Adelaide College of the Arts I TAFE SA

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Certificate IV in Dance (CUA40120)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)

Course Details

This course is designed to prepare and introduce you to a pre-professional performing arts career. It provides skills and qualities to lead the stage in performing arts, and the education to be competitive in the industry.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Stage and education-based dancer
COURSE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Satisfactory performance in an audition
DURATION: 6 months full-time
DELIVERY: On campus, full-time

Delivered in partnership with Flinders University at TAFE SA’s Adelaide College of the Arts, the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) is a rigorous degree in elite dance performance. The course places an emphasis on contemporary dance performance and explores both practical and theoretical elements of dance. Classes cover classical and contemporary dance, together with acting, anatomy and kinesiology, history, music, composition and production, with intensive training held in state-of-the-art rehearsal and performance spaces.

The course is industry focused, giving you rare and exclusive access to professional dance artists, companies and their networks.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Dancer, choreographer, producer, artistic director, teacher, curator.
COURSE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Satisfactory performance in an audition AND successful completion of SACE (year 12) results (or equivalent) achieving an ATAR of 60 or above OR Certificate III or higher OR satisfactory results in the STAT.
DURATION: Up to 3 years full-time
DELIVERY: On campus, full-time


Contemporary dance, classical ballet, composition, improvisation, acrobatic tumbling, production performance, double work, yoga, anatomy and kinesiology, history of dance, critical studies, music studies for dancers, career management, dance vocational secondment.


Lisa Heaven, Lisa Synnott, Catherine Wells, Lee Brummer, Jack Ziesing, Carol Wellman-Kelly, Daniel Jaber, Simi Roche, Peter Sheedy, Alison Currie, Rowan Rossi, Tobiah Booth -Remmers, Zoe Dunwoodie and Sue Healey


Dates: Monday 23 September, Monday 21 October and Monday 18 November 2024.
Time: 9.00am - 2.00pm

Venue: Adelaide College of the Arts, Level 3, Dance Rehearsal Studio, 39 Light Square, Adelaide 5000

Video audition submissions must contain 3 sections:
Section 1: 20 minutes of classical ballet class including: barre work, centre work and pirouettes.
Section 2: 20 minutes of contemporary dance technique. Due to the variety of training styles no specific technique is required.
Section 3: 3 minutes of creative solo (contemporary style). This is your opportunity to be expressive/creative.
Maximum allowed 45 minutes.

Video submissions open 22 July and close 29 November 2024 and are accepted via email to