CUA50113 - DIPLOMA OF DANCE
(ELITE PERFORMANCE)

Course Code: CUA50113
Cricos Code: 084370A
The course provides participants with the skills and understanding of the requirements dancers working or aspiring to work in professional dance companies and other areas of dance.

Duration: 12 months full-time, 30-35hrs over a 6 day week.

Fees:  Course Fee: $10300.00 plus Production Levy: $800.00

Funding Support: Vet Student Loan, Austudy, ABStudy & Scholarship(read below)

Entry Requirements: Age 16 or over, or the completion of Year 10 or International equivalent. Acceptance is by audition only. Applicants must be at an Advanced Level from a Recognised Classical Ballet Syllabus or have successfully completed a Certificate IV in Dance.

Auditions: Are held all year round except when rehearsals and performances are taking place. Scheduled general auditions: Saturday 17th August & 19th October 2019.

Duration: 12 months full-time (30-35hrs over a 6 day week)

Fees: $15,460 plus $800.00 Production levy.

Funding Support: limited Scholarships.

Entry Requirements:Age 16 or over, or the completion of Year 10 or International equivalent. Acceptance is by audition only. Applicants must be at an Advanced Level from a Recognised Classical Ballet Syllabus or have successfully completed a Certificate IV in Dance.

Auditions: Are held all year round except when rehearsals and performances are taking place, Video audition are also welcomed (please see the details below)

Course Outline

Training Packaging Rules require you to complete total number of 17 units, including nine core units and eight elective. (The units availability is subject to change based on the availbilty of the the trainer) 

Unit Code Descriptor
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice Core
CUAWHS403 Incorporate anatomy and nutrition principles into skill development Core
CUAWHS501 Maintain a high level of fitness for performance Core
CUAPRF503 Prepare for performances in a competitive environment Core
CUADAN502 Refine ballet performance skills Core
CUADAN501 Refine ballet technique Core
CUADAN505 Refine contemporary dance technique Core
CUADAN507 Refine dance partnering techniques Core
CUAPRF501 Refine performance techniques Core
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory Elective
CUAWHS401 Apply movement and behavioural principles to physical conditioning Elective
CUADTM403 Apply safe dance teaching methods Elective
CUAWHS404 Apply the Alexander technique in performance Elective
CUAMUP501 Apply theatrical make-up and hairstyles Elective
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas Elective
CUACHR501 Create and perform complex dance pieces Elective
CUACHR401 Create and perform dance pieces Elective
CUACHR403 Develop choreography skills Elective
CUAPRF402 Develop conceptual and expressive skills as a performer Elective
CUADAN508 Develop expertise in allied contemporary dance techniques Elective
CUAPRF410 Develop on-camera performance skills Elective
CUADLT401 Document dance Elective
CUADLT402 Explore the relationship between music and dance Elective
CUAIND401 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields Elective
CUADAN402 Improvise advanced dance sequences Elective
CUAWHS406 Interact appropriately with children in performing arts environments Elective
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Elective
CUAWHS402 Participate in gym and weight training for performances Elective
CUADAN504 Perform ballet solo variations Elective
CUADAN503 Perform repertoire for corps de ballet Elective
CUADTM401 Plan and organise dance classes Elective
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services Elective
CUARES501 Refine conceptual understanding of dance Elective
CUADAN506 Refine cultural dance technique Elective
CUADAN509 Refine pointe work techniques Elective
CUAFIM501 Source funding for projects Elective
CUAACT401 Use a range of acting techniques in performance Elective
CUAWRT501 Write about dance Elective

Ballet Awards and Scholarships

The Ballet school awards scholarships each year, selected by the Director of Ballet, for students that show great promise or outstanding achievement.

The Jean Stewart Scholarships

This Scholarships, are named in honour of Jean Stewart (1921-2017) who was an esteemed dance photographer and a regular patron of the National Theatre Ballet School for many years. She was trained as a radiographer but ballet was her passion and she created an amazing archive of photographs of Australian companies in the 1940s and 1950s. Her work is currently represented in various libraries and performing arts collections around Australia. There are 2 scholarships to the value of $10,000 each. They are awarded to students who, in the opinion of the Director and Staff, have demonstrated their professional potential and can show that financial assistance would significantly benefit them. The funds are to be used primarily for the payment of tuition fees.

The Eileen Tasker Scholarship

This Scholarship, named in honour of the Eileen Tasker OAM, the National Theatre Ballet School’s longest serving teacher. She has taught thousands of students since 1975 and is till imparting her knowledge, expertise and love of ballet to many more young dancers. The scholarship is valued at $10,000 and it is awarded to a student who, in the opinion of the Director and Staff, has demonstrated their professional potential and can show that financial assistance would significantly benefit them. The funds are to be used primarily for the payment of tuition fees.

The Gertrude Johnson Scholarship

This Scholarship, named in honour of the National Theatre’s creator is valued at $1000. It is awarded to a student who, in the opinion of the Director and Staff, has demonstrated their professional potential and can show that financial assistance would significantly benefit them. The funds are to be used primarily for the payment of tuition fees.