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Full-Time Performing Arts Courses 2020

Below is a selective list of quality full-time courses, both big and small. There are courses geared toward the student who prefer corporate training as well as those that prefer a studio director/teacher guided program. Although reading through the course outlines is not very glamorous, reading them should be a priority before families make their choice.

I spend a lot of time talking with dancers, both in my photo shoots and when I travel around the country. I follow approximately between 50-80 dancers from part-time to full-time, onto pre-professional study and then into companies and the commercial industry. In recent years I have seen an increase in dancers leaving home and school at younger and younger ages, I have also seen an increase in dancers returning home feeling disillusioned with the industry and even worse – themselves.

Students are lured overseas because of the association these schools have with their feeder companies – Europe can also be a much cheaper option. Students feel a strong pull to commercial full-time courses – sacrificing academic studies – with a desire to have it all NOW. However every student is different as is their circumstances and each individual along with their families need to weigh up all of their options in a calm level headed forum. One thing that we know definitively is if your child is placed under too much stress at too young an age – they will quit. Overseas tuition is not a guarantee of success and neither is leaving academic studies to pursue full-time. A parents love and support – at night, on the weekends, during holidays is imperative for a child’s well being and recovery which in turns impacts their future. Finishing academic studies alongside dance studies gives your child options. Options are gold and very necessary for all artists.

We are extremely fortunate to live in a country with an exceptional world recognized history of training dancers for companies, musical theatre and the commercial dance industries.


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Dance Development Centre
Exceptional Dance Training, for Everyone
dancedevelopment.com.au | sydney@dancedevelopment.com.au | canberra@dancedevelopment.com.au | Sydney: 0488 226 236| Canberra: 02 6259 1550
Accredited
Now you can gain nationally recognised dance accreditation in the ACT! DDC’s Pre-Professional courses are immersive, providing hands on experience and excellent performance opportunities, preparing you for a career in dance. Our Aspire courses are for students working towards a career in dance prior to taking on full-time dance. The courses are currently running in our Canberra studios, coming to our Sydney studios in 2020. Past Students have gone on to dance in companies such as: The Australian Ballet, Bangarra, West Australian Ballet, Chunky Move, Buzz Dance Theatre, Tasdance, Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet, Diversions Dance Company of Wales, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Bejart Ballet Lausanne, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and many more have gone on to excel in choreography, film, musical theatre, commercial dance and teaching.

We aim to assist every student achieve their goals and rise to the best of their abilities in their dance training. We celebrate diversity in dance styles aiming to produce versatile, confident dancers with strong technique, emotionally able to meet the demands of a career in dance.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
Time: 30 hours per week, 1 year Full-Time
Aims: Our Diploma course is a bridge between full-time dance study and a professional dance career, or a precursor to university or other study/training paths.
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113
Time: 30 hours per week, 1 year Full-Time
Aims: We aim to assist every student achieve their goals and rise to the best of their abilities in their dance training. We celebrate diversity in dance styles aiming to produce versatile, confident dancers with strong technique, emotionally able to meet the demands of a career in dance. Students completing the Certificate IV will be technically proficient dancers in both classical and contemporary with highly developed choreographic skills. Upon completion students will be ready to audition for a diploma course, university, other training paths or enter the professional dance industry.
Certificate III in Dance CUA30113
Time: 30 hours per week, 1 year Full-Time
Aims: Students completing the Certificate III will be technically proficient dancers in both classical and contemporary with developing choreographic skills. Upon completion students will be ready to progress into the Certificate IV course or audition for other dance programs.
Subjects for all courses: Dance performance techniques in Classical Ballet, Open Classes, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Variations, Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Choreography Skills, Theatre and Commercial Jazz, Pliates, Yoga, Stretch and Strength Body Conditioning, Private Coaching for Competitions, Audition Preparation, Career Guidance and Planning, Health and Well Being.
Elective Subjects: Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop, JFH, Acro/Tumbling.
Aspire Level 3 Extension (accreditation options)
Aspire Level 2 Part Time (non-accredited)
Aspire Level 1 Part Time (non-accredited)
Time: Hours vary depending on the student’s age, beginning at 8-10 hours per week for Aspire 1 (ages 10-12) increasing in age and contact hours in Aspire 2 & 3 Extension. Students complete these course alongside their schooling.
Aims: A precursor to full-time dance, these programs are for young dancers. The courses aim to refine the student’s technique, versatility and performance skills.
Subjects: Dance performance techniques in Classical Ballet, Open Classes, Pointe, Repertoire, Variations, Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Choreography Skills, Theatre and Commercial Jazz, Pilates, Stretch and Strength Body Conditioning, Health and Well Being.
Elective Subjects: Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop, JFH, Acro/Tumbling.
Performance opportunities for all courses: Mid-year performances, end of year performances, choreographic showcase, eisteddfods, festivals/events.


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National Capital Ballet School
Excellence, Discipline & Refinement
nationalcapitalballet.com | info@nationalcapitalballlet.com | 02 6281 0080
NCBS full-time elite program
Full-time daytime elite program. Strong focus on flexibility, strength, technique and performance. NCBS has had a 100% success rate to Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Moscow and the Dutch National Ballet Academy, Amsterdam in the past 12 months.
Audition Date: Friday 11th October 2019. Scholarship: Up to 1 x 50% scholarship offered per year.
Contact Hrs: 25+ Hrs per week + 10 contact tutoring hours through Cairns distance education.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Strength & Conditioning program, Pointe, Repertoire, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop.
Pre-requisites: Acceptance by audition only, based on potential and strong competency in classical ballet and/or contemporary. Must be 12 years and older. Video audition available.
Teachers: Directors Zara Bartley and Daniel Convery and other local, national and international guest faculty.
Performance Opportunities: During each year students are given many opportunities to perform in eisteddfods (locally, nationally and internationally), local events, NCBS end of year full-length productions (including Nutcracker, Coppelia and Don Quixote, sharing the stage with invited international Principal guest artists such as Joy Womack, Venus Villa, Joseph Phillips, Joseph Gatti, Taras Domitro, Adiarys Almeida, Avery Gay and many more) and the World Superstars of Ballet Gala, Canberra.


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Ablaze Dance Academy
ablazedanceacademy.com.au | ada.classicalcoaching@outlook.com | 0437 590 054
Accredited
RTO91600 Cert 3 & 4 in Dance and Assistant Dance Teaching.
Classical Coaching by Bergen Lavelle
Time: 2 years full time
Aims: Nurture, support and train talented young dancers in Classical Ballet and the performing arts. The Academy has been established for teaching excellence delivered in purpose built studio facilities located in Adamstown Heights, Newcastle New South Wales. The Academy provides students with access to professional, highly qualified, experienced and dedicated teachers who are committed to training and developing dancers, supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
Subjects: Technique, Classical Ballet, Pointe Work, Body Conditioning and Stretching, Progressing Ballet Technique (P.B.T), Contemporary, Korobushka (National Character), Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Syllabus, British Ballet Organisation (BBO) Syllabus, Repertoire, Variations, Pilates, Solo Coaching, Jazz, Nutrition.
Performance opportunities: Graduations, end -year performances, group and solo performance competitions, National and International ballet competitions,


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


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Brent Street
Australia’s Leading Performing Arts Training Facility
brentstreet.com.au | info@brentstreet.com.au | 1300 013 708
Accredited
Cutting-edge training from the industry’s best coaches and teachers producing the most employable talent for over three decades. Alumni can be found on stage in Australia, multiple international tours and productions, on the West End and Broadway. Brent Street Pty Ltd (RTO ID: 91488) is a Registered Training Organisation approved to deliver nationally recognised training. We have direct links to Focus Talent Management, Brent Street Creative Entertainment Consultancy, Hayes Theatre, Broadway Dance Centre NYC and countless Australian and international contacts in the entertainment industry – all of which will prove invaluable to students in launching their professional career.
Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50213
Time: 1 year
Aims: Designed for students either with a background in singing, dancing and acting or who excel in one or two performance areas and wish to refine their skill sets in the others and extend their musical theatre performance skills to a professional level.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Theatre Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Dance Audition Techniques, Safe Dance Practice, Musical Theatre History, Vocal Technique, Audition Repertoire and Masterclass, Harmony and Score Reading, Music Theory, Theatrical Make-Up and Hairstyles, Nutrition, Anatomy, Body Conditioning, Career Planning – self-promotion, networking, marketing, budgeting (includes 20 hours of volunteer work placement), Various guest lectures/ masterclasses/ industry forums.
Performance opportunities: 2 musical productions; 1 self-devised cabaret; End of year industry showcase.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) focusing in Performing Arts CUA50113
Time: 1 year
Aims: An intensive course based around the “Triple Threat” performer.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Tap, Commercial Lyrical, Pas de Deux, Urban Contemporary and Classical Contemporary, Acting, Singing, Performance Skills (and opportunities), Safe Dance Practice, Repertoire, Floor Barre, Theatrical Make-Up and Hairstyles, Career Progression including audition and casting preparation, Mentoring and how to prepare to be a freelance artist, Nutrition, Anatomy, Body Conditioning, Cultural Dance History and Theory.
Performance opportunities: Numerous competitions; Corporate events; End of year industry showcase.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) focusing in Classical Contemporary CUA50113
Time: 1 year
Aims: To produce a versatile, employable and technically diverse dancer by responding to the needs of contemporary dance and dance-makers working in the world today
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Commercial and Urban Contemporary, Classical Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Pas de Deux, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Commercial Lyrical, Contact and Improvisation, Choreography, Career Progression including audition and casting preparation, Mentoring, Nutrition, Anatomy, Body Conditioning, Performance skills and opportunities, Film, Repertoire, Floor Barre, Acting, Safe Dance Practice, Cultural Dance, History and Theory, Various industry workshops/ masterclasses/ forums.
Performance opportunities: Numerous competitions; Corporate events; End of year industry showcase.
Brent Street Academy
Time: School Years 9, 10, 11, and 12.
Aims: To provide talented, passionate, driven and highly engaged students an opportunity to study academic subjects alongside performing arts subjects.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Commercial and Theatre Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Commercial Lyrical, Urban Contemporary and Classical Contemporary, Acting, Singing, Performance Skills (and opportunities), Physical Conditioning.
All academic studies are through Cairns School of Distant Education (CSDE). In addition to your CSDE Contact Teacher, an Academic Supervisor is in attendance daily to oversee the student completing their studies.
Performance opportunities: Numerous competitions; End of year industry showcase.


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Classical Ballet 121
A personal approach
Accredited
classicalballet121.com | admin@classicalballet121.com | 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
conlancollege.com | info@conlancollege.com | 02 9144 6532
The Conlan College prides itself on working with each student to attain their personal best with world-class teachers and small classes facilitating individual attention for each student. For the past 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 31024)
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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Danceworks Sydney
Individual Attention from World Class Teachers in State of the Art Facilities
danceworkssydney.com.au | info@danceworkssydney.com.au | 0400 589 762
The Full-Time Program at Danceworks Sydney is a goal-oriented course, delivered within a nurturing environment, for students who show potential, are hard working and dedicated to pursuing a career in dance. The emphasis is on training young dancers to have a secure dance technique as a foundation, as well as developing each student’s artistry, musicality, versatility, resilience and self-belief. Students and teachers set longer-term goals at the commencement of each term, and shorter-term goals each week. This enables each student to understand expectations, and for teachers to provide regular feedback, allowing students to participate in and track their progress against these goals. Guest teachers are invited in to extend student’s experience. Injury prevention and wellbeing are key subjects that are taught weekly, to educate students in safe dance practice, in order to sustain a long, healthy career. Unlike most other Full-Time courses, at Danceworks Sydney we only accept a very limited number of students, which enables individual attention and a dedicated plan catered to each student.
Full Time Program
Aim: To prepare students for the challenges of working in a dance company. Dancers nowadays must be strong, versatile and able to work in a team.
Subjects: Classical Open Class, Contemporary, Repertoire, Pointe, Male Technique (if applicable), Pas de Deux, RAD syllabi, Character (based on the Russian Igor Moiseyev method), Cecchetti Ballet, Vaganova Ballet, Eisteddfod Group Work, Private Coaching, Body Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Stretch Technique, Anatomy, Dance History, Choreography, Progressing Ballet Technique and Visualisation. Students can join the evening and weekend classes at no extra cost (if deemed appropriate by the Director)
Performance Opportunities: Students are prepared for RAD and Character exams, Eisteddfods, Australian and International pre-professional school auditions and Company auditions


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ED5 INTERNATIONAL
We Are Passionately Committed to Striving for Brilliance
ed5international.com.au | gotoed5.com |fulltime@ed5international.com.au | 02 9746 0848
Accredited
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 10149NAT 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
leeacademy.com.au | dance@leeacademy.com.au | 02 4358 1528
Accredited
Lee Academy Full-Time makes the link for dancers from students to professionals. Providing a guided career pathway for aspiring performers and giving students every opportunity to expand their skills, nurture versatility and explore artistic self expression. 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
Time: 
Advanced Diploma: 3 years
Diploma: 2 years
Cert IV: 1 year
Cert III: 1 year
Aims: To enable students to take a huge leap closer to their dreams and guide them into a successful professional career with a nationally recognised qualification.
Subjects: Accent Training, Acrobatics/Gymnastics, Acrodancer, Acting, Anatomy 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
mcdonald.nsw.edu.au | registrar@mcdonald.nsw.edu.au | 02 9752 0507
Accredited
The McDonald College is the only school of its kind in Australia, which provides students with 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
nationalcollegeofdance.com | auditions@nationalcollegeofdance.com | vicki@nationalcollegeofdance.com |02 4952 9294
Accredited
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
newcastleballettheatre.com.au | nbt1@live.com.au |0408 892 343
Accredited
Founded in 2012, NBT’s studio has already had acceptances and placements in some of the most prestigious schools and companies in Australian and internationally. These Institutions include the Australian Ballet School, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, Queensland Ballet Pre-Professional Year, 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 and more. The NBT 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: 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.
Certificate IV in Dance
Time: 1yr Full time – 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.
Core Subjects: Develop Choreography, Develop Dance Partnering techniques, Develop expertise in dance performance technique, refine movement skills for performance, rehearse technique for performance, apply movement and behavioral principles to physical conditioning, develop self as artist.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
Time: 1yr Full time – 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.
Performance Opportunities for all courses: NBT annually performs classical ballet productions – such as Cinderella, Paquita, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake Act II, and The Sleeping Beauty


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Redlands Ballet & Dance Academy
Dance Tuition Combined with Academic Study
redlands.nsw.edu.au | dance@redlands.nsw.edu.au | 02 9908 6461
Accredited
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
Creating Successful Futures for Aspiring Young Artists
sydneycollegeofdance.com | dance@sydneycollege.com.au | 02 9450 2652
Accredited
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, ballet 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). 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.
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.
Overseas Tours – We organise overseas tours for students who would like to apply for international schools and audition for companies. We 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.
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.
Nationally Accredited Qualification – At SCD, our students can achieve a nationally accredited qualification in dance
Diploma of Dance – CUA50113
Advanced Diploma of Dance – CUA60113. (Nationally accredited training delivered in partnership with ATOD – RTO 31624) 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.
ArtistPro™ Advanced Diploma of Dance – CUA60113
ArtistPro™ Diploma of Dance – CUA50113
ArtistPro™ Transition
ArtistPro™ Youth Transition
Courses offered for students aged 11-20.
Subjects: Ballet, Contemporary, Ballet & Contemporary Variation, Girls Pointe & Technique, Boys Ballet Technique, Pas de deux , Virtuosity, Improvisation, Composition & Choreography, Company Repertoire, Studio Pilates (Reformer available), Safe Dance & Injury Prevention, Nutrition for dancers, Performance Psychology, Performance & Audition Coaching, Private Coaching, Career planning, Preparation for auditions & Preparation for National/International Competitions, Dance History, Stage Makeup and Hair.
Teachers: Xanthe Geeves and Gregor Thieler (Artistic Directors), Emma Jane Morton, Bronte Kelly, Kim Traynor, Ellie Frazer, Bonnie Rozkydal, Catherine Goss (Guest), Paul Knobloch (Guest), Lana Jones (Guest), Daniel Gaudiello (Guest), Josef Brown (Guest), Davide Di Giovanni (Guest), Jeremy Gates (Guest), Rachel Read (Guest), Chelsea Andrejic (Guest)
Performance Opportunities: Sydney Ballet Theatre – Youth Company – We are offering our 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.


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Tanya Pearson Academy
A Selective School for the Talented and Dedicated
classicalcoaching.com | admin@classicalcoaching.com | 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 graduating students will join Paris Opera Ballet School, John Cranko School Stuttgart, Royal Ballet School UK and Vaganova Academy Russia to highlight a few.
Full-Time Classical Programs
Full-Time Levels 1-3
Full-Time Pre Professional
Full-Time Junior & Senior Transition Programs
TPA Affiliate Program for 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.
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
VIDEO AUDITIONS NOW OPEN
Take THE NEXT STEP in your Performing Arts Career in 2019 and Join TNSPA.PROFESSIONAL Full-time Course NOW
tnspa.pro & tnsperformingarts.com | info@tnspa.pro | 02 7900 3108
Accredited
Take THE NEXT STEP in your Performing Arts Career in 2020 and send your video audition to info@tnspa.pro 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 2020.
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
villagenation.com.au | info@villagenation.com.au | 02 9043 0338
Accredited
Village Nation is committed to providing the best teachers and trainers alongside emotional and spiritual support to allow students to reach their fullest potential both on and off the stage. Village Nation currently operates from a state of the art studio located at 32 Bowden St Alexandria. All 7 studios are custom-built with sprung Harlequin floors, mirrors, sound systems, and audio/visual equipment. The campus is well serviced by public transport, bus and train services, with Green Square station only an 8 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
vaganova.com.au | info@vaganova.com.au | 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, 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.
Full-Time Program
Time: 1-3 years (depending on the age and level)
Aims: To prepare dancers from 14 years to join an internationally recognised Classical or Contemporary dance institution overseas or in Australia through extensive training and mentoring.
Subjects: Classical Ballet (Vaganova, ACB syllabus), Pointe, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Contemporary, Character (ICDS syllabus), Composition and Choreography, Jazz, Drama, Body Conditioning (Yoga, Cardio, Pilates), Certificate III or IV in Dance (through Empowerdance Pty Ltd).
Half-Day Program
Time: 1-2 years (depending on the age and level)
Aims: To provide 12-13 year old dancers with the training and preparation required to join 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, Certificate II or III in Dance is optional.
Performance opportunities for all courses: Solos and Groups at local and international Competitions; End of year professional production; Galas; Displays.


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Atelier Australia
Tailored Individual Training
Facebook: Atelier Australia | atelieraustralia@hotmail.com | 0408 077 865

“Atelier” is commonly used in Europe to describe an artist’s studio or workroom of the highest calibre. With 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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Danielle’s Studio of Dance
Dedicated to Excellence
daniellesstudio.com.au | dani@daniellesstudio.com.au | 0407 492 767
Our Full-time & Elevé program students are nurtured by an inspiring faculty in a dedicated environment. Each student is encouraged and inspired to reach their full potential through careful and consistent training. Students have been offered places at The Australian Ballet School, Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, Royal Ballet School, Akademie des Tanzes Mannheim, Balletschule Theater Basel, Palucca Schule Dresden, Dusseldorf Ballet Company, Heinz Bosl-Stiftung Munich, Hamburg Ballet School, Tanz Akademie Zurich, Canadian National Ballet School, Charlotte Ballet, English National Ballet School, Narodni Divadlo Ballet, Vienna Opera Ballet School, The Rudra Bejart Lausanne School, Junior Ballet de Geneva, New Zealand School of Dance, Allberta Ballet School and WAAPA.
Time: Tailored to student’s age & ability
Aims: To develop dancers with strong technique, artistry, musicality and creativity, a thinking dancer for todays repertoire and beyond.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Acro, Pilates, Anatomy, History & Theory.
Students complete their academic studies via Distance Education.
Performance opportunities: Eisteddfods & Scholarships Locally, Nationally and Internationally. Annual concert and in-house concerts.


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Queensland Ballet Academy
Developing the Artists of the Future
queenslandballet.com.au/academy | academy@queenslandballet.com.au | 07 3013 6666
Brisbane, Queensland
Accredited
Queensland Ballet Academy is a world-class ballet training organisation. We offer a comprehensive
industry-aligned, professional career pathway producing young dancers whose talents and abilities are in demand throughout Australia and internationally.
Under the supervision of Artistic Director, Li Cunxin and Academy Director, Christian Tátchev, we offer industry-focused training programs for gifted students from 10 years of age through to career employment.
Queensland Ballet’s acclaimed faculty fosters technical and artistic excellence, while providing unique professional performance alongside the Company.
Jette Parker Young Artist Program
An apprenticeship program which fosters the talents of gifted young dancers at the start of their
professional careers.
Pre-Professional Program
Full-time final year training program which provides students with the preparation and training they
require before joining a professional ballet company.
Senior Program
Professional ballet and contemporary dance training for advanced students, delivered simultaneously with senior academic schooling.
Associate Programs
Designed to supplement the work of community dance teachers and offer students, between the ages of 10 and 14, the chance to work more closely with Queensland’s State ballet Company.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pointe, Male Technique, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Character Dance, Contemporary Dance, Body Conditioning, Live Performance. Subjects vary depending on the program.
Practical Classes: Pre-Professional Program: 37 hours per week.
Senior Program: 25+ hours per week.
Associate Programs: QB Academy Associates up to 9.5 hrs per week and Guest Associates 4 x 3-5 day invitational visits per year.
Contact Hours: Pre-Professional Program: approx. 7.5hrs daily training and an additional 2hrs on Saturdays.
Senior Program: approx. 4hrs dance training and 3.5hrs academic classes each weekday, plus 4.5hrs dance training on Saturdays.
Associate Programs: QB Academy Associates up to 9 hours per week dance training. Guest Associates: 4 x 3-5 day invitational visits per year.
Pre-Requisites: Entry into all Queensland Ballet Academy programs is by audition or invitation.
Audition Dates
Jette Parker Young Artist Program
Brisbane: 14 September / Melbourne: 15 September
Pre-Professional Program
Brisbane: 14 September / Melbourne: 15 September
Senior Program
Melbourne: 11 August / Sydney: 24 August / Brisbane: 1 September
Associate Programs
Academy Associates – Brisbane: 31 August
Guest Associates – Brisbane: 2 November
Audition registration: queenslandballet.com.au/auditions


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Qld National Ballet School
The Art of Excellence
qldnationalballet.com | qldnationalb@yahoo.com.au | 0415 951 077
Accredited
Students are offered the highest regarded faculty of former professional dancers available. Graduates have been accepted into Hamburg Ballet School, Bejart Ballet School, Houston Ballet II, English National Ballet School, 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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TURNING POINT DANCE
Dance your way to SACE
tpdance.com.au | enquiries@tpdance.com.au | 0413 113 950
Accredited
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
australianballetschool.com.au | ask@australianballetschool.com.au | 03 9669 2807
Accredited
As providers of a unique, professional dance-training program, the ABS nurtures and encourages the internationally recognised qualities of Australian dancers. The ABS offers 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
acbaustralia.com.au | contact@conservatoire.com.au | 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
Training
 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
Pre-requisites:
Intermediate to advanced level of ballet technique including strong pointe work for all female auditionees.
Teachers:
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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Jane Moore Academy of Ballet
Beauty, Grace, Power, Strength, Performance – A Dancer’s Professional Pathway Begins Here
janemooreballet.com.au | info@janemooreballet.com.au | 0457 131 320
Accredited
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 with Emma Dowling and Emmanuelle Fairweather recent additions. 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!
theministryofdance.com.au | ftc@theministryofdance.com.au | 03 9329 6770
Accredited
JCMOD sets the standard of excellence in dance, performance and musical theatre training. We’re proud to offer a high standard of training, complemented by outstanding facilities used regularly for industry rehearsals and auditions. Direct industry links greatly benefit students as they study in world-class facilities alongside Australian and international production companies. Further support offered to students includes ongoing guidance and support from FTC staff, 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
kellyaykers.com.au | fulltimedance@kellyaykers.com.au | 0401 753 205
Accredited
Kelly Aykers is revolutionising the way we experience dance. Again, running at capacity this year, a strictly limited number of students will be chosen in 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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The Northern College of the Arts and Technology
Follow your passion
ncat.vic.edu.au | ncat@edumail.vic.gov.au | 03 9478 1333
Accredited
The Northern College of the Arts and Technology provides programs and pathways for talented students who want to concentrate on their passion, whether it be in the performing arts, visual arts, design, media, trades or technologies. NCAT caters for Year 10, VCE, VCAL and post-secondary students in a mature, adult environment. Teachers work alongside students fostering individuality and personal growth, encouraging diversity and individual passions. RTO 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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Russian Choreographic Academy
A commitment to excellence
russianchoreographicacademy.com.au | admin.rca@icloud.com | 03 9882 5378
The Russian Choreographic Academy (RCA) provides gifted students with the opportunity to study the pure system of ballet training (Vaganova). This system has trained some of the world’s greatest dancers and is in high demand internationally. These students will work with master classical teachers from Russia, brought to Australia under contract to the RCA. These teachers have graduated from either the Vaganova Academy St Petersberg (Kirov) or Moscow Bolshoi Academy. The Academy is committed to providing its students with superior training, balanced by a broad artistic and academic program. A partnership with some of Melbourne’s leading secondary schools also allows students the opportunity to pursue their artistic dreams without sacrificing an academic education. All classes are limited to a minimum number to enable students to receive a more personalised level of coaching. The Academy features 3 fully-fitted professional studios with sprung floors, mirrors, heating, cooling and spacious dressing rooms. It is located just 6 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and is close to all public transport.
Full-time (Professional)
Full-time Ballet/Academic Program (Years 9-12 academic)
Part-Time Ballet/Academic Program (Years 7-8 academic)
Junior Program (students aged 9.5-12.5 years)
Time: Dependent on age and level
Aims: To prepare students for a career in classical ballet internationally.
Subjects: Classical Technique, Pointe Work, Male Technique, Partnering, Contemporary, Character for Classical Dancers, Historical Dance (15th century dance, as required in classical ballets), Conditioning and Pilates, Repertoire (Corps de ballet), Solo Repertoire and Variations, VCE VET Dance (as per Victorian Education Department).
Performance opportunities: Numerous guest performances; Studio performances and performances in professional theatres in Victoria.


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Spectrum Dance
Be Seen
spectrumdance.com.au | ftc@spectrumdance.com.au | 03 9830 6588
Accredited
As the name “spectrum” suggests we offer a broad range of varied but related dance and performance subjects, the features of which overlap. The outcome being that Spectrum Dance students become highly versatile performers to ensure a maximum longevity in their chosen career. All members of the teaching faculty are working in the industry. Students receive an individually tailored curriculum to achieve advanced performance techniques in all facets of dance, singing and acting to ensure they become Triple Threat performers. Students are given opportunities to engage in the entertainment industry (Industry Based Learning) placing students at the forefront of their peers. Spectrum offers nationally accredited dance and musical theatre courses. Directors Trish and Katie work closely with their faculty of highly acclaimed dancers, choreographers and instructors to deliver the most outstanding accredited full time dance course within Australia.
Spectrum Professional Program (non accredited)
Time: 1 year
Aims: An immersive course where performers are prepared for immediate entry into the industry. The course draws on the students’ strengths and nurtures their weaknesses to produce an accomplished performer with a technique grounded in knowledge, creativity and exploration.
Subjects: Advanced Commercial Dance Techniques, Classical Ballet, Jazz Technique/Progressions, Pas de Deux, Hip Hop, Tap (traditional/street), Acrobatics, Pilates, Partnering, Fitness Training, Choreography, Lyrical, Audition Preparation, Show Business Skills, Business Management.
Certificate III in Dance CUA30113 (delivered in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology RTO#3059)
Time: 1 year
Aims: Provides the foundational skills to aspiring performers seeking a career in musical theatre and/or commercial dance. Students are given the opportunity to explore and develop a range of dance genres at a pre-professional level for the live entertainment industry. Students are prepared for a higher level of study through intensive classes and performance opportunities.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, Hip Hop, Tap (traditional/street), Lyrical, Commercial Dance, Partnering, Pilates, Barre Attack, Fitness Training, Acrobatics, Auditioning Techniques, Vocal Training, Jazz Techniques/Progressions, Industry Knowledge, Show Business Skills.
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113 (delivered in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology RTO#3059)
Time: 1 year
Aims: Extends on foundational skills gained in the Certificate III in all aspects of performance. Students develop versatility as dancers and performers building the skills to sustain longevity in the dance profession. Students are provided with the opportunity to explore their creativity and broaden the knowledge of their craft. Successful completion of this course leads to further training and specialist qualification at Diploma level.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, Hip Hop, Tap (traditional/street), Lyrical, Commercial Dance, Partnering, Pilates, Barre Attack, Fitness Training, Acrobatics, Auditioning Techniques, Vocal Training, Jazz Techniques/Progressions, Industry Knowledge, Show Business Skills.
Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50213 (delivered in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology RTO#3059)
Time: 1 year
Aims: Lead by Stephen Wheat, students who have a background in vocal study, dance and acting will be tutored in performance and production skills to emerge as versatile performers of a professional level expected in all musical theatre, stage, film and television performance.
Subjects: Vocal Development, Drama, Stagecraft, variety of Dance and Movement genres, Choreography, On-camera Performance Skills, Theatrical Make-Up and Hairstyling, Auditioning Techniques, Performance Technologies, Fitness Training, Business Management, Industry Knowledge, Show Business Skills.
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113 (delivered in partnership with Australian Teachers of Dancing RTO# 31624)
Time: 1 year
Aims: A technical and performance focused course delivered at an advanced level of training. Subject areas are delivered in a greater depth of study with an emphasis on choreography, improvisational, solo performance and ensemble techniques.
Subjects: Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, variety of Contemporary Techniques, Commercial Dance, Partnering, Hip Hop, Choreography, Lyrical, Jazz Technique/Progressions, Tap (traditional/street), Barre Attack, Pilates, Acrobatics, Auditioning Techniques, Show Business Skills.
Performance opportunities for above courses: Mid-Year performance, showcase performance at the Australian Dance Festival and the extravagant End of Year Showcase performed at The Palms Crown Casino. All Spectrum Dance students have the opportunity to engage in performance through our Industry Based Learning Program (IBL), through Spectrum Talent Agency which includes corporate and children’s entertainment.


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Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts – WAAPA
Specialised Unique Dance Training
waapa.ecu.edu.au | educationandarts@ecu.edu.au | 134 ECU
Accredited
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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International

New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD)
Providing world class training in classical ballet and contemporary dance
nzschoolofdance.ac.nz | dance@nzschoolofdance.ac.nz | +64 4 381 9252
Accredited
The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s leading dance training institutions with an international reputation for producing versatile and employable dancers. The full-time program prepares students for a career in dance performance. They major in either Classical Ballet or Contemporary dance, while maintaining a strong base in both disciplines. The NZSD has an outstanding faculty of teaching staff. Guest tutors and specialists in Anatomy, Dance History, Nutrition, Yoga and Performance Psychology round out the holistic training. The School’s impressive purpose built facilities house five dance studios, a 200 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. Around 75% of graduates enter careers in dance performance.
New Zealand School of Dance Certificate in Dance Performance
Time: 2 years
Aims: To prepare students for a performance career in dance.
Subjects: Classical majors: Classical Ballet Technique, Contemporary Technique, Pas de Deux, Classical variations, Pointe, separate male and female classes.
Contemporary majors: Contemporary Technique, Classical Ballet Technique, Contemporary Repertoire, Partnering, Yoga, Choreographic Practice, Improvisation.
All students: Nutrition, Dance History, Anatomy and Music studies.
Performance opportunities: Studio performances; Choreographic Season (Contemporary students only); Graduation Season.
New Zealand School of Dance Diploma in Dance Performance
Time: 1 year (after completing the Certificate)
Aims: To focus on performance skills through a range of performing experiences, secondments and professional placements.
Subjects: Classical Ballet Technique, Contemporary Technique, Pas de Deux, Classical variations, Pointe, separate male and female classes, Career Planning.
Performance opportunities: Graduation Season; Secondments; Professional Placements; Choreographic Season (contemporary students only).


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