National College Of Dance

National College Of Dance

151 Young Road
NSW 2299

02 4952 9294



National College Of Dance
National College Of Dance
Dancer: Nathan Cole

  • CUA30113 - Certificate III In Dance
  • CUA40113 - Certificate IV in Dance
  • CUA50114 - Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
  • Intensive Training Program - students from year 7 upwards.

Classical Stream for Certificate III in Dance (CUA30110), Certificate IV in Dance (CUA40113) and Diploma of Dance Elite Performance (CUA50114)

Contemporary Stream for Certificate IV in Dance (CUA40113) and Diploma of Dance Elite Performance (CUA50114)

Commercial / Jazz Stream for Diploma of Dance Elite Performance (CUA50114)

Intensive Training Program for students from Year 7 upwards.

Units selected in each of the Certificate and Diploma courses are a reflection of NCD's focus in preparing students for a professional career in dance for their chosen stream.

With outstanding results year after year, the NCD training programs have students who are performing in all genres all over the world. Our courses are streamed to ensure you get the most advanced individualised training in the genre that you are most interested in being employed. Our training in all streams have an emphasis on classical and contemporary technique. NCD students are technical, versatile and highly sought after when completing their training. Our teachers and mentors all have the common goal of developing each dancer to a level capable to pursue their dreams. With over a decade of experience as a Registered Training Organisation, each student leaves with a nationally recognised qualification giving them future options after a successful career in dance.

- Classical Ballet and Contemporary streams up to Diploma level;
- The extra support of preparing students for auditions through regular in-house audition classes; - Career planning sessions;
- Life skill sessions;
- Assistance with photo portfolios;
- Audition videos;
- Healthy eating nutrition sessions;
- Train in Australia's most dynamic coastal town; and
- On leaving all students join the NCD Alumni forum and have the opportunity to remain in contact with past NCD alumni located all over the world.

Main subjects:

Each stream has individualised course content specifically designed to provide students the highest level of training material available which will develop each dancer in their chosen genre.
All streams complete units in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Choreography, Anatomy, Nutrition, Body Conditioning, Career Planning, Performance and Audition Preparation, Partnering, Repertoire and Private Coaching.

Practical dance classes per week:

Classical Ballet, contemporary, repertoire, Jazz, choreography, partnering, body conditioning.

Contact hours per day:

8.00am to 5.30pm Monday - Friday

Pre-requisites/ entry requirements:

Students should be 12 years old+, completed Classical Ballet exams to the equivalent of Intermediate RAD level. Auditions require you to complete a college class with NCD and have a classical and contemporary or Jazz solo prepared. Interviews with Artistic Director will follow.

Main teachers:

-Brett Morgan OAM - Artistic Director / Choreographer
-Elise Frawley - Associate Artistic Director - NCD Junior Academy / Intensive Training Transition Program, Instructor/ Mentor RAD Examiner.
-Timothy Gordon - Mentor / Renowned international choreographer and Alexander Technique Instructor
-Jake Burden - Choreographer/ Mentor - Classical and Contemporary
-Debbie Ellis - Linnert - Choreographer and Instructor / Mentor - Contemporary
-Emma Burden - Nutritionist / Instructor - Classical and Character
-Zoe Jones - Choreographer / Instructor / Mentor - Contemporary and Jazz Choreographer
-Vicki Attard - Regular Guest Teacher - Classical and Pointe Instruction
-Alisha Coon - Instructor / Classical / Yoga / Meditation and Wellbeing

Audition date:

Video auditions can be submitted via our website Private auditions are available by appointment.

Audition requirements:

Solo in classical and also a second in your preferred genre is required. Private Audition Students will experience a full day of training with our current full time students as well as completing solos appropriate to the course applying for.


Available upon enquiry.

Scholarships or subsidies:

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Possible career options:

Graduates have the opportunity to audition for national and international finishing schools and companies. Full career guidance and assistance with audition applications and DVD's are provided by our experienced teachers.

A Student’s Perspective:

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