Full Time Dance & Auditions Guide


Australian Company of Performing ArtsSA
CUA40113 (Certificate IV in Dance)
CUA40313 (Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management)
CUA50313 (Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management)


Certificate IV in Dance
Wanting to take your dance to the next level? This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a wide variety of dance performance industries. Students will be trained in a variety of different areas such as jazz, music theatre, commercial, vocal, acting, contemporary and so much more. You are always pushed and challenged to excel in all areas of your training. Our course is specialised to meet the training requirements of each individual student making everyone’s dreams achievable.

Certificate IV and Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management
Ever thought about becoming a teacher? This course is perfect for any individual who has a passion for teaching and wants to excel their knowledge in this area. 


The Certificate IV and the Diploma reflects the role of individuals working in a variety of dance teaching contexts. You will learn about all areas of teaching and how to develop your skills set as a teacher, as well as learning the ins and outs of running a business and how to manage live productions and performances.



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10149NAT 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). ED5INTERNATIONAL is located in Bakehouse Lane, George Street, North Strathfield, a short 5 min walk from North Strathfield train station, there is ample street parking available.


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 School of DanceNZ
Certificate in Dance Performance
Diploma in Dance Performance


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.

The School’s impressive purpose built facilities house five dance studios, a 160 seat theatre, specialist performing arts library, pilates/GYROTONIC® and physiotherapy rooms. Students have full access to a state-of-the-art gym with personal trainer and hostel accommodation.

The NZSD is 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 75-85 full-time students and in addition, 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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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
The above certificate and diploma courses qulaifications are awarded by Swinburne University of Technology RTO 3059 delivered by Spectrum Dance.
CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) – 12 Months
The above diploma qualification is awarded by Australian Teachers of Dancing RTO 31624 delivered by Spectrum Dance.


Spectrum Dance is a professional program 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.


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Patrick Studios AustraliaVIC
Performing Arts

Musical Theatre
Academy (high school of performing arts yr 7 - 12)

The school prides itself on its commitment to providing the highest level of training paired with unmatched industry opportunities. In the pursuit of creative excellence in education, PSA’s aim is to train and develop those whose vocation is to work in the professional theatre and related industries to the highest calibre possible. We do this by providing a supportive, inspiring and creative environment from which students can enrich their quality of life through the practice of dance, music and theatre. Our education program fosters students on their personal journey to become innovative, creative artists by teaching skills and discipline needed to succeed in a competitive industry. To achieve this mission, PSA has identified six goals: To continue to elevate its educational and artistic standards by aspiring to be fresh, diverse, inspiring and creative. Provide a caring, supportive, inclusive environment that supports equal opportunities for all students. Ensure technical and artistic training is matched with educational needs, creating a balance for both the mind and body. Continue to provide a collaborative work environment that supports students and teachers alike. Continue to train students using a diverse range of working industry professionals of the highest order, providing them with valuable tools and contacts to use in the world of dance and theatre. Create full rounded performers with strong technique and preparation so that they are completely ready for the professional world.



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Kelly Aykers Full TimeVIC

Elite Dancers Course

CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance

CUA40313 Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management *

CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre *

CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)*

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


Elite Dancer’s Course

This course is pure dance. Tailored to the dancer who just won’t stop, this physical, highly structured course will give today’s dancer the understanding and stamina to lift their game to the next level. With additional classes designed to hone the finer points of dancing, Kelly offers a course that is as much about technique and discipline as it is about body conditioning and wellbeing. Ideally suited to the company performer, the Elite Dancer’s Course is the ultimate for those to whom dance is everything.


CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance – 1 year

Tailored to the student to whom dance is everything, the CUA40111 Certificate IV in Dance is the perfect prelude to pursuing a lifetime in dance. This is a Nationally Recognised Course and also stands as a lead in and automatic pre-requisite for our Diploma Course, which will launch in 2017.

This course offers a variety of style and experience not found in any other course and, whether you are a dedicated student who wants to focus their technique, or a dancer who just wants to have it all, the CUA40111 Certificate IV in Dance is the perfect place to start.


CUA40313 Certificate IV Dance Teaching and Management – 1 year

Talent aside, the key factor to a successful career in dance is longevity. The Dance Teaching and Management course is perfect for the career minded that want to live a life of dance. This course combines the comprehensive dance training and body awareness of the Elite course with the skills to understand and pass on that knowledge. Featuring invaluable practical training throughout the year in conjunction with Studio 1 Performing Arts, Dance teaching and Management provides all you need to know for a long and successful career in the profession you love.


CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre – 2 years

With eighteen professional shows under her belt, few know Musical Theatre to the extent that Kelly Aykers does. Kelly has combined her practical knowledge with her time spent on audition and casting panels to curate a course perfect for a life on stage. Putting the ‘triple’ into Triple Threat, students will combine all the rigor and technicality of the Elite Dancer’s Course with extensive classes in singing, acting and stagecraft. As a comprehensive and exhilarating pre-cursor to life on stage, this is your chance to study the dream to make it a reality.


CUA50113 Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) - 2 years

This course is designed for the dancer that wants to take it to the next level. Building on the Cert IV in Dance, the Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) offers an in depth look at the advanced skills required to make it in the industry as a professional. With additional classes designed to hone the finer points of dancing, we offers a course that is as much about technique and discipline as it is about body conditioning and wellbeing.  With expert tuition from industry professionals, the Diploma is the course with it all. Acceptance for the Diploma are by audition only and is dependent on successful enrolments.


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Lee Academy Full Time DanceNSW

Advanced Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) - CUA60113

Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) - CUA50113

Diploma of Musical Theatre - CUA50213

Acro & Aerial Fulltime – including Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) - CUA50113

Certificate IV in Dance - CUA40113

Certificate III in Dance – CUA30113

Lee Academy Fulltime 2018
Lee Academy Fulltime makes the link for dancers from students to professionals. Providing a guided career pathway for aspiring performers & giving you every opportunity to expand your skills, nurture your versatility & explore your artistic self expression.

Lee Academy was the first performing arts studio in Australia granted permission to offer
ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF DANCE (Elite Performance) under the new standardized National Dance Qualifications, & also offers Certificate III, Certificate IV & Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance), as well as Diploma of Musical Theatre & Acrobatics-Aerial Fulltime.

This means the government recognises Lee Academy fit to provide the best education you could possibly hope for in the performing arts.

Our fulltime courses get you a huge leap closer to your dream & guide you into a successful professional career, with the Nationally recognised qualification to go with it.


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WAAPA Edith Cowan UniversityWA

Undergraduate courses:

CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)

CUA60113 Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)

Bachelor of Arts (Dance)

Postgraduate courses - Link Dance Company:

Bachelor of Arts (Dance) Honours

Master of Arts (Performing Arts)

WAAPA’s Dance programs prepare classical and contemporary dance artists through teaching methods designed to develop and refine the skills of each individual. Our courses offer a breadth that is unique to WAAPA and prepare students for a seamless transition into a wide range of careers within the profession.


WAAPA’s Dance programs are intensive and performance based, with students averaging 35-40 contact hours per week. In addition to daily tuition from our professionally credentialed teaching staff, three performance seasons per year give students the opportunity to work with visiting national and international choreographers. Recent guest choreographers include Rafael Bonachela, Leigh Warren, Gareth Belling, Nils Christe, Amaury Lebrun and Oded Ronen, to name just a few. Students also regularly participate in national and international tours, further enhancing their skills and experience.


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


Level 4 Full Time (non-accredited)

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

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)



  • 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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Victorian State Ballet full timeVIC

Emerging Artist Programs

Pre-Professional Program/Finishing Year

Senior Program

The pre-professional program is an initiative to provide emerging artists with the highest level of classical ballet training in technical and artistic skill for today's dance industry standards.


Our internationally recognised faculty offers daily training and coaching in classical ballet, contemporary dance, pas de deux, pointe work, male technique, production, artistic coaching, repertoire & body conditioning/pilates for potential employment with the Victorian State Ballet and other major Australian & International ballet companies. The company course offers a unique platform of opportunities to graduate students to open up their professional dance career. These include exposure to the daily life of working in a professional company in rehearsal and performance with VSB's Company productions and events. 


The one year intensive program provides an apprentice style course in which dancers will be exposed to some of Australia’s best choreographers to help improve their level of technique & artistry by performing on a regular basis a vast variety of challenging and diverse neo-classical and contemporary choreographies and full length classical repertoire ballets.


The course encompasses seven different seasons throughout the year, with approx 30 -40 performances, plus workshops and interstate performances. The programs are extremely intense, focusing on developing strength and stamina and mastering our unique contemporary ballet style and classical ballet repertoire through training, rehearsal and performance.


The Senior Program provides a well-grounded, nurturing program catered to support students 15years to 18years embarking on a professional career in dance whilst completing their academic studies. The students have access to tailored coaching and regular performance opportunities. The Senior Program students receive wonderful mentoring by VSB’s Principal Artists.



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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
Graduate Pathway (Contemporary):
Transit International Professional Pathway (Tr.IPP)  - 1 year full time
Dance Teacher Course:
CUA40313 Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management - 1-2 years 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, Adam Wheeler, Kim Adam, Daniel Jaber, Jayden Hicks and Karen Malek, Transit Dance is the ideal training institution for any dancer serious about a career in dance. All Nationally Recognised Qualifications are offered through an auspice arrangement with Australian Teachers of Dancing Limited RTO #31624.



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Australian Performing Arts Grammar SchoolNSW
The Australian Performing Arts Grammar School is an exciting, innovative school for students with a passion for the creative and performing arts. Established in 2005, The 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. While there is a focus on the performing and creative arts, there is also emphasis on academic excellence. Australian Performing Arts Grammar School seeks to bring together young people of creative ability and provides inspirational tuition and the finest instruction in a trusting and encouraging atmosphere. APGS strives to offers an arts rich and rigorous academic education in an international environment that fosters excellence in performance and creativity.


Students study specialized Performing Arts subjects across four streams; music, drama, dance and visual arts. They also complete the NSW standard curriculum requirements and achieve their HSC.



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Sydney Dance CompanyNSW
Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year 2019

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year provides a unique opportunity for aspiring professional dancers aged 18 -24 years to experience 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.


Led by Course Director Linda Gamblin, the Pre-Professional Year is designed as a one-year industry experience. Pre-professional dancers work with over 35 national and international contemporary choreographers and specialists each year. 
Having this vast amount of artists and educators share their knowledge and skills in an open and inclusive environment gives dancers an opportunity to work and collaborate with prominent members of the performing arts industry.


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


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Sydney College of Dance Full TimeNSW
Offering national accredited qualification in 2019°
ArtistPro International
ArtistPro Full Time Dance 
ArtistPro Transition
ArtistPro Youth Transition
°Auspice arrangement with ATOD (RTO 31624)


“Creating a successful future for aspiring young artists.”

Preparing students to be ready to succeed in international ballet and contemporary companies.

Sydney College of Dance is offering a professional Full-Time Dance and Transition program for students from the age of 11-20 years. The internationally renowned syllabus - ArtistPro International – optimally prepares pre-professional students for an international career in ballet and contemporary companies. The syllabus has been created to enable graduates to emerge as complete dancers who are ready to work and succeed in a professional dance environment.


Dancers will achieve a strong adaptable technique; develop their own individual artistry and will be guided to achieve the psychological and emotional readiness needed to enter the professional dance world. Students will be individually prepared for mid-year assessments, RAD exams; professional school and company auditions; scholarships; national competitions and international competitions such as: Prix de Lausanne (Switzerland), Alana Haines (New Zealand), YAGP (USA), Sydney Scholarship, Genée International Ballet Competition (RAD).

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 will be given access to professional guidance regarding auditions, CV preparation, DVD production and portfolio photos. Safe Dance and Injury prevention are important aspects of a professional career. We have an onsite dance physiotherapist and certified Pilates instructor to support and educate students in the management of their physical needs.



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The Space Dance and Arts CentreVIC

 Flexible Intensive Industry Training (F.I.I.T)


F.I.I.T is the newest and most exciting form of professional dance training to hit Melbourne! Dance is a physically demanding endeavour and no one can work their hardest for 8 to 10 hours a day, day after day. This inevitably leads to students "pacing themselves" during class, or risking injuries or mental health issues with the demands placed on them.

The Space has developed a new method of training, designed for time and energy efficiency to maximise your dance improvement in a more time efficient way. Running from 9am to 12:45pm Monday to Friday, F.I.I.T consists of intensive training in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Commercial, Hip Hop, Partnering and Physical Conditioning; honing you to be the best possible all rounded dancer you can be. The Space has always had a strong focus on Choreography and Artistry; and this is maintained with a student devised and created Fringe Festival Show, Choreography assignments and mentoring, and Student Works performed during the year.


For those with more time, energy and inclination; pay full fees up front and have unlimited access to all of The Space Dance & Arts Centre's casual dance classes - including over 80 additional classes each week in a huge variety of styles and levels.

In our Flexible Intensive Industry Training, we give YOU the option to choose whether or not you want to work towards accreditation.  Students can elect to achieve a formal qualification in :

CUA40113 Cert IV in Dance (Elite Performance)
CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) 

Students working towards accreditation will undertake an extra 3 hour coursework class per week. Qualifications are delivered in partnership with Australian Teachers of Dancing (RTO#31624).



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Jason Coleman's Ministry of DanceVIC

Diploma of dance (elite performance) (CUA50113)

Diploma of musical theatre (CUA50213)

Certificate IV in dance (CUA40113)

Certificate IV in musical theatre (CUA40513)

Certificate IV in dance teaching and management (CUA40313)

JCMOD sets the standard of excellence in dance, performance and musical theatre training. We’re proud to offer a high standard of training, complemented by outstanding facilities used regularly for industry rehearsals and auditions. Direct industry links greatly benefit students as they study in world-class facilities alongside Australian and international production companies.


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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.


In 2017, 100% of our graduating students received offer from all over the world.
 Statistically National College of Dance, located in Newcastle NSW, is one of the most successful school within Australia.


Performance opportunities: Mid-year performances; Competitions; Festivals; Corporate Events; End of year productions, collaborations with Youth Orchestra’s.  Regular  performances with live musicians, commissioned composition annually where students are choreographed to while the music is being composed.


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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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Queensland Ballet AcademyQLD

Jette Parker Young Artist Program
Pre-Professional Program
Senior Program
Associate Program


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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Ev and Bow Full Time DanceNSW

Ev & Bow are qualified to offer the nationally accredited CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance and CUA 50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance).


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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Newcastle Ballet Theatre Certificate in DanceNSW

Newcastle Ballet Theatre Full Time Course
Part Time Transittions Program (PTTP)


Offering in our Full Time Program - CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance, & CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance). As a part of our Part Time Transitions Program, (PTTP) Newcastle Ballet Theatre offers the CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance. All Qualifications are delivered under the auspice with ATOD (RTO #31624).


NBT provides facilities and time, as needed, built into the daily timetable. Newcastle Ballet Theatre's Full Time Program is designed for the serious student wishing to pursue a career in dance. Our program runs 5 days a week, with around 30 studio hours per week. The program aims to increase, improve, and refine technique, strength, knowledge and presentation. In addition to the Full Time hours, all Full Time dancers have access to all studio classes, inclusive of Full Time fees, as well as Private Coaching, helping to build not only stronger technicians and dancers, but also well rounded and intelligent artists. For further details, please contact the studio on 02495 69372 or Rider on 0401 214 042 or our website.



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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' from studio training 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, choreography, production techniques and performance psychology in all major genres (including Hip Hop, Latin and Ballroom), as well as body mechanics, 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 www.ampa.edu.au.

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Russian Choreographic AcademyVIC
Full time Course for students who have finished academic studies or are studying with distance education.

Ballet and Academic for students who are doing academic studies with our specially designed academic programme.
Ballet and Academic for students who are in years 7 & 8 Academic).
Junior Programme for students 9.5 years to 12 years.

The Russian Choreographic Academy has an Associate Programme for Regional Students by audition.


The Russian Choreographic Academy brings highest quality International teachers to Australia from Russia and Europe. Our Vaganova teachers are graduated from the world famous Vaganova Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia, The Russian Choreographic Academy (RCA) provides gifted students with the opportunity to be trained in the true Russian System, a system which has trained a multitude of the world’s greatest dancers and is in high demand internationally. These students will have master classical teachers who have graduated from either The Vaganova Academy St Petersburg or other top Russian academies. These teachers are brought to Australia under sole contract to RCA. Entry is by audition only.


The students will study all facets of dance which will lead them towards a career in classical ballet and not have to be re-trained for professional and international standards. Students will also have the opportunity to complete their academic studies at nearby highly respected Camberwell High School (co-ed) and Canterbury Girls High School. They can study years 8-12 and gain full University Entrance Scores. As well as the best possible ballet training available, the academic education is catered for by two of Victoria’s top non-selective high schools. Classes are kept to very small numbers to enable students to receive very personal and careful teaching. The Academy teaches Years 1-8 of the Russian Training System. Students take part in performances mid-year and end of year performances in large professional theatre. RCA has 3 fully fitted professional studios, with sprung floors, mirrors, heating, cooling and spacious dressing rooms. The Academy is close to all public transport and close to central Melbourne.



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Brent StreetNSW
Nationally Recognised Training Courses:


Brent Street is a registered training organisation (RTO #91488) which offers a well-respected training ground for those after a career in the performing arts industry. Delivering the best performing arts tuition in Australia for nearly 30 years.

Australia’s leading performing arts centre located in Sydney.

With nearly 30 years of delivering quality performing arts tuition, Brent Street is well recognised and respected as the training ground for professionals who want a top career in dance and the performing arts. Brent Street has a serious musical theatre, commercial and contemporary dance focus and is the only true, triple threat school of its kind covering singing, dancing and acting.


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Steps on Broadway International Student Visa ProgramNew York, USA
Professional Training Programs: International Independent Study Program (IISP), Steps Conservatory Program, Steps’ Steele Pilates Teacher Certification 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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The McDonald College Full TimeNSW
Classical ballet, dance, musical theatre, acting, music, tennis, academic studies:
- Year 3 to the NSW HSC
- Year 12 and Pathways to HSC programed to suit the needs of the individual  


The McDonald College is Australia's leading Academic and Performing Arts School. Our philosophy is for our students to excel academically whilst pursuing their passion for performance. The McDonald College is a non-denominational, co-educational school from Year 3 to Year 12 and we provide a specialized performing arts program, along with a rigorous academic program. Our students have the opportunity to allow their imaginations to flourish through the joy of performance. All our students have numerous opportunities to perform (including annual performances) and Classical Ballet students will have the opportunity to audition for, and if successful, perform in our pre-professional company, Premier State Ballet.



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