Elite Ballet is a comprehensive part-time, after school training program designed for dedicated and talented dancers wishing to gain a strong base of ballet training along with other complimentary styles to create a well-rounded and holistic dancer.
Opportunities throughout the program are provided for the students to undertake practical application of this training through performance work, auditions, competitions and workshops.
Students enjoy the benefit of working in a focussed environment where specialised teachers emphasise correct technique, placement, dynamics, quality of movement and presentation.
Students attend core classes in ballet, strength and conditioning, character, pointe, repertoire and acrobatics. Training is conducted over 2 nights during the week as well as Saturday afternoons, which allows for rest days in between to allow the body to repair itself to minimise injury and avoid burnout.
Students also take at least one elective in another dance style to complement their training. Students in Years 10-12 also have the option of adding VCE VET Dance to have their elite training count toward their ATAR score and Certificate II in Dance.
Throughout the program, students also learn dance theory including anatomy, nutrition, injury prevention, mechanics of movement, history, stagecraft and music theory.
Elite Ballet students are selected by an annual audition, although students may apply at other times subject to availability of a position in the program.