Elite Program – 12 hours of training per week 11 yrs +

Elite Program: is designed to offer students with potential the opportunity to increase their hours of training while remaining at their academic school. Combined with their syllabus work, students will be challenged with more hours of training in both Classical Ballet, Pointe work, Contemporary, Jazz Dance, Character Dance, Repertoire,  Stretch and Conditioning To inquire about this development schedule, please contact the Associate Director, Susan Sargison, via enquiries@nationaltheatre.org.au

Elite Transitional Program: as per the Elite Program, with the addition of the opportunity to experience classes in a full–time environment. Classes offer up to 20 hours of training per week.

This program is by audition and interview with the Artistic Director Mr. Damian Smith.

Both programs enable the students to prepare physically and mentally for the rigors of Full-Time Ballet training.

Core classes for the Elite & Transitional Programs:

• Classical Ballet
• Director’s Class
• Variations
• Pointe
• Character
• Contemporary
• Stretch and Conditioning
• Elite Program Vaganova-based Classical Ballet
• Royal Academy of Dance syllabus classes
• Jazz (optional)
• Private coaching (additional costs)
• Competition preparation by invitation of the Artistic Director (additional costs)






Audition Process for Elite & Transitional Pathways

When: Auditions will take place Saturday, October 23rd, 11:30am – 1:30pm.

Where: National Theatre Ballet School

Participation: Both programs require regular attendance for all classes.