CUA60113 Advanced Diploma of Dance
(Elite Performance)

CRICOS Course Code: 084372K


Two year Nationally Accredited Full-Time CUA60113 Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) offering a comprehensive course covering a wide range of classes and dance styles, with a strong base of classical ballet. This course provides the ideal stimulus for students aiming for careers in dance. 

Endorsed Provider - Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) : Course Code: 084372K.

The course has a comprehensive curriculum including classes in Classical Ballet, Pointe Work, Pas De Deux, Variations and Repertoire, Specialized Coaching, Contemporary, International Character, Boys Classes, Fitness, Limber, Anatomy and Injury Prevention, Drama, Nutritional Guidance, Music, Dance Theory, Stage Craft and Applied Industry Studies. Throughout the year students are given performing experience and audition opportunities.

The progress of all students is carefully monitored and following assessments they receive individual reports. Assessments in the CUA60113 Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) are conducted in Semester One and Semester Two of First Year, and then in Semester One and Semester Two of Second Year. The course emphasizes correct placement, dynamics, performing quality and the development of a professional attitude.

The students are trained in the most up to date methods and styles in order to be fully prepared for the current requirements of international ballet and dance companies, and choreographers. All students are given specialized coaching and participate in our fully staged productions in preparation for a professional career in dance. Applied Industry Studies give the students practical, personal and writing skills necessary for a professional dancing career.

Former students have entered professional dance companies including The Australian Ballet, The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Colorado Ballet Company, Kiev Ballet Company, The Norwegian National Ballet, Prague National Theare Ballet, Ballet Landestheater-Salzburg, Ballet Ireland, Deutsche Oper-Berlin, Royal Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Ballet Manila, Sarasota Ballet, Houston Ballet and many other European dance companies.

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Units of Competency - CUA60113 Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)


CUADAN603 - Extend ballet technique to a professional level
CUADAN606 - Extend pointe work techniques to a professional level (females students only)
CUADAN605 - Perform pas de deux at a professional level
CUARES501 - Refine conceptual understanding of dance
CUADAN607 - Extend contemporary dance techniques to a professional level
CUADAN610 - Extend allied contemporary dance techniques at a professional level
CUADAN611 - Perform virtuoso contemporary dance technique
CUADAN609 - Extend cultural dance performance skills to a professional level
CUADAN601 - Perform dance repertoire at a professional level
CUADAN604 - Extend ballet performance skills to a professional level
CUADAN608 - Extend contemporary dance performance skills to a professional level
CUADAN602 - Perform advanced classical ballet technique
BSBWOR502B - Ensure team effectiveness
CUSMPF602A - Manage stagecraft aspects of performances
CUARES601 - Research and apply concepts of live performance practice
CUAWHS602 - Develop techniques for maintaining resilience in a competitive environment
CUVPRP502A - Prepare for sustainable professional practice
CUAWHS601 - Apply advanced gym and weight training to ballet (male students only)
SISSSCO513 - Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs