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CUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)
Full-Time Ballet Program
Part Full-Time Ballet Program in conjunction with Australian Performing Arts Grammar School
The Full-Time Program at Danceworks Sydney is a goal oriented course, delivered within a nurturing environment, for students who show potential, are hard working and dedicated to pursuing a career in dance. The emphasis is on training young dancers to have secure and safe dance technique as a base, as well as developing each student's artistry, musicality, versatility, resilience and self belief. The goal setting aspect of the course is based on individual progression. Students are taught strategies to achieve their personal best. They are also taught injury prevention in order to sustain a long, healthy career. The number of students accepted onto the program is small in order to ensure each student is given enough attention and guidance. The aim of the program is to prepare students for the challenges of working in a dance company.
Dancers nowadays are required to be strong, versatile and able to work in a team. Students are prepared for RAD exams, Eisteddfods, National and International pre-professional school auditions (predominantly for schools attached to companies) and Company auditions.
Studio Director, Olivia Jenkins, a former professional dancer with English National Ballet, Stadt Ballett Koblenz, Balletto di Teatro Massimo, holds a Distinction from the Professional Dancer's Teaching Diploma from the Royal Academy of Dance, London and a BA Honours in Professional Practice (Ballet) from London University. She has been a Guest Teacher around the world including for the RAD International Summer Schools in Tokyo, Singapore, London and Italy.
Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Neo-classical Technique, Repertoire, Pointe, Male Technique, Pas de Deux, RAD Syllabus, Character, Private Coaching, Lyrical, Jazz, Body Conditioning, Stretch Technique, Anatomy, Dance History, Choreography, Injury Prevention, Progressing Ballet Technique and Visualisation.
20+ classes per week. For a detailed timetable please contact Danceworks Sydney for a full timetable.
9am-5pm Monday - Saturday
Students must have reached the necessary level in dance to be accepted onto the Course.
Olivia Jenkins ARAD PDTD BA Hons (Balletto di Teatro Massimo, Cannes Jeune Ballet, English
National Ballet & Stadt Ballett Koblenz, Germany), Amy Ballet (Staatsballett Berlin, Royal Danish Ballet, Romanian National Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet), Victor Zarallo (Scottish Ballet, Sydney Dance Company), Wanda Wojtulewicz-Levine (National Folkloric Festival), Zac Jaffar (Singapore Dance Theatre).
Prospective students can apply throughout the year. Main intake is annually in late January.
Private audition by request. Physiotherapy assessment for suitability to training is recommended.
Please contact for fees and brochure.
Scholarship or Subsidies
Scholarships are given to students who show outstanding potential and motivation, and to financially compromised students.
Possible Career Options
Full-Time students are preparing for professional careers as dancers both nationally and internationally. Beyond the stage, after retirement from professional dance, there are many options open to trained dancers - Artistic Directors, Choreographers, Repetiteurs, Teachers/Coaches, Physiotherapists (requires further training), Actors, Benesh Notators, Dance Critic. Dancers also have transferable life skills which can be implemented into many other fields.