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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)

Australian Ballet School Students in Morning Melodies

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


Course Details

Level 4 Full Time (non-accredited)

Level 4 is currently the first year of full-time training. It is offered alongside academic year 8 or 9 at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS).

 

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

Levels 5-6 undertake the Diploma of Dance combined with academic Years 10 and 11.

 

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

Level 7 students undertake the Advanced Diploma of Dance and Year 12, gaining the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and developing skills for transition into the dance industry through performance and career management.

 

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

The Graduating Year (Level 8) is a pre-professional year. It is primarily devoted

to learning performance skills, with graduating students making up the body of the Dancers Company, The Australian Ballet’s regional touring group. The focus is on preparing students at virtuoso level for the transition into the dance profession. Students refine and analyse their dance training with greater emphasis on professional performance and career management.

 

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

The Australian Ballet School has recognised the need to develop its own customised teacher training programme to provide an enhanced career path for professional dancers who wish to move into a teaching role. The target group for this course are high profile performers in ballet, contemporary and folkloric dance who bring professional experience and expert technical skills to their work.

 

Main Subjects

Level 4

Classical Ballet

Pointe Studies (female students)

Foundation for Gymnasium Training (male)

Contemporary Dance

Character Dance

Performance Studies

Body Conditioning

Injury Prevention

Anatomy

Performance Psychology

Nutrition

Introduction to Dance History

Introduction to Music

VCASS Academic Programme

 

Level 5

Classical Ballet

Pointe Studies (female students)

Gymnasium Training (male students)

Pas De Deux

Repertoire

Contemporary Dance

Character Dance

Body Conditioning

Anatomy

Cultural Studies

Music

Theatrical Make-up

Performance Psychology

Nutrition

Dance Perspectives

Drama

VCASS Academic Programme

 

Level 6

Classical Ballet

Pointe Studies (female students)

Pas de Deux

Variations

Repertoire

Contemporary Dance

Character Dance

Mime

Gymnasium Training (male students)

Limber/Body Conditioning

Cultural Studies

Theatrical Make-up

Performance Psychology & VCE Psychology

Nutrition

Anatomy

VCE Music

VCE Drama

VCE Dance

VCE English

Jazz (extra curricular class)

 

Level 7

Classical Ballet

Pointe Studies (female students)

Pas de Deux

Variations

Repertoire

Contemporary Dance

Spanish Dance

Mime

Gymnasium Training (male students)

Limber/Body Conditioning

Cultural Studies

Theatrical Make-up

Performance Psychology & VCE Psychology

Nutrition

VCE Music

VCE Drama

VCE Dance

VCE English

Jazz (extra curricular class)

 

*Level 6 & 7 students may apply for

credit for completed VCE subjects

 

Level 8

Classical Ballet

Pointe Studies (female students)

Pas de Deux

Variations

Contemporary Dance

Production Studies

Performance Psychology

Career Management

Gymnasium Training (male students)

Body Conditioning

Jazz (extra curricular class) 

 

Main Teachers

Dale Baker Dip. ABS, Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEBI*+

Megan Connelly VGCEBI, APMA Level 2 instructor+

Simon Dow Dip. ABS

Jiayin Du Dip. ABS

Michela Kirkaldie Dip. ABS, Grad. Cert. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEBI, APMA Level 2 instructor*+

Irina Konstantinova BA Classical Ballet (USSR), VGCEBI *+

Sergey Konstantinov BA Classical Ballet (USSR), VGCEBI *+

Kirsty Martin Dip. ABS

Joanne Michel Dip. ABS, VGCEBI *+

Christine Vavladellis Adv.Dip. ABS

Lynette Wills Adv. Dip. ABS, VGCEDI +

 

AUDITION DETAILS

Auditions are conducted during the National Audition Tour. It is also possible to audition by DVD or, subject to availability, by Private Arrangement:

www.australianballetschool.com.au/content/auditions.html

 

NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR

The National Audition Tour is conducted during May – August each year, visiting major cities around Australia. Students can choose to audition for the Full Time Programme, After School Programme or the Interstate/International Training Programme (to commence the following January). The audition consists of a modified class and a physical assessment. The class is specially structured to assess a range of criteria including coordination, musicality and physical suitability for the demands of The Australian Ballet School's Training Programme. No special preparation is required. For dates and cities www.australianballetschool.com.au/content/auditions.html

 

Contact

The Australian Ballet School

2 Kavanagh Street,

Southbank, Victoria 3006, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9669 2807

ask@australianballetschool.com.au

www.australianballetschool.com.au

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