Terry Simpson Studios

Terry Simpson Studios

212 Gays Arcade (plus 2 suburban branches)
SA 5000

08 8223 4374



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Full time Vocational Coaching Course.
SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) - Dance, Stage 1 & 2.
Royal Academy of Dance CBTS Mentoring.

Students attend Terry Simpson Studios's Full-time Vocational Coaching Programme from all over Australia and overseas.

Assistance with arrangements for students to complete their academic studies whilst participating in the Programme.

Aimed at students from Year 10 academic level, it provides students with an intensive and specialised foundation on which to build careers in professional dance, dance teaching and allied dance fields.

Graduates acceptances include: Dutch National Ballet; Australian Ballet School & Company; Sydney Dance Company; Compagnie Thor (Belgium); Ballet Dortmund (Germany) ; Royal Ballet Flanders (Belgium); Singapore Dance Theatre; NZ School of Dance; NIDA; WA Ballet Company amongst many others.

Main subjects:

The core components include RAD vocational exam coaching, Solo Seal, advanced classical and
contemporary open classes, pas de deux, repertoire, pointe, specialised coaching, competition
and audition preparation, yoga and pilates.

Practical dance classes per week:

8.30 - 4.30 Mon - Fri with Sunday Coaching (Based on individual requirement).

Contact hours per day:

8.30 - 4.30 Mon - Fri with Sunday Coaching (Based on individual requirement).

Pre-requisites/ entry requirements:

By Audition only.

Main teachers:

Terry Simpson (Principal), Janet Bridgman, Aidan Munn, Kerry Skinner, Ellen Gurr,
Helen Cooper, Oliver Toth, Catherine Wells, Brooke Arnold, Daniela DiFabio.

Audition date:

Contact for details.



Scholarships or subsidies:

On audition and by special arrangement.

Possible career options:

The course has consistently provided a foundation for students to advance to tertiary dance
programmes, dance companies and other areas in the arts such as drama, film, musical theatre
and television.

A Student’s Perspective:


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