Dance News

Leanne Benjamin new Queensland Ballet Artistic Director

Leanne Benjamin AM OBE to lead Queensland Ballet

Queensland Ballet have announced Leanne Benjamin AM OBE as the company's new Artistic Director. Named Australian of the Year in the UK 2023, this is a homecoming for Ms Benjamin, a Queenslander who has been a vibrant voice in ballet, vocational development, advocacy, and governance on the world stage for many years. Ms Benjamin will be the sixth Artistic

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The McDonald College Open Morning

The McDonald College Open Morning

Want to follow in the footsteps of talents like Emma Watkins, Nikki Webster, Meg Mac, Felicity Ward, Tim Draxl, Ayesha Madon, Lachlan Monaghan and many others? The McDonald College is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational school that specialises in integrating a rigorous academic curriculum with performing arts and performance sports

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Energetiks VDF 24

Celebration Tickets On Sale for Energetiks VDF24

The anticipation is already building for Energetiks VDF next year. Victorian Dance Festival (VDF) has become a must attend event for Australian dancers and dance teachers. Celebration Tickets are heavily discounted first release tickets for both the VDF Weekend Workshops and Vitality Dance Teacher Conference, to be held at Melbourne Showgrounds April

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ED5International full time dance and musical theatre

Audition now for ED5International

Auditions are this weekend for the renowned 10874NAT Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts course offered by ED5International of Sydney. ED5International provides a dedicated 2-year full-time Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts. Students at ED5INTERNATIONAL are immersed in dancing, singing and acting and a wide variety of complimentary classes to provide

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Kings of Christmas

The Kings of Christmas come to Geelong

For the very first time, Rob Mills and Bobby Fox, two of Australia’s leading men, bring their cheer, charm, cheek and Christmas classics, in the world premier – The Kings of Christmas! Rob Mills and Bobby Fox have been performing in leading musicals across Australia for the past decade. But they’re at their absolute best when they are together, stealing

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Open Mornings McDonald College

Opening Morning at McDonald College

Renowned performing arts school, McDonald College, will be holding an Open Morning this month on November 10, where you can see the school in action. Open Mornings are designed to allow prospective families to join tour groups of the junior, secondary, and performing arts spaces led by the Principal and Deputy Principal. Tours of the Boarding House can also

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Queensland College of Dance Auditions


Pre-Professional – Classical

Pre-Professional - Contemporary

Pre-Professional - Commercial Dance

Pre-Professional - Musical Theatre

Pre-Professional - Advanced Musical Theatre

Dance Excellence (1-Day Program)

Elite Ballet (1 & 3 Day Programs)


At Queensland College of Dance, our focus is on creating real world opportunities for students striving for a career in the Dance and Performing Arts Industry.

QCD is passionate about developing artists with skills and qualities that make them industry ready and employable. We are committed to providing students with the broadest range of opportunities possible, and our courses offer access to an extensive array of networks across the globe. QCD has a faculty of teachers with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to guide aspiring performers towards the career of their dreams, and our programs can be tailored to meet the needs of all students to ensure they receive the best possible training and education to suit their individual goals. With state-of-the-art facilities the rival of any in the world, we have created an environment that nurtures, challenges, and maximises each student’s capacity for growth and development in Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Commercial Dance and Musical Theatre. If you are serious about a career in the dance and performing arts industry, we invite you come and join us so that you can start the journey of turning your dreams into reality.

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ACPA Academy of Performing Arts


ACPA Performing Arts High School RTO #31624           

CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance

CUA40120 Certificate IV in Dance



Our High School is a full-time pre-professional program for elite students in years 10 to 12 who are looking for a career in the performing arts as well as a commitment to completing their schooling. This intensive program sees students training approximately 18 hrs per week in subjects such as Music Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet, Choreography, Acting, Audition Techniques, & more.

Students enrolled in the high school undertake their academic subjects at Thebarton Senior College in a specialised integrated program. Thebarton Senior College is located 10 minutes from our facility via public or private transport.

In 2022, students studying the Cert IV (CUA40120) in Dance and our new Diploma of Dance - Elite Performance (CUA51520) may be eligible for government funding.


The Certificate III in dance is perfect for school age students (years 10 and up) looking to advance their training and bridge the pathway between finishing school and a Certificate IV in Dance. This entry level qualification presents students with the opportunity to gain industry skills in a variety of areas such as an introduction to dance teaching, performance and choreography whilst also increasing their technical ability through weekly classes. 

The units ACPA offer help assist students with finding their passion and chosen career. Successful completion of Certificate III in dance will achieve up to 70 Stage 2 credits to put towards the students SACE Certificate.



The Certificate IV in Dance is a one-year intensive program focused on performing arts at an elite level. This nationally recognised course was designed as a stepping stone for students who wish to refine their skill set across an array of genres and extend their performance skills. 

Training 6 hours a day in our state of the art facility, only five minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, students are mentored under the guidance of our world class teaching faculty, who will nurture their development to becoming a professional in this industry. 


NEW COURSE COMING IN 2022! CUA51520 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance).

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Spectrum Professional Program - 12 Months (Non-Accredited)
CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance – 12 Months 
CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance – 12 Months 
CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre – 12 Months

CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) – 12 Months
The above certificate and diploma courses qualifications are awarded by Swinburne University of Technology RTO 3059 delivered by Spectrum Dance.

Spectrum Dance is a professional program and a creative community which offers immersive courses where performers are prepared for immediate entry into the industry. Spectrum Dance courses draws on the students’ strengths, and nurtures their weaknesses to produce accomplished performers, with technique grounded in knowledge, creativity, and exploration. With resident faculty, and guest lecturers, Spectrum creates an authentic environment, where the students are taught by current industry creatives establishing invaluable contacts before even graduating.

We believe the key to our students' success is to provide individually tailored training that develops advanced performance techniques in all facets of dance, singing and acting. In addition to these core skills, Spectrum Dance provide opportunities to engage in the entertainment industry, through an Industry Based Learning program with Spectrum Talent Agency, placing our students at the forefront of their peers.
The directors Trish Squire-Rogers and Katie Rappel work closely with their faculty of highly acclaimed dancers, choreographers and instructors to deliver the most outstanding accredited full-time dance course within Australia.

Spectrum graduates enjoy worldwide success in the performing arts industry, employment includes but not limited to the following: Moulin Rouge (Paris), The Palazzo (Germany), Cesar Palace (Paris), La Nouvelle Ev (Paris), Tokyo Disney, Euro Disneyland, Disney tours, Universal Studios Japan, Norwegian Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Television Advertisements, Melbourne Storm Cheerleader NRL, Melbourne Storm Street Crew, West Side Story, In the Heights, Moonshadow the Musical, Showtime Attractions, plus many more…

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