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CUA50113 - DIPLOMA OF DANCE
(ELITE PERFORMANCE)

Course Code: CUA50113

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: 11 months full time (30-35hrs over a 5-6 day week)

FEES: $11,500 per year + a $200 Enrolment DepositFUNDING SUPPORT: VET Student Loan Scheme, Austudy, ABStudy.Youth Allowance (conditions apply). Scholarships maybe
available for eligible candidates.

ADDITIONAL/POSSIBLE COSTS FOR BALLET STUDENTS
Enrolment Deposit $200
Production Levy $800/year
Audition videos and photography
Competitions and associated costs
Private coaching
Physiotherapy

PERFORMING OPPORTUNITIES: There are 3-4 production opportunities per year in our very own heritage theatre.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Age 16 or over, or the completion of Year 10 or International equivalent. Acceptance is by audition
only. Students without formal qualifications will need to provide The National Theatre Ballet School with evidence of an LLN
test in order to access VET Student Loan funding. Applicants must be at an Advanced Level from a Recognised Classical Ballet
Syllabus.

AUDITIONS: We have two scheduled rounds of auditions and invite auditions by appointment if you are unable to attend at
these times.


Scheduled general auditions for 2021:

First Round – Saturday 15th of August.

Second Round – Saturday 17th October 2020.

Video submission via You-tube or Vimeo for 2021 entry is available whilst COVID-19 distancing conditions are in place. There will be no disadvantage for video submission.

Course Code: CUA50113
Cricos Code: 084370A

Our professional accredited training courses are continually evaluated to meet the ever-evolving dance industry, maximising our
students’ opportunities to achieve a career in dance.

DURATION: 11 months full time (30-35 hours over a S-6 day week)

FEES: $16,750 + non refundable $200 enrolment fee

ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR BALLET STUDENTS: Production Levy $800.00/year, Uniform purchase

FUNDING SUPPORT: Scholarships can be awarded at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

PERFORMING OPPORTUNITIES: There are 3-4 production opportunities per year in our very own heritage theatre.

Entry Requirements: Age 18 or over. If students are aged under 18 they must have a legal guardian living in Melbourne and accepting full responsibility for the student’s welfare. Students must show evidence of the completion of Year 10 or International equivalent and have proficient English skills at 5-5 or above in IELTS. Acceptance is by audition only. Applicants must be at an advanced level from a Recognised Classical Ballet Syllabus.

AUDITIONS: We have two scheduled rounds of auditions and invite auditions by appointment if you are unable to attend at
these times. International students are encouraged to apply by video application in the first instance.

Scheduled general auditions for 2021:

First Round – Saturday 15th of August.

Second Round – Saturday 17th October 2020.

Video submission via You-tube or Vimeo for 2021 entry is available whilst COVID-19 distancing conditions are in place. There will be no disadvantage for video submission.

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) 

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.