Full Time Dance & Auditions Guide


NZSD Full Time DanceNZ

The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) is one of the Southern Hemisphere's leading dance training institutions. The School has an international reputation and is known for producing versatile and employable dancers.


The full-time programme prepares dancers for careers in dance performance. Students major in either classical ballet or contemporary dance, but maintain a strong base in both disciplines.


The NZSD has an outstanding faculty of teaching staff. Guest tutors and specialists in anatomy, dance history, nutrition, yoga and performance psychology round out the holistic training. The School’s impressive purpose built facilities house five dance studios, a 160 seat theatre, library, Pilates/GYROTONIC® and physiotherapy areas, and a cafe. Students have access to a state-of-the-art gym with personal trainer and hostel accommodation. Secondment opportunities are available through the NZSD’s excellent relationships with leading dance companies.


The NZSD is official school of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and is registered with the NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Excellent opportunities are available through the school’s relationships with leading ballet and contemporary dance companies. Most graduates enter careers in dance performance, around 75% receiving contracts with dance companies. Recent graduates are dancing with West Australian Ballet, Black Grace, Sydney Dance Company, The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Footnote Dance, Australian Dance Theatre, Chunky Move and the New Zealand Dance Company.


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10149NAT Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts

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 youth allowance approved and 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.


ED5INTERNATIONAL elevates and enhances the profile of Australian Performing Arts and delivers the highest level of performer through dedication, discipline, talent and a lot of laughter and love. Our philosophy is work hard and you can achieve any goal you wish.


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Brent StreetNSW

Nationally Recognised Training Courses:

CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) – Classical Contemporary
CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) – Performing Arts
CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre
Brent Street Academy

Brent Street is a registered training organisation (RTO #91488) which offers a well-respected training ground for those after a career in the performing arts industry. Delivering the best performing arts tuition in Australia for nearly 30 years.

Australia’s leading performing arts centre located in Sydney.

With nearly 30 years of delivering quality performing arts tuition, Brent Street is well recognised and respected as the training ground for professionals who want a top career in dance and the performing arts. Brent Street has a serious musical theatre, commercial and contemporary dance focus and is the only true, triple threat school of its kind covering singing, dancing and acting.


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Patrick Studios AustraliaVIC

Full Time Performing Arts (Cert II, III, IV)
Government Assistance Available

Full Time Musical Theatre (Diploma)

The Academy – High School of Performing Arts
From year 7 to 12

One of the most successful Performing Arts courses in the country, our course is designed to train, educate and condition young dancers in every facet of the industry. Training in all styles of dance including Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Tap and Acrobatics, as well as group vocal lessons. Onsite gym/pilates training is offered, as well as optional vocal and drama electives. The course is designed over two years. CURRENTLY OFFERING GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE.


Directed by Australia's leading musical theatre choreographer. This course is designed with more acting and singing hours than any other course in Australia. All dance classes are streamed into beginner, intermediate and advanced, catering for varying levels. All teachers are CURRENT industry practitioners with knowledge of what is needed to achieve employment in the current market. Specialised classes focused on safe voice technique - we encourage the individuality of our selected students to draw out unique qualities. The class size is capped at 20 for optimum attention. Our studios include an exclusive facility designed for acting and singing classes. CURRENTLY OFFERING VET FEE HELP.


Patrick Studios Academy fully integrates VCE with an extended Senior Elite Program. The Academy is available to gifted students in years 7 through to 12 who seek comprehensive training in performing arts, as well as a commitment to complete their VCE studies.  Currently in the State of Victoria there is no training institution that offers a program like ours.
Patrick Studios Academy allows every student the opportunity to succeed both academically and in performance. Our students are offered a unique creative environment that supports and promotes their talents. Students receive intense training from some of Australia’s most outstanding industry practitioners, coupled with solid academic learning.


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Queensland Ballet AcademyQLD

Pre-Professional Program
Senior Program


Queensland Ballet is passionate about developing the artists of the future. The Company provides a clear career pathway through intensive training to produce young ballet dancers whose talents and abilities are internationally sought-after.


Queensland Ballet Academy’s training programs are supervised by Artistic Director Li Cunxin and Academy Director Christian Tátchev. Students from age 10 upwards can enjoy the benefits of training at the home of this world-class ballet company through the Jette Parker Young Artist, Pre-Professional Program, Senior and Associate Programs.


The developing talents of our young dancers are showcased in standalone performances and other events, as well as within Company productions when possible.


The Pre-Professional Program is a full-time, final training year that  gives students the preparation they require before joining a professional company. Students undertake intensive daily training to develop their skills to the highest artistic and technical standards. Students graduating from the Pre-Professional Program will be encouraged to audition for professional ballet and contemporary dance companies.


Queensland Ballet Academy’s Senior Program is a world class training program, in partnership with Kelvin Grove State College, which provides talented students the opportunity to pursue intensive ballet training while completing face-to-face senior academic studies in Years 10 to 12. Students who successfully complete the Senior Program graduate with a Queensland Certificate of Education and an OP or tertiary entrance ranking.



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The Space Full Time DanceVIC

Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113
Part time, non accredited option available
Online qualifications via RPL (for professional dancers / teachers):
Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50213
Diploma of  Dance Teaching and Management CUA50311
Online Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) via RPL CUA50113
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113


Develop your Potential, open up new Possibilities and explore Pathways at The Space School of Performance Arts. Full Time Dance at The Space consists of accredited, multi-genre, professional training programmes with a strong focus on technique, performance and choreography.


The unique multi-genre structure of the course is headed by three genre directors: Director of Jazz/Commercial (Ben Curé); Director of Contemporary (Chelsea Byrne), and Director of Ballet (Nikki O’Shea). Each of these well respected professional dancers, choreographers, educators and dance makers teaches regularly on the course, and oversees teacher timetabling and student development.


With a strong emphasis on dance education – and some of the best and most well respected teachers and choreographers in Australia, you will develop solid foundations, cutting edge technique and choreographic methodologies. You will perform in new professional productions and devise, choreograph and produce your own dance works. Full Time Dance at The Space is your start to a long and fulfilling career.



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Lee Academy Full Time DanceNSW

Advanced Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) - CUA60113

Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) - CUA50113

Diploma of Musical Theatre - CUA50213

Acro & Aerial Fulltime – including Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) - CUA50113

Certificate IV in Dance - CUA40113

Certificate III in Dance – CUA30113

Lee Academy Fulltime 2018
Lee Academy Fulltime makes the link for dancers from students to professionals. Providing a guided career pathway for aspiring performers & giving you every opportunity to expand your skills, nurture your versatility & explore your artistic self expression.

Lee Academy was the first performing arts studio in Australia granted permission to offer
ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF DANCE (Elite Performance) under the new standardized National Dance Qualifications, & also offers Certificate III, Certificate IV & Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance), as well as Diploma of Musical Theatre & Acrobatics-Aerial Fulltime.

This means the government recognises Lee Academy fit to provide the best education you could possibly hope for in the performing arts.

Our fulltime courses get you a huge leap closer to your dream & guide you into a successful professional career, with the Nationally recognised qualification to go with it.


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Steps on Broadway International Student Visa ProgramNew York, USA
Professional Training Programs: International Independent Study Program (IISP), Steps Conservatory Program, Steps’ Steele Pilates Teacher Certification Program, Summer Study NYC


Train in New York City at Steps on Broadway!

Steps’ faculty is comprised of internationally recognized and established dance professionals. Guest instructors, choreographers, directors and performers are regularly added to the roster, further enhancing the scope of the dancers’ experience and training. The faculty’s professionalism, creativity and talent combine to provide an exciting and diversified program that fosters artistic growth and offers a strong introduction to the professional world of dance.



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Kelly Aykers Full TimeVIC

Elite Dancers Course

CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance

CUA40313 Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management *

CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre *

CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)*

*These qualifications are offered in partnership with Australian Teachers of Dancing (RTO# 31624)


Elite Dancer’s Course

This course is pure dance. Tailored to the dancer who just won’t stop, this physical, highly structured course will give today’s dancer the understanding and stamina to lift their game to the next level. With additional classes designed to hone the finer points of dancing, Kelly offers a course that is as much about technique and discipline as it is about body conditioning and wellbeing. Ideally suited to the company performer, the Elite Dancer’s Course is the ultimate for those to whom dance is everything.


CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance – 1 year

Tailored to the student to whom dance is everything, the CUA40111 Certificate IV in Dance is the perfect prelude to pursuing a lifetime in dance. This is a Nationally Recognised Course and also stands as a lead in and automatic pre-requisite for our Diploma Course, which will launch in 2017.

This course offers a variety of style and experience not found in any other course and, whether you are a dedicated student who wants to focus their technique, or a dancer who just wants to have it all, the CUA40111 Certificate IV in Dance is the perfect place to start.


CUA40313 Certificate IV Dance Teaching and Management – 1 year

Talent aside, the key factor to a successful career in dance is longevity. The Dance Teaching and Management course is perfect for the career minded that want to live a life of dance. This course combines the comprehensive dance training and body awareness of the Elite course with the skills to understand and pass on that knowledge. Featuring invaluable practical training throughout the year in conjunction with Studio 1 Performing Arts, Dance teaching and Management provides all you need to know for a long and successful career in the profession you love.


CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre – 2 years

With eighteen professional shows under her belt, few know Musical Theatre to the extent that Kelly Aykers does. Kelly has combined her practical knowledge with her time spent on audition and casting panels to curate a course perfect for a life on stage. Putting the ‘triple’ into Triple Threat, students will combine all the rigor and technicality of the Elite Dancer’s Course with extensive classes in singing, acting and stagecraft. As a comprehensive and exhilarating pre-cursor to life on stage, this is your chance to study the dream to make it a reality.


CUA50113 Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) - 2 years

This course is designed for the dancer that wants to take it to the next level. Building on the Cert IV in Dance, the Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) offers an in depth look at the advanced skills required to make it in the industry as a professional. With additional classes designed to hone the finer points of dancing, we offers a course that is as much about technique and discipline as it is about body conditioning and wellbeing.  With expert tuition from industry professionals, the Diploma is the course with it all. Acceptance for the Diploma are by audition only and is dependent on successful enrolments.


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Spectrum Dance Full TimeVIC

Spectrum Advanced Elite Performance Program
CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance
CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance
CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre
CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)


Spectrum Advanced Elite Performance Program
Non-government accredited
The Advanced Elite Performance Program is developed by the Spectrum Directors with the intention of their performers gaining the ‘triple threat’ repertoire required. This exciting program will guide and mentor the students through an intensive 2 year program which is unique to Spectrum Dance. We provide the individual student with a personally tailored curriculum which develops and advances the students through performance, semi-professional experience, and business management techniques. Students will graduate well rehearsed and ready for employment in this demanding and exclusive industry.


CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance
The Certificate III in Dance is a 12 month entry level program which provides the foundational skills to aspiring performers. Students are given the opportunity to explore a range of dance genres to enhance their versatility as dancers and performers. Government accredited- qualification delivered in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology RTO#305.


CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance
The Certificate IV in Dance 12 month program which extends on the skills gained in the Certificate III. Students develop versatility as dancers and performers in all aspects of performance. Successful completion of this course leads to further training and specialist qualification at Diploma level. Government accredited- qualification delivered in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology RTO#3059.


CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre
Diploma of Musical Theatre is a 12 month program where students are tutored in performance and production skills. Prospective students are expected to have completed or be of the standard of dance equivalent to Certificate IV in Dance. On completion students’ will emerge as versatile performers that meet the expectation of professional musical theatre including cabaret, stage and television. Government accredited- qualification delivered in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology RTO#3059.


CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
The Diploma of Dance is a 12 month program where students train at an advanced level. Prospective students are expected to have completed or be of the standard of dance equivalent to Certificate IV in Dance. Students will learn how to showcase their individual talents with an emphasis on choreography, improvisational, solo performance and ensemble techniques. Government accredited- qualification delivered in partnership with Australian Teachers of Dancing RTO# 31624.


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Australia's National Centre for Elite Vocational Classical DanceThe Australian Ballet School


Level 4 Full Time (non-accredited)

Diploma of Dance
22034VIC /CRICOS 072515K (2 years)

Advanced Diploma of Dance
22029VIC /CRICOS 072514M (1 year)

Graduate Diploma of Classical Ballet
10012NAT /CRICOS 076750M (1 year)

Graduate Diploma of Elite Dance Instruction
10328NAT (2 years)



  • Level 4 Full Time (non-accredited)


  • Diploma of Dance – 22034VIC / CRICOS 072515K (2 years) and


  • Advanced Diploma of Dance - 22029VIC / CRICOS 072514M (1 year)


  • Graduate Diploma of Classical Ballet- 10012NAT / CRICOS 076750M (1 year)


  • Graduate Diploma of Elite Dance Instruction - 10328NAT (2 years)

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Australian Company of Performing ArtsSA
Certificate IV in Dance (CUA40113)


The CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance runs from 8.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Friday at ACPA.

Students will participate in a range of classes including Musical Theatre, Acting, Singing, Commercial & Broadway Jazz, Fosse, Cabaret, Hip hop, Technical Jazz, Ballet, Tap, House, Contemporary, Lyrical, Salsa, Pilates, Partnering techniques & Acro. We also provide educate on Anatomy & Nutrition, Audition Techniques, Improvisation, Choreography, Industry expectations, Developing yourself as an Artist, Workplace Health & Safety, Safe Dance & Injury Prevention & Performance skills.

This course is a platform to becoming a professional in an every changing, challenging and rewarding industry!



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Transit Dance Full TimeVIC
Pre Professional Pathway - Contemporary Dance:
CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) - 2 years full time 
Pre Professional Pathway - Performing Arts (Jazz):

CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) - 2 years full time
CUA40313 – Certificate IV Dance Teaching & Management - 1-2 years


Transit Dance Full-Time courses are specifically designed to provide the highest level of training in both Contemporary dance and Performing Arts. As a performance based course, all students participate in four professional production seasons each year (a total of 21 individual performances), making it one of the most practical and hands on dance courses in the industry. Boasting a world-class teaching faculty, capped class sizes, focus on career progression, and Nationally accredited qualifications; this unique training institution is quickly becoming a leader in the field of dance education. Led by industry Directors Paul Malek, Chris Curran, Kim Adam and Karen Malek, and situated in the stunning heritage Woolshed in Kensington, Transit Dance is the ideal training institution for any dancer serious about a career in dance. Creative, innovative and nurturing, Transit Dance is committed to producing excellence and providing students with the tools and training necessary to become a leader in the field of dance.



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Newcastle Ballet Theatre Certificate in DanceNSW

CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance (Auspice through ATOD - RTO #31624)
Non-Certificate Traning Program


Our Full Time Program aims to improve, and refine technique, strength, knowledge and presentation. In addition, students in the program will have the opportunity to receive private coaching, helping to build them into stronger technicians and well rounded artists - ultimately preparing the student for entry into the professional world.

Our Full Time Dancers train apporximately 30 hours a week, Tuesday-Saturday. In addition, Full Time Dancers will have access to all regular studio classes, including Australian Conservatoire of Ballet Syllabus Levels.



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The McDonald College Full TimeNSW
Classical ballet, dance, musical theatre, acting, music, tennis, academic studies:
- Year 3 to the NSW HSC
- Year 12 and Pathways to HSC programed to suit the needs of the individual  


The McDonald College is Australia's leading Academic and Performing Arts School. Our philosophy is for our students to excel academically whilst pursuing their passion for performance. The McDonald College is a non-denominational, co-educational school from Year 3 to Year 12 and we provide a specialized performing arts program, along with a rigorous academic program. Our students have the opportunity to allow their imaginations to flourish through the joy of performance. All our students have numerous opportunities to perform (including annual performances) and Classical Ballet students will have the opportunity to audition for, and if successful, perform in our pre-professional company, Premier State Ballet.



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Ev and Bow Full Time DanceNSW

CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance
CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)


Under the direction of Sarah Boulter and Lisa Bowmer, Ev & Bow has a reputation of supreme quality. It is the premiere studio for innovation, passion and outstanding results. Ev & Bow is leading the way in the dance Industry with cutting edge choreography and professionalism. Ev & Bow selects exceptional dancers into a nurturing environment providing personal care and boasting limited class sizes. It is Ev & Bow’s mission to provide quality training to enable the dancer to be a versatile and valuable member of the dance industry. To broaden their knowledge, creativity and respect for their craft.


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Sydney College of Dance Full TimeNSW

APP Full Time and APP Transition


The APP Full Time and APP Transition Program has been created to enable graduates to emerge as complete dancers who are ready to work and succeed in a professional dance environment. Dancers will achieve a strong adaptable technique; develop their own individual artistry and will be guided to achieve the psychological and emotional readiness needed to enter the professional dance world.


Students will be individually prepared for mid year assessments, RAD exams; professional school and company auditions; scholarships; national competitions and international competitions such as: Prix de Lausanne (Switzerland), Alana Haines (New Zealand), YAGP (USA), McDonald’s Scholarship (Sydney), Genée International Ballet Competition (RAD). Individually choreographed dances will be designed to maximise each student’s strengths and inspire the growth of artistic expression. Our mid-year showcase and full length end of year production provide more opportunities for stage experience. 


The focus of the APP program is always on the individual. Class numbers are kept small to meet the needs of each student and recognise and nurture individual talent and potential. Regular opportunities to discuss and set long and short term goals will be an integral facet of the program. Students will be given access to professional guidance regarding auditions, CV preparation, DVD production and portfolio photos. Safe Dance and Injury prevention are important aspects of a professional career. We have an onsite dance physiotherapist and certified Pilates instructor to support and educate students in the management of their physical needs.



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Sydney Dance CompanyNSW
Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year 2018


Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year provides a unique opportunity for aspiring professional dancers to attend a one-year nationally accredited training course* with one of Australia’s leading contemporary dance companies.


Led by Course Director Linda Gamblin with creative direction from Sydney Dance Company’s Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, the Pre-Professional program is designed to be rigorous, challenging and rich in practical skills development and professional career preparation while encouraging individualism and diversity. Students are provided with opportunities to explore the endless possibilities of contemporary dance, and fully immerse themselves into the role of a professional artist. Each student’s personal creative voice is embraced and nurtured, encouraging them to develop into reflective and forward-thinking dance artists.


The course reflects Sydney Dance Company’s calibre of technical expertise and artistic innovation. Students will work with some of the world’s most renowned choreographers and dance educators with a major performance opportunity at the end of the year. Students will develop their technique, artistry and performance skills at Sydney Dance Company in a professional environment.


Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year delivers a nationally recognised qualification, *CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) through an auspice arrangement with Australian Teachers of Dancing Limited (RTO 31624). As an approved course, you may be eligible to apply for Abstudy, Austudy or Youth Allowance. The course will also provide students with invaluable networking opportunities with both the artistic team from Sydney Dance Company and leading Australian and international choreographers.


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Broadway Dance CenterNew York City, USA

International Student Visa Program


Train in New York City at Broadway Dance Center!


Join dancers from over 46 countries worldwide here in the heart of Manhattan, New York City at the legendary Broadway Dance Center. This full-time course offers dancers training and mentoring from our world-class faculty of over 100 teachers, schedule advising from our student advisor and dedicated full-time staff, performance opportunities, and the camaraderie of the community of more than 200 fellow students from around the world. 



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Academy of Music and Performing ArtsNSW
Bachelor of Dance

Associate Degree of Dance

The Bachelor of Dance course at AMPA offers students a 'stepping stone' from studio training to a professional career. Entry is available to students who have reached advanced standard in their genre of choice and have a strong desire to become professional performers, choreographers and/or teachers. Daily practical classes in a variety of genres are supported by complementary studies necessary to prepare students for a full time career in Dance.


The degree offers professional training in dance technique, choreography, production techniques and performance psychology in all major genres (including Hip Hop, Latin and Ballroom), as well as body mechanics, body science, drama and music. The goal is to develop highly skilled, disciplined, knowledgeable & versatile dance artists, in an atmosphere which supports & encourages them, as they strive to reach technical, creative & scholarly excellence.


To find out how to apply or to see our upcoming Intakes and Audition Dates, please visit www.ampa.edu.au.

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Jason Coleman's Ministry of DanceVIC

Diploma of dance (elite performance) (CUA50113)

Diploma of musical theatre (CUA50213)

Certificate IV in dance (CUA40113)

Certificate IV in musical theatre (CUA40513)

Certificate IV in dance teaching and management (CUA40313)

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.


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Victorian State Ballet full timeVIC

Emerging Artist Programs

Pre-Professional Program/Finishing Year

Senior Program

The pre-professional program is an initiative to provide emerging artists with the highest level of classical ballet training in technical and artistic skill for today's dance industry standards.


Our internationally recognised faculty offers daily training and coaching in classical ballet, contemporary dance, pas de deux, pointe work, male technique, production, artistic coaching, repertoire & body conditioning/pilates for potential employment with the Victorian State Ballet and other major Australian & International ballet companies. The company course offers a unique platform of opportunities to graduate students to open up their professional dance career. These include exposure to the daily life of working in a professional company in rehearsal and performance with VSB's Company productions and events. 


The one year intensive program provides an apprentice style course in which dancers will be exposed to some of Australia’s best choreographers to help improve their level of technique & artistry by performing on a regular basis a vast variety of challenging and diverse neo-classical and contemporary choreographies and full length classical repertoire ballets.


The course encompasses seven different seasons throughout the year, with approx 30 -40 performances, plus workshops and interstate performances. The programs are extremely intense, focusing on developing strength and stamina and mastering our unique contemporary ballet style and classical ballet repertoire through training, rehearsal and performance.


The Senior Program provides a well-grounded, nurturing program catered to support students 15years to 18years embarking on a professional career in dance whilst completing their academic studies. The students have access to tailored coaching and regular performance opportunities. The Senior Program students receive wonderful mentoring by VSB’s Principal Artists.



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National College of Dance, NewcastleNSW

CUA30113 Certificate III In Dance – 1 or 2 years part time with Distance Education
CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance -  1 year full time
CUA50114 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) – 1 year full time
Intensive Training Program
- students from Year 7 upwards.

Units selected in each of these courses are a reflection the NCD focus in preparing students for a professional career in dance. 


With a clear focus and a long history of preparing students for a professional career in dance, the National College of Dance (NCD) provides creative new methods and advanced dance training that prepares students to be a valued and versatile dancer in our professional industry.  Through building on student strengths, developing artistry, and nurturing students to strive to the next level, our proven methods have seen graduates gracing stages all over the world, in both national and international companies.  


Whether you’re wanting a classical or contemporary career, NCD embraces each student’s unique artistry and talent, and prepares them to thrive in a competitive industry.


Through the year, our students partake in mid-year performances, competitions, festivals, corporate events and our end of year production.  Our students regularly perform to live musicians, and we have a commissioned composer who works to compose music, whilst students are being choreographed. An incredible opportunity for students to experience.


NCD provides the perfect platform to commence your professional career, as our young dancers have everything they need to succeed at their fingertips. Audition at NCD this September and start your dance career now!


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Australian College of Physical EducationNSW
Bachelor of Dance Education
Bachelor of Dance Practice
Bachelor of Health Science (Dance)


The Bachelor of Dance Education is specialist professional qualification and is unique in Australia in that it provides the knowledge and skills to become qualified as a Dance teacher and a Physical and Health Education teacher. Subjects are delivered by highly qualified and experienced professionals in a supportive learning environment. The degree develops in each student the requisite pedagogical knowledge and understanding to be an effective classroom ready teacher. Students will be provided with school based practical experiences throughout their degree.


The Bachelor of Dance Practice is a specialised degree designed to produce graduates who are able to work in a range of capacities in dance development and the dance industry. The Bachelor of Dance Practice provides students with the skills and knowledge required to be leaders within the dance industry and with a wide range of community groups, in roles such as teachers, facilitators, and administrators.


The Bachelor of Health Science (Dance) is designed to enhance a professional’s understanding of synergies between dance and health science and facilitates work in both public and private organisations across a range of occupations. Given the main instrument in dance is the human body, 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.



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Undergraduate courses:

CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)

CUA60113 Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)

Bachelor of Arts (Dance)

Postgraduate courses - Link Dance Company:

Bachelor of Arts (Dance) Honours

Master of Arts (Performing Arts)

WAAPA’s Dance programs prepare classical and contemporary dance artists through teaching methods designed to develop and refine the skills of each individual. Our courses offer a breadth that is unique to WAAPA and prepare students for a seamless transition into a wide range of careers within the profession.


WAAPA’s Dance programs are intensive and performance based, with students averaging 35-40 contact hours per week. In addition to daily tuition from our professionally credentialed teaching staff, three performance seasons per year give students the opportunity to work with visiting national and international choreographers. Recent guest choreographers include Rafael Bonachela, Leigh Warren, Gareth Belling, Nils Christe, Amaury Lebrun and Oded Ronen, to name just a few. Students also regularly participate in national and international tours, further enhancing their skills and experience.


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Terry Simpson StudiosSA
Full Time Vocational Individual Coaching Programme
in conjunction with external academic studies. By Audition Only. Provides students with an intensive and specialised foundation on which to build careers in professional dance, dance teaching and allied dance fields.


Many Graduates have progressed through tertiary dance programs and been accepted into dance schools and dance companies interstate and overseas.



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