Full Time Dance & Auditions Guide


Patrick Studios AustraliaVIC

The Academy - High School of Performing Arts

Fulltime Musical Theatre

Fulltime Performing Arts

Patrick Studios Australia is now one of the most recognised performing arts institutions in Australia and is currently the largest fulltime performing arts institution in Victoria.


Patrick Studios Academy that will launch in 2014 is committed to providing high-school aged students with the support and training needed to inspire and stimulate their educational experience.


Our Fulltime Performing Arts Course caters to dancers seeking a career in the industry; not dancers looking for a career in teaching.  It’s a 100% practical course based on the industry’s needs.  It’s a very physical demanding course and entrance is highly competitive.  The program is designed to train and develop dancers in the areas of strength, flexibility, technique and creative expression.  We seek to instill in students a passion, love and drive for dance, thus enabling them to establish long and successful careers in the Performing Arts.


The Fulltime Musical Theatre Course, directed by one of Australia’s leading musical theatre choreographers, Andrew Hallsworth, builds on the school’s strong dance reputation and compliments it with intense drama and vocal training.  This unique course aims at preparing students for a successful career in the entertainment industry.


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Jason Coleman's Ministry of DanceVIC

Full Time Performance Development Course

CUA40111 Certificate IV in Dance - 1 Year Full Time

CUA50111 Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) - 1 Year Full Time (Cert IV Prerequisite)


Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance is more than a school of dance. It is an environment where the passion and dedication of its people resonate within the building itself.

The Full Time Course sets a standard of excellence in the training of dance & performance. With over 30 contact hours per week in a variety of genres, students are challenged and developed in an encouraging and supportive environment by Australia’s best tutors, choreographers and mentors. Graduate credits include King Kong, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Grease, Mary Poppins, Cats, West Side Story, Wicked, The Production Company, Tokyo Disney, MDC Dance Company, Paul Malek’s Collaboration the Project, Top 20 Finalist in So You Think You Can Dance, Australia Season 3, ABC3 Presenter & Host, Australia’s Got Talent, Numbats Regional Tour, RickStix Production, Amway China Spectacular, Universal Studios Singapore, Cruise ships worldwide plus many more!


Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance Full Time Course is a 2 year course with the option of completing 1 year only. However, students are strongly encouraged to complete 2 years of full time studies to enable them to achieve maximum results and the best preparation for their professional career within the dance industry. Both courses are nationally accredited and eligible students may qualify for government funding/support .Students must complete and pass the Certificate IV in Dance (first year) to be eligible to study the Diploma in Dance (second year).


Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance Full Time Course enables all students to achieve maximum results and preparation for their professional career within the dance industry. Students are offered the best of the best; world class facilities, mentoring and Australia’s world-renowned tutors to give them the tools to succeed and push themselves further into the dance industry, their career and within themselves. The Full Time Course provides world class education in a loving and supportive environment!



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Spectrum Dance full time dance auditionsVIC

Full Time Performing Arts Course

Accredited courses also offered:

Certificate 4 in Dance (CUA40111)

Diploma of Musical Theatre (CUA 50211)

At Spectrum Dance we seek to develop versatile industry professionals through quality personalised training.

Spectrum Dance prepares professional dancers for a comprehensive career in commercial, musical theatre & company dance. We offer our students the opportunity to excel through specialised teaching techniques whilst focusing on individual student development.

We believe the key to our student’s success is to provide an individually tailed curriculum that develops advanced performance techniques in all facets of dance, singing and acting.

In addition to these core skills Spectrum Dance provide opportunities to engage in the entertainment industry placing our students at the forefront of their peers.



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Western Australian Academy of Performing ArtsWA

Bachelor of Arts (Dance)
An intensive and challenging course where performance and classroom practice are central to the philosophy of the program. It encourages students to pursue individual goals as dance artists, choreographers, teachers or researchers.


Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
1 year full-time
This nationally recognised qualification is the first year of a two year vocational dance program at WAAPA. This performance focused course provides intense practical experience, both technical and stylistic, in classes and through performance opportunities.


Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
1 year full-time
This nationally recognised qualification is the second year of the vocational dance program at WAAPA. The course takes a holistic approach to the needs of the dancer of the future building the skills required for lifelong sustainability in the dance profession.



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Ecole Vocational Ballet TrainingNSW
Ecole Vocational (3 programs available)


Ecole Vocational  2
This program is set over four days per week. Certificate IV CUA40111 tuition is integrated into the eVoc 2 curriculum. Ballet,  Coaching, Repertoire, Contemporary, Pilates, Choreography and Character are the main lessons. Male and Female virtuosity classes a speciality.

Personal Training Plan
Offering all the benefits of Ecole Vocational 2, PTP gives the student who has left academic school the possibility of daily training six days a week. This program can be personally designed to the student. Certificate IV in Dance CUA40111 is also available at this level, but is optional.

Ecole Vocational 1
All eight classes per week are in after school hours. eVoc 1 is designed for students of 13-16 years whom the directors consider to be eventual candidates for eVoc 2. Enrolment is by audition.


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Dance World Studios full time auditionsA division of APO ARTS ACADEMY

Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60111 
(two years full-time)

Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50111 
(two years full-time)

Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) Classical Ballet CUA50111
(two years full-time)

Certificate IV in Dance CUA40111 (1 year full-time)

Certificate III in Dance CUA30111 (1 year part time)

Certificate II in Dance CUA20111 (1 year part time)


Musical Theatre

Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50211 (2 years full-time)

Foundation in Musical Theatre (1 year full-time)


Dance World Studios, a leading Australian vocational Performing Arts training institution based in Melbourne, offers vocational training for those who wish to pursue a career in dance and the entertainment industry.  Celebrating over 25 years, our courses have a strong practical emphasis and industry focus. Dance World Studios is a division of APO Arts Academy and as part of our programs, we are fortunate to have the support of a teaching faculty of international & national repute, who instill a sense of integrity & inspiration through the quality of their work. Our administration team has an outstanding track record in Arts management and the professional industry, and provides ongoing support to students and creative staff. On stage & screen, our graduate students are our ambassadors on a global scale, appearing in hit musical theatre productions, films, high profile live events and other entertainment events.



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 Queensland Ballet Pre-Professional Program auditionsQLD

 Queensland Ballet Pre-Professional Program
Queensland Ballet’s Pre-Professional Program is a full-time final year training program which aims to give students the preparation and training they require before joining the environment of a professional ballet company.  Under the supervision of Artistic Director Li Cunxin, Pre-Professional Program students are given the opportunity to work in an elite atmosphere dedicated to developing their skills to the highest artistic and technical standards. The training our students receive will prepare them for potential employment with Queensland Ballet or any other Australian or international company. The daily training is provided by Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Staff and the Company’s Associate Teachers.

Queensland Dance School of Excellence ballet training programQueensland Dance School of Excellence (QDSE)
A Queensland Ballet and Education Queensland partnership

Highlighting the unique relationship with Queensland Ballet, QDSE offers an elite Ballet training program, under the direction of Christian Tátchev, Queensland Ballet’s Director of Training.  This two-year, specialised training program runs alongside the long-established Dance Program.  Many of Australia’s past and present professional dancers received their foundational training at QDSE and graduates have forged careers both internationally and with every major dance company in Australia.


Both programs combine intensive daily training with face-to-face, senior academic studies and aim to develop highly skilled dancers working towards a career in dance. 


Major Scholarships available.


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Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance and Vocal Majors)

ED5INTERNATIONAL runs a fully accredited Diploma in Performing Arts which gives a complete and fulfilling education in all disciplines of the performing arts – Dance, Vocal and Acting. Our course aim is to create true working professionals who are able to work in every field having developed a strong base as an all round performer. In addition to a high level of course content ED5INTERNATIONAL gives students the opportunity to work with the most professional faculty who not only teach the core disciplines and impart their wealth of knowledge (both as performers and teachers) but also coach in discipline, professional attitude, punctuality and everything that is needed to not just work within the industry but to create a long lasting career.


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Lee Academy Dance & Performing ArtsNSW
(Elite Performance) – CUA60111
DIPLOMA OF DANCE (Elite Performance) – CUA50111
- *Major in Commercial & Contemporary/Ballet Dance
(Elite Performance) – CUA50111
- *Major in Acrobatics & Aerial Live Performance
– CUA50211
– CUA40111
– CUA30111

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).
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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Ettingshausens Fulltime dance auditionsNSW
CUA40111 Certificate IV Dance
CUA40211 Certificate IV Dance Teaching and Management

Certificate IV in Dance:
 Revolutionising the way dance-based courses are delivered and received ETTINGSHAUSENS fuses technical development with innovative performance artistry. Recognising how important it is to combine stylised training with regular and current industry feedback, our boutique course offers smaller class sizes, allowing for more individual attention and guidance. You will learn from the best National and International choreographers, tutors and mentors, all chosen for their integrity, inspiration and quality of work. Giving you priceless connections and networking opportunities within the Entertainment industry. You will develop your choreographic skills and learn to create and produce your own works. If you take this course you will learn skills that will give you the best chance of being employed and re – employed, again and again!

Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management:
Ettingshausens understands to be a successful teacher and choreographer it takes more than natural creativity.  You need to master the art of communicating knowledge, accessing passion, manage yourself as a business, generate employment opportunities and deliver a top product. Communication is key and Ettingshausens are known for their effective and accessible sharing on every level. By completing this course you are giving yourself an advantage of learning from the best in an environment geared to individual excellence and raising the bar!



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dance course auditions QUTQLD

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) – 3 years Full-Time

This course combines rigorous dance training with relevant academic studies. It is designed for young aspiring performers who enjoy challenge, are passionate about a career as a dancer, and are willing to commit their energies to full-time training at university level. Intensive daily training in the core techniques of ballet and contemporary dance are supported by weekly duo, pas de deux, pointe, male coaching classes, Pilates, yoga and alternative dance and body conditioning styles – to make you internationally competitive. Technology is integrated with choreographic workshops including a broad spectrum of screen studies. Major performance seasons occur twice yearly.


Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) – 3 years Full-Time

This course is designed for future dance professionals who aspire to careers outside of dance performance in fields such as dance teaching, choreography, research and academia, community arts practice, dance medicine and science, and arts management. It offers training in the core technique of contemporary dance and experience in a broad range of genres, including ballet, funk, jazz, tap and yoga, and alternative dance styles from a diverse range of global cultures – typically including character dance, Latin, acrobatics/tumbling and robotics. Duo and partnering is learnt within these styles. Technology is integrated with choreographic workshops including a broad spectrum of screen studies.



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Canberra Dance Development CentreEstablished 1985


Vocational dance course (for years 7-10 students) and dance studies A-T (for years 11 and 12 students)


CDDC’s vocational dance course (for years 7-10 students) and dance studies A-T (for years 11 and 12 students) allows young dancers to participate in a graduated training course from part to full time daily dance tuition alongside the students’ academic studies in public or private high schools and colleges in the ACT.

This program is fully accredited with Board of Senior Secondary Studies.

Jackie Hallahan founded Canberra Dance Development Centre (CDDC) in 1985, and heads a team of enthusiastic staff committed to nurture and develop student confidence and to encourage achievement of personal goals.

CDDC’s vocational training course has created many talented and committed dancers who have successfully gained contracts with The Australian Ballet, Bangarra, West Australian Ballet, Chunky Move, Buzz Dance Theatre, Tasdance, 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 work, musical theatre, commercial dance and teaching.


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Ev & Bow Full Time Dance Training CentreNSW
Certificate IV in Dance

Under the Direction of Sarah Boulter & Lisa Bowmer, Ev&Bow has a reputation of supreme quality. It is the premiere studio for innovation, passion and outstanding results.


Ev&Bow selects exceptional dancers into a nurturing environment providing personal care & boasting limited class sizes.


It is Ev&Bow’s mission to provide:

- Quality Training
- Nurture the dancer to be a versatile and valuable member of the dance industry
- Broaden creativity & respect for their craft.



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Sydney Dance Company pre-professional year dance auditionsNSW
Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year includes a nationally recognised outcome (qualification CUA40111 Certificate IV in Dance) through a partnering arrangement with ATOD (RTO 31624). As an approved course, you may be eligible to apply for Austudy or Youth Allowance.

One year of full-time training with Australia’s leading contemporary dance company.

Sydney Dance Company offers a unique opportunity for aspiring dance professionals to attend a new, full time 1 year pre-professional training course.

Develop your technique, artistry & performance skills alongside the dancers of Sydney Dance Company led by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela.



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Steps on Broadway International Student Visa ProgramNew York, USA
International Student Visa Program


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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Australian Dance Performance Institute auditionsQLD

Advanced Diploma of Art (Classical and Contemporary Dance) or (Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance) 30822QLD - Full Time

Diploma of Art (Classical and Contemporary Dance) or (Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance) 30821QLD - Full Time

Certificate III in Performing Arts 30879QLD - Part Time

Brisbane Ballet School - Part Time


Full Time training in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance through our Advanced Diploma and Diploma courses. Students of Year 11 and 12 age on successful completion of the Advanced Diploma can apply to QTAC for a Ranking and OP Equivalent.  This is usually between a 98 and 91 Ranking or a 2 to 6 OP Equivalent. Students who already have gained an OP score through their High Schools can apply to QTAC for an upgrade if required.


Part Time training through the Certificate III (1 day per week) which allows students in Grades 9 – 12 to gain up to 20 credit points off their Queensland Certificate of Education.


Year 10 Program.  In conjunction with Distance Education studies, students of this level attend full time incorporating the Certificate III in Performing Arts as well as their dance and academic studies.


Excellence Program -  Brisbane Ballet School.  This allows the young physically talented and committed students(12 years and over) to attend one day per week experiencing classical ballet, contemporary, pas de deux/modern partnering, conditioning and repertoire.


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Brent Street Full Time DanceNSW

Certificate IV in Performing Arts 91508NSW

Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50111

Diploma of Musical Theatre CUA50211

Brent Street Academy (full-time for Years 10 -12 + HSC)


Brent Street is a registered training organisation (RTO# 91488) approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver a number of nationally recognised training qualifications in performing arts. Entry into these 1 year, face-to-face, fulltime courses is by audition only.


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The Space full time dance


Early Audition Melbourne 25th July!
Schedule a private audition or audition via DVD.


CUA40111 Certificate IV in Dance
CUA50111 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)

Full Time Dance @ The Space is more than just a dance course.  You will learn from the best international & local dancers, choreographers and producers & perform their work.  You will create connections & networks within the commercial dance scene here & abroad.  You will choreograph, devise & produce your own dance performances.  You will learn the skills you need to thrive as a dancer, performer & artist.  This is your start to a long & fulfilling career...



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New Zealand School of Dance full time danceNZ

New Zealand School of Dance Certificate in Dance Performance

A two-year full-time course designed to prepare students aged 16-20 for a career in dance performance. It focuses on the foundation of classical ballet and contemporary dance technique and on developing performance skills.  Students major in classical or contemporary but maintain a strong grounding in both disciplines. The core training is supplemented by a range of allied subjects and regular performance opportunities.


New Zealand School of Dance Diploma in Dance Performance

One additional year of full-time study by students who have completed the Certificate in Dance Performance (above). The Diploma year focuses on performance skills, providing opportunities to perform in several seasons and for contemporary students to choreograph. Secondments, professional placements and time spent at partner schools allow dancers to gain industry knowledge and contacts, which often lead to professional contracts.



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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 a 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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National College of DanceNSW

CUA40111 Certificate IV in Dance

CUA50111 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)

The National College of Dance offers training at elite levels to those students whose passion and facility for dance is such that they aim to become professional dancers.

Staff members, lead by Artistic Director Brett Morgan, include professional dancers and experienced teachers of dance.   They have a wide range of contacts in the professional world both internationally and in Australia, and have an intention to provide clear pathways to a career in the dance profession.

NCD has a celebrated record of success in preparing students for a professional career in dance.   Graduates can be found in many schools and companies in Europe and North America.  In 2012 NCD students were placed in St Petersburg, Russia;  Hamburg and Munich, Germany;  Sweden;  Royal Ballet School London;  Joffrey Ballet School New York; Toronto Canada.  

NCD facilities include large air-conditioned studios, equipped gym, kitchen and change rooms.  A library of resources, wireless internet access and audio-visual equipment are available to students.

NCD has preferential access to Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, a Nutritionist and a Sports Psychologist providing a holistic approach to the students’ welfare.

Self-contained boarding exclusive to NCD are available for students.



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The Edge Performers SchoolVIC 

Nationally accredited dance qualifications.

CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance Performance
CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
These courses are delivered in partnership with Australian Teachers of Dancing (RTO 31624) 

Our intensive one year course is structured to provide a platform for a professional career in dance.

The Edge teaching faculty include some of Australia’s best choreographers and international performers.

The Edge provides individual attention, and a more personal approach to full time dance training. Class sizes are capped at 20 with a maximum of 40 placements offered each year.

Students are selected on their technical ability, their dedication and their passion for furthering their skills in this very competitive, yet highly rewarding industry.

Graduate credits include, Legally blonde, Hair Spray, Wicked, Miss Saigon, Starlight Express Germany, Tokyo Disney, Cruise Lines, Collaboration the Project, Vertical Shadows. Holla Back Hip Hop Crew, Rewind Hip Hop Crew, Soul Symphony Movement. T.V.Cs, Reality TV.

Please contact the course manager for a full course prospectus and more information.



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Fiona's Studio of Dance Full Time Dance AuditionsNSW
Certificate IV in Dance Performance Studies
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
Diploma of Musical Theatre

Fiona’s Studio of Dance ‘Full-time Vocational Dance Training’ offers Nationally Accredited courses for 1-3
years in Diploma of Dance - CUA50111 (Elite Performance) (2 years), and Diploma of Musical Theatre -
CUA50211 (2years) and Certificate IV in Dance - 91252NSW (1 year).

Comprehensive training in Ballet, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Contemporary, Jazz, Vocal Training, Musical
Theatre, Pilates, Drama and much more are offered. Former students of Fiona’s Studio of Dance are now
dancing professionally in Australia and overseas.

The courses offer a more intensive and specialised foundation on which to build careers in professional
dance, dance teaching and related fields.



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