Full Time Dance & Auditions Guide



Full Time Tertiary Dance

Full Time Tertiary Musical Theatre

Full Time Tertiary Performing Arts

Full Time Acting - Stage & Screen

Academy High School of Performing Arts

Professional Development (Ages 7-17)


Patrick School of the Arts is Australia's leading industry performing arts school, based in Melbourne, offering passionate students part-time and full-time education and training in preparation for a successful career in dance, music and theatre.



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Australia's National Centre for Elite Vocational Classical DanceThe Australian Ballet School


Level 4 Full Time (non-accredited)
The ABS is a NVR RTO (provider code 3132, CRICOS code 00253A) offering the following, accredited courses: 
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113 
Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113 
Graduate Diploma of Classical Ballet 10296NAT 
Graduate Diploma of Elite Dance Instruction (Teacher’s Course) 10689NAT



  • Level 4 Full Time (non-accredited)


  • Diploma of Dance – 22034VIC / CRICOS 072515K (2 years) and


  • Advanced Diploma of Dance - 22029VIC / CRICOS 072514M (1 year)


  • Graduate Diploma of Classical Ballet- 10012NAT / CRICOS 076750M (1 year)


  • Graduate Diploma of Elite Dance Instruction - 10328NAT (2 years)

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North West Dance CompanyVIC

Division of D.N.A. Company Pty Ltd


CUA20120 Certificate II in Dance

CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance

CUA40120 Certificate IV in Dance

CUA51520 Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)

CUA50220 Diploma of Musical Theatre

CUA30320 Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching

Our directors Donna De Paoli & Naomi Bishop combined forces to create North West Dance Company. Both well versed with delivering accredited courses they established North West Dance Company to support the demand and need for high quality, nurturing training. 


1 / 39 Russell St Werribee VIC 3030

Phone: 1300 4Dance

Email: admin@northwestdancecompany.com


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Kelly Aykers Full TimeVIC

Elite Dancers Course

CUA40120 Certificate IV in Dance

CUA40320 Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management *

CUA50220 Diploma of Musical Theatre *

CUA50120 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)*

*These qualifications are offered in partnership with Australian Teachers of Dancing (RTO# 31624)


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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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Newcastle Ballet Theatre Full Time Course


Our Full Time Program is designed for the serious student wishing to pursue a career in dance. The Full Time program runs 5 days a week, Tuesday – Saturday, with around 30 studio hours per week. In addition to the full time hours, full time dancers have access to all after school hours studio classes, which are inclusive of the full time fees, as well as Private Coaching.


The program aims to increase, improve, and refine technique, strength, knowledge and presentation, helping to build not only stronger technicians and dancers, but also well rounded and intelligent artists, ultimately preparing the student to enter directly into a career with a professional ballet company.


For further details, see our website or contact Rider on 0401 214 042.




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National College of Dance, NewcastleNSW
Certificate III In Dance CUA30113
Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113
Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50114
Intensive Training Program


Aims: To produce a strong, versatile and employable performers able to perform complex technical routines across a wide range of dance genres in preparation for a professional career within Australia or Internationally.


With outstanding results year after year, the NCD training programs have students who are performing in all genres all over the world.  Our courses are streamed to ensure you get the most advanced individualised training in the genre that you are most interested in being employed. Our training in all streams have an emphasis on classical and contemporary technique. NCD students are technical, versatile and highly sought after when completing their training. Our teachers and mentors all have the common goal of developing each dancer to a level capable to pursue their dreams. With over a decade of experience as a Registered Training Organisation, each student leaves with a nationally recognised qualification giving them future options after a successful career in dance.


National College of Dance also offers extra support in preparing students for auditions through regular in-house audition classes, Career Planning sessions, Audition video and photo portfolios and many guest artists and workshops.   We also have an Alumni forum with the opportunity to link and remain in contact with many NCD past students located all over the world.   NCD is also located in one of Australia’s most dynamic coastal towns.  



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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.


Auditions are available throughout the year by appointment with the Admissions Panel.

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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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Peridance Capezio CenterCertificate Program 


Compared to a traditional ballet school, the Peridance Certificate Program is designed for dancers ages 17+ who wish to strengthen their training in contemporary dance while enjoying the cultural landscape of New York. Many dancers choose this program as a stepping stone between their formal dance education and joining professional dance companies. The Certificate Program’s renowned faculty and comprehensive curriculum prepares students to be technically accomplished, versatile, and fully equipped to be successful in the professional dance world. 



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Broadway Dance CenterNew York City, USA

International Student Visa Program


Train in New York City at Broadway Dance Center!


Join dancers from over 46 countries worldwide here in the heart of Manhattan, New York City at the legendary Broadway Dance Center. This full-time course offers dancers training and mentoring from our world-class faculty of over 100 teachers, schedule advising from our student advisor and dedicated full-time staff, performance opportunities, and the camaraderie of the community of more than 200 fellow students from around the world. 



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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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Sydney Dance CompanyNSW

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year offers nationally recognised qualifications, delivering CUA50113 - Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) and CUA60113 – Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance). Both qualifications are delivered through an auspice arrangement with Australian Teachers of Dancing Limited (RTO 31624).

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year provides a unique opportunity for aspiring professional dancers to immerse themselves in full-time training with Sydney Dance Company. Driven by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, Sydney Dance Company is at the forefront of contemporary dance in Australia and internationally. Being amongst this professional environment on a daily basis enables young dancers to cultivate an inquisitive mind and sophisticated movement.


Want to learn more about Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year 2022?
Join us for our final Virtual Workshop and Q&A Session on Wednesday 25 August at 7pm.
Students will be able to participate in a 30-minute virtual dance workshop with Pre-Professional Year Course Coordinator, Omer Backley-Astrachan.
Omer will then be joined by Head of Training, Linda Gamblin, for a presentation and Q&A open to students, dance teachers and parents.
This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Pre-Professional Year Program and ask as many questions as you like!
Register to secure your spot:



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Global Dance ProQLD

Global Dance Pro takes full-time training to another level by offering essential training for dancers who dream of grabbing the BIGGEST OPPORTUNITIES on a GLOBAL STAGE! 


We believe that to be the best, you must train with the best. We have created an incredible one year full-time course that allows you to receive the highest quality of training, as well as acquire your 10293NAT Certificate IV in Performing Arts and CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance, culminating with YOUR 4TH TERM PRODUCED BY LOS ANGELES FINEST! 


As the very first course of its kind in Australia, Global Dance Pro brings you an exciting, unmatched training opportunity unlike any other course here in Australia. At Global Dance Pro, it is our mission to make your dancing dreams your reality, starting with bringing L.A. to you.


We understand what it takes to be an employable dancer. Our course at Global Dance Pro has been designed to prepare you to become career ready. We have jam-packed your year with the most epic line up including a multitude of iconic guests from around the world, gigs, auditions, and workshops that focus on the tools required to create industry ready dancers.


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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.


www.tnspa.pro or www.tnsperformingarts.com

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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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Sydney College of Dance Full TimeNSW

ArtistPro™ International (FULL TIME – 5 DAYS)
ArtistPro™ Full Time Dance (FULL TIME – 5 DAYS)
ArtistPro™ Senior Transition (DAY & AFTERNOON PROGRAM)
ArtistPro™ Youth Transition (AFTERNOON PROGRAM)

Courses offered for students aged 11-20.



Advanced Diploma of Dance – CUA60113 (18 MONTH)
Diploma of Dance – CUA50113 (12 MONTH)
Certificate IV in Dance – CUA40113 (12 MONTH)

Nationally accredited training delivered in partnership with ATOD – RTO 31624


The focus of our program is always on the individual. Class numbers are kept small to meet the needs of each student and recognise and nurture individual talent and potential. Regular opportunities to discuss and set long and short-term goals will be an integral facet of the program.

“Students who would like to become professional dancers need to invest in the development of their own artistic voice. They are not machines. Working the body is not enough. To reach an audience is to perform with emotional integrity. This takes time, nurturing and trust.”
 Gregor Thieler – Artistic Director



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Ev and Bow Full Time DanceNSW

Ev & Bow are qualified to offer the nationally accredited:
CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance (Contemporary / Classical & Performing Arts)
CUD50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
CUA40313 Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management


Under the direction of Sarah Boulter and Lisa Bowmer, Ev & Bow has a reputation of supreme quality. It is the premiere studio for innovation, passion and outstanding results. Ev & Bow is leading the way in the dance Industry with cutting edge choreography and professionalism. Ev & Bow selects exceptional dancers into a nurturing environment providing personal care and boasting limited class sizes. It is Ev & Bow’s mission to provide quality training to enable the dancer to be a versatile and valuable member of the dance industry. To broaden their knowledge, creativity and respect for their craft.


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10874NAT Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts

ED5INTERNATIONAL is proud to offer their unique accredited Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts, exclusive to ED5INTERNATIONAL. Guided by William A. Forsythe with founders Elena & Mario De Cinque it boasts Australia’s leading faculty. Graduates perform in Musical Theatre, television, stage, theme parks, overseas contracts, cruise ships and a multitude of other entertainment arenas.


The course is accredited by ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority), NRT (Nationally Recognised Training) and AQF (Australian Quality Framework).


2020 marks our 20- year anniversary as a full-time course providing top quality education and guidance to young performers. During this time, ED5 Graduates have gained a reputation within the industry for being extremely talented, hard working and professional. Our alumni are working in all areas of the performing arts, both within Australia and internationally, due partly to the strong industry connections that ED5 holds. 


ED5INTERNATIONAL elevates and enhances the profile of Australian Performing Arts and delivers the highest level of performer through dedication, discipline, talent and a lot of laughter and love. Our philosophy is work hard and you can achieve any goal you wish.



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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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QLD Ballet Academy AuditionsQLD

Pre-Professional Program

Academy Program (Levels 6 – 1)

Guest Academy Program (Levels 6 – 4)

Foundation Program (Levels 9 – 7)


Queensland Ballet is passionate about developing the artists of the future. The Company provides a clear career pathway through intensive training to produce young ballet dancers whose talents and abilities are internationally sought-after.


Queensland Ballet Academy’s training programs are supervised by Artistic Director Li Cunxin and Academy Director Christian Tátchev. Students from age 10 upwards can enjoy the benefits of training at the home of this world-class ballet company through the Jette Parker Young Artist, Pre-Professional Program, Senior and Associate Programs.


The developing talents of our young dancers are showcased in standalone performances and other events, as well as within Company productions when possible.



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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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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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Steps on Broadway International Student Visa ProgramNew York, USA
Professional Training Programs: International Independent Study Program (IISP), Steps Conservatory Program, Summer Study NYC


Train in New York City at Steps on Broadway!

Steps’ faculty is comprised of internationally recognized and established dance professionals. Guest instructors, choreographers, directors and performers are regularly added to the roster, further enhancing the scope of the dancers’ experience and training. The faculty’s professionalism, creativity and talent combine to provide an exciting and diversified program that fosters artistic growth and offers a strong introduction to the professional world of dance.



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