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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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Transit Dance Full TimeVIC

Pre Professional Pathway - Contemporary Dance:

CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) - 2 years full time


Pre Professional Pathway - Performing Arts (Jazz):

CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) - 2 years full time


Transit Origins Academy (High School Year 9-12):

High School Alternative - 1-4 years full time


Graduate Pathway (Contemporary or Performing Arts):

Graduate Program  - 8 months part time


Dance Teacher Course:

CUA40313 Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management - 1 year part time

CUA50313 - Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management 1-2 years part time


Transit Dance Full-Time courses are specifically designed to provide the highest level of training in both Contemporary dance and Performing Arts. As a performance based course, all students participate in four professional production seasons each year (a total of 21 individual performances), making it one of the most practical and hands on dance courses in the industry.


Boasting a world-class teaching faculty, capped class sizes, focus on career progression, and nationally accredited qualifications. This unique training institution has quickly become a leader in the field of dance education.


Led by industry Directors Paul Malek, Chris Curran, Kim Adam, Bradley Chatfield, Jayden Hicks, Carly Doctor and Karen Malek, Transit Dance is the ideal training institution for any dancer serious about a career in dance.


All Nationally Recognised Qualifications are delivered through auspice arrangement with The Australian Institute of Education & Training (AIET) RTO 121314.

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Academy of Music and Performing ArtsNSW
Bachelor of Dance

Associate Degree of Dance

The Bachelor of Dance course at AMPA offers students a 'stepping stone' to a professional career. Entry is available to students who have reached advanced standard in their genre of choice and have a strong desire to become professional performers, choreographers and/or teachers. Daily practical classes in a variety of genres are supported by complementary studies necessary to prepare students for a full-time career in Dance.


The degree offers professional training in dance technique, improvisation, choreography, production techniques and performance psychology, as well as body science, drama and music. The goal is to develop highly skilled, disciplined, knowledgeable & versatile dance artists, in an atmosphere which supports & encourages them, as they strive to reach technical, creative & scholarly excellence.


To find out how to apply or to see our upcoming Intakes and Audition Dates, please visit

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The McDonald College Full TimeNSW

NESA Curriculum from Kindergarten through to the Higher School Certificate


Classical Ballet

Contemporary Dance (Sydney Dance Co)

Dance (Commercial)


Musical Theatre

Elite Tennis

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Technical Production

All integrated with academic studies throughout the school day


At The McDonald College, our Vision is to be the best performance-centred school and our Mission is to nurture individual journeys in a creative and inclusive learning community that values intellectual inquiry and ethical decision-making.

We are a non-denominational, co-educational school offering classes from Kindergarten through to Year 12 for the NSW HSC. We also offer Pathways to HSC, tailored to suit the needs of the individual.

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Jason Coleman's Ministry of DanceVIC

CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) 

CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre  

CUA40313 Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management


Ministry understands the entertainment industry. We are proud to offer an exceptional standard of performing arts training by current, leading industry professionals within our world-class studios. Ministry’s Fulltime courses are renowned for producing some of the highest employment rates in the country, with our graduates successfully working around the globe. We strive to produce working industry professionals - our focus is your career.

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Australian Performing Arts Grammar SchoolNSW

Australian Performing Arts Grammar School is an exciting, innovative school for students with a passion for the creative and performing arts. Australian Performing Arts Grammar School is open to students of artistic ability, dedicated to nurturing talent and encouraging the highest quality in performance and academic excellence.


The school is a boutique institution, designed specifically to meet the needs of young people who, in addition to their academic studies, desire to focus on Music, Drama, Dance and/or Visual Arts.


Students complete the NSW curriculum and work towards their HSC while participating in a unique Performing Arts program lead by industry experts for part of the week.

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The Next Step Performing Arts Professional RTO CODE: 45449          

CUA50113 – Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)


TNSPA.PROFESSIONAL is a 12 month Fulltime Performing Arts ‘Artist Development’ course where you will receive a CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance). The course is designed for young artists looking to carve their own path in the Dance, Theatre, Film, & Television industry. or

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New Zealand Dance AuditionsNZ
New Zealand Diploma in Dance (Level 6)
New Zealand School of Dance Diploma in Dance Performance (Level 7)


The full-time tertiary programmes offered by the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) are aimed at developing the qualities essential for professional dancers: strong technique, musicality, coordination and dedication to the art form. NZSD students major in either classical ballet or contemporary dance, but maintain a strong base in their minor discipline.

The NZSD has an outstanding faculty of dance teaching staff. Guest tutors from around the world and specialists in anatomy, dance history, sports medicine, nutrition, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, yoga and pilates round out the holistic training.


Facilities include nine fully equipped studios (including Harlequin sprung floors), a 160-seat theatre, design and costume workshops, lighting and AV studios, student common room, student computers and Wi-Fi and New Zealand's foremost performing arts library.


The NZSD is the Official School of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Excellent secondment opportunities are available through the School’s relationships with leading ballet and contemporary dance companies around the world.


NZSD has between 85 and 100 full-time students and also runs aspirational programmes for younger dancers. NZSD is funded by the Ministry of Education through the Tertiary Education Commission and is registered with the NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

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