CUA60113 - ADV DIPLOMA OF DANCE (ELITE PERFORMANCE)

The Advanced Diploma Course is intended for dancers who possess the necessary technique, aptitude and talent to work in professional dance companies and or in the dance industry. It is designed to provide participants with the technique, artistic skills, aptitude and knowledge that will assist them towards their endeavours to dance professionally

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:Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113 Acceptance by audition only.

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 + $800.00 Production levy.

Funding Support: limited Scholarships.

Entry Requirements: Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113 Acceptance by audition only.

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 availability of the the trainer) 

Unit Code Descriptor
CUADAN608 Extend contemporary dance performance skills to a professional level Core
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice Core
CUADAN604 Extend ballet performance skills to a professional level Core
CUADAN607 Extend contemporary dance technique to a professional level Core
CUADAN603 Extend ballet technique to a professional level Core
CUADAN601 Perform dance repertoire at a professional level Core
CUAWHS602 Develop techniques for maintaining resilience in a competitive environment Core
CUAFIM501 Source funding for projects Elective
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory Elective
CUAIND601 Work professionally in the creative arts industry Elective
CUADAN508 Develop expertise in allied contemporary dance techniques Elective
CUAWHS406 Interact appropriately with children in performing arts environments Elective
CUACHR602 Develop skills in dance notation Elective
CUAPRF501 Refine performance techniques Elective
CUADTM401 Plan and organise dance classes Elective
CUADAN507 Refine dance partnering techniques Elective
CUADAN605 Perform pas de deux at a professional level Elective
CUAMPF602 Manage stagecraft aspects of performances Elective
CUAWHS601 Apply advanced gym and weight training to ballet Elective
CUAWHS501 Maintain a high level of fitness for performance Elective
CUAWRT501 Write about dance Elective
CUARES601 Research and apply concepts of live performance practice Elective
CUACHR601 Create choreography for stage and screen Elective
CUADAN509 Refine pointe work techniques Elective
CUAPRF402 Develop conceptual and expressive skills as a performer Elective
CUADAN610 Extend allied contemporary dance techniques at a professional level Elective
CUAMUP501 Apply theatrical make-up and hairstyles Elective
CUADAN606 Extend pointe work techniques to a professional level Elective
CUARES501 Refine conceptual understanding of dance Elective
CUACMP511 Manage copyright arrangements Elective
CUAPRF503 Prepare for performances in a competitive environment Elective
CUADAN602 Perform advanced classical ballet technique Elective
CUADAN611 Perform virtuoso contemporary dance technique Elective
CUADAN609 Extend cultural dance performance skills to a professional level 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.