduction to Performance and Exercise Psychology, Event and Project Management (WIL).
Bachelor of Health Science (Dance)
Time: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Aims: To enhance a professional’s understanding of synergies between dance and health science and facilitate work in both public and private organisations across a range of occupations. Students will learn how to apply scientific principles to dance movements, and develop a greater understanding of dance techniques and the risks associated with improper execution.
Subjects: Foundations of Dance, Understanding Health, Chemistry, Application of Maths and Statistics for Health and Sport, Dance Composition, Biology, Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry and Nutrition, Dance History, Classical Dance Styles, Systems Anatomy and Physiology, Applied Exercise Physiology, Popular Dance Styles, Dance and Somatics, Principles of Health Promotion, Biomechanics, Professional Integrity, Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Research Design and Epidemiology Research in Action (Dance), Psychology, Health and Physical Assessment, Small Business Management Principles, Exercise Prescription through the Lifespan, Dance Performance.
Performance opportunities (for all courses above): Assessments in class; extra assessment pieces; End of year performance. Students can join the ACPE Dance Company and the ACPE Cheer Squad, The Treasures, to perform at graduation, community events and relevant competitions and events.


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Brent Street
Australia’s leading Performing Arts training ground.
brentstreet.com.au | info@brentstreet.com.au | 1300 013 708
Accredited
Brent Street’s cutting-edge training from the industry’s best coaches and teachers has produced the most employable talent for over three decades. Our alumni can be found on stage in Australia, multiple international tours and productions, on the West End and Broadway. We provide the ultimate training program through our Full-time Courses and Academy. Brent Street Pty Ltd (RTO ID: 91488) is a Registered Training Organisation approved to deliver nationally recognised training. Brent Street has direct links to Focus Talent Management, Brent Street Creative Entertainment Consultancy, Hayes Theatre, Broadway Dance Centre NYC and countless Australian and international contacts in the entertainment industry – all of which will prove invaluable to students in launching their professional career.
Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50213
Time: 1 year
Aims: Designed for students either with a background in singing, dancing and acting or who excel in one or two performance areas and wish to refine their skill sets in the others and extend their musical theatre performance skills to a professional level.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Theatre Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Dance Audition Techniques, Safe Dance Practice, Musical Theatre History, Vocal Technique, Audition Repertoire and Masterclass, Harmony and Score Reading, Music Theory, Theatrical Make-Up and Hairstyles, Nutrition, Anatomy, Body Conditioning, Career Planning – self promotion, networking, marketing, budgeting (includes 20 hours of volunteer work placement), Various guest lectures/ masterclasses/ industry forums.
Performance opportunities: 2 musical productions; 1 self-devised cabaret; End of year industry showcase.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) in Performing Arts CUA50113
Time: 1 year
Aims: An intensive course based around the “Triple Threat” performer ideals and is Brent Street’s signature performing arts training program.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Tap, Commercial Lyrical, Pas de Deux, Urban Contemporary and Classical Contemporary, Acting, Singing, Performance Skills (and opportunities), Safe Dance Practice, Repertoire, Floor Barre, Theatrical Make-Up and Hairstyles, Career Progression including audition and casting preparation, Mentoring and how to prepare to be a freelance artist, Nutrition, Anatomy, Body Conditioning, Cultural Dance History and Theory.
Performance opportunities: Numerous competitions; Corporate events; End of year industry showcase.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) in Classical Contemporary CUA50113
Time: 1 year
Aims: To produce a versatile, employable and technically diverse dancer by responding to the needs of contemporary dance and dance-makers working in the world today
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Commercial and Urban Contemporary, Classical Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Pas de Deux, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Commercial Lyrical, Contact and Improvisation, Choreography, Career Progression including audition and casting preparation, Mentoring, Nutrition, Anatomy, Body Conditioning, Performance skills and opportunities, Film, Repertoire, Floor Barre, Acting, Safe Dance Practice, Cultural Dance, History and Theory, Various industry workshops/ masterclasses/ forums.
Performance opportunities: Numerous competitions; Corporate events; End of year industry showcase.
Brent Street Academy
Time: School Years 10, 11, and 12.
Aims: This intense training program has seen our graduates work continuously in the commercial dance industry, major musicals in Australia, the West End and Broadway, feature films, tv presenting, recording artist world tours, tv roles and in choreography. Graduates have also gone on to become So You Think You Can Dance winners, Julliard scholarship recipients, physiotherapists and lawyers.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Commercial and Theatre Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Commercial Lyrical, Urban Contemporary and Classical Contemporary, Acting, Singing, Performance Skills (and opportunities), Physical Conditioning.
All academic studies are through Cairns School of Distant Education (CSDE). In addition to your CSDE Contact Teacher, an Academic Supervisor is in attendance daily to oversee the student completing their studies.
Performance opportunities: Numerous competitions; End of year industry showcase.


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Classical Ballet 121
A personal approach
classicalballet121.com | classicalballet121@gmail.com | 0451 953 768
CB121 resides at Dance 102, close to St Leonards station. Director Gillian Revie, former ballerina with The Royal Ballet and current guest artist with The Australian Ballet, offers personal guidance and equal attention to every student. In addition to the rigorous world class ballet training, focus is given to physical and mental wellbeing. We nurture confident young dancers who understand their individual strengths and limitations which leads to positive and realistic decision making for their futures. Our physiotherapist/anatomy tutor works closely with the faculty for a healthy, injury free studio. Gillian has helped place students into full-time schools such as QPAC, RBS, ENBS, Elmhurst and Dutch National, and coached Isobel Anderson Awards winners and Alana Haines, YAGP and Genée finalists. Our flexible structure encourages students to take the time needed to achieve their personal goals.
Classical Ballet 121 Part-Time
Part-time tuition can be provided to suit the needs of the individual. Programs can be tailor made around schooling/other dance commitments or activities.
Classical Ballet 121 Full-Time
Time: 1-3 years (depending on the individual)
Aims: To prepare students aged 12-18 years for the next step in their pursuit of a career in classical ballet.
Subjects: Dance: Ballet, Pointe, Solos, Virtuosity, RAD (exam work prepared by Teresa Johnson), Repertoire, Character Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Contemporary.
Education: Research, Anatomy, Dance History, Tutor Doctor for Distance Education.
Fitness: Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Kick Turn Leap, In Power, Stretch.
Workshops: Choreography, Benish Notation, Stage Design. CV writing, biographies and research on worldwide vocational schools and companies.
Private mentoring: 121Ballet with Gillian Revie, 121Reformer with Alistair Stewart, 121Self Savvi with Alisha Coon and 121Contemporary with Natalie Ayton. Distance Education Schooling.
Performance opportunities: Term Open Days; In-House Choreographic Competition; Selected national and international Competitions; End of year presentation; External event opportunities.


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The Conlan College
Individual Attention from World Class Teachers in State of the Art Facilities
conlancollege.com | info@conlancollege.com | 02 9144 6532
The Conlan College prides itself on working with each student to attain their personal best with world-class teachers and small classes facilitating individual attention for each student. For the past two years, every full-time graduate has gained a place in the finishing school or company of their choice. The brand new, state of the art facilities in Pymble (5 minute walk from the station) comprise of six large studios (all with fully sprung floors and performance quality tarkett), an in-house dance physiotherapist, lockers and change room facilities, café, yoga/pilates room and an academic study area. Parents are welcomed as partners in their child’s progress and encouraged to become part of The Conlan Community.

Full-Time Course
Time: 2-4 years (depending on standards upon entry)
Aims: To focus on each student to ensure they follow their own individual path, whether that is to an elite classical finishing school, a contemporary career, a university course, teaching or other goal.
Subjects: Vaganova Classical and Character, RAD Classical, Contemporary (Martha Graham, Cunningham), Pas de Deux, Choreography, Dancers Company, Jazz, Company class, Eisteddfod Groups and Solos, Improvisation.
Performance opportunities: Eisteddfod Groups and Solos; Examinations; Whole College concert; Professional positions (e.g. The Australian Ballet Company child roles, Limitless Dance Company).
Cert IV in Dance Course
Time: 1 year
Aims: To focus on each student individually to ensure they are successful in gaining their Certificate IV in Dance Qualification – Classical or Contemporary.
Subjects: Contemporary (Martha Graham, Cunningham), Open Classical Class, RAD Classical Option, Partnering, Choreography, Dancers Company, Jazz, Company class, Eisteddfod Groups and Solos, Improvisation.
Performance opportunities: Eisteddfod Groups and Solos; Examinations; Whole College concert; Professional positions (e.g. The Australian Ballet Company child roles, Limitless Dance Company).


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Dargie FULLTIME
Relevant training for today’s industry
dargieentertainment.com.au | ben@dargieentertainment.com.au | 0430 110 824
Accredited
Dargie FULLTIME is opening for 2018 in Broadway, Sydney. With a top faculty of agents, current entertainment employers and industry professionals, our course is about relevant training for today’s industry. Focusing on technical training, commercial and industry practice/readiness, this is where you need to be for 2018. Students will graduate technically proficient, with the ability to quickly pick up and retain varied styles of choreography and will have a sound knowledge of what is required to work as a professional entertainer. The course is located 5 minutes from Central Station.

Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113 (delivered in partnership with ATOD RTO#31624)
Time: 1 year
Aims: To produce all round professional performers with strong technical and commercial training, who understand ‘life after fulltime’ and can find employment in the competitive world of professional entertainment.
Subjects: Ballet, Commercial, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical/Contemporary, Audition Technique, Fitness Training, Musical Theatre, Vocals, Acting for Camera, Heels Technique, Hip Hop, Choreography, Industry lectures, European Cabaret, Burlesque, Image Management, Business Practice.
Elective Majors: Vocals, Acting for Camera, Musical Theatre.
Performance opportunities: Graduation and Charity events/charity fundraisers; View professional rehearsals and work along side current professionals through Dargie’s Professional Agency and Production Company. Students do not perform for free at corporate events that would otherwise be paid jobs for professionals. We believe in preserving the professional dance industry so that students may graduate into a world with many paid opportunities available.


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ED5 INTERNATIONAL
We are passionately committed to striving for brilliance.
ed5international.com.au | vana@ed5international.com.au | 02 9746 0848
Accredited
ED5INTERNATIONAL is proud to offer their exclusive, unique, accredited Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts. Guided by William A. Forsythe with founders Elena & Mario De Cinque it boasts Australia’s leading faculty. Graduates perform in Musical Theatre, television, stage, theme parks, overseas contracts, cruise ships and many other entertainment arenas. The course is Youth Allowance Approved and Accredited by ASQA, NRT and AQF. Located in North Strathfield, a 5 min walk from the train station, there is ample street parking. Our students will become the employed performer, achieved through dedication, discipline, talent and a lot of laughter and love. Our mission has been to create, enhance, and elevate the profile of Performing Arts in Australia and internationally and we are proud to say our mission has been and continues to be accomplished after 17 years.
Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts 10149NAT
Time: 2 years
Aims: To produce talent that is entertainment industry ready and employable at successful completion of the course through individual monitoring, assessing and guiding each student to achieve successful Graduation and a career with longevity.
Subjects: Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Singing, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acting, Group Harmonies, Repertoire, Performance Coaching, Cabaret, Lyrical, Nutrition, History of Musical Theatre, Music Theory, Anatomy, Image Management, Make-Up, Acrobatics, Improvisation, Choreography, Audition Technique, Mock Audition Class, Heels, Strength and Conditioning, Yoga, Cardio, Pilates, Swing Class and more.
Performance opportunities: Repertoire Performances; Acting Showcase; Graduation Performance; Arnott’s Biscuits Charity Ball; Nicole Fitzsimons Fundraising Ball; Cara House Charity Function.


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Ettingshausens
Looking for an all-round triple threat full-time course?
ettingshausens.com.au | fulltime@ettingshausens.com.au | 02 9545 3033
Accredited
The faculty has been carefully selected for strength in their respective fields, from the industry recognised career and competitive dance choreographers, enthusiastic and experienced recreational dance team or handpicked martial arts instructors. World class teachers such as Stephen Tannos, Cassie Bartho, Eden Petrovski, James Barry, Neale Whittaker, David Mclean, Sophie Holloway, Sarah Stollery, Natasha Crane, Gaynor Hicks, Jayde Westaby, Jo Ansell, Kate Larter, Aric Yegudkin, Troy Harrison and Aimee Regan teach weekly. Industry guests include Kelley Abbey, The Squared Division, Marko Panzic, PJ Clarke, Amy Campbell, Paul Malek, Thern Reynolds, Kaylie Yee and Michael Stein who develop the students’ industry readiness and awareness. The renowned facility offers 12 fully equipped air-conditioned studios, professionally staffed reception and office, separate junior and senior campuses, plenty of parking and a student area with kitchen. RTO#40539.
Certificate IV Dance CUA40113
Time: 1 year
Aims: To refine students’ talents, extend their skills and deepen their knowledge of the professional performing arts whilst developing their unique brand under the watchful encouragement of industry specialists in a nurturing environment.
Subjects: Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, Hip Hop, Latin, Choreography, Improvisation, Tap, Singing, Acting, Acrobatics, Fitness, Nutrition, Performance Theory, Business Skills and more.
Performance opportunities: Mardi Gras; Comedy Festival; Australian Dance Festival Showcase; Festivals; Corporate events; End of year Graduation Show.
Certificate IV Teaching and Management CUA40313
Time: 1 year part-time
Aims: To produce the dance teacher and choreographer that everyone wants to hire by providing the tools to make a positive impact as a teacher and skills to build the studio of your dreams by learning the secrets of running a successful dance studio and how to create your own professional dance business from well-known mentors.
Subjects: Dance Technique and Choreography, Safe and Effective Teaching, Planning Classes and Assessing Students, Production Management, Business Management and Operations, Managing Small Teams, Marketing The Small Business.
Performance opportunities: Practical teaching placements across all age groups and genres; Show production; Professional dance events; Concerts.


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Ev & Bow Full Time Dance Training Centre
Innovation, Passion & Supreme Quality.
evandbow.com | info@evandbow.com | 02 9542 1260
Accredited
Under the direction of Sarah Boulter and Lisa Bowmer, Ev and Bow has a reputation of supreme quality. It is the premiere studio for innovation, passion and outstanding results and leads the way in the dance industry with cutting edge choreography and professionalism. Exceptional dancers are selected and personal care is provided in a nurturing environment and limited class sizes. Ev and Bow provides many performance opportunities with the focus on integrating students into the professional world. Previous graduates have gone on to work with Australian Dance Theatre, T.H.E Dance Company, Dance North, Footnote Dance Company, Lucy Guerin Inc, STRUT Dance, MOD Dance Co, Alvin Ailey, Australian Opera, Rambert Dance Company, Dream Dance Company, Shaun Parker & Meryl Tankard.
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113
Diploma of Dance CUA50113
Time: 2 years
Aims: To provide quality training enabling the dancer to be a versatile and valuable member of the dance industry and broaden their knowledge, creativity and respect for their craft.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Choreography, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Jazz, Acting, Singing, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Artist Development, Personal Training, Professional Development.
Performance opportunities: Mid-year showing; City of Sydney Council engagements; Chinese New Year; Mardi Gras; Hair Shows; TV and Film; Australian Dance Festival; Corporate Work; Charity Balls; Graduation Performances in which industry professionals and agents are invited to seek out talent.


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First Position Australia
Tailor made curriculum for a tailor made professional dance career
firstpositionaustralia.com | firstpositionaustralia@gmail.com
First Position Australia’s tailor-made curriculum has been designed to provide a deep understanding of Ballet & Contemporary technique and caters for students that thrive in an elite atmosphere. FPA training programs have an extensive and rigourous curriculum designed for serious ballet students delivered in a creative and artistic environment. Our holistic approach includes counselling sessions and individualised advice, which will help students overcome the difficulties of the training and ensure effortless positioning into the professional world of dance. The school has a renowned faculty and established program with a well-rounded selection of classes. FPA has a long-time partnership with numerous companies throughout the world. Our company is committed to developing exceptional dancers by encouraging each dancer the chance to audition for reputable companies.
Full-Time & Part-Time Program
Intensive Trainee Ballet Program
Time: Full-Time & Part-Time Program (12 – 18 years)
Intensive Trainee Ballet Program: Junior Transition Division (7-10 years); Pre-Professional Division (11- 18 years).
Aims: To nurture promising talent so that every provision is made for them to be the best.
Subjects: Open Classical Ballet, RAD Ballet, Vocational Grades, Repertoire, Variations, Pas de Deux, Pointe, Neo-Classical, Pilates, Stretching and Body Conditioning, National Character, Contemporary, Nutrition, Audition Training Technique.


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Joanne Grace School of Dance
Be Inspired. Be Challenged. Reach your potential
joannegrace.com.au | admin@joannegrace.com.au | 0413 006 110
Accredited
Joanne Grace School Of Dance is an emerging full-time school situated in Wollongong. Offering courses for the passionate and dedicated, and providing relief from lengthy commutes to the CBD for students outside Sydney. Graduates have secured contracts, short term offers, scholarships and/or summer school offers with various cruise ships, theatre shows, and contemporary and classical dance companies and schools around the world including Joffrey Ballet School, Rambert, New Zealand School Of Dance (Classical and Contemporary stream), Australian Ballet School, Alvin Ailey, Sydney Dance Company, Australian Ballet, Royal Ballet School, West Australian Ballet, New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden and Houston Ballet Academy. Certificate IV is offered via an auspice arrangement with National College Of Dance Pty Ltd RTO#91281.
Certificate IV In Dance CUA40113
Time: 1 year
Aims: To further develop, inspire and challenge, with the aim of helping dancers reach their full potential as artists, through exceptional teacher/student ratios and a careful, structured and individual approach in all classes, and to provide students with a Nationally Recognised Qualification.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, Pointe, Repertoire, Boys Coaching, Contemporary, Pilates and Conditioning, Choreography
Performance opportunities: Competitions and Masterclasses locally, state wide and internationally.
Full-Time or Part-Time Program (not accredited)
Time: Full-Time (5 days/wk) or Part-Time (on an individual basis)
Aims: To improve strength, flexibility and alignment to assist with injury prevention and longevity as well as develop a strong sense of performance and artistry in both Classical and Contemporary dance, and prepare students for pre-professional training leading to a career in classical or contemporary dance. Also, to support students existing schooling whilst maintaining the connection to their dance school of choice when choosing the part-time option.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, Pointe, Repertoire, Boys Coaching, Contemporary, Pilates and Conditioning, HSC Dance.
Performance opportunities: Competitions and Masterclasses locally, state wide and internationally.


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Lee Academy
The Most Complete & Versatile Training Program
leeacademy.com.au | dance@leeacademy.com.au | 02 4358 1528
Accredited
Lee Academy Full-Time makes the link for dancers from students to professionals. Providing a guided career pathway for aspiring performers and giving students every opportunity to expand their skills, nurture versatility and explore artistic self expression. The full time courses get students a huge leap closer to their dreams and guide them into a successful professional career, with the nationally recognised qualification to go with it.
Advanced Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113
Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50213
Acro & Aerial Fulltime (including Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113)
Certificate IV in Arts Administration CUA40511
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113
Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management CUA40313
Certificate III in Dance CUA30113
Time: Advanced Diploma: 3 years
Diploma: 2 years
Cert IV: 1 year
Cert III: 1 year
Aims: To enable students to take a huge leap closer to their dreams and guide them into a successful professional career with a nationally recognised qualification.
Subjects: Accent Training, Acrobatics/Gymnastics, Acrodancer, Acting, Anatomy & Nutrition, Ballroom Dance, Choreography, Classical Ballet (RAD), Contemporary, Dance Psychology, Heel Technique, Hip Hop, Industry Practices, Jazz – Broadway, Jazz – Commercial, Kicks Turns Leaps (Ktl), Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre Theory & History, Partnering, Pointe, Pop Vocal, Private Tuition, Professional Development, Performance Psychology, Silk Tissue, Trapeze & Lyra, Stage & Screen Choreography, Stage & Theatre Practices, Stagecraft, Tap, Theatre Dance, Theatre Vocal, Theatrical Make-Up, Tumbling/Flips, Vocal Ensemble.
Performance opportunities: Multitudes of performance opportunities available in the best theatres and performance spaces across the country.
Provider Number: 70230


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Lee Academy High School
Jo Cotterill

Qualifications: Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance), Diploma of Dance Teaching & Management, Diploma of Musical Theatre.
Focus: Jazz, Contemporary, Acrodance, Partnering.
Experience: Teaching for 23 years.
Advice for parents? Give as much support and love to your dancing child as you possibly can. It’s okay if your child has a bad day at full-time every now and then.
Approach to injuries? Be physically fit and capable of performing at the level that you are studying. Take classes that are appropriate to your level of ability, undertake physical conditioning classes to ensure your fitness is up to the required standard. Take technique class. If you do suffer an injury, seek medical advice immediately and don’t ignore the problem.


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The McDonald College
Australia’s Leading Academic and Performing Arts School for Years 3 – 12
mcdonald.nsw.edu.au | registrar@mcdonald.nsw.edu.au | 02 9752 0507
Accredited
The McDonald College is the only school of its kind in Australia which provides students with a combined academic and performing arts education. We are Sydney-based, non-denominational and co-ed, catering for Years 3 – 12. We specialise in Acting, Ballet, Dance, Music and Musical Theatre. As an industry provider for over 30 years, we have produced an impressive alumni network both locally and internationally. From film and television, to ballet and Broadway, our diverse alumni successes are a testament to our teachings. Some of our alumni include Amanda McGuigan (The Australian Ballet), Daniel Raso (Grease the Mega-Musical, Matilda), Dimitri Kleioris (An American in Paris on Broadway, Flesh & Bone), Emma Watkins (The Wiggles), and Kip Gamblin (The Bodyguard: Musical, All Saints, Home & Away, Neighbours). Enrolments open all year.
Performing Arts College
Time: School Years 3-12.
Aims: To provide our students with the opportunity to pursue their passion for the performing arts whilst benefitting from a full academic education.
Subjects: Performance streams include Acting, Ballet, Dance, Music and Musical Theatre.
Performance opportunities: Yearly performances at some of Sydney’s biggest venues including NIDA Playhouse and Riverside Theatres.


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National College of Dance
Producing Australia’s Future Leading Artists
nationalcollegeofdance.com | auditions@nationalcollegeofdance.com | 02 4952 9294
Accredited
With a clear focus and a long history of preparing students for a professional career in dance, the National College of Dance (NCD) provides creative new methods and advanced dance training that prepares students to be a valued and versatile dancer in our professional industry. Building on student strengths, developing artistry and nurturing students to strive, our proven methods have graduates gracing stages all over the world. Whether a classical or contemporary career, NCD embrace each student’s unique artistry and talent preparing them to thrive in a competitive industry. Specialising in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance and Jazz Dance, our students will utilise their classical training to strengthen all genres. Studying at NCD provides you with the perfect platform to commence your professional career.
Certificate III In Dance CUA30113
Time: 1 year part-time (Distance Education Year 10); 2 years part-time (Distance Education Year 9)
Aims: To prepare students at the start of their journey towards a professional career by focusing on a foundation level in all genres with a concentration on the foundations of classical ballet, and technique and performance in all genres.
Subjects: Technique, Ballet, Jazz, History, Nutrition, Anatomy, Choreography, Audition Techniques, Teaching, Goal Setting And Career Planning.
Performance opportunities: Mid-year performances; Competitions; Extras; Festivals; Corporate Events; End of year productions. Our students regularly perform to live musicians and we have one commissioned composer where students are choreographed to while the music is being composed.
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113
Time: 1 year
Aims: To train dancers, with a concentration towards choreography in both classical and contemporary, and develop skills leading to audition for a wide variety of national and international ballet or contemporary programs. A lead in to further training in pre-professional dance programs, musical theatre productions, stage shows, pantomimes, fashion parades, TV shows, films and commercials.
Subjects: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, History, Nutrition, Anatomy, Choreography, Goal Setting and Career Planning, Audition Preparation.
Performance opportunities: Mid-year performances; Competitions; Extras; Festivals; Corporate Events; End of year productions. Our students regularly perform to live musicians and we have one commissioned composer where students are choreographed to while the music is being composed.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50114
Time: 1 year
Aims: To produce a strong, versatile and employable performer able to perform complex technical routines across a wide range of dance genres in preparation for a professional career within Australia or Internationally.
Subjects: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, History, Nutrition, Anatomy, Choreography, Goal Setting and Career Planning, Audition Preparation.
Performance opportunities: Mid-year performances; Competitions; Extras; Festivals; Corporate Events; End of year productions. Our students regularly perform to live musicians and we have one commissioned composer where students are choreographed to while the music is being composed.
Intensive Training Program
Time: 1-3 years part-time from School Years 7-9 (½ day to 2½ days per week option available)
Aims: Designed as a bridging program between a student’s academic training and working towards full-time training.
Subjects: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Choreography.
Performance opportunities: Mid-year performances; Competitions; Festivals; End of year productions. Our students regularly perform to live musicians and we have one commissioned composer where students are choreographed to while the music is being composed.


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Redlands Ballet & Dance Academy
redlands.nsw.edu.au

Karen Martin
Qualifications: B.A. Hons (Syd), B.Tech (UWS), Associate (Cecchetti).
Focus: Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance.
Experience: Teaching for 31 years.
Advice for students? Continue to consistently work in a ‘feedback loop’ with your teachers, constantly applying corrections and adjustments, striving for accuracy and learning how to work independently.
Advice for parents? Encourage children to become independent lifelong learners who develop persistence, can think flexibly and are resilient.
What makes a great student? A persistent and responsive learner, who understands how posture will assist technical development.


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The Regional Institute of Performing Arts (RIPA)
Hunter TAFE
Start your creative career @ RIPA
hunter.tafensw.edu.au | teresa.conicella@tafe.nsw.edu.au | 02 4923 7595

Jessica Conneely
Qualifications: ARAD, B.A. (Dance), Cert IV in Dance Teaching & Management, Cert IV in Training & Assessment.
Focus: Ballet, Contemporary, Choreography, Recreational and Wellbeing Movement, Dance.
Experience: Teaching for 11 years.
What makes a great student? A diligent hard worker with the ability to think beyond training. Motivated to learn allied skills and ability to collaborate within the arts and community
Transitioning to full-time? Create a healthy routine around the physical and mental requirements for training with a balanced focus on down time away from dance. Spending time with family and friends is important so that you can foster other life skills and interests in addition to performing arts training.


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Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy
A selective school for the talented and dedicated
classicalcoaching.com | admin@classicalcoaching.com | 02 9439 4424
Internationally renowned and established by Tanya Pearson OAM over 40 years ago, the Academy has produced many internationally acclaimed graduates. In 2014 Lucinda Dunn OAM (The Australian Ballet’s longest serving ballerina and former Tanya Pearson student) was appointed Artistic Director. With the esteemed and reputable faculty bringing extensive international experience, four studios plus on-site physiotherapy facilities, and 5 minutes from St Leonards train station, the Academy continues to provide specialised coaching for dedicated and talented students wishing to pursue a professional career in ballet in Sydney’s lower North Shore. Many students have gained success in international competitions including the Prix de Lausanne, Genée International Ballet Competition and Youth America Grand Prix. The Academy prides itself on its extensive alumni who are now performing professionally around the world. Mid-year intake auditioning now.
Full Time Pre-Professional Course
Full Time Dancers Course
Full Time Transition Course
Time: 1-5 years (depending on age and level)
Aims: To nurture and develop artistry whilst inspiring and educating young dancers to excel with a strong worth ethic needed for a professional dance career.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, RAD Syllabus, Cecchetti Syllabus, Boys Coaching, Contemporary, Improvisation, Repertoire, Pointe, Competition Coaching, Anatomy, Nutrition, Dance Theory, Rehabilitation Classes, Technique Coaching, Pas de Deux, Pilates, Progressing Ballet Technique, Onsite Academic Tutoring.
Performance opportunities: Sydney City Youth Ballet; The Australian Ballet Company; Guest artists for youth companies or events; Tanya Pearson Overseas Audition Tour.


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Village Nation
Once a Street, Then a Village, Now a NATION
villagenation.com.au | info@villagenation.com.au | 0457 732 593
Accredited
Village Nation is committed to providing the best teachers and trainers alongside emotional and spiritual support to allow students to reach their fullest potential both on and off the stage. Village Nation currently operates from a state of the art studio located at 32 Bowden St Alexandria. All 7 studios are custom-built with sprung Harlequin floors, mirrors, sound systems, and audio/visual equipment. The campus is well serviced by public transport, bus and train services, with Green Square station only an 8 min walk. Students are eligible to apply for Concession Opal Cards. Students in the course full-time may apply for Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy.
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113
Time: 1 Year Full-Time or 2 Years Part-Time
Aims: To provide our students with the best all rounded education to prepare them fully for a professional career in the performing arts industry.
Subjects: Develop Dance Partnering Technique, Develop expertise in jazz dance technique, Develop expertise in street dance technique, Develop expertise in dance performance technique, Develop expertise in ballet dance technique, Develop expertise in contemporary dance technique, Develop expertise in tap dance technique, Develop Self as Artist, Develop choreography skills and perform dance pieces, Refine movement skills for performance, Rehearse technique for performance, Develop expertise in musical theatre, Apply movement and behavioural principles to physical conditioning.
Performance opportunities: Corporate Events working with industry professionals; Television appearances and commercial opportunities;
City of Sydney Eisteddfod; Australian Dance Festival; Graduation Performance.
Prepared for Professional Auditions


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Vocational Ballet College NSW
vbcnsw.com
Sonja Dene
Qualifications: Diploma of Dance Teaching & Management CUA50311, Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE40110, RAD Teaching Diploma (Distinction).
Focus: Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre.
Experience: Teaching for 30 years.
Advice for parents? Teachers do more than teach. I need to understand and be mindful of every nuance and dynamic a child and their family has that influences their learning, attendance, concentration and progress. Communicating directly, honestly and without delay helps your child achieve their goals.
What makes a great student? One that listens, trusts and strives for their personal best with the understanding that every teacher wants to make a difference and has something to offer. This student quickly understands and takes instruction on board and gets great results.


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Aerial Angels Academy
Renowned Circus & Aerial Arts school of excellence located on the beautiful Gold Coast.
aerialangels.com.au | admin@aerialangels.com.au | 07 5522 0702
Aerial Angels Academy is a division of the award winning Aerial Angels Australia Production Company, renowned for excellence in live show and entertainment production, artist development and training. As well as creative and cutting edge productions, they also specialise in developing new artists with training programs designed and taught by the industry’s best. Today just being a dancer is no longer enough, dance professionals are now required to have additional skills such as acrobatics and aerial skills. The Full Time Pro Course combines supervised coaching via scheduled classes with access to open training in a state of the art performing arts academy. Designed by former Aerialist Sue Porrett who, with over 25 years’ experience, is now one of Australia’s hardest working live show producers with hundreds of shows to her credit including seasons at Jupiters Casino, Warner Brothers Movie World, Ocean Park Hong Kong, The Great Moscow Circus, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park Malaysia, and upcoming shows for Galaxy Entertainment in Macau. Acceptance by audition only.
Aerial Angels Australia Full-Time Pro Course
Time: 1 year
Aims: To create a professional multi-skilled performer for those with dance, gymnastics or aerial experience who are wanting new skills or to refine current skills through extensive training. The course also assists students in gaining performance work via industry exposure, management, performance experience, exclusive audition opportunities and the creation of an artist portfolio of photos, videos and fully choreographed routines.
Subjects: Primary – Various Aerial Techniques including solo and group apparatus. Secondary – Nutrition, Fitness, Strength and Flexibility, Dance, Acrobatics, Stage Presentation, Make-Up, Basic Rigging, Yoga, Pilates, Injury Prevention, Creative Development, Act Creation. Optional – Nationally accredited Certificate 4 in Business.
Performance opportunities: 4x End of Term assessment performances of several routines;
Graduation Performance is a professionally produced public theatre performance; Various paid and unpaid professional performance opportunities.


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Amanda Bollinger Dance Academy
Queensland’s elite classical ballet academy nurturing talented young dancers to achieve their individual goals.
vaganova.com.au | info@vaganova.com.au | 07 5591 7027
ABDA was the first Gold Coast classical ballet school to offer a Vaganova based program. Located near private schools and Southport bus/tram lines, the premises boasts 3 purpose-built, spacious studios fitted with tarkett floors and wall-to-wall mirrors, a study room, student lounge/kitchen, physiotherapist, and photographic studio. Students accepted by audition only. Teachers are former professionals with extensive teaching experience, with the careful training and nurturing of each child being paramount. Since 2008 every student has gained placement at the international school of their choice including the RBS, John Cranko Ballet School, Princess Grace Academy, Bavarian State Opera Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, Rudra Béart Ballet School Lausanne, Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, Palucca University of Dance Dresden, Tanzakademie Zurich, Tanzakademie Mannheim, ABS, NZSD, Rambert, London Contemporary Dance School, School of Contemporary Dancers Winnipeg, École Superieure de Danse de Marseille, École Professional Bruxelles.
Full-Time Program
Time: 1-3 years (depending on the age and level of the student)
Aims: To ensure dancers from 14 years are ready to join an internationally recognised Classical or Contemporary dance institution overseas or in Australia through extensive training and preparation.
Subjects: Classical Ballet (Vaganova), Pointe, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Contemporary, Jazz, Drama, Body Conditioning (including Yoga, Cardio and Pilates).
Performance opportunities: Solos and Groups at local and international Competitions; End of year Professional production; Galas and Displays.
Half-Day Program
Time: 1-2 years (depending on the age and level of the student)
Aims: To provide 12-13 year old dancers with the training and preparation required to join a Full-Time Program.
Subjects: Specialised coaching classes in Classical Ballet are provided in addition to the evening classes, allowing a smooth transition into the full-time program. These classes are recognised as an alternative to sport at the dancers academic school and are tailored around each students’ schedule.
Performance opportunities: Solos and Groups at local and international Competitions, End of year Professional production; Galas and Displays.


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Annette Roselli Dance Academy
Dedicated to providing exceptional training for the aspiring dancer
annetteroselliballet.com.au | admin@annetteroselliballet.com.au | 0400 664 661
The Elite Training Programs along with the Junior Excellence Program have been developed to nurture, support and train talented and promising young dancers in classical ballet. Limited intake ensures students are fully supported and receive individual attention. The professional tuition is provided in a supportive and encouraging environment offering positive reinforcement and promoting confidence in each student. Students are encouraged to work hard, set individual goals and maintain a high standard of dedication to dance. Students are able to continue their academic studies through distance education. State of the art facilities include three large modern studios with sprung floor, dance vinyl, air-conditioning, kitchen, lockers and schoolroom. Dance society certificates can be used towards nationally accredited Certificates I – IV in Dance through Australian Dance Institute RTO 91600.
Elite Training Program (Full-Time and Part-Time)
Junior Excellence Program
Time: Length of study is dependent upon age and level of student.
Aims: To prepare and develop students for a career in classical ballet.
Subjects: Classical, Pointe, Repertoire, Eisteddfod and Solo Coaching, Contemporary, Stretching, Body Conditioning, Progressing Ballet Technique, Pilates.
Performance opportunities: Repertoire; Scholarships; Bursaries; Eisteddfods.


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Atelier Australia
Tailored individual training
Facebook: Atelier Australia | atelieraustralia@hotmail.com | 0408 077 865
“Atelier” is commonly used in Europe to describe an artist’s studio or workroom of the highest calibre. With a staff dedicated to moulding high-performance and artistically superior ballerinas, Atelier Australia offers a very specialised training regime to a select group of students aiming for an illustrious career in classical ballet. Students are auditioned by arrangement. Atelier boasts an exceptional track record, with our alumni going on to dance with leading classical companies and schools around the world including the Royal Ballet Company, Australian Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Opera National Bucharest, Staatsballett Berlin, West Australian Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Ballet School, Canada’s National Ballet School, Queensland Ballet’s Pre-Professional Program and Jette Parker Young Artist Program, and Dutch National Ballet Academy.
Full-Time Ballet Program
Time: Training is tailored to each individual, the length of training will be advised upon audition.
Aims: To equip young dancers with the technical and artistic skills required to attain a career in classical ballet.
Subjects: RAD examination syllabus training, Pointe, Character, Open Work, Repertoire, Contemporary, Ballet Theory.
Performance opportunities: Eisteddfod and competitions at local, national and international level; Several in-house performances.


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Dance Force
Everybody deserves greatness
danceforceoz.com.au | info@danceforceoz.com.au | 0410 237 699
Accredited
Dance Force has become one of Australia’s leading performing arts facilities with a very high percentage of its graduates gaining employment in the industry. Located on the Gold Coast, all courses are nationally, government accredited. Every week there are a minimum of 12 teachers who are some of Australia’s most sought after choreographers and industry professionals. Full-Time students are able to attend classes at our part-time studio at no extra cost. Dance Force dancers are known for their versatility, hard working attitude and humbleness, making them employable in the industry. We are opening our education department in 2018 where students can now compete their Years 10, 11 & 12 alongside their full-time training with one teacher per 5 students. Students receive individual attention with an intake of 1 group per course. Most importantly, you are joining a family.
Certificate in Assistant Dance Teaching CUA30313
Time: 2 years (1 day a week) or 1 year (if combining with Full-Time/Year 10 studies)
Aims: For students who are still at school to obtain this qualification while still studying and as preparation for studying full-time.
Subjects: All Dance Styles, First Aid, Dance Teaching, Business and Marketing, Health and Safety.
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113
Time: 1 year
Aims: To provide individual dancers wanting a career in the performing arts industry with the tools and guidance required to develop their technique and performance in all genres to an exceptional standard, and an important education in the workings of the entertainment business including marketing their own unique brand.
Subjects: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Singing, Business and Marketing, Choreography, First Aid.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
Time: 2 years or 1 year (if Cert IV completed)
Aims: To refine the dancer’s skills and ensure that on completion they are at an exceptional standard and can begin their journey in the professional world.
Subjects: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Singing, Business and Marketing, Choreography, First Aid.


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Hervey Bay Performing Arts College
High School Starts Here
herveybaydanceschool.com | info@hbperformingartscollege.com | 0434 010 026
Accredited
Run by Hervey Bay Dance School, Hervey Bay Performing Arts College is Regional Queensland’s Performing Arts High School. Running in collaboration with Cairns School Of Distance Education for Year 7-12 we offer a supportive and unique education environment. Along with students being able to gain their QCE & OP they are also are able to participate in certificate courses through RAW Company (RTO 41365). Students undertake 3 hours of academic work with the onsite supervisor & 2-3 hours of performing arts classes each day with industry professionals from Raw Company. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in workshops from leading choreographers from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & the Gold Coast. We are centrally located 4 hours north of Brisbane in the Hervey Bay CBD within walking distance to local and intercity public transport.
Secondary School
Time: Year 7-12
Aims: To provide a stepping-stone for students who want to go on to further Full-Time studies in major cities and help students gain scholarships with some of the country’s leading institutions.
Subjects: Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Classical, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Strength & Fitness, Production & Theatrical Knowledge and Business Practices. Queensland School Curriculum (QCE) including OP authority studies.
Performance opportunities: Local Performances; Regional & National Eisteddfods.


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Launch Performing Arts Centre
It’s time to LAUNCH Full-Time
launchpac.com | info@launchpac.com | 0416 276 179








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Promenade Dance Studio
Your journey to success
promenadedance.com.au | info@promenadedance.com.au | 07 3733 0900
Accredited
Promenade’s Pre-Professional Program provides full-time, intensive dance training for the aspiring and professional dancer. Our unique program will focus on refining technique as well as developing artistry by encouraging the individuality and creativity within each dancer. Under the expert guidance of specialised teachers including Daniel Gaudiello (ex-Principal dancer, Australian Ballet), together with some of Australia’s best teachers and choreographers, the program offers students access to cutting edge technique and mentoring by some of the best in the industry. Training with highly professional staff in first-class facilities will provide students with an optimal environment to develop as performers and to increase their employability in the dance industry. Offering nationally accredited dance qualifications delivered in partnership with ATOD RTO 31624.
Certificate III in Dance CUA30113
Time: 1 year part-time
Aims: To provide students with a solid, technical foundation that will prepare them for the transition into full-time dance training.
Subjects: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Aerial, Conditioning, Partnering, Musical Theatre, Improvisation/Composition.
Performance opportunities: End of year performance; Eisteddfods; Tv and Film; Australian Dance Festival; USA dance tour; Corporate Work.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
Time: 2 years
Aims: To provide students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully pursue a career in the dance industry.
Subjects: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Aerial, Conditioning, Partnering, Musical Theatre, Improvisation/Composition, Anatomy, Nutrition, Pointe work/Repertoire, Vocal training, Acting technique.
Performance opportunities: End of year performance; Graduation showcase; Eisteddfods; Tv and Film; Australian Dance Festival; USA dance tour; Corporate Work.


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Queensland Ballet Academy
Passionate about developing the artists of the future, producing young ballet dancers whose talent and ability are internationally sought-after.
queenslandballet.com.au | training@queenslandballet.com.au | 07 3013 6666
Developing the artists of the future is central to Queensland Ballet’s strategic vision. The Academy’s aim is to provide a clear career pathway and to produce young dancers whose talent and ability are sought-after internationally. The Academy offers world-class training programs for gifted students from 10 years of age, as well as masterclasses, workshops and an annual Summer School. All programs are supervised by Artistic Director Li Cunxin and Academy Director Christian Tátchev, and supported by our world-class coaching team. The developing talents of our young dancers are showcased in standalone performances and at many prestigious events, as well as within Company productions. Auditions for the Jette Parker Young Artists, Pre-Professional, Senior and Associate Programs will be held from September and registrations are now open.
Jette Parker Young Artist Program
Time: 1 year
Aims: To prepare young artists at the start of their professional careers with a full-time apprenticeship through elite coaching, unique mentorship and opportunities to perform as part of the Company ensemble.
Subjects: Work-based training with the Company including classes, classical ballet and contemporary performances.
Performance opportunities: Queensland Ballet’s mainstage season and other prestigious events.
Pre-Professional Program
Time: 1 year
Aims: To prepare students for a successful career through full-time, intensive, daily, professional training to develop their skills to the highest artistic and technical standards. Graduates of the Pre-Professional Program will be encouraged to audition for professional ballet and contemporary dance companies.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Male Technique, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Contemporary, Male fitness, Body Conditioning, Yoga, Pilates.
Performance opportunities: At least two Company productions per year; Professional end of year showcase and other prestigious events.
Senior Program
Time: 1-3 years (Year 10, 11 and 12)
Aims: This world-class training program, in partnership with Kelvin Grove State College, provides advanced students the opportunity to pursue intensive ballet training while simultaneously completing face-to-face, senior academic studies in Years 10 to 12. Students who successfully complete the Senior Program graduate with a Queensland Certificate of Education and an OP or tertiary entrance ranking.
Subjects: Year 11 and 12: Classical Ballet, Male Technique, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Classical Character Dance, Contemporary Dance, Male Fitness, Body Conditioning, Pilates.
Year 10: Ballet, Male Technique, Pointe, Repertoire, Contemporary Dance, Body Conditioning.
Performance opportunities: Professional end of year showcase; potentially some Queensland Ballet productions.
Associate Program
Time: Weekly 1hr 45mins classes during school terms
Aims: To supplement the ballet training which talented young dance students aged 10 to 15 years receive from community dance schools and teachers.
Subjects: Classical Ballet
Performance opportunities: Observe Company classes, rehearsal and performances; Given first consideration when the Company requires juvenile performers for a production (casting is at the discretion of the Artistic Director and/or choreographer).


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Qld National Ballet School
The Art of Excellence
qldnationalballet.com | qldnationalb@yahoo.com.au | 0415 951 077
Accredited
Students are offered the highest regarded faculty of former professional dancers available. Graduates have been accepted into Hamburg Ballet School, Bejart Ballet School, Houston Ballet II, English National Ballet School, Australian Ballet School, Elmhurst Ballet School-Birmingham, Central Ballet School-London, Akademie des Tansz-Mannheim Germany, Miami City Ballet School, Orlando Ballet School, Arizona Ballet School, Queensland Ballet Pre-Professional Year, Sydney Dance Company – Professional Year and many more. Fully government accredited and nationally Recognised Training Organization (RTO 31713) Full-Time courses are offered in the new purpose built facility, which is within walking distance to public transport with student fares. Youth Allowance and Austudy/Abstudy approved with schooling through Cairns School of Distance Education (subsidised fee) offered as well. The Annual Maina Gielgud Male Scholarship now available.
Advanced Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113
Time: Advanced Diploma: 2-3 years
Cert IV: 2-3 years
1 or 2 day options available for students in conjunction with local high schools.
Aims: To ensure students develop all the skills to pursue a career in the dance industry with particular dedication to developing dancers with strong, refined and secure classical ballet technique with a solid contemporary technique. Students are trained to be versatile dancers and experienced performers.
Subjects: Russian Vaganova Method of Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Pas de Deux, Pointe, Repertoire, Performance, Stretching and Strength Conditioning, Cardio, Jazz, Industry development practices. Australian Conservatoire of Ballet Exam syllabus classes also available.
Performance opportunities: Qld National Ballet School (2 performances); Local and interstate Eisteddfods; Live performances with the Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra.


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Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
A university for the real world
qut.edu.au/dance | ci@qut.edu.au | 07 3138 8114
Accredited
QUT’s Dance program has built an enviable reputation over its 35+ year history and continues to lead in developing the creative passions of our future performing artists, choreographers, educators, researchers, administrators, and other dance professionals. Innovative and enriching courses, undergraduate and postgraduate, delivered in new world-class studios, provide diverse options to tailor study to dance career goals in a nurturing environment with daily practice to extend your talents. Theoretical studies are designed to extend understanding of, and curiosity for, the cultural specificity and the rich diversity of dance. Students analyse, critique and reflect on and about the mind and body in dance and the roles and functions that dance plays in our lives. There are opportunities to connect with internationally recognised, resident and guest choreographers and teachers, and to expand professional networks in Australia and globally through QUT’s industry partnerships such as Expressions Dance Company, Queensland Ballet and Royal Academy of Dance UK.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance)
Time: 3 years
Aims: To combine rigorous dance training with relevant academic studies for young aspiring performers who enjoy being challenged, are passionate about a career as a dancer, choreographer and/or independent artist, and willing to commit their energies to full-time training at university level.
Subjects: Ballet, Contemporary, Pas de Deux, Contemporary partnering, Pointe, Men’s Coaching, Anatomy, Conditioning, Pilates, Yoga, Dance History, Dance Analysis, Choreographic Practice, Portfolio and Showreel preparation, Applying for funding, Collaborative networking, Personal development, Performance psychology and Health Management, and electives to tailor the course.
Performance opportunities: Major performance seasons each Semester; International Tour opportunities; access to Secondments with major Australian companies.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
Time: 3 years
Aims: To cater for future dance professionals who aspire to careers outside of mainstream dance performance including dance teaching, choreography, research and academia, community arts practice, dance medicine, science and therapy (with further study), dance journalism, arts administration and management, dance company/festival/venue direction, and production.
Subjects: Contemporary, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Choreographic Studies, Anatomy, Dance History, Dance Analysis, World Dance, Musical Theatre, Latin, Dance Teaching, Develop workshop materials, Field Research. Non-dance units can be selected in other creative industries disciplines or from across QUT.
Note: Supplement dance studies by selecting additional units for a second teaching area for Primary and Secondary school dance teachers. Following completion of the course, apply to continue into a graduate-entry teacher education course.
Performance opportunities: International projects or tours; Internships with major Australian companies and organisations.


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Flinders University
TAFE SA, Adelaide College of the Arts
Learn where the professionals learn
flinders.edu.au/dance | arts.adl@tafesa.edu.au | 08 8463 5000
Accredited
Flinders University in partnership with TAFE SA, Adelaide College of the Arts offers a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) degree specialising in elite dance performance. The combination of study associated with theoretical knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice is essential for gaining employment in the field of contemporary dance performance. This course offers a rigorous program of study, intense dance training and the building of integral choreographic skills in purpose-built teaching spaces. Helpmann Academy I Mill Dance Award enables one College graduate to undertake a 3 month residency in Sweden, with the Mill’s sister company, ilDance, as part of their summer program ilYoung. Teachers: Peter Sheedy, Sally Collard-Gentle, Lisa Heaven, Shane Placentino, Kailea Nadine-Williams. Guest lecturers: Leigh Warren, Larissa McGowan, Lee Brummer, Israel Aloni, Niv Marinberg, Scott Ewen, Michael Ramsey, Katrina Lazaroff, Jo Stone, Terry Simpson, Tobiah Booth-Remmers, Thomas Grundy Greenfield and Erin Fowler. Students senrol concurrently in TAFE SA’s Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)(CUA60113) and Flinders’ Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance).
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)
Time: 3 years
Aims: This degree offers an exciting opportunity to train as a professional performer in the contemporary dance industry and develop a mix of dance techniques and skills in state-of-the-art dance studios, alongside a grounding in dance theory and history that supports your professional practice. Students enrol concurrently in TAFE SA’s Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) (CUA60113) and Flinders’ Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance).
Pre-Requisites: Minimum ATAR is 60. Applicants are required to audition and meet the University’s minimum entry scores.
Subjects: Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet, Composition, Production Performance, Double Work, Yoga, Pilates, Anatomy and Kinesiology, History of Dance, Critical Studies, Music Studies for Dancers, Career Management, Dance Vocational Secondment, Song and Dance, Live Arts and Performance.
Performance opportunities: Graduating students take industry secondments in their final year to develop ties with the profession and prepare them for the workplace. Adelaide College of the Arts have also partnered with the Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) giving our students the opportunity to benefit from ADT’s globally acclaimed artistic director Garry Stewart and ADT dancers experience.


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Terry Simpson Studios
terrysimpsonstudios.com.au
Shane Placentino
Experience: Teaching for 6 years.
Focus: Ballet (and its relationship to Contemporary dance).
Advice for students? There is no secret to becoming a good dancer, just hard work, technical knowledge and passion.
Advice for parents? The parent must support the student but also trust and support the teacher when appropriate.
Transitioning to full-time? When dancers come from high school where dance has been included in the school curriculum the transition doesn’t seem to be as physically abrupt. Learning to cope away from home is probably the hardest adjustment.


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The Australian Ballet School (ABS)
Australia’s National Centre for Elite Vocational Classical Dance
australianballetschool.com.au | ask@australianballetschool.com.au | 03 9669 2807
Accredited
As providers of a unique, professional dance training program, The ABS nurtures and encourages the internationally recognised qualities of Australian dancers. The ABS offers eight levels of training for students aged nine and above, from all over Australia and overseas, producing dancers possessing a strong classical technique with a great emphasis on artistry, purity of line, coordination and a quality of movement, free of any stylistic mannerisms. As a NVR RTO (provider code 3132, CRICOS code 00253A), full-time training commences at Level 4 with fully integrated academic studies and accredited courses from Level 5. Faculty: Lisa Pavane (Director), Sheryl Bates (Executive Head of GDEDI), Megan Connelly, Simon Dow, Jiayin Du, Katrina Edwards, Christine Howard, Janet Karin, Michela Kirkaldie, Irina Konstantinova, Sergey Konstantinov, Sabrina Lenzi, Kirsty Martin, Joanne Michel, Sakis Michelis, Andrew Murphy, Christine Vavladellis, Lynette Wills, Margaret Wilson.
Level 4 (non-accredited)
Level 4 is currently the first year of full-time training. It is offered alongside academic year 8 or 9 at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS). Students in Level 4 are expected to achieve well in their academic studies as well as consolidate and expand their technical and artistic dance skills.
Diploma of Dance(Elite Performance) CUA50113 Levels 5 & 6
Time: 2 years
Aims: To encourage the special qualities of Australian dancers including youthful freshness, expressiveness, athleticism, musicality and strong technique.
Subjects: Various subjects including Music, Performance Psychology, Nutrition and Cultural Studies.
Performance opportunities: May include the following at Arts Centre Melbourne: Morning Melodies; September Showcase; End of year performance.
Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113 Level 7
Time: 1 year
Aims: To produce graduates of the highest calibre who are capable of integrating effortlessly into The Australian Ballet and top professional dance companies in Australia and around the world.
Subjects: Various subjects encompassing technical training, artistic development and academic subjects to gain VCE.
Performance opportunities: May include the following at Arts Centre Melbourne: Morning Melodies; September Showcase; End of year performance.
Graduate Diploma in Classical Ballet(10296NAT) Level 8
Time: 1 year
Aims: To prepares students for the dance profession at a virtuoso level by refining their dance technique and developing their professional skills through career development activities and performances.
Subjects: Various subjects encompassing dance technique, professional skills development, performance.
Performance opportunities: The Australian Ballet Regional Tour as The Dancers Company; Morning Melodies; September Showcase; End of year performance.
The Dancers Company, regional touring company: The Dancers Company, an integral part of The Australian Ballet, takes the highest quality productions to regional areas around Australia for approximately six weeks every year. The Company comprises students in Level 8 who meet the artistic and technical standards required by The Australian Ballet. It provides exceptional professional opportunities for talented dancers who are on the threshold of their careers.
Graduate Diploma of Elite Dance Instruction (Teacher’s Course) 10328NAT
Time: 2 years (part-time may be available)
Aims: To train the professional dancer with the appropriate attitude and aptitude in the methodology of vocational dance training, based on an eight level system derived from the Vaganova method.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pedagogy, Music, Anatomy, Nutrition, Body Conditioning, Psychology, Professional Development Training, Practicum.


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The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet
Strong ballet training preparing students for the current requirements of dance companies
worldwide.

acbaustralia.com.au | cwdcacb@ozemail.com.au | 03 9421 2000
Accredited
The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet is a ballet school, a training program and a production company offering high quality and professional training in classical ballet focusing on technique and performing quality. ACB is a registered training organisation offering nationally accredited full time courses, with students being prepared for the current requirements of dance companies worldwide. ACB is also a classical ballet training program based on the Russian (Vaganova) Method of Classical Ballet with over 300 teachers using the program in Australia and Southeast Asia. The ACB annually performs full-length classical ballets with international guest artists at the Arts Centre Melbourne. ACB is the only private ballet school in Australia, perhaps in the world, to perform these major productions on a yearly basis with its own full-scale orchestra.
Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113
Time: 2 years
Aims: To develop students of 15 years + refinement in technique and performing skills for the requirements of the dance industry through advanced pre-professional full-time training in classical and contemporary dance.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
Time: 1 year half day
Aims: To prepare 14-15 year old students for the competencies necessary for pre-professional training through daily half day dance training in classical and contemporary dance.
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113
Time: 1 year half day
Aims: To develop 12-14 year old students’ technical understand and knowledge to embark on a more comprehensive training program through daily half day dance training in classical and contemporary dance.
Subjects (for all above courses): Classical, Pointe, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Contemporary, Boys coaching, Cultural Dance, Performance, Fitness and other related dance styles and industry practice.
Performance opportunities (for all above courses): ACB students performs full length ballet productions such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty and Coppelia with its own ACB Orchestra at the Arts Centre Melbourne. Students are given opportunities to participate in ACB’s international ballet galas, selected ballet competitions in Australia and the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix and the Prix de Lausanne.


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Dance Factory
Victoria’s only Government funded commercial Dance courses
dancefactory.com.au | dancefac@netspace.net.au | 03 9429 9492
Accredited
Dance Factory has set the standard for Dance training courses since 1985. Its graduates have graced the stages of Australia, Asia, Broadway and the West End, whilst many of Australia’s leading choreographers and teachers are Dance Factory graduates. Now the Victorian Government is funding dance training at Dance Factory, through the “Skills First” training initiative. This is not a loan scheme, where there is a requirement to repay an amount to Government, but a Government education grant which provides a discount of up to 80% off normal fees. Dance Factory now offers the widest range of commercial dance, musical theatre and dance teaching courses in Australia, catering to the individual, from the beginner to the elite; provide dance education that exactly matches a person’s goals and ambitions.
Certificate II In Dance CUA20113
Time: 6 months or 1 year part-time
Aims: To introduce the beginner or intermediate dance student to a variety of dance styles and performance skills.
Subjects: Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Performance, Hip Hop, Theory, Vocal Production, Acting, Musical Theatre.
Certificate III In Dance CUA30113
Time: 1 year or 2 years part-time
Aims: To develop intermediate performers in a range of dance and other styles including vocal production and drama.
Subjects: Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Performance, Hip Hop, Vocal Production, Acting, Musical Theatre, Theory.
Certificate IV In Dance CUA40113
Time: 1 year or 2 years part-time
Aims: To further develop the advanced dance student’s performance and allied skills in preparation for a high level of professional employment in the industry, which may include chorus and ensemble work, dance and cabaret shows in Australia and internationally, as well as cruise ships and international theme parks.
Subjects: Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Performance, Hip Hop, Acrobats, Vocal Production, Musical Theatre, Acting, Theory.
Diploma Of Musical Theatre CUA50213
Time: 1 year or 2 years part-time
Aims: To give graduates skills in dance, singing, drama and choreography and develop a performer that is skilled, versatile and independent through consolidating Dance Factory’s 30 year history of producing performers for the Australian and International stage.
Subjects: Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Performance, Vocal Production, Acting, Musical Theatre, Acrobats, Audition Technique, private vocal/acting lessons.
Diploma Of Dance Teaching And Management CUA50313
Time: 1 year or 2 years part-time
Aims: Designed to enable the experienced dance teacher wishing to gain accredited qualifications for teaching and choreographing intermediate to advanced students including the teaching of correct technique, safe dance awareness, the understanding of group dynamics and confident teaching skills, as well as the required knowledge to set up an independent small business. Incorporated is our DFTA syllabus, which was devised with physiotherapists, chiropractors and physical experts.
Subjects: Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Performance, Dance Teaching, Staging, Choreography, Safe Dance, Workplace Health & Safety, Anatomy, Student Management, Costuming, Dance Psychology, Business Management, Financial Planning.
Diploma Of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
Time: 1 year or 2 years part-time
Aims: To give the passionate dancer the necessary skills to allow them to work professionally in the entertainment industry. At this level, dancers will be expected to perform in a range of situations and demonstrate a high degree of technical, creative and performance skills, whilst demonstrating the versatility and independence to work as a freelance dancer in Australian and International stage musicals, choreographic and production work, cruise ships, theme parks and freelance corporate work.
Subjects: Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Funk, Performance, Vocal Production, Acting, Musical Theatre, Acrobats, Choreography, Dance Teaching, Safe Dance, Audition Technique, private vocal/acting lessons.
Performance opportunities (for all above courses): 4 fully produced performances per year, one at the end of each term: Studio, mid size theatre, cabaret & large theatre.


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Jane Moore Academy of Ballet
janemooreballet.com.au
Jane Moore
Qualifications: RAD Registered (Studied with Kathleen Gorham and Martin Rubenstein).
Focus: Classical RAD
Experience: Teaching for 40+ years.
Transitioning to full-time? Students must be mature enough to cope both physically and emotionally with the demands of full-time prior to full-time dance training. Have clear and honest discussions with teachers/staff so you have a realistic understanding of the demands of vocational training and a student’s potential. Discuss the individual student’s attributes and seek the best possible training to achieve the best possible results.




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Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance
We don’t just teach shapes, we shape lives!
theministryofdance.com.au | admin@theministryofdance.com.au | 03 9329 6770
Accredited
JCMOD sets the standard of excellence in dance, performance and musical theatre training. We’re proud to offer a high standard of training, complemented by outstanding facilities used regularly for industry rehearsals and auditions. Direct industry links greatly benefit students as they study in world-class facilities alongside Australian and international production companies. Further support offered to students includes ongoing guidance and support from FTC staff, on site physiotherapists. We provide students with the tools they need to be the best version of themselves. Ministry takes pride in their graduates continuing careers in all aspects of dance, entertainment and performance. Graduates are performing throughout Australia and internationally with credits including musicals, contemporary dance companies, cruise ships, choreography, production and management, music videos, Tokyo Disney, Universal Studios and more.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
Diploma of Musical Theatre
Certificate IV in Dance
Certificate IV in Musical Theatre
Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management

Time: 2 years
Aims: To provide students with the opportunity and skills relevant to the industry and to ensure graduates leave with the ability to work in diverse aspects of the industry.
Subjects: Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Choreography, Performance skills, Commercial Dance, Acro, Latin, Musical Theatre, Singing, Acting, Dance Teaching, Partnering, Audition Techniques, Heels, Make-Up.
Performance opportunities: Corporate functions; Community events; Professional performances; End of year showcase; Mid-year show for Musical Theatre students.


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Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance
Join the Revolution
kellyaykers.com.au | fulltimedance@kellyaykers.com.au | 0401 753 205
Accredited
Kelly Aykers is revolutionising the way we experience dance. Again, running at capacity this year, a strictly limited number of students will be chosen in 2018 to benefit firsthand under the guidance of one of the dance world’s true giants. Each course is personally curated and assessed by Kelly and students will have the opportunity to experience and develop that same passion and fire that will launch them into a future in the dance industry. Featuring a teaching roster hand picked by Kelly that represent the cream of their chosen fields, Kelly spearheads five full-time courses that will not only ready students for a career within the entertainment industry, but redefine the industry itself.
Elite Dancer’s Course (not accredited)
Time: 1 year
Aims: To maximise the dance technique, understanding and stamina of the dancer, company performer, professional or recent graduate to lift their game to the next level.
Subjects: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballroom, Acrobatics, Pilates, Body Conditioning, First Aid, Nutrition, Make-Up.
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113
Time: 1 year
Aims: To provide a complete and exhaustive regime of technique and training to suit the modern professional as a prelude to pursuing a lifetime in dance (Automatic pre-requisite to the Diploma Course).
Subjects: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballroom, Acrobatics, Pilates, Body Conditioning, First Aid, Nutrition, Make-Up, Choreography, Career Management, Artist Development.
Certificate IV Dance Teaching and Management CUA40211
Time: 1 year
Aims: To prepare students with the business and management knowledge as well as comprehensive dance training to run a successful dance business also featuring invaluable practical training throughout the year in conjunction with Kelly’s junior school.
Subjects: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Acrobatics, First Aid, Nutrition, Safe Dance, Safe Dance Teaching, Business Management, Stage Management, Make-Up and Choreography including mapping.
Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50211
Time: 2 years
Aims: To be a comprehensive and exhilarating pre-cursor to life on stage where students will combine all the rigour and technicality of the Elite Dancer’s course with extensive singing, acting and stagecraft.
Subjects: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Acting, Singing, Music Theory, Vocal Theory, Nutrition, First Aid, Theatre Make-Up, Business Management, Stage Management.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
Time: 2 years
Aims: To be a complete immersion in all things dance. Building on the Certificate IV, the Diploma of Dance takes dancers to the next level in a carefully structured course which prepares graduates for a life in professional dance.
Subjects: Ballet, Jazz, Commercial, Contemporary, Tap, Acrobatics, First Aid, Safe Dance, Safe Dance Teaching, Nutrition, Business and Career Management, Stage Management, Choreography, Advanced Skills, Music Theory, Make-Up, Fitness training and programming.
Performance opportunities (for all above courses): Masters of Choreography; Australian Dance Festival Showcase (Sydney); Victorian Dance Festival Showcase (Melbourne); Film, Television, Event performance (e.g. Opening Ceremonies); Corporate work; Presentation of Kelly’s professional choreography to clients and producers; Mid-year Raw Showcase; Dance roles in full-scale Musical Theatre production (lead roles for Diploma MT students); Triple Bill annual performance in which agents and industry professionals are invited to seek out talent.


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Melbourne City Ballet (MCB)
Get Real Industry Training with Real Industry Professionals
melbournecityballet.com.au | admin@melbournecityballet.com.au | 03 9943 6496

Accredited
Melbourne City Ballet is a classical ballet company based in Coburg (Melbourne), Victoria. The company has grown in prominence over the past few years, touring throughout most of Australia on an annual basis. As part of the company’s commitment to developing the next generation of young artists, Melbourne City Ballet offer two elite level training courses to bridge the gap toward a professional career. Students participating within these courses are trained by the company’s Senior Artists and Development Staff whilst being coached professionals throughout the year.

Finishing Year (Pre-Professional) Program (not accredited)
Time: 1 year (extension to 2 years may apply for students utilising government accredited aspect of this course)
Aims: To bridge the gap between classical ballet student and professional artist by gaining real experience working with an active performance company whilst refining technical skills at a professional level. Each year, a small number of students are chosen from this course for placement within Melbourne City Ballet’s Emerging Artist (Apprentice) Program to compete for company positions.
Subjects: Classical Technique, Pointe, Contemporary, Pas de Deux, Company Repertoire, Solo Development, Personal Development, Sports Training, Masculine Technique.
Performance opportunities: MCB metropolitan productions; Children’s Tour; Promotional events; Studio Sessions; Guest Appearances.
Elite Full-Time Program(Diploma and Advanced Diploma)
Time: 2 years (with additional one year for Advanced Diploma)

Aims: To prepare students to apply for pre-professional training courses or some positions overseas. Completion of the Advanced Diploma is recommended for those accepted for the 3rd year. 

Subjects: Classical technique, Pointe, Contemporary, Pas De Deux, Repertoire, Solo Development, Body Conditioning, Composition, Training Pathways, Masculine Technique.
Performance opportunities: MCB Studio Sessions; End of year Gala; Promotional events.
Junior Elite (Interstate) Artists Program – JEAP
 (not accredited)
Time: Last 2 weeks of each term
Aims: For young artists outside Victoria to gain a better insight into the level of classical technique and performance skills required to train full-time at a classical ballet organisation.
Subjects: Classical Technique, Pointe, Contemporary, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Solo Development, Body Conditioning, Composition, Training Pathways, Masculine Technique.
Performance opportunities: MCB Studio Sessions


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Melbourne Institute of Classical Arts (MICA)
Quality education & classical training overseen by professional artists
melbournecityballet.com.au/mica/
 | admin@melbournecityballet.com.au | 03 9943 6496
Accredited
The Melbourne Institute of Classical Arts (MICA) is a joint collaboration between Melbourne City Ballet and Coburg High School to provide new opportunities for young up and coming ballet artists. This program allows young dancers to access both academic and classical training in a positive learning environment, developing the next generation of professional artists who will be supported by a strong education. Both venues are close to public transport (train, tram & bus) and within 600m of one another. Places for this course are very limited and placement is only accepted by audition.

Secondary Education
Time: School Years 7 – 12
Aims: To support young up and coming artists with secondary academic and classical dance training, to ensure they are sufficiently prepared for careers in classical dance whilst also being educated suitably for careers in other fields.
Subjects: Dance: Classical technique, Repertoire, Contemporary, Composition, Back to Basics, Character (Folk Dance), Pas de Deux, Pointe, Male Technique, Body Conditioning, Pilates & Yoga, Personal & Professional Development.
Academic: English, VCE Dance, VCE Drama, Science, Mathematics.
Performance opportunities: In studio performances; Full school performances; Melbourne City Youth Ballet; Gala; Youth Performance Projects; Guest role performances (where youth roles may be suitable) for Melbourne City Ballet.


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National Institute of Circus Arts
Australia’s Centre of Excellence in contemporary circus arts training.
nica.com.au | info@nica.com.au | 03 9214 6975
Accredited
NICA is a national arts training institute that offers Australia’s only Bachelor of Circus Arts. Accredited by Swinburne University of Technology and located in Prahran, NICA delivers innovative training to talented students, whose performances will re-imagine circus. As the only Australian institution of its kind, NICA fosters passion, creativity and a high skill level in its graduates. NICA training can lead to work in contemporary circus, traditional circus, social circus, stunt work, corporate entertainment, festivals, teaching and other sectors of the arts industry. Graduate artists have been employed internationally by companies such as Cirque du Soleil (worldwide), Dragone (China), Carnival Australia, Circa (Australia and touring internationally), Circus Oz (Australia and touring internationally), Cavalia (Canada and touring internationally) and NoFit State Circus (United Kingdom). Many others establish small project companies that tour festival circuits throughout Australia and the world. NICA offers employment opportunities through the agency CircaNICA.
CRICOS provider code: 00111D
Bachelor of Circus Arts BA-CIRCA1 (CRICOS course code: 078080F)
Time: 3 years 

Aims: To push the boundaries of circus as an art form to create work which is innovative and inspiring whilst producing employable, skilled and creative artists who will be respected nationally and internationally in the global circus and physical theatre industry.
Subjects: Tumbling, Handstands, Flexibility, Manipulation, Aerial, Partner Work, Group Adagio, Group Aerial, Group Juggling, Hoop-diving, Teeterboard, Trapeze, Tissu, Rope, Tightwire, Contortion, Chinese Pole, Rolla Bolla, Juggling, Hula Hoops, Clowning, Fitness, Strength, Conditioning, Acting, Vocal Techniques, Ballet, Contemporary, Improvisation, Contact, Composition, Circus History and Cultural studies, Circus Business, Career Management, Circus Production, Equipment and Safety, Basic Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Sports Psychology.

Performance opportunities: A range of public performances directed by leading local and international circus directors.
Certificate IV in Circus Arts 10111NAT (CRICOS course code: 086127G)
Time: 1 year 

Aims: To provide training in preliminary level circus skills and knowledge for aspiring circus artists seeking a qualification or a pathway for further learning and for those teaching in social or community circuses who wish to acquire more specific circus skills training.
Subjects: Tumbling, Handstands, Flexibility, Manipulation, Aerial, Partner Work, Group Adagio, Group Aerial, Group Juggling, Hoop-diving, Teeterboard, Trapeze, Tissu, Rope, Tightwire, Contortion, Chinese Pole, Rolla Bolla, Juggling, Hula Hoops, Clowning, Fitness, Strength, Conditioning, Performance skills, Movement skills, Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Sports Psychology History and Traditions of Circus, Safety.
Performance opportunities: In-House showings.
Certificate III in Circus Arts 10110NAT
Time: 2 years part-time
Students must plan to combine NICA training with Year 11 or 12 studies at the Centre for Adult Education (CAE).
Aims: To offer young people the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification by providing basic training in contemporary circus arts for students wishing to pursue a career as a circus performer or as a pathway for further learning.
Subjects: Tumbling, Handstands, Flexibility, Manipulation, Aerial, Partner Work, Fitness, Strength, Conditioning, Performance skills, Movement skills.
Performance opportunities: In-House showings.


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National Theatre Ballet School
Where Technique meets Artistry
nationaltheatreballetschool.org.au | ballet@nationaltheatre.org.au | 03 9534 0224
Accredited
The National Theatre Ballet School has a long history of achievement in the dance world with an ongoing reputation of producing dancers with a strong, pure classical technique, and a committed professional work ethic. Our fully government accredited courses continually evolve to meet the growing trends in the dance industry to maximise our students’ opportunities to achieve a dance career. We believe the onsite theatre training advantage and touring experience is pivotal to ensure our graduates have a successful career. All our staff are ex-principals/soloists with leading dance companies worldwide, as we believe to coach and train dancers for successful careers you need to have experienced the life, its challenges and danced the principal roles to pass on insight and firsthand knowledge. Our Dance Contracts worldwide reach 80% annually. The school has produced many elite dancers including Australian Ballet Principals Amber Scott, and 2017 contracts are; Eka Mastrangelo and Matej Perunicic, WA Ballet, Tamana Watanabe and Justin Zee, Singapore Dance Theatre.
Certificate IV in Dance(Elite Performance) CUA40113
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113
Trainee Program
VCE Dance and VCE VET Dance

Time: Cert IV: 1st year
Diploma: 2nd year
Advanced Diploma: 3rd year
Trainee Program: 3 days a week for 13-14 year olds (personal programs designed to meet individual student needs)
Aims: To produce consummate professionals that are both technically strong, artistically creative and able to represent Australia as refined confident ambassadors in the dance arena.
Subjects: Classical, Contemporary, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Solo/Group repertoire, Male coaching, Character, Flamenco, Jazz, Music Theatre, Pilates, Drama, Choreography, Mime, Music, Career preparation, Production/Stagecraft, Psychology, Make-Up/Hairstyles, Dance History, Anatomy, Nutrition, Business Management.
Performance Opportunities: 13 large scale production performances annually in our home based theatre (The National Theatre); 6 performances on our Annual Regional Tour; Guest Artists with other Dance Schools; Regular Corporate work; Melbourne City Council events; Melbourne awards; TV and Film; Operas; Main Dance Competitions.


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The Northern College of the Arts and Technology
Follow your passion
ncat.vic.edu.au | ncat@edumail.vic.gov.au | 03 9478 1333
Accredited
The Northern College of the Arts and Technology provides programs and pathways for talented students who want to concentrate on their passion, whether it be in the performing arts, visual arts, design, media, trades or technologies. NCAT caters for Year 10, VCE, VCAL and post-secondary students in a mature, adult environment. Teachers work alongside students fostering individuality and personal growth, encouraging diversity and individual passions. RTO 6736.
Certificate II in Dance, VCE and VCAL CUA20113
Time: 3 years (combination of VET and VCE scored and non-scored)
Aims: To introduce students to a range of techniques and dance styles and allow students participate in workshops, gain choreographic experience and refine their skills across a range of styles.
Subjects: Latin, Hip Hop, Cultural Dance and Ballet (optional) over two years. The course reflects industry practice in audition techniques, safe dance practice and develops entertainment industry knowledge.
Performance opportunities: In-house performances; Competitions; Public performances.
Academic Course Program
Time: Year 10, VCE, VCAL and VET
Aims: To provide innovative and engaging curriculum which responds to industry demand. Our teachers remain at the forefront of educational developments and balance hands on learning, in the form of investigation and real world projects with the relevant theory.
Subjects: Dance, Design, Drama, Furniture Making, Media, Multimedia, Music, Photography, Sound Engineering, Visual Arts, Musical Instrument Making & Repair, Automotive Technology, Building & Construction, Electrotechnology, Engineering, Integrated Technologies, Telecommunications, Plumbing, Sport & Recreation.


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Russian Choreographic Academy
A commitment to excellence
russianchoreographicacademy.com.au | admin.rca@icloud.com | 03 9882 5378
The Russian Choreographic Academy (RCA) provides gifted students with the opportunity to study the pure system of ballet training (Vaganova). This system has trained some of the world’s greatest dancers and is in high demand internationally. These students will work with master classical teachers from Russia, brought to Australia under contract to the RCA. These teachers have graduated from either the Vaganova Academy St Petersberg (Kirov) or Moscow Bolshoi Academy. The Academy is committed to providing its students with superior training, balanced by a broad artistic and academic program. A partnership with some of Melbourne’s leading secondary schools also allows students the opportunity to pursue their artistic dreams without sacrificing an academic education. All classes are limited to a minimum number to enable students to receive a more personalised level of coaching. The Academy features 3 fully-fitted professional studios with sprung floors, mirrors, heating, cooling and spacious dressing rooms. It is located just 6 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and is close to all public transport.
Full time (professional)
Full time ballet/academic program (Years 9-12 academic)
Part time ballet/academic program (Years 7-8 academic)
Junior Program (students aged 9.5-12.5 years)
Time: Dependent on age and level
Aims: To prepare students for a career in classical ballet internationally.
Subjects: Classical Technique, Pointe Work, Male Technique, Partnering, Contemporary, Character for Classical Dancers, Historical Dance (15th century dance, as required in classical ballets), Conditioning and Pilates, Repertoire (Corps de ballet), Solo Repertoire and Variations, VCE VET Dance (as per Victorian Education Department).
Performance opportunities: Numerous guest performances; Studio performances and performances in professional theatres in Victoria.


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Spectrum Dance
Be Seen
spectrumdance.com.au | ftc@spectrumdance.com.au | 03 9830 6588
Accredited
Spectrum Dance prepares professional dancers for a comprehensive career in commercial, musical theatre and company dance. We offer our students the opportunity to excel through specialised teaching techniques whilst focusing on individual student development.
We believe the key to our students’ success is to provide an individually tailored curriculum that develops advanced performance techniques in all facets of dance, singing and acting. In addition to these core skills, Spectrum Dance provide opportunities to engage in the entertainment industry, through an Industry Based Learning program with Spectrum Talent Agency, placing our students at the forefront of their peers.
The directors Trish Squire-Rogers and Katie Rappel work closely with their faculty of highly acclaimed dancers, choreographers & instructors to deliver the most outstanding accredited full-time dance course within Australia.
Spectrum Advanced Elite Performance Program (not accredited)
Time: 2 years
Aims: To provide a personally tailored curriculum which will develop and advance students’ performance and professional experience. This is a high intensity industry course.
Subjects: Advanced Commercial Dance Techniques, Classical Ballet, Jazz Technique/Progressions, Pas de Deux, Hip Hop, Tap (traditional/street), Acrobatics, Pilates, Partnering, Fitness Training, Choreography, Lyrical, Audition Preparation, Show Business Skills and Business Management.
CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance (delivered in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology RTO#3059)
Time: 1 year
Aims: To provide the foundational skills to aspiring performers with students given the opportunity to explore and develop a range of dance genres to enhance their versatility as dancers and performers.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, Hip Hop, Tap (traditional/street), Lyrical, Commercial Dance, Partnering, Pilates, Barre Attack, Fitness Training, Acrobatics, Auditioning Techniques, Vocal Training, Jazz Techniques/Progressions, Industry Knowledge and Show Business Skills.
CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance (delivered in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology RTO#3059)
Time: 1 year
Aims: To extend on foundational skills in all aspects of performance. Successful completion of this course leads to further training and specialist qualification at Diploma level.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, Hip Hop, Tap (traditional/street), Lyrical, Commercial Dance, Partnering, Pilates, Barre Attack, Fitness Training, Acrobatics, Auditioning Techniques, Vocal Training, Jazz Techniques/Progressions, Industry Knowledge and Show Business Skills.
CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre (delivered in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology RTO#3059)
Time: 1 year
Aims: To ensure students emerge as versatile performers who meet the expectation of professional musical theatre including cabaret, stage and television.
Subjects: Vocal Development, Drama, Stagecraft, a variety of dance and movement genres, Choreography, On-camera Performance Skills, Theatrical Make-Up and Hairstyling, Auditioning Techniques, Performance Technologies, Fitness Training, Business Management, Industry Knowledge and Show Business Skills.
CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) (delivered in partnership with Australian Teachers of Dancing RTO# 31624)
Time: 1 year
Aims: To develop the performer at an advanced level of training through learning how to showcase individual talents with an emphasis on choreography, improvisational, solo performance and ensemble techniques.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, variety of contemporary techniques, Commercial Dance, Partnering, Hip Hop, Choreography, Lyrical, Jazz Technique/Progressions, Tap (traditional and street), Barre Attack, Pilates, Acrobatics, Auditioning Techniques, and Show Business Skills.
Performance Opportunities (for above courses): Mid year and the extravagant end of year showcase performed at The Palms Crown Casino. All Spectrum Dance students have the opportunity to engage in performance through our Industry Based Learning Program (IBL), through Spectrum Talent Agency which includes corporate and children’s entertainment.


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Victorian State Ballet
Victoria’s premier Ballet Company boasting a repertoire of outstanding classical ballets and contemporary dance works.
victorianstateballet.org.au | admin@victorianstateballet.org.au








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Dynamic Performing Arts
Dynamic-Performing-Arts
Danielle Wilson-Moore
Qualifications: CSTD Theatrical Diploma, CSTD Tap Diploma, RAD Classical Diploma.
Focus: All genres of dance focusing on correct technique in all genres.
Experience: Teaching for 21 years.
Advice for students? Learn as many different genres as you can as they all help one another and it gives you more opportunities for the future.
Advice for parents? Trust in your teachers and consistency is the key.
What makes a great student? One that is willing to take on advice from their teachers and that can take the bad criticism with the good.


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Pevnev Ballet Academy
Passion. Precision. Professional.
pevnevballetacademy.com.au | pevnevballet@outlook.com | 0431 766 950
The Full-Time program, led by Sergey Pevnev (former Principal dancer with the West Australian Ballet), is based on the Russian Vaganova method, a training system which involves the body holistically with equal attention paid to the upper body, legs and feet. Sergey trained for eight years at the renowned Vaganova Ballet Academy in St Petersburg before embarking on a successful ballet career. Students will profit from this valuable knowledge and experience, working with Sergey and his dedicated team on a daily basis. Classes are kept small to guarantee each student receives equal attention. Contemporary, character dance, pas de deux and conditioning are included providing all elements needed for a well-balanced dancer. The focus is on a high level of performance and aims to foster elite dancers on their path to a professional dance career.
Pevnev Full-Time Program (3 streams)
Pre-Professional
Full-Time Vocational
Full-Time Transition
Time: 2-4 years (depending on age)
Aims: To provide quality training in small group settings focusing on developing the individual, strengthening technique and performance quality, and preparing students for a professional career in dance.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire, Contemporary, Pas de deux, Character and Conditioning.
Performance opportunities: Ensemble and solo opportunities at dance festivals and competitions, in addition to the Pevnev Ballet Academy annual concert.


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Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts – WAAPA
Specialised Unique Dance Training
waapa.ecu.edu.au | educationandarts@ecu.edu.au | 134 ECU
Accredited
WAAPA’s Dance programs prepare classical and contemporary dance artists through teaching methods designed to develop and refine the skills of each individual. Offering a breadth unique to WAAPA and preparing students for a seamless transition into a wide range of careers, the dance programs are intensive and performance based (35-40 contact hours p/wk). Professionally credentialed staff: Nanette Hassall (Coordinator/Senior Lecturer – on sabbatical for 2017), Kim McCarthy (Coordinator, Classical Dance), Andries Weidemann (Lecturer, Classical Dance), Danielle Hunt (Lecturer, Classical Dance), Justin Rutzou (Coordinator, Contemporary Dance), Michael Whaites (Lecturer and Artistic Director of LINK Dance Company), Sue Peacock (Acting Head of Dance/ Lecturer), Jayne Smeulders, David Mack, Kynan Hughes and Brooke Leeder. Recent guest choreographers: Rafael Bonachela, Leigh Warren, Gareth Belling, Nils Christe, Amaury Lebrun and Oded Ronen. Students regularly participate in national and international tours. Undergraduate dance auditions: Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Darwin.
Diploma of Dance(Elite Performance) CUA50113
Time: 1 year
Aims: To provide intense technical training and stylistic practical experience in a performance based course.
Subjects: Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Solos, Performance, Contemporary, Choreography, Dance History, Music for Dance, Anatomy, Nutrition.
Performance opportunities: 3 major performances each year with a range of Australian and International choreographers.
Advanced Diploma of Dance(Elite Performance) CUA60113
Time: 1 year
Aims: To take a holistic approach to the needs of the dancers of the future, building the skills required for lifelong sustainability in the dance profession whilst encouraging dancers’ individuality, confidence, flair and creativity.
Subjects: Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Solos, Performance, Contemporary, Choreography, Dance History, Music for Dance, Body Conditioning.
Performance opportunities: 3 major performances each year with a range of Australian and International choreographers.
Bachelor of Arts (Dance)
Time: 3 years
Aims: To encourage students to pursue individual goals as dance performers, choreographers, educators, researchers or administrators and provide insight into dance as an art form, and social and educative experience whilst developing skills in communication, critical thinking, research and analysis.
Subjects: Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Performance, Choreography, Dance History, Music, Acting, Yoga, Aerial, Tumbling, Feldenkrais, Alignment and Body Conditioning.
Performance opportunities: International exchange programs; International performances; Secondments with Australian companies; 3 major performances each year with a range of Australian and International choreographers.
Bachelor of Arts (Dance) Honours (Link Dance Company)
Time: 1 year
Aims: To bridge the gap between university studies and professional practice and facilitate contributions to choreographic processes whilst creating seasoned and compelling performers.
Subjects: Offered in two modes. Company Research: a member of LINK Dance Company for the year, undertaking 25 hours per week of practical dance classes plus an intensive rehearsal and performance schedule and a professional development component undertaken in an international setting each year.
Individual Research: enables outstanding students to learn and apply practical, theoretical and research skills in either or both creative (choreographic or other media) and scholarly areas of dance.
Performance opportunities: New works are commissioned, with some works also restaged by seminal artists. The company performs locally, interstate and internationally.


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International

New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD)
Providing world class training in classical and contemporary dance
nzschoolofdance.ac.nz | dance@nzschoolofdance.ac.nz | +64 4 381 9252
Accredited
The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s leading dance training institutions with an international reputation for producing versatile and employable dancers. The full-time program prepares students for a career in dance performance. They major in either classical ballet or contemporary dance, while maintaining a strong base in both disciplines. The NZSD has an outstanding faculty of teaching staff. Guest tutors and specialists in anatomy, dance history, nutrition, yoga and performance psychology round out the holistic training. The School’s impressive purpose built facilities house five dance studios, a 160 seat theatre, library, Pilates/GYROTONIC® and physiotherapy suites, and a cafe. Students have access to a state-of-the-art gym with personal trainer and hostel accommodation. Secondment opportunities are available through the NZSD’s excellent relationships with leading dance companies. Around 75% of graduates enter careers in dance performance.
New Zealand School of Dance Certificate in Dance Performance
Time: 2 years
Aims: To prepare students for a performance career in dance.
Subjects: Classical majors: Classical Ballet technique, Contemporary technique, Pas de Deux, Classical variations, Pointe, separate male classes.
Contemporary majors: Contemporary technique, Classical Ballet technique, Contemporary Repertoire, Partnering, Yoga, Choreographic Practice and Improvisation.
All students: Nutrition, Dance history, Anatomy and Music studies.
Performance opportunities: Studio performances; Choreographic Season (contemporary students only); Graduation Season.
New Zealand School of Dance Diploma in Dance Performance
Time: 1 year (after completing the Certificate)
Aims: To focus on performance skills through a range of performing experiences, secondments and professional placements.
Subjects: Classical Ballet technique, Contemporary technique, Pas de Deux, Classical variations, Pointe, separate male classes, Career planning.
Performance opportunities: Graduation Season; Secondments; Professional Placements; Contemporary students create their own choreography for, and perform in, the Choreographic Season.


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Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance
Inspirational Learning, Inspired Dancers
www.rambertschool.org.uk | info@rambertschool.org.uk | + 44 20 8892 9960
Accredited
Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance is a world-leading conservatoire located in the leafy London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames. Our mission is to provide exceptional and unparalleled training and education in ballet and contemporary dance. In our studios you will find creativity and excellence; our life blood. We believe in the tradition of our School, and in the innovation that comes from being forward thinking and embracing the new. Our vocation is to realise the potential of every single student. Critical studies give students the skills they need to become thinking dancers and choreographers. Rambert students graduate as versatile, creative and adaptable dance artists. Each member of staff here at Rambert School welcomes individuality, and this is at the heart of our teaching. Every student at Rambert School follows our FD/BA programme validated by the University of Kent.
FD/BA Degree in Ballet and Contemporary Dance
Time: 3 years
Aims: To develop dancers using highly tuned dance training taught by a wide, experienced and varied faculty, all prominent in their specialism. To expose students to a vast range of dance technique and styles with a focus on choreography and performance alongside rigourous technical studio based training.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Choreography, Improvisation, Pilates, Conditioning, Critical Studies.
Performance opportunities: Graduation Show; Christmas Showcase; Spring Showcase; Student Choreographic Showcase; Regional Theatres; Community Performances.

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