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PRE-PROFESSIONAL BALLET TRAINING

The National Theatre is a registered training organisation providing a number of full time accredited qualifications through our Ballet School.

audition dates for 2023 entry
Melbourne In Person Auditions: 29 October 2022

If you have questions, please contact office@nationaltheatre.org.au 

 

International Students – Digitial Application

International Auditions via digital entry – closing date 18 November 2022 

Please visit our international students page to find out more

FULL TIME ACCREDITED COURSES

Certificate IV in Dance 

Course code: CUA40120

Cricos Code: 105787J

The one-year full-time Certificate IV in Dance is an excellent entry point for aspiring dancers who want to explore a professional career in ballet.

While undertaking the Certificate IV in Dance, young students are able to complete their secondary school education and achieve an ATAR score.

Our highly skilled faculty provide excellent training in classical ballet, contemporary dance, cultural dance, pointe work, jazz dance, choreographic skills and maintaining fitness through gym and conditioning classes.

Students will undertake classes in a variety of dance genres to reflect the demands of the young performer in today’s dance industry. They will be taught to apply solutions to a range of dance related problems and analyse and evaluate information to enhance their understanding of dance and their own practice.

Students may have the opportunity to compete in Australian and International competition and will take part in several productions throughout the year produced by our Artistic Director and performed on The National Theatre stage.

DIPLOMA OF PROFESSIONAL DANCE (ELITE PERFORMANCE)

Course Code: CUA51520

CRICOS Code: 106317J

 

The nationally recognised Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) provides 12-months intense technical training to develop the young dancer with the technical and performance skills necessary to work in professional dance companies.

At the Diploma level, students are expected to apply theory and creative skills in different situations. They will be required to display initiative and judgement in planning dance related activities.

They will have autonomy in performing complex technical operations and will be supported as they work towards being responsible for the planning, coordination and evaluation of the work of others, within set parameters.

Our highly skilled faculty provides excellent training in classical ballet, contemporary dance, cultural dance, pointe work, jazz dance, choreographic skills and maintaining fitness through gym and conditioning classes.

Students are encouraged to continue their Vocational Training through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Examinations from Advanced Foundation through to Solo Seal.

Students may have the opportunity to compete in Australian and International competition and will take part in several productions and choreographic workshops throughout the year.

Advanced DIPLOMA OF PROFESSIONAL DANCE (ELITE PERFORMANCE)

Course Code: CUA60120

CRICOS Code: 106318H

The Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) is a carefully structured two-year program that allows students to dedicate time to both the academic requirements of the Advanced Diploma level of training and have time to develop their career pathway.

The Advanced Diploma qualification reflects the role of dancers with the necessary technique and talent to work in professional dance companies.

At this level, students will have skills to apply wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, creative, and conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives.

Advanced Diploma students are encouraged to continue their Vocational Training through the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Examinations from Advanced Foundation through to Solo Seal. They are expected to submit a strong application for selection into Australian and International competition and will take part in several productions and choreographic workshops throughout the year.

International Students

Please note our different course fee structure and enrolment information for international students.
Please visit our international students page to find out more.

Policies for Accredited Courses

The policies for our accreditated courses can be viewed here.

Fees are payable termly, in advance.

There is a ‘cooling-off’ period of 5 days once the term starts (if not paying via VET Student Loans) or on the ‘census date’ for students accessing VET Student Loans. Please see the website and student handbook for dates for fees/census dates/refund policy. You can also view our refund policy here.