After 8 years of compilation and as result of 24 years experience as a professional dancer and dance lecturer both in Australia and overseas, former ballerina with The Australian Ballet, Christine Walsh A.M. has completed and devised her classical ballet training and assessment program, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet. The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet is based on the Russian (Vaganova) Method of classical has developed this program adapting the existing 8 year Vaganova method to become a 12 year training and assessment program. This enables ballet students to study this program from 6 years of age as part-time students. The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet's 12 year program is designed to suit the needs of all classical ballet students who are unable to take full-time dance training from an early age. This program is taught in three sectors at the school - Preparatory Program, Specialised Coaching Program and the Half Day Program (CUA50111 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) and CUA40111 Certificate IV in Dance).
The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet's training and assessment program emphasizes correct placement, dynamics and performing quality which are all qualities inherent in the Vaganova method. In addition to this, the program aims to develop in the student a professional attitude which will assist them in the pursuit of a career either as a professional dancer or teacher.