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Full-Time TRAINING Ballet Courses

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

audition dates for 2022 entry

AUS Melbourne 3pm Saturday 23 October at the National Theatre Ballet School Studios

AUS Melbourne 5pm Tuesday 4 October at the National Theatre Ballet School Studios

Digital video submission – Australia and New Zealand

Digital video submission – International  

Outside of the application dates please contact auditions@nationaltheatre.org.au 

International Students – Digitial Application

Whilst we are still able to accept applications from International Students, if you are not presently in Australia, this is no guarantee you will be able to commence your study. Please see the Australian Government website for the latest about border restrictions.

COURSES

Certificate IV in Dance 

Course code: CUA40120

Cricos Code: 105787J

The Certificate IV in Dance at the National Theatre Ballet School is an excellent pathway for students who wish to transition into full time training. This course enables aspiring artists to also complete their academic studies via school or other outside agencies. As such, the course may be taken over 1 or 2 years. 

The qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a wide variety of dance performance contexts. Students 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. They will have opportunities to provide leadership and guidance to others to experience responsibility for the output of others.

DIPLOMA OF PROFESSIONAL DANCE (ELITE PERFORMANCE)

Course Code: CUA51520

CRICOS Code: 106317J

 

This nationally recognized qualification provides intense technical training to develop the young dancer with both technical and performance skills relevant for today’s dance industry.

This qualification reflects the role of dancers working or aspiring to work in professional dance companies, and as such, the expectations of the Diploma level is much higher than the Certificate IV. 

At this 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 now have autonomy in performing complex technical operations and are supported as they work towards being responsible for the planning, coordination and evaluation of the work of others – within parameters.  

Advanced DIPLOMA OF PROFESSIONAL DANCE (ELITE PERFORMANCE)

Course Code: CUA60120

CRICOS Code: 106318H

The  National Theatre Ballet Schools Advanced Diploma in Professional Dance (Elite Performance) is a carefully structured program over two years to allow 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 second year of the program prepares the Emerging Artist.

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.
The Emerging Artist Program is a structured program blended into the final year of the Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance).

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.