AMPA invites applications for 2017 entry
The Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) in NSW is now accepting applications for 2017 entry to its fulltime dance course options, which include a Bachelor of Dance and an Associate Degree of Dance.
The Bachelor of Dance course launched in 2015 and is already highly regarded, featuring practical classes in a variety of genres supported by other complementary studies to better prepare students for a fulltime career in dance.
As diversity is the new name of the game, aspiring professional dancers will receive training in numerous techniques, as well as in choreography, production and performance psychology. Besides the foundational techniques (ballet and contemporary), students will also train in hip-hop, Latin and ballroom. Faculty members will also instruct them on body mechanics, body science, drama and music, with the goal being to develop highly skilled, disciplined, knowledgeable and versatile dance artists.
To find out how to apply or to see upcoming intakes and audition dates, head to www.ampa.edu.au.
Auditioning for AMPA entails several parts – participation in a technique class; a solo performance (approximately 1 minute) in a genre of applicant’s choice; an interview; and a writing task.
See Dance Informa’s 2017 Full Time Dance & Auditions Guide to learn more about the best full time courses in Australia, New Zealand and New York.
Photo courtesy of AMPA.