The Elite Dance program is part-time after school training designed to develop young, dedicated and talented dancers to a pre-professional level through specialised and methodical training.
Opportunities throughout the program are provided for the students to undertake practical application of this training through performance work, auditions, competitions and external workshops.
Students enjoy the benefit of working in a focussed environment where specialised teachers guide and assist them in a holistic and dedicated manner. The program emphasizes correct technique, placement, dynamics and performance quality.
The students attend core classes in jazz, ballet, strength and conditioning, acrobatics and performance preparation. Training is conducted over two nights during the week as well as Saturday afternoons, which allow for rest days in between to allow the body to repair itself to minimise injury and avoid burnout.
We also offer an extension program – a third weekday evening that can be tailored for Elite Dance students who want to maximise their skill progression.
For those students completing their VCE in Year 12, we offer an optional compressed Elite Dance program which is one evening a week and Saturday afternoon. This supports those who are wanting to balance elite dance training with their academic study.
Students in Years 10–12 also have the option of adding VCE VET Dance to their program to have their elite training count toward their ATAR score and Certificate II in Dance.
Throughout the program, students also cover dance theory including anatomy, nutrition, injury prevention, mechanics of movement, history, stagecraft and music theory.
Elite Dance students are selected by an annual audition, although students may apply at other times subject to availability of a position in the program.