Diploma of Dance - Elite Performance

Australian Ballet School, The

This qualification is part of the Creative Arts and Culture Training Package. It reflects the role of dancers working or aspiring to work in professional dance companies. At this level individuals are expected to apply theory and creative skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have autonomy in performing complex technical operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad but generally well-defined parameters.

Course Fee:

Australian: $29,000
International: $32,000

Entry Requirements:

An audition or other form of evidence where the candidate demonstrates competence in at least one dance style at Certificate IV level


17 units: 9 core; 8 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Refine ballet technique; Refine ballet performance skills; Refine contemporary dance technique; Refine dance partnering technique; Refine performance techniques; Prepare for performances in a competitive environment; Incorporate anatomy and nutrition principles into skill development; Maintain a high level of fitness for performance; Develop own sustainable professional practice. Electives: Create and perform complex dance pieces; Perform ballet solo variations; Apply theatrical make-up and hairstyles; Participate in gym and weight training for performances; Plan and organise dance classes; plus more.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00253A

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Southbank No info No Full time 2 years
Established in 1964, The Australian Ballet School is a Registered Training Organisation that provides vocational training in classical ballet for dancers for The Australian Ballet and other leading national and international companies. Graduates are now in approximately 80 companies around the world.

Provider CRICOS: 00253A

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