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Full-Time Performing Arts Courses 2021

Below is a selective list of quality full-time courses, both big and small. There are courses geared toward the student who prefers corporate training as well as those that prefer a studio director/teacher guided program. Most studios will be open to you attending full-time for one week as a guest. I highly recommend taking advantage of this week for at least 3 different studios. This experience will give you a great deal of information and aid you in making the right choice for you.


Classical Ballet 121
A personal approach
Accredited | | 0451 953 768
Students are enrolled in Distance Education Schooling and are personally managed and tutored by the CB121 Head of Education for the best possible academic results.
Classical Ballet 121 resides a short walk from St Leonard’s station.
Director Gillian Revie, former ballerina with The Royal Ballet, guest teacher for the Royal Ballet School, guest artist with The Australian Ballet and Patron of bbodance, 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.
Our dedicated team of teachers nurture confident individuals who understand their strengths and limitations which leads to positive and realistic decision making for their futures. CB121 is a young school passionately committed to helping students secure positions in National and International Companies, Universities and Vocational Schools. Gillian has helped students secure places at Royal New Zealand Ballet Company, Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, Houston Ballet Academy, JKO New York, Joffrey Chicago, Royal Winnipeg, Dutch National, Central, Elmhurst, QPAC, WAAPA, Trinity Laban, Ajkun Ballet Theatre and VSB. We have had finalists in the Alana Haines, YAGP and Genee. 100% of all RAD examinations have been passed with distinction.
Classical Ballet 121 Junior Program
A new addition to CB121 is a Junior Program catering for students aged 4-14. Small classes with quality training led personally by Gillian Revie. Gillian is devoted to helping children love the art of ballet through inspirational teaching and safe practise.
Classical Ballet 121 Part-Time
Our Part time program is for students who wish to transition towards full time training. Bespoke programs can be tailor made around schooling, other dance commitments or activities, any amount of half or full days within the full-time schedule can be arranged.
Classical Ballet 121 Rehabilitation Program
This innovative Program runs alongside the Full Time Program when required and caters for students with injuries who wish to return to full training stronger and fitter than ever. The program includes In-House Physio/ Individualised Rehab management/ Structured Load Monitoring/Personal Mentor and Coach/ Private Reformer Classes/Team Communication/Safe Practise.
No need to already be enrolled in CB121.
Classical Ballet 121 Full-Time
This program is for talented students age 13-18. Applicants are accepted into the school by audition and are placed in levels according to their ability. Classes begin at 8.30am and finish at 3.30pm Monday–Friday to avoid burn out and to give time for academics. The length of this course all depends on the individual. With our flexible structure, students are encouraged to take the time needed to achieve their personal goals. Levels are determined by standard and numbers. Ballet, Pointe, Solos and Pas de Deux are split into appropriate groups. Our physiotherapist works closely with the faculty to educate students in safe practise and body maintenance.
Time: The length of this course depends on the individual. With our flexible structure, students are encouraged to take the time needed to achieve their personal goals.
Aims: To prepare students for the next step in their pursuit of a career in classical ballet. We care about our students dreams and aspirations and work hard to encourage them in the most appropriate direction. Attention is given to CV writing, biographies and research on worldwide vocational schools and companies. We also provide unique opportunities in dance related subjects to encourage forward thinking and an appreciation of the broader picture.
Subjects: Fitness – Pilates, Yoga, Cardio, Male Upper Body Strength. Dance – Ballet, Pointe, Solos, Virtuosity, RAD, Repertoire, Character, Pas De Deux, Contemporary, Spanish. Education – Research, Anatomy, Ballet Theory, Self Savvi. Workshops – Dance Styles, Dance History, Choreography, Benesh Notation, Stage Design, Nutrition. Tutoring is available for school work. Private mentoring is available with Gillian Revie, other 121 sessions in Reformer/Physiotherapy/Self Savvi.
Performance opportunities: Termly 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 | | 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 five years, every Full Time graduate has gained a place in the finishing school or company of their choice. The 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 specialist dance physiotherapist, premium lockers and change room facilities, café, dedicated yoga/pilates room and a fully functional academic study area. Parents are welcomed as partners in their child’s progress and encouraged to become part of the Conlan community. The College continues to run at a 100% placement rate for all graduates since 2015, many of whom have been accepted into highly regarded schools and companies around the world. The College offers a choice of two programs:
Full Time Course
Time: 2-4 years (depending on standards upon entry)
Aims: To focus on each student individually to ensure each student follows their own individual path whether that is to an elite classical finishing school, a contemporary career, a university course, teaching or other goal.
Subjects: Open Class, Vaganova Classical and Character, RAD Classical, Contemporary (Martha Graham, Cunningham), Pas de Deux, Personal training, Yoga, Stretch, Choreography, Repertoire, Company class, Eisteddfod Groups and Solos, Improvisation.
Vocational Studies
A certificate IV in Dance (Elite Performance) CUA40113 followed by an Advanced Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113 for students who have completed year 10. We also offer a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management CUA40211. Students completing their vocational studies are considered to be in full time training and are exempt from academic schooling. These courses are delivered in partnership with ATOD (RTO 31624)
Time: 2 years (one for Certificate IV and one for Advanced Diploma)
Aims: To achieve nationally recognised qualifications in Dance of the quality associated with The Conlan College. Students completing this program are directed towards pre-professional opportunities in Australia and overseas. The Advanced Diploma is also recognised by many Australian university courses as a pre-requisite to entry.
Subjects: Open Class, Vaganova Classical, RAD Classical, Contemporary (Martha Graham, Cunningham), Pas de Deux, Partnering, Choreography, Repertoire, Nutrition and Anatomy, Professional Development, Yoga, Personal Training, Stretch, Eisteddfod Groups and Solos, Improvisation.
Performance Opportunities for all courses: 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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We Are Passionately Committed to Striving for Brilliance | | | 02 9746 0848
ED5INTERNATIONAL is proud to offer their unique accredited Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts, exclusive to ED5INTERNATIONAL. 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 a multitude of other entertainment arenas. The course is accredited by ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority), NRT (Nationally Recognised Training) and AQF (Australian Quality Framework). ED5INTERNATIONAL is located in Bakehouse Lane, George Street, North Strathfield, a short 5 min walk from North Strathfield train station, there is ample street parking available. Our students will become the employed performer. They achieve this through dedication, discipline, talent and a lot of laughter and love. Our course is also full of a lot of joy, for the love of performing arts. 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 19 years. We are passionately committed to striving for brilliance.
ED5INTERNATIONAL 10874NAT Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts

Time: 2 years
Aims: To produce talent that is industry ready and employable at successful completion of the course. During the course each student is individually monitored, assessed and guided to achieve successful Graduation and a career with longevity. ED5INTERNATIONAL graduates are currently working in the Entertainment Industry both nationally and internationally.
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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Lee Academy
The Most Complete & Versatile Training Program | | 02 4358 1528
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. LA Fulltime PTY LTD : RTO #70230
Advanced Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113
Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50213
Acro and Aerial Fulltime: including Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40313
Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management CUA40113
Certificate IV in Arts Administration CUA40813
Certificate III in Dance CUA30113
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 and 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 and History, Partnering, Pointe, Pop Vocal, Private Tuition, Professional Development, Performance Psychology, Silk Tissue, Trapeze and Lyra, Stage and Screen Choreography, Stage and 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.

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The McDonald College
Discover Your Journey | | 02 9752 0507
The McDonald College is the only school of its kind in Australia, which provides students with an integrative academic and performing arts education inclusive of the NSW Higher School Certificate. 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. Across a range of industries and disciplines, our graduates continue to lead in their fields of choice including Film & Television, Journalism, Health, Arts, Education & more. 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 and Bone), Emma Watkins (The Wiggles), and Kip Gamblin (The Bodyguard: Musical, All Saints, Home and 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 (Contemporary & Commercial), 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 | | |02 4952 9294
Statistically National College of Dance is one of the most successful schools within Australia. Located in Newcastle NSW, every student receives world-class training from some of the most acclaimed teachers in Australia. 2019 has already seen NCD students perform at the Prix De Lausanne, Alana Haines Australasia Awards, Australian Institute of Classical Dance Awards and receive scholarships and placements to Dutch National Ballet School, Hamburg Ballet School, Houston Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, Royal Ballet School Summer Intensive, English National Ballet School Summer Intensive, Royal Danish Ballet Academy Summer Intensive and many more. We offer; Classical Ballet and Contemporary training from Certificate III in Dance up to Diploma level in Elite Performance;
The extra support of preparing students for auditions through regular in-house audition classes; Workshops / Masterclasses with International guests; Career planning sessions; Life skill sessions;
Assistance with photo portfolios; Audition videos;
Healthy eating nutrition sessions. Train in Australia’s most dynamic coastal town.
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.

Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113

Time: 1 year Full Time
Aims: To train dancers, with a concentration on technique and being choreographed on 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.

Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50114
Time: 1 year Full Time

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.

Intensive Training Program
Time: 1-3 years part-time from School Years 7-9 (with a choice of ½ day to 1½ 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 for all courses: Our students regularly perform to live musicians and we have one commissioned work each year where students are choreographed on while the music is being composed in house. Mid-year performances; Competitions; Festivals; Corporate Events; End of year productions.

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Newcastle Ballet Theatre
Excellence in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance training | |0401 214 042 or 0434 417 454
Founded in 2012, NBT’s studio has already had acceptances and placements in some of the most prestigious schools and companies in Australia and internationally. These Institutions include the Australian Ballet School, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, Queensland Ballet Pre-Professional Year, Queensland Ballet Jette Parker Program, Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Classique Ballet de Paris, Joffery Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Moulin Rouge, and more. NBT’s Full Time program is a well-rounded program with highly regarded faculty members. It is designed for the serious student wishing to pursue a career in dance. The course aims to increase, improve and refine technique, strength, knowledge and presentation. Academic studies can be continued through Distance Education or home schooling.
Non Certificate Course
Time: approx. 30hrs per week
Dancers wishing to pursue full time training without studying toward a Certificate, are welcome at NBT. As the course is ballet based, dancers who have already achieved a qualification at or above a Certificate IV, or who simply want to train in the studio, will benefit greatly from NBT’s well-regarded faculty and training methods. Whether pursuing a government accredited qualification, or simply wishing to improve technique, immersion in NBT’s training will strengthen and mature any dancer who commits to the work required.

All Nationally Accredited training courses are delivered under a Partnership Agreement with the ATOD RTO31624

CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance – Delivery – Full Time. Entry by audition only.
Time: 1yr Full time – approx. 30hrs per week.
Aim: Designed as an introduction to the demands of the professional field for the advanced student, by deepening their knowledge, strength, and technique. Encompassing a wider range of subjects, and expanding knowledge of each, it is the ideal pathway for a Full Time student to increase the intensity of their training, with a focus on their future professional career.

CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) – Delivery – Full Time. Entry by audition only.
Time: 1yr Full time – approx. 30hrs per week.
Aim: Provide excellent training for advanced level dancers who aspire to perform at a professional level. This course is for students seeking to enhance their technical proficiency, strengthen foundations and broaden their repertoire. Students will learn how to showcase their individual talents with an emphasis on choreography, improvisational, solo performance and ensemble techniques.
Core Subjects: Prepare for performances in a competitive environment, develop own sustainable professional practice, refine ballet technique, refine contemporary dance technique, incorporate anatomy and nutrition principles into skill development, refine ballet performance skills, refine performance technique.
Classes: Classical Ballet (Open Ballet and BC syllabus), Pointe, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Contemporary, Choreography, Jazz, History of Dance, Boys Classes, Stretch, Pilate4s, Dance Appreciation.
Performance Opportunities for all courses: Our Full time students have the opportunity to perform in our annual, end of year, professional full length ballets as well as our Mid Year showcase.
Both productions, provide wonderful opportunities for stage experience. NBT’s past productions include Cinderella, Paquita, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake Act II, and The Sleeping Beauty. In addition Full Time students have the opportunity to compete in major Eisteddfods and Competitions.

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Redlands Ballet & Dance Academy
Dance Tuition Combined with Academic Study | | 02 9908 6461
The unique Redlands Ballet and Dance Academy, established in 1998, is a nurturing and challenging environment enabling students to combine academic study with a full ballet and dance program. Over 250 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 participate in the various programs developing confidence, mental alertness, commitment and exceptional strength of character. Students can either undertake vocational Dance education and training in Secondary School, including the choice of HSC and IB Dance, or participate in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Tap as a co-curricular activity. The Academy has provided an important stepping-stone for students to gain places in overseas Ballet Schools such as the Royal Ballet School of London, the National Ballet School of Canada, the School of American Ballet, as well as our own Australian Ballet School.
Higher School Certificate Dance
Time: 2 years – Years 11-12
Aims: To undertake a broad study of Dance as an art form organised around the three interrelated components of Performance, Composition and Appreciation. The course is a precursor to university or vocational study of Dance.
International Baccalaureate Dance
Time: 2 years – Years 11-12
Aims: To develop the creative aspects of composing original works, the comparative knowledge of several dance styles from more than one culture and/or tradition and an understanding of dance technique and facility in performing dances. The course is a precursor to university or vocational study of Dance.
Year 8-10 Curriculum Dance
Time: 3 years – Years 8-10
Aims: To develop Performance, Composition and Appreciation skills as a precursor to HSC or IB Dance.
Subjects: HSC Dance – Core: Performance, Composition, Appreciation; Major Study – Performance, Composition, Appreciation, Film
IB Dance – Performance, Composition and Analysis, World Dance Studies
RAD Grades and Senior Examinations
Performance opportunities: Students have many performance opportunities including Eisteddfods externally, the School’s Gala Arts Festival, Musical and end of year Ballet & Dance Concert, all held at The Concourse, Chatswood and the School’s Speech Night.

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Sydney College of Dance
Be Prepared for the Professional Dance World that Demands Versatility and Adaptability from Each Dancer | | 02 9450 2652
Nationally accredited training delivered in partnership with ATOD – RTO 31624
The ArtistPro™ International Program has been created to enable graduates to emerge as complete dancers who are ready to succeed in international ballet and contemporary companies. At Sydney College of Dance students learn to become highly skilled and versatile dancers in both Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance. We prepare students to be versatile for the diverse repertoire of modern-day companies. Dancers will achieve a strong adaptable technique; develop their own individual artistry and will be guided to achieve the psychological and emotional readiness needed to enter the professional dance world. Students will be individually prepared for mid-year assessments, RAD exams; professional school and company auditions; scholarships; national competitions and international competitions such as: Prix de Lausanne (Switzerland), Alana Haines (New Zealand), YAGP (USA), Sydney Eisteddfod (Australia), Genée International Ballet Competition (RAD), Isobel Anderson Awards (RAD). The focus of our program is always on the individual. Class numbers are kept small to meet the needs of each student and recognise and nurture individual talent and potential. Regular opportunities to discuss and set long and short-term goals will be an integral facet of the program. Students will be given access to professional guidance regarding auditions, CV preparation, DVD production and portfolio photos. Safe Dance and Injury prevention are important aspects of a professional career. We have an onsite dance physiotherapist and certified Pilates instructor to support and educate students in the management of their physical needs. “Students who would like to become professional dancers need to invest in the development of their own artistic voice. They are not machines. Working the body is not enough. To reach an audience is to perform with emotional integrity. This takes time, nurturing and trust.” Gregor Thieler – Artistic Director

ArtistPro™ International (FULL TIME – 5 DAYS)
ArtistPro™ Full Time Dance (FULL TIME – 5 DAYS)
ArtistPro™ Senior Transition (DAY & AFTERNOON PROGRAM)
ArtistPro™ Youth Transition (AFTERNOON PROGRAM)
Courses offered for students aged 11-20.

Advanced Diploma of Dance – CUA60113 (18 MONTH)
Diploma of Dance – CUA50113 (12 MONTH)
Certificate IV in Dance – CUA40113 (12 MONTH)

Overseas Tours: We organise oversea tours and private auditions for students who would like to apply for international schools and audition for companies. This will help students to build their own professional network with directors and choreographers which will increase their chances for a successful start into their career. Important News! Registrations for our Europe Tour 2021 are now open.

Sydney Ballet Theatre: Youth Company – SCD is offering Full Time Dance students and Transition students a professional company platform to work with artistic directors and choreographers to grow into the role of a professional dancer. Individually choreographed dances will be designed to maximise each student’s strengths and inspire the growth of artistic expression. Our Winter Showcase and full-length end of year production provide excellent opportunities for stage experience.
At SCD we teach our students how to work in a professional company environment. The dancers learn skills and techniques to absorb the style and language of the choreographer and embody their movements and be one step ahead of the other applicants. There is so much more to career preparation than just perfecting steps. Our program offers very specific training to work in a choreographic way and gain the skills to contribute to the choreographic process.

Nationally Accredited Qualification: At SCD, our students can achieve a nationally accredited qualification in dance – CERTIFICATE IV IN DANCE – CUA40113 / DIPLOMA OF DANCE – CUA50113 / ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF DANCE – CUA60113. A vocational Diploma is equivalent to Year 12 completion and provides entry into higher education and University institutions throughout the country within the Arts and Business Development related programs.

Youth Transition and Transition students can achieve a statement of attainment for two CERT IV units (CUADAN408 Develop expertise in ballet technique / CUADAN409 Develop expertise in contemporary dance technique) which can be credited towards the CERTIFICATE IV IN DANCE – CUA40113! (Nationally accredited training delivered in partnership with ATOD – RTO 31624)

Main Subjects: Ballet, Contemporary, Ballet & Contemporary Variation, Girls Pointe and Technique, Boys Ballet Technique, Pas de deux , Virtuosity, Improvisation, Composition and Choreography, Company Repertoire, Studio Pilates (Reformer available), Safe Dance and Injury Prevention, Nutrition for dancers, Performance Psychology, Performance and Audition Coaching, Private Coaching, Career planning, Preparation for auditions and Preparation for National/International Competitions and Dance History, Stage Makeup and Hair.

Main Teachers: Members of the SCD teaching faculty all have a professional dance background and are well qualified and experienced. Internationally and nationally renowned guest teachers and mentors will be invited to impart their expertise to inspire students and broaden their experience. Xanthe Geeves and Gregor Thieler (Artistic Directors), Bronte Kelly, Kim Traynor, Stephanie Urban, Chelsea Andrejic, Ellie Frazer, Bonnie Rozkydal, Catherine Goss (Guest), Paul Knobloch (Guest), Lana Jones (Guest), Daniel Gaudiello (Guest), Emma Jane Morton (Guest), Josef Brown (Guest), Davide Di Giovanni (Guest), Jeremy Gates (Guest).

Audition Details: Private auditions can be arranged upon request.
Full Time Dance: Students need to have completed RAD Intermediate or equivalent.
Transition: Students need to have completed RAD Intermediate Foundation or equivalent.
Youth Transition: Students need to have completed RAD Grade 4/5 or equivalent.

Facilities & Location:
2 fully equipped studios with natural light, sprung floors with tarkett, mirrors, sound systems & barres, change rooms, lounge, restrooms, kitchen, reception
Students can go to the nearby shopping malls with cafes and shops (4 min walk).
Just 3 min walk to public transport with TRAIN & BUS connections from Chatswood Station.

3 fully equipped studios with natural light, sprung floors with tarkett, mirrors, sound systems & barres
Allegro 2 Pilates Reformer, change rooms, lounge, restrooms, kitchen, reception
Spacious outdoor terrace, Free Wifi, studying desks, free parking
Students can go to the nearby shopping mall with cafes and shops (5 min walk). Direct access to public transport with BUS and connections to the train lines (Gordon, NSW).

Physiotherapy and Massage available at our dance centre (by appointment).

Career: Professional dance career in national and international ballet/contemporary companies. Career as a choreographer, teacher, company ballet master or other dance related fields.

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Tanya Pearson Academy
A Selective School for the Talented and Dedicated | | 02 9439 4424
The Tanya Pearson Academy is internationally renowned for its quality of training in classical ballet and its outstanding students achievements. 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, five studios plus on-site physiotherapy facilities, academic tutoring and excellent public transport, the Academy continues to remain a leader in providing world-class ballet training. 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 and is committed to its mission of creating career opportunities for dancers overseas and within Australia. 2019-20 graduates accepted into the Royal Ballet School, Paris Opera Ballet School, John Cranko School Stuttgart, Vaganova Academy Russia, Hamburg Academy, San Francisco Ballet, Tanz Akademie Zurich, to highlight just a few.
Full-Time Classical Programs
Full-Time Junior & Senior Transition Programs
TPA Affiliate Programs for regional & interstate students
Time: 1-6 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, TLB, Career Coaching.
Performance opportunities: Sydney City Ballet; The Australian Ballet Company; Guest artists for youth companies or events; International Competitions, Overseas Audition Tours.

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TNSPA.PROFESSIONAL @ The Next Step Performing Arts
Take THE NEXT STEP in your Performing Arts Career in 2020 and Join TNSPA.PROFESSIONAL Full-time Course NOW & | | 02 7900 3108
Take THE NEXT STEP in your Performing Arts Career in 2020 and send your video audition to today.
The Next Step Performing Arts is proud to present TNSPA.PRO & TWE – The Winters Experience. Our exclusive one-year full-time Performing Arts training course is for young artists looking at creating a career in the performing arts industry and delivers the highest level of performing arts training. Offering a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113 Guided by world-class teachers, experts and mentors in all area’s of the entertainment industry. Training with a holistic approach, we pride ourselves on creating a very supportive, creative and productive working environment for students to reach their highest level of potential.
We have developed our full-time course alongside leading pioneers in the entertainment industry. Our course has been designed to equip students with all the knowledge, power and skills both physically and mentally to step out into the entertainment industry and start their career with the confidence and resources needed to succeed. We will be auditioning and only accepting a passionate and dedicated group of students with the desire for a career within the entertainment industry. This will be an elite course with limited spaces available.
Plan your career today by joining TNSPA.PRO in 2021.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113 majoring in Performing Arts or Contemporary Dance
RTO CODE: 45449
RTO NAME: The Next Step Performing Arts
Time: 1 Year
Aims: Pre Professional Performing Arts course for students wanting a career in the entertainment industry.
Subjects: All areas of the performing and creative arts including but not limited to: Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, JFH, Contemporary, Lyrical, Yoga, Commercial Jazz, Musical Theatre, Singing, Acting, Tap, Acrobatics, Pilates, Heels, Fitness, Film & Live production, Editing, Choreography, Make Up, Modelling & Special Projects
Performance opportunities: Graduation, Charities, Corporate Events, Film Projects and other professional opportunities.

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Village Nation
Once a Street, Then a Village, Now a NATION | | 02 9043 0338
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 minute walk. Students are eligible to apply for Concession Opal Cards. Students in the course full-time may apply for Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy.
RTO- 31624
Fulltime Cert IV in Dance CUA40113
Fulltime Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50213
Fulltime Diploma in Dance CUA50213
Fulltime Cert IV in Dance Teaching Management CUA40313
Village Nation College
Time: 1 year
Aims: To provide students with the best all rounded education to prepare them fully for a professional career in the performing arts industry.
Subjects: Partnering, Jazz, Street Dance, Dance Performance, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Choreography, Performance Skills, Musical Theatre, Physical Conditioning, Hip hop, Lyrical.
Performance opportunities: Corporate Events working with industry professionals; Television appearances and Commercial opportunities; Australian Dance Festival; Graduation Performance; Prepared for Professional Auditions.

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Amanda Bollinger Dance Academy
Queensland’s Elite Classical Ballet Academy Nurturing Talented Young Dancers to Achieve Their Individual Goals | | 07 5591 7027
ABDA is the original Gold Coast ballet school offering 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 private audition only. Teachers are former professionals with extensive teaching experience, and the careful training and nurturing of each child is paramount. Students have been Finalists and Prize/Scholarship Winners in the Prix de Lausanne, the YAGP Finals, the AHA Awards and the Japan Grand Prix. ABDA graduates have been accepted into prestigious international schools including: Royal Ballet School, John Cranko Ballet School, Princess Grace Academy, Junior Company of the Kirov Academy Washington DC, Bavarian State Opera Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, Dutch National Ballet Academy, Rudra Béjart 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, Royal Conservatory of the Hague, European School of Ballet.
Full-Time Program
Time: 1-3 years (depending on the age and level)
Aims: To provide our 14-17 year old dancers with the technique, artistry and strength required to join an internationally recognised Classical or Contemporary dance institution overseas or in Australia through our holistic approach to full-time training and mentoring.
Subjects: Classical Ballet (Vaganova, BC syllabus), Pointe, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Contemporary, Character (ICDS syllabus), Composition and Choreography, Jazz, Drama, Body Conditioning (Yoga, Cardio, Pilates), CUA30113 Certificate III or CUA40113 IV in Dance in partnership with Empowerdance RTO: 40397.
Half-Day Program
Time: 1-2 years (depending on the age and level)
Aims: To provide provide our 12-13 year old dancers with the technique, artistry and strength required to commence the Full-Time Program.
Subjects: Specialised coaching classes in Classical Ballet are provided in addition to the evening classes. Classes are recognised as an alternative to sport at the dancer’s academic school and are tailored around each student’s schedule, CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance is optional, in partnership with Empowerdance RTO: 40397.
Performance opportunities for all courses: Solos and Groups at local and international Competitions; End of year professional production; Galas; in-studio Displays.

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Atelier Australia
Tailored Individual Training
Facebook: Atelier Australia | | 0408 077 865

“Atelier” is commonly used in Europe to describe an artist’s studio or workroom of the highest calibre. With 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, The 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: 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 Syllabus, Pointe, Character, Open Work, Repertoire, Contemporary, Ballet Theory.

Performance opportunities: Eisteddfods and Competitions at local, national and international level as well as several In-House performances.

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Conroy Performing Arts College
The Conroy Dance family is like no other in the world | | 07 3205 7717
CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance Fulltime
CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance Part-Time
CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance Part-Time
In partnership with Empowerdance Pty Ltd (RTO Code 40397)

Conroy Performing Arts College is dedicated to providing the highest quality of dance and performing arts training in a professional , positive and safe environment. Whilst encouraging each student to achieve their full potential, we strive to provide opportunities for a performance or teaching career.

Ensuring dancers attain a broad range of skills not just limited to performing, and being based in QLD, Conroy Performing Arts College offers greater peace of mind during the current times. Students also have the opportunity to undertake Comdance (C.S.T.D) examinations, finalising in a Teaching Qualification. Our faculty loves what they do, and ignites passion in our students through love, laughter, and determination. Our goal is to produce world class performers and teachers, as well as confident and educated young adults. If you’ve seen a live performance in Musical Theatre, Cabaret, at Disney, Universal studios, on a Cruise ship, or even the Radio City Rockettes, it is likely you’ve seen a Conroy Performing Arts College Alumni in action!

Time: 1 – 2 years
Aims: To graduate students contract-ready, with a broad skill set for a wider variety of employment possibilities. With students working throughout the world, graduates can be assured of having a Conroy Dance support network no matter where they go!

Subjects: Commercial Jazz, Technical Jazz, Musical theatre, Singing, Tap, Classical Ballet, Acting, Cabaret, Contemporary, Heels, Microphone Technique, Performance coaching, Strength and Conditioning, Audition Technique, Make-up, CV and Showreel preparation, Acrobatics, Aerial, Teaching, Choreography.

Performance opportunities:
Multiple performance opportunities provided throughout the year. Professional paid engagements also may be offered.

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Global Dance Pro Full time dance offering Certificate IV in Dance
Accredited: Yes with NHFA
Time: 1 year
Aims: Our teams passion is to help you achieve all of your dance dreams, including those you may not have even known you wanted to achieve! Our aim is to provide you with an L.A. edge that allows you to take your dreams to the GLOBAL stage. We encourage our students to present the whole package, from dancing your best to bringing the best attitude. We help you become the complete package to enhance your career and turn those dreams into reality!
Subjects: You will be taught by the WORLD’S BEST TEACHERS, whilst being mentored by an experienced, inspiring and committed team! We have designed our full-time course to enhance your ability to become an employable, versatile, and skilled dancer. The subjects included in the course include Commercial Jazz, Jazz Technique, Ballet, Cabaret, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Partnering, Stretch & Technique, Teacher Training, Audition Technique, Industry Classes, Contemporary, Commercial Contemporary, Events & Performance, Agency Classes, Assessment Classes, L.A. style Industry Classes, Theory for CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance and Masterclass Workshops with leading industry professionals.
Performance Opportunities: Global Dance Pro offers a range of performance opportunities from the very beginning. We offer you the chance to perform at a variety of corporate events including starring in music videos, fundraiser shows and the opportunity to perform at the coveted state festivals that this country has to offer. If you decide to take the L.A. plunge and join us on the international scale, you will also have the opportunity to perform at the renowned Carnival Choreographer’s Ball. Furthermore, we provide a range of different in-house audition opportunities which gives you the opportunity to gain consistent work throughout and beyond your full-time year.

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Queensland Ballet Academy
Developing the Artists of the Future | | 07 3013 6665
Brisbane, Queensland
Queensland Ballet Academy is a world-class professional ballet training organisation. Offering a 10-level comprehensive training pathway, we produce young dancers whose talents and abilities are in demand throughout Australia and internationally.

Under the supervision of Artistic Director, Li Cunxin AO; Academy Director, Christian Tátchev and our acclaimed faculty deliver industry-focused training programs which foster technical and artistic excellence in gifted students from 8 years of age through to pre-professional level.

Pre-Professional Program (PPP)
A full-time final year training program providing students with the preparation and training they require before joining a professional ballet company.
Academy Program (Level 6 – 1)
Six levels of full-time elite ballet training delivered alongside secondary academic studies at Kelvin Grove State College.
Guest Academy Program (Level 6 – 4)
Select students who reside outside the Brisbane metropolitan area, join the Academy Program during four extended visits per year.
Foundation Program (Level 9 – 7)
Designed as a part-time introduction to elite ballet training for children aged 8 – 11 years old.
Pre-Professional Program Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pointe, Male Technique, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, , Contemporary Dance, Body Conditioning, Male Fitness, Live Performance. Additional studies and workshops in Choreography and Improvisation, Drama/Mime, Ballet History, Safe Dance Practice, Performance Psychology, Sports Nutrition, Career Preparation and Musicality Studies are also offered throughout the course.
Academy Program Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pointe, Male Technique, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Classical Character Dance, Contemporary Dance, Historical Dance, Body Conditioning, Male Fitness, Live Performance. Additional studies and workshops in Choreography and Improvisation, Drama/Mime, Ballet History, Safe Dance Practice, Performance Psychology, Sports Nutrition, Career Preparation and Musicality Studies are also offered throughout the course. Subjects vary depending on level.
Guest Academy Program Subjects: During visits, students share their schedule with Academy Program Levels 6 – 4 (dance training and additional studies).

Foundation Program Subjects: Foundation level ballet classes and complimentary activities designed to inspire a love of ballet and enhance the child’s development.

Pre-Professional Program Hours: Full-time – Monday to Friday plus Saturday mornings.
Academy Program Hours: Full-time – Monday to Friday. Upper levels also train on Saturdays.
Guest Academy Program Hours: 4 x week-long invitational visits per year.
Foundation Program Hours: 1 – 3 after school sessions per week.
Pre-Requisites: Entry into Queensland Ballet Academy programs is by invitation or audition (or Pre-selection Experience).
Audition Dates:

Pre-Professional Program: Video Audition and online registration. Open now closing 6 September 2020
Academy Program: Video Audition and online registration. Open now closing 18 September 2020
Guest Academy Program: Video Audition and online registration. Open now closing 1 November 2020
Foundation Program: Pre-selection Experience Event Registrations open soon, closing 20 November 2020

To find out more, visit

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QLD College of Dance (QCD)
Artists For the Future | | 07 3733 0900

At Queensland College of Dance, our focus is on creating real world opportunities for students striving for a career in the Dance and Performing Arts Industry.
QCD is passionate about developing artists with skills and qualities that make them industry ready and employable. We are committed to providing students with the broadest range of opportunities possible, and our courses offer access to an extensive array of networks across the globe. QCD has a faculty of teachers with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to guide aspiring performers towards the career of their dreams, and our programs can be tailored to meet the needs of all students to ensure they receive the best possible training and education to suit their individual goals. With state-of-the-art facilities the rival of any in the world, we have created an environment that nurtures, challenges, and maximises each student’s capacity for growth and development. If you are serious about a career in the dance and performing arts industry, we invite you come and join us so that you can start the journey of turning your dreams into reality.

Pre-Professional Program Classical/Contemporary
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
This is delivered under a partnership agreement with ATOD RTO31624
1 or 2 years (full-time)
Directors of Classical/Contemporary: Daniel Gaudiello (former Australian Ballet), Marie-Claire D’Lyse (former Vienna State Opera Ballet), Deanna Castellana (Merge Dance Theatre, Company Director and former Royal Caribbean International)

Pre-Professional Program Commercial
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
This is delivered under a partnership agreement with ATOD RTO31624
1 or 2 years (full-time)
Directors of Commercial: Deanna Castellana (Merge Dance Theatre, Company Director and former Royal Caribbean International)

Pre-Professional Program Musical Theatre
Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50213
This is delivered under a partnership agreement with ATOD RTO31624
1 or 2 years (full-time)
Directors of Musical Theatre: Tim Hill (Director – NIDA), Jacqueline Devereux (Qualified VET Trainer & Assessor – Diploma & Advanced Diploma Musical Theatre)

Pre-Professional Program Musical Theatre & Commercial Dance
1058NAT Advanced Diploma of Art (Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance) CRICOS 01600A
This is delivered in partnership with Australian Dance Performance Institute (ADPI – RTO1476)
1 year (full-time)
Completion of Diploma of Musical Theatre is a prerequisite for this course.
Directors of Musical Theatre/Commercial: Tim Hill (Director – NIDA), Jacqueline Devereux (Qualified VET Trainer & Assessor – Diploma & Advanced Diploma Musical Theatre)

Entry to courses are by application, live audition or via video submission.

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Qld National Ballet School
The Art of Excellence | | 0415 951 077
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, The Australian Ballet School, Basel Ballet School, Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, Brussels International Ballet School, Le Centre International de Danse Rosella Hightower, Elmhurst Ballet School-Birmingham, Central Ballet School-London, Akademie des Tansz-Mannheim, Miami City Ballet School, Orlando Ballet School, Arizona Ballet School, Queensland Ballet Pre-Professional Year, Sydney Dance Company Pre 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 (subsidized 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 and Lord Brisbane Imperial Orchestra.

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Australian Company of Performing Arts | | 08 8352 7860

The Australian Company of Performing Arts is an Adelaide based studio offering students a complete education in all facets of the performing arts; DANCE, VOCAL, DRAMA and PERFORMANCE. Our aim is to provide each and every student with a positive, electric atmosphere that fosters confidence and creativity whilst teaching the skills and technique required to reach their desired results. In 2016, we launched our Academy to provide the opportunity for South Australian students to obtain accreditation in the performing arts through our courses and diploma options.

All nationally accredited courses are delivered through RTO (RTO31624) Australian Teachers of Dancing.

High School of Performing Arts
Time: Years 10, 11 and 12.
Aims: To provide elite level students the opportunity to complete their schooling while refining their skills and for a career pathway in the performing arts.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Commercial, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Vocal, Acting, Repertoire, Audition and Performance Techniques (and opportunities), Physical Conditioning and more.
All academic studies area delivered through Thebarton Senior College (TSC) in a specialised program. In addition to the academic subjects on offer at TSC students are able to study SACE Dance and a Certificate III in Dance delivered through ACPA.
Performance opportunities: Competitions, Mid-Year and End of year showcase

Cert III in Dance CUA30111
Time: 1 Year
Aims: Designed for school age students looking to advance their training and knowledge of the industry. This course offers the opportunity to gain industry skills in a variety of areas such as an introduction to dance, teaching, performance and choreography whilst also increasing technical ability through weekly classes.
Subjects: Assistance Teaching, Choreography, Conditioning and Pilates, Jazz, Tap, Nutrition and Fitness, Contemporary, Stage Makeup and more.
Successful completion of Certificate III in dance will achieve 70 Stage 2 SACE credits.
Performance opportunities: Mid-Year and End of year showcase

Cert IV in Dance CUA40113
Time: 1 Year
Aims: A 12-month intensive performing arts course with a musical theatre focus.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Commercial, Hip Hop, Heels, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Vocal, Acting, Acrobatics, Repertoire, Audition and Performance Techniques (and opportunities), Pilates, Nutrition, Career Development, Mentoring, Anatomy, Body Conditioning and more.
Performance opportunities: Competitions, Corporate events, Mid-Year and End of year showcase.

Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management CUA50313
Time: 1 Year
Aims: To develop the skills and knowledge to teach dance in a variety of genres along with the fundamentals of managing your own business. Students will apply their skills to real life situations displaying innovative ideas and a solid foundation in communication skills.
Subjects: Technique Training, Dance Teaching, Choreography for small and large groups, Stage Managing, Assist with Productions, Small Business Management, Finance, Safe Work Practices, Safe Dance Practices, Anatomy, Management Strategies, Marketing and more.

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Dance your way to SACE | | 0413 113 950
Synopsis: As an addition to our junior extension program and recreational arms of the school, Turning Point is proud to offer Certificate II and III programs, SACE dance and Full-Time vocational dance training in partnership with our RTO, Thebarton Senior College. Situated in Thebarton, conveniently located on the Western Tram line, students can team their secondary education with a level of dance training that suits their schedule and experience. We are are only too pleased to cater for students of all educational backgrounds to see them realise their performing arts, dance training or teaching goals and can work with the college to tailor a pathway to suit the individual.
VET Certificate II and II in Dance,
SACE Stage I and II and Full-time vocational training.
Time: We offer Certificate Programs, and SACE stages I and II, each undertaken over a full year from Year 10, plus a two year full time vocational program. Part time and mixed loads can be discussed with the principal in conjunction with Thebarton Senior College.
Aims: A program for dedicated dance students with an emphasis on Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance that also provides appropriate and versatile curriculum options with relevant pathways for tertiary entry.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Pilates, Choreography, Certificates in Dance, SACE Dance
Performance Opportunities: Annual performance and Mid-year performance plus invitation-only experiences.

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The Australian Ballet School (ABS)
Australia’s National Centre for Elite Vocational Classical Dance | | 03 9669 2807
As providers of a unique, professional dance-training program, the ABS nurtures and encourages the internationally recognised qualities of Australian dancers. The ABS offers training for students 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. Full-time training commences at Level 4 with fully integrated academic studies and accredited courses from Level 5. Practicum teaching faculty: Lisa Pavane (Director), Sheryl Bates (Executive Head of Teacher Training), Megan Connelly, Simon Dow, Jiayin Du, Katrina Edwards, Christine Howard, 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)
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.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pointe Studies (F), Foundation for Gymnasium Training (M), Foundation Pas de Deux, Repertoire/Variations, Performance Preparation, Contemporary, Character, Body Conditioning, Theatrical Make-Up, Performance Psychology, Anatomy/Injury Prevention, Nutrition, Introduction to Music and VCASS Academic Programme.
Performance opportunities: May include Showcase and End of year performance.
Accredited Courses

The ABS is a NVR RTO (provider code 3132, CRICOS code 00253A) offering the following, accredited courses:
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
Time: 2 years (Levels 5 and 6)
Aims: To encourage the special qualities of Australian dancers including youthful freshness, expressiveness, athleticism, musicality and strong technique.
Subjects: Various subjects supporting the technical training and artistic development of the student. In addition to Music, Performance Psychology, Nutrition, Cultural Studies and VCASS Academic Programme.
Performance opportunities: May include the following at Arts Centre Melbourne: Morning Melodies; Showcase; End of year performance.
Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113
Time: 1 year (Level 7)
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 through VCASS.
Performance opportunities: May include Morning Melodies; Showcase; End of year performance.

Graduate Diploma of Classical Ballet 10296NAT
Time: 1 year (Level 8)

Aims: To prepare 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 and Performance.
Performance opportunities: May include Morning Melodies; September Showcase; End of year performance. The Australian Ballet Regional Tour – the highest quality productions are taken to regional areas around Australia for approximately six weeks every year. 

Graduate Diploma of Elite Dance Instruction (Teacher’s Course) 10689NAT
Time: 2 years (generally delivered part-time over an extended duration)
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. The target group for the course is by nature very specific, therefore the number of course participants at any one time will be small. In order to deliver the course to the highest standard, the small cohort of trainees allows the delivery of the course to be structured as a mentor-model adapted to the individual needs of participants.
Subjects: Classical Ballet Pedagogy Professional Development Training and Practicum. Units delivered: develop a multi-level training program for elite dance students; plan, deliver and assess dance at an elite level; design and implement an individual professional development plan in dance teaching; foster the health and well-being of elite dance students; provide coaching to elite dance students; select and apply music for dance exercises; and implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

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Australian Conservatoire of Ballet & Melbourne Conservatoire of Ballet | | 03 9421 2000
Established in 1991 by Christine Walsh AM and Ricardo Ella, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet is renowned for its strong professional ballet training. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) the ACB’s courses are nationally accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority. The ACB is also CRICOS registered to provide higher education to International students. From 2020 the ACB will transition its student training programs to the Melbourne Conservatoire of Ballet directed by John Sandurski with all staff, courses of study, facilities and performances remaining the same.
CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance – Half-Day Training
CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) – Half-Day
 CUA60113 Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
(2-year course) Full-Time Training Specialised Coaching – After School/Evening Training
Junior Program – After School/Evening Training (5yrs +)
Full time and Half Day Students may continue academic studies at a secondary school or by distance education.
Subjects: Classical, Pointe, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Contemporary, Boys Coaching, Cultural Dance, Performance, Fitness and other related dance styles.
Classes range from 17 to 25 classes per week
Intermediate to advanced level of ballet technique including strong pointe work for all female auditionees.
John Sandurski, Christine Walsh AM, Ricardo Ella, Valmai Roberts, Stacey McCallum, Melanie Moravski-Dechnicz, Nickely Burke and international guest teachers throughout the year.
Audition Requirements:
Entry to all courses is by audition consisting of a practical dance class and comprehensive interview. A photograph in ballet attire and a medical certificate must be submitted with an audition fee prior to the audition. Audition by video is also acceptable.
Performance opportunities for all courses:
Full length ballet productions such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty and Coppelia at the Arts Centre Melbourne; ACB’s International Ballet Galas; selected ballet competitions in Australia, and the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix and Prix de Lausanne.

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Dance Factory | | 03 9429 9492
Accredited and Funded

At Dance Factory, the Victorian Government now substantially funds your Dance training through “Skills First”. “Skills First” is an initiative where the Government will directly cover a substantial proportion of the course fees of eligible students. This is not a loan scheme such as VET help but a Government grant. This translates to savings of up to 90% off normal tuition fees. Also Dance Factory has the only commercial Dance courses that are full CRICOS approved for international students

“Skills First”, combined with Dance Factory’s proven history, experience in full time Dance training, CRICOS approval and it’s range of courses makes it the first choice for Dance training.

* CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance
Time: 6 months full time or 1 year part time
Aims: Perfect for the beginner or intermediate student. This course aims to introduce the Dance student to a variety of Dance styles and performance skills.

* CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance
Time: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
Aims: For the intermediate Dance student, Certificate III aims to develop performers in a range of Dance styles and areas, including vocal production, drama and acrobatics.

* CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance
Time: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
Aims: For the advanced Dance student, in this course, Dance, performance and allied skills are developed, preparing the student for professional employment in the industry. Employment opportunities include chorus and ensemble work in Dance and cabaret shows in Australia, Asia, Europe, and on cruise ships.

* CUA40313 Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management
Time: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
Aims: Perfect for the experienced Dancer wanting to gain accredited qualifications for teaching beginner to intermediate students. The course is designed to enable the teaching of correct technique, safe Dance awareness, group dynamics and confident teaching skills.

* CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre
Time: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
Aims: Further develops the Dancer, with increased emphasis on Dance, performance and choreographic skills. Graduates may find employment opportunities in Dance teaching, choreography, and Dance, singing & acting roles. Dance production, choreography, and Dance teaching are emphasised to broaden the professional careers prospects of graduates.

* CUA50313 Diploma of Dance Teaching & Management
(Not covered by Skills First)
Time: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
Aims: Perfect for the experienced Dance teacher wanting to gain accredited qualifications for teaching and choreographing intermediate to advanced students. The course is designed to enable the teaching of correct technique, safe Dance awareness, understanding group dynamics, the development of confident teaching skills and the skills required to run a small business. The course also focuses on the development of the students own Dance technique.

* CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
Time: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
Aims: This qualification caters to those Dancers aspiring to work at an elite level, and is a gateway to working professionally in the Dance and performance industry. At this level individuals are expected to apply themselves, creatively, physically, independently and emotionally through a range of skills and in a variety of situations.

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Jane Moore Academy of Ballet
Beauty, Grace, Power, Strength, Performance – A Dancer’s Professional Pathway Begins Here | | 0457 131 320
The Jane Moore Academy of Ballet is committed to training and developing young dancers, supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and to reach their full potential. Jane Moore, JMAB founder and Principal is a qualified, RAD Teacher with a registered RAD Teaching Certificate and over 45 years teaching experience.
Established in 1987 the Academy has earned an enviable industry reputation with students regularly auditioning and being accepted into the Australian Ballet School. Our student’s success at the Prix de Lausanne has seen acceptance into prestigious International Schools like the Royal Ballet School London, Dutch National Ballet Academy and the ‘John Cranko Schule’ in Stuttgart, Germany. Most recently students have been accepted into the Washington Ballet Trainee Program, Joffrey Ballet School NY and Queensland Ballet Academy. Jane is passionate about ballet and endeavors to inspire her students to respect its beauty and precision. The purpose built studio has fulfilled one of her lifelong dreams but her ambition is for her students, some of whom have gone on to join The Australian Ballet Company including Eloise Fryer, Kristy Corea and Marcus Morelli; The Queensland Ballet Company including Mia Heathcote and Vanessa Morelli: The Dresden Opera Ballet Company, Brooke McAuley; and The Manilla Ballet Company, Abigail Oliveiro who was recently promoted to Principal Ballerina. VCE VET Certificate II in Dance is offered to Coaching Program students studying Y10-12.
Time: Level 4/5 1-2 years Full-Time, Level 1-2-3 2-3 years Part-Time
Full-Time & Part Time Classical Coaching Program
Senior Coaching program Level 4 & 5 15+ yrs. (approx. Yr 10+)
Coaching Level 3 14+ yrs (Year 9+)
Coaching Level 2 13+ yrs (Year 8-9)
Coaching Level 1 12+yrs (Year 7-8)

Aims: The Academy provides students with access to professional, highly qualified and dedicated teachers who are committed to training and developing their students, supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and to reach their full potential.
Subjects: Full-Time Ballet Coaching Program: Classical, Pointe, Repertoire, Contemporary, Character, RAD Vocational Syllabus (optional), Body Conditioning, Creating a CV, Eisteddfod / Scholarship Solo Coaching, Personal Fitness Training.
Full-Time ballet students elect to study their secondary school academic subjects via Distance Education. *VET Dance Year 11 and 12 is offered at the academy and can be started in Yr10
Practical Dance Classes per week: Classical, Repertoire, Pointe, Pas De Deux, Contemporary, RAD Vocational Syllabus, Character
Performance opportunities: Eisteddfods, Prix, Annual Jane Moore Academy Concert, Festivals and Corporate Events

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Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance
We Don’t Just Teach Shapes, We Shape Lives! Harder, Better, Faster & Stronger! | | 03 9329 6770
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, and 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, Tap, 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; Mid-year performances; Mid-year show for Musical Theatre students; End of year showcase.

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Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance
Join the Revolution | | 0401 753 205
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 2019 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, 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 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 / Cabaret (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 Academy of the Arts
Launching the next generation of dancers onto the world stage. | | 0405 702 166
Our vision is to inspire the future of classical ballet & dance by nurturing, training and educating young dancers to an exceptional level of technical and artistic skill in preparation for a professional career in dance. The Academy provides our students with; comprehensive professional training programs in the Russian Vaganova Method, extra-curricular opportunities, world class facilities, professional full-scale performances and access to international/national directors, teacher, dancers & choreographers.\
Full-Time Classical Program (30 -40 hrs p/wk)
Full-Time Transition Program (20- 30 hrs p/wk)
Full-Time Transition Program Half Day Program (15- 20 hrs p/wk)
Associate Intensive Program (For regional, interstate & international students)
Australian National Youth Ballet (For Academy & External students)
Time: The length of our courses depends on the varied training programs offered alongside the age, level and skill set of each student.
Audition Requirements: Entry into all programs and levels is via audition only. We offer video and in person auditions throughout the year.
Aims: The aim of our programs is to create professional dancers who are instruments of striving for artistic and creative perfection. The program provides students with a structured, scientific and methodological approach to dance which takes the human anatomy into consideration. Our comprehensive curriculum is studied in great detail and through carefully structured lessons and progressions. Our system of training is technically difficult to master and requires a serious, hard-working, committed & patient mind who is willing to learn all the nuances of their art forms in their full complexity. The program allows students to continue to maintain regular academic studies and is designed to expose young dancers to the rigours of professional training whilst being sensitive to the students age, growing bodies and physical and emotional readiness. Our classical ballet training is studied in the eight-level system of the Russian Vaganova method. This methodology has created some of the world’s most acclaimed dancers, choreographers, and teachers. By using such a proven method, the foundation is solid and creates the necessary building block of beautiful, safe, correct technique and artistry. The Full-Time Program also offers greater insight, training & performance opportunities in Contemporary, in the styles seen at international competitions such as Prix de Lausanne & YAGP. This style forms a great part of most world renown companies repertoire, it is imperative to be versatile and study, develop and learn this style in order to have alternative options with selection into varied companies and schools.

The Academy prides itself on providing our students with the best professional ballet training available by offering a systematic and consecutive method of instruction. Class sizes are structured in a way to enable students to receive a more personalised level of coaching.
Career & Achievements: Our Programs offer future career pathways as a Professional Dancer, Choreographer, Director and Teacher in all allied fields of dance and theatre. The Academy have a high attainment of annual success and accolades; our students have been accepted or received placement into prestigious events, schools or competitions on an annual basis (Houston Ballet Academy, Paris Opera Ballet School, Académie Princess Grace, San Francisco Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre, Australian Ballet School, Queensland Ballet Academy, Alberta Ballet School, Youth American Grand Prix, Asian Grand Prix, Alana Haines and more. Please click here to view a full list our Success & Accolades.
Subjects: Advanced Classical Ballet & Pointe studies in the Russian Vaganova Method and Advanced Studies in 19th, 20th & 21st Century company standard (Classical, Neo-Classical and Contemporary) Variations and Repertoire. Alongside this our curriculum also concludes of; Character, National & Historical Dance. Limber, Conditioning, Floor Barre & Pilates. Jazz. Male Coaching. Pas de Deux Training & Preparation. Private Coaching. Anatomy, Theory, Dance Vocabulary, History & Music. Composition & Choreography. Mime and Improvisation. Developing Advanced Performance Skills, Artistry & Stylisation in all Genres. Preparation for National/International Auditions, Competitions and Performances. Body Awareness & Self Correction. Injury Management & Prevention. Nutrition for Dancers. Performance & Dance Psychology. Career Guidance, Advice, Planning & Goal Setting. Theatre Preparations, Stage Make-up and Hair. We offer on-site tutors and support for students studying via Distance Education or Home-Schooling. The Academy also offer an array of extracurricular activities and exclusive events such as; Workshops, Master Classes, Assessments, Examinations, Reports, Community & Social Events, Parent Viewing Days, Showcases, Cultural Exchange Program, Annual Orientation & Open Days, Industry Q&A’s, Holiday Programs, Leadership & Mentoring programs.
Teachers: Jasmina Stefkovski (Director), Alexandra Insinga (Associate Artistic Director), Yulia Galiamov, Alida Segal, Gareth Belling, Carolyn Bock, Brigitte Thomson, Samuel Akins, Jillian Green, Emma Lippa (Pianist). Every year the Academy provide access to acclaimed guest teachers, dancers, choreographers and artists from all over the world which provides our students the opportunity to train, meet, work with, learn from and be supported by prominent figures in the classical ballet and dance industry. We have an extensive list of patrons and guest teachers such as Evgenia Obraztsova (Principal Dancer of the Bolshoi & Mariinsky Ballet), Vitor Luiz (Principal Dancer of the San Francisco Ballet) Istvan Simon (Principal Dancer with Dortmund and formerly Dresden & Kremlin Ballet) Dame Lucette Aldous (A.C) (Former Royal & Australian Ballet Principal Dancer) Adam Thurlow (Former Artist of the English National & Paris Opera Ballet) and many more, to find out more about our patrons click here or to see our guest teachers click here.
Facilities: Our world class 1000m2 facilities have been compared to professional school and company standards by eminent figures in the dance industry. Our venue is specifically designed for professional classical ballet settings. Our facilities are annually hired by Youth America Grand Prix, Queensland Ballet and other professional organisations. To view our facilities please click here.
Performance Opportunities: In addition, Academy students participate in the Academy’s major annual production as part of the Australian National Youth Ballet (ANYB). Our productions are based on classic ballets, allowing students to develop a greater understanding of mime, musicality, history, variations and repertoire. Our productions provide our students with the necessary practice to apply the Vaganova method as it was designed, to flow into the Classical Repertoire performed at world class companies and in order to further develop their performance & stage skills in preparation of a career in classical ballet. Guest Artists of ANYB seasons have been international starts from the Bolshoi, Mariinsky San Francisco, Dortmund, Queensland and Australian Ballet companies, to read more about our wonderful guest performers click here or to find more information on ANYB click here.

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The Northern College of the Arts and Technology
Follow your passion | | 03 9478 1333
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 Number: 6736
YR 10 Dance, VCE Dance & VCE VET (CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance)
Time: Starting in Year 10 the Dance program goes over three years and is a combination of VET and VCE scored and non-scored. Or entry at any year level (Year 11 or 12). Entry to the college is via audition only.
Aims: To develop student’s technique and versatility through a variety of dance styles by participating in weekly technique classes; gaining choreographic experience and performance experience across a range of styles. Support students in audition preparation and a career in dance alongside a mainstream academic program.
Subjects: Dance Styles include Jazz/Commercial Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, Musical Theatre and Ballet. Classes include Choreographic and Structured improvisation skill development. Theory classes include text analysis in preparation for VCE studies; VET theory classes include audition techniques, safe dance practice and entertainment industry knowledge.
Performance opportunities: Regular in-house showcases, and an annual dance concert.
Academic Course Program
Time: Year 10, VCE, VCAL and VET
Aims: To provide innovative and engaging curriculum. Our teachers remain at the forefront of educational developments and industry trends with specialist teachers and choreographers alongside academic dance staff.
Subjects: Year 10 Dance, VCE Dance, VCE VET Dance, alongside other academic subjects including English, Maths, Design, Drama, Fashion, Media, Multimedia, Music, Photography, Sound Engineering, Visual Arts, Sport & Recreation, Psychology, Business Management & others on offer.

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Dynamic Performing Arts
The School of Opportunity | | 0431 441 640 | Unit 2/100 Walters Drive Osborne Park Western Australia

The studios of Dynamic Performing Arts is centrally located in Osborne Park 8 KM from Perth. With easy access to public transport and major roads and freeways. The studios were purposefully built in 2016.

Facilities include;
4 large air-conditioned Studios complete with mirrors and ballet bars
Singing Studio
Student Change Room
Student Kitchen
Staff Room
On site Dance Shop

FULL TIME/PART TIME PROGRAM – 13 – 18 year olds
Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm (Audition Only)
The program is designed to develop the individual dancer (13yrs-18yrs). This is a technically program developing all genres of dance. The program covers all genres of dance, Classical Ballet being the foundation of all dance is a fundamental part of the program. Also in the program we offer classes in Commercial Jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, body anatomy, yoga, singing, acting, stretching and conditioning. This is a one of a kind program in Perth that prepares the students for the industry.

We are partnered with Empowerdance (RTO 40397) and offer coaching in Certificate 2-4 in Dance (CUA20113 Certificate II, CUA30113 Certificate III, CUA40113 Certificate IV).

At Dynamic Performing Arts we keep the number of students to a minimum to keep the quality in the program and to maintain the high standard that is accomplished within the program. Success is our key.

Our Faculty are first class in their field they have been professionals in the Industry for many years and as well as some of them still currently dancing Professionally themselves. We also have special Guest Teachers that travel from Over east to teach the students and pass on their knowledge for their next step. This is great networking for the students.

This program is a great stepping-stone for students who want “Dance” as a career. We also work on the audition process with our students and help them with the next step and audition for Full Time Programs over east as well as WAAPA. We do this by assisting in putting show reels together as well as their CV’S. Our Students have been successful in taking the next step and been accepted into The Edge (Melbourne), Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching (Sydney), Brent Street (Sydney), Ev and Bow (Sydney), Australian Ballet School (Melbourne), The Village (Sydney), QUT (Queensland), WAAPA Advanced Dip. We have also had Students successful in being professional dancers with WA Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Queensland Ballet, Universal Studios in Japan as well as Moulin Rouge in Paris and many more….

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Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts – WAAPA
Specialised Unique Dance Training | | 134 ECU
WAAPA Dance programs prepare aspiring classical and contemporary dance students for a career as a professional dance artist. Our courses are designed to develop and refine a breadth of skill in each individual, encouraging them to pursue their chosen career path.
WAAPA Dance programs have a strong focus on teaching and learning, they are studio practice and performance based. Our fulltime and sessional lecturers bring significant professional expertise to daily tuition. Three performance seasons per year give students the opportunity to work with national and international choreographers. Recent guests include Rafael Bonachela, Helda Seabra, Richard Cilli, Natalie Allen, Lauren Langlois, Sasha Janes, Jayne Smeulders, Nils Christe, Amaury Lebrun and James O’Hara. In addition to performance, elective units offer students the opportunity to engage with a range of arts associated professions. Student contact hours average between 35-40 hours per week. Semester-long exchange and short-term international tours allow students to benchmark their skills with international peers, encouraging them to expand their learning within different cultural contexts.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
Time: 1 year
Aims: The Diploma is focused on technical training, studio practice and performance.
Subjects: Ballet, Pointe work, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Solos,
Contemporary, Choreography, Dance History, Music for Dance, Fitness, Yoga, Anatomy and Nutrition.
Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113
Time: 1 year
Aims: The Advanced Diploma addresses the needs of the dancer of the future by building the skills required for lifelong sustainability in the dance profession. Taking an holistic approach, this course refines the dancer’s individuality, confidence and creativity.
Subjects: Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Solos, Performance, Contemporary, Choreography, Aerial Skills, Dance History, Music for Dance, Kinesiology and Performance Psychology.
Performance opportunities for Diploma courses: 3 major performances with a range of Australian and International choreographers.
Bachelor of Arts (Dance)
Time: 3 years
Aims: The BA course has performance and classroom practice central to the program. Intensive and challenging, it caters for students who wish to lift their ballet or contemporary studies to a professional level. It encourages individuality encompassing broad career outcomes that include dance performance, choreography, education, research and arts administration.
Subjects: Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Performance, Choreography, Dance History, Music, Acting, Yoga, Aerial, Tumbling, Feldenkrais Method, Alignment, Body Conditioning.
Performance opportunities: International exchange programs; 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.
Master of Arts (Performing Arts)
Time: 2 Years
Aims: It enables candidates to explore concepts that extend the body of dance knowledge through contemporary dance practices and writing. Artists interested in developing their performance skills and choreographic voice in an exciting performance environment should apply.
This course is unique for its ‘work place’ learning model, embedding students in dance-making practice with world class teaching staff and national and international visiting artists. Performance is central to assessment, developing attributes that artistic directors and entrepreneurs seek in dance artists of the 21st century. In the first year, students will take units in research preparation while undertaking technique class, rehearsal, production and national and international touring within a small company professional environment.
In the second year, students will be expected to develop an examinable research project, which includes a written exegesis. Prerequisite qualifications are either a BA with Honours (First Class or Upper Second) or BA with equivalent to Honours industry experience (at least three years). Each student will be interviewed and auditioned.

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Youth Ballet WA Inc.
The School of Opportunity | | 08 9201 1812 | Burswood, Western Australia

Full-Time Programme
Aims: Youth Ballet WA Inc (YBWA) is a charitable organisation providing an elite ballet program. We are a talent-led organisation accepting only those young people showing great aptitude for dance and a passion to embrace dance as a career. Our unique purpose-built learning facility, highly skilled faculty, coupled with the Western Australian Education support through SCSA, is an ideal environment for our young, academically empowered dancers to grow.
YBWA offers its full-time classical ballet program to students between the age of 9 and 18-yearsold. YBWA currently has 42 students over 7 levels in the full-time program. This unique program also combines academic studies allowing students to successfully complete Year 12 WACE, in either general or ATAR pathways.
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Subjects: Classical ballet (Vaganova method), Pointe studies, Variations and Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Contemporary dance, Improvisation, Spanish, Pilates, Yoga, Dance history, Anatomy and biomechanics, health studies/mindfullness and ATAR Dance for year 11 and 12 students. Primary and high school academic studies are provided through SIDE (School of Isolated and Distance Education), with qualified teachers on site to assist at the YBWA premises. Students graduate with a West Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) with many students completing ATAR and gaining the option of university eligibility.
Performances: Throughout the year our students are provided with the opportunity to perform solo classical variations, Contemporary and Spanish performances, Classical Ballet Repertoire Excerpts and full-scale Classical Ballet performances at venues such as the Crown and His Majesty Theatre. These performance opportunities provide our students with crucial on-stage experience to develop both technical and artistic qualities.

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New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD)
Providing world class training in classical ballet and contemporary dance | | +64 4 381 9252
The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) is a leading dance training institution with an international reputation for producing versatile and employable dancers. The full-time programme 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 with guest tutors and specialists in anatomy, dance history, nutrition, yoga and performance psychology rounding out the holistic training.

The impressive, purpose-built performing arts facility Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre is home to the New Zealand School of Dance. The centre includes nine fully equipped studios (including Harlequin sprung floors), a 160-seat theatre, library, Pilates/GYROTONIC® and physiotherapy suite. Students have access to a state-of-the-art gym and hostel accommodation. Secondment opportunities are available through the NZSD’s excellent relationships with leading dance companies.

New Zealand Diploma in Dance (Level 6)
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 and female classes.
Contemporary majors: Contemporary Technique, Classical Ballet Technique, Contemporary Repertoire, Partnering, Yoga, Choreographic Practice, Improvisation.
All students: Choreography, professional development and self-management 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 (Level 7)
Time: 1 year (after completing the two-year course)
Aims: The New Zealand School of Dance Diploma in Dance Performance (Level 7) is recognised at the same level as an undergraduate degree. Secondments and professional placements are an important part of the final year of training , offering students a range of diverse experiences both within the School and externally.
Subjects: Classical Ballet Technique, Contemporary Technique, Pas de Deux, Classical variations, Pointe, separate male and female classes, Career Planning.
Performance opportunities: Graduation Season; Secondments; Professional Placements; Choreographic Season (contemporary students only).

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