Professional Development
Dance Course

Level up your dance skills in 2021 with this
Professional Development Course in Melbourne

PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT COURSE

for professional dancers with prior qualifications
6 months to 1 year

full-time

This is a 6 month to 1 year professional training program for the professional level with prior qualifications or experience. It is designed for highly motivated & disciplined dancers with advanced technical level. The program provides advanced-level training over a range of Performing Arts disciplines with particular emphasis on ‘Dance & Performance’, supported by allied units such as Vocals, Acting, and theoretical units. The syllabus is comprised of several core subjects in classical ballet, supplemented by a range of theatrical & commercial electives.
The course is designed to foster and refine, the performer’s versatility, adaptability and technical ability in preparation for the mandatory requirements of a professional Dance career in the higher echelons of the industry in Australia and overseas. Students are encouraged to realise their full potential and are instilled with the principles of artistic excellence, discipline, career strategy, hard work, dedication, and training.

COURSE STRUCTURE

DANCE

  • Jazz Dance
  • Classical Ballet
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Dance Performance
  • Hip-hop Dance
  • Tap Dance
  • Song & Dance
  • Lyrical Dance
  • Musical Theatre Dance Repertoire
  • Cultural Dance
  • Pas de Deux
  • Pointe
  • Choreography

ALLIED UNITS

  • Pilates
  • Core Dynamics
  • Safe Dance and OH&S
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Basic Physiology
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Plan a career
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatrical Make-up
  • Acrobatics

VOCAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Ensemble Vocals
  • Vocal Repertoire
  • Solo Vocal Classes
  • Practice in Performance
(No prior experience required in this area)

ACTING

  • Introduction to Acting
  • Improvisation

OPTIONAL TRAINING

Students may supplement their training by adding these optional units:
  • Keyboard skills
  • Music Theory
  • Accent & Dialect
Dance Student Auditioning

AUDITIONS

Entry is by audition. Applications are now welcome for this year’s intake. Interstate & NZ applicants may audition by electronic submission through YouTube or Vimeo. Go to AUDITION page.

FACULTY

The Dance World Studios / APO Arts Academy faculty is a cohesive team of professional and creative personnel, performers, lecturers & instructors, all of whom bring creativity, inspiration and a world of experience into the classroom. Each faculty member is a professional in their respective field of expertise, and dedicated to giving students the resources necessary to help them make the transition from ‘student’ to ‘artist & performer’.
Photos of our dance teachers on our teachers wall