Auditions Calendar 2025

Photo shows the National Theatre Ballet School’s Isabelle Jones. Photo by Jacinta Christos.
The National Ballet School’s Annabelle Jones. Photo by Jacinta Christos.

Do you want to study dance full-time in 2025? Start your preparations by consulting our select list of schools.

Alegria Dance Studios

Woolloomooloo, NSW

Courses: Full Time Classical Ballet Course (Contemporary, Spanish and Jazz included)

Audition: By private arrangement throughout the year.

www.alegria.com.au

 

Amanda Bollinger Dance Academy

Southport, Queensland

Course titles: After-School Classes for 3-16 year olds, Part-Time Training Program for 12-14 year olds & Full-Time Training Program from 13 years, including Nationally Recognised Qualifications in Dance offered in partnership with Empowerdance Pty Ltd RTO: 40397

Audition: Private or In-class auditions throughout the year by appointment only

www.vaganova.com.au

 

Annette Roselli Dance Academy

Manly West/Tingalpa, Queensland

Courses: Full-time Elite Training Program (ETP) from 13 years, Part-time Training Program for 12-16 year olds, after school classes for 1-20 year olds, Nationally Recognised Qualifications in Dance - Certificate III in Dance (CUA30120), Certificate IV in Dance (CUA40120), Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management (CUA40320), Diploma of Professional Dance - Elite Performance (CUA51520), Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance - Elite Performance (CUA60120).

Audition: Private auditions available by appointment or online as required.

www.annetteroselliballet.com.au

 

Australasian Dance Collective

Fortitude Valley, Queensland

Course titles: Offering CUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance). ADC will deliver this qualification in partnership with Australian Teachers of Dancing (RTO 31624).

Audition: Brisbane | September 2024. Applications open June 2024.

www.australasiandancecollective.com/training

 

The Australian Ballet School

Melbourne, Victoria

Courses: Auditions are required for entry into The Australian Ballet School’s Part-Time Program (Levels 1-3) and Full Time Program (Levels 4-8), which includes the CUA51520 Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) CRICOS 110134D (Levels 5 & 6, two year course); CUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) CRICOS 110135C (Level 7, one year course); and 11008NAT Graduate Diploma of Classical Ballet CRICOS 108466B (Level 8, one year course).

Audition: Two ways to audition: via the annual National Audition Tour or by submitting a digital audition

www.australianballetschool.com.au/auditions

 

Danceworks Sydney

Newtown, NSW

Courses: Full-Time Program

Qualifications: CUA51520 Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) and CUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)

Audition: Private auditions can be arranged throughout the year

www.danceworkssydney.com.au/fulltime-training

 

ED5INTERNATIONAL

North Strathfield, NSW

Course title: 10874NAT Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts Course.

Audition:

Early entry:

Brisbane - Saturday 27th April; Sydney - Sunday 28th April

Main Auditions:

Brisbane - Saturday 1st June; Sydney - Sunday 2nd June

Visit our website to request a Prospectus and Audition application form. Online and private auditions also available.

www.ed5international.com.au

 

McDonald College

North Strathfield, NSW

Courses: Classical Ballet, Commercial Dance, Contemporary Dance, Senior Contemporary Dance (with Sydney Dance Company). Up to 2 hours of training daily integrated into a normal school day.

Audition: 22 March, 24 May, 16 August, 1 November. You can also audition via video.

www.mcdonald.nsw.edu.au

 

The National Ballet School

St Kilda, Victoria

Course titles: (CUA40120) Certificate IV in Dance Diploma. (CUA51520) Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance).  (CUA51520), Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance).

Audition: Register your interest now for October 2024 auditions. Visit website for audition dates and locations.

nationaltheatre.org.au/ballet-school/pre-professional

 

National College of Dance

Lambton, NSW

Course titles:  Professionally designed and trained elite training programs for dancers wishing to have a career in the dance / arts industry 1.  Associate Program, 2. Certificate II in Dance, 3. Certificate III in Dance, 4. Certificate IV in Dance, 5. Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance). 6. Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) 7. Certificate III in Dance Teaching and Management

Audition:  Auditions for 2025 now open by private arrangement

nationalcollegeofdance.com/full-time/request-an-audition

 

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)

Prahran, Victoria

Could your dance skills take you further than you thought possible?

Find out with the NICA Audition Masterclass: 22 June 2024

nica.com.au/audition-masterclass

 

New Zealand School of Dance

Wellington, New Zealand

Courses: NZSD offers two full-time professional dance training programmes majoring in either Classical Ballet or Contemporary Dance: The New Zealand Diploma in Dance Performance (Level 6) is a two-year course designed to prepare students for a performance career.

Upon completion, students may apply to complete The New Zealand School of Dance Diploma in Dance Performance (Level 7), which focusses on providing performance opportunities and industry experience.

The New Zealand School of Dance Diploma in Dance Performance (Level 7) is equivalent to an undergraduate degree, allowing the possibility of postgraduate study and many career pathways. Entry to full-time training at the New Zealand School of Dance is by audition.

2024 Audition Dates:

28 September: Wellington, New Zealand

4 October: Melbourne, Australia

Date TBC: Sydney, Australia

Date TBC: Brisbane, Australia

Please visit our website for full details on how to register for auditions.

www.nzschoolofdance.ac.nz/audition

 

Queensland Ballet

Brisbane, Queensland

Audition dates: 2025 Company and Jette Parker Young Artist

Brisbane – 14 September 2024

Melbourne – 8 September 2024

queenslandballet.com.au/auditions

 

Queensland Ballet Academy

Brisbane, Queensland

Audition dates: 2025 Pre-Professional Program (Post School)

Melbourne – 8 September 2024; Brisbane – 14 September 2024

2025 Upper and Lower School (Academic Years 7 – 12)

Brisbane – 24 August 2024; Sydney – 18 August 2024; Melbourne – 1 September 2024

2024/2025 Foundation Program (Academic Years Prep – 6)

Brisbane – 10 June 2024 (for Semester 2 2024); Brisbane – 20 November 2024 (for Semester 1 2025)

2025 Guest Academy Program (Academic Years 7 – 9)

Academy International Auditions (2025 Upper School, Lower School and Pre-Professional Program)

Audition via video submission only. Audition submissions close 1 November 2024.

academy.queenslandballet.com.au/auditions

 

Queensland College of Dance

Kedron, Brisbane Queensland

Course titles: Full-time Accredited Courses: BALLET, COMMERCIAL, CONTEMPORARY, MUSICAL THEATRE. CUA51520 Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance). CUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance). CUA50220 Diploma of Musical Theatre. 10955NAT Advanced Diploma of Art (Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance). Part-time Accredited Course: DANCE EXCELLENCE. CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance. CUA40120 Certificate IV in Dance. Part-time Non-Accredited Course: ELITE BALLET. RTO1476/CRICOS 01600A.

Audition: INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE AUDITION DAY - Ballet, Commercial, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Dance Excellence, Elite Ballet: Sunday 11th August 2024 (register online).

Private Auditions and Video Submissions also available.

www.queenslandcollegeofdance.com.au

 

Russian Choreographic Academy

Hawthorn East, Victoria

Courses: Full Time and part time tuition with all levels of the Russian Classical Ballet.

Audition: private arrangement throughout the year for ages 9 to 16 years. International Audition preparation and Victorian Certificate of Education VETDANCE.

russianchoreographicacademy.com.au

 

Scimm. Dance Pre-Professional

Malvern East, Victoria

Course titles: Full-time pre-professional training course in contemporary dance, Certificate IV in Dance (CUA4012)

Audition: Sunday, September 15th & by private arrangement, email info@scimmdance.com.au

www.scimmdance.com.au/preprofessional

 

Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year

Sydney, NSW

Course titles: Professional Training in Classical and Contemporary Dance Technique and Performance Skills. Offering CUA51520 Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) and CUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) over 2 years (RTO #45863). See website for more information on auditioning.

Audition: 15 September 2024, or online as required

www.sydneydancecompany.com/advanced-training/pre-professional-year

 

TAFE SA I Adelaide College of the Arts

Adelaide, South Australia

Courses: Certificate IV in Dance [CUA40120] and Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance), delivered in partnership with Flinders University

Audition: Live Auditions: Monday 23 September, Monday 21 October and Monday 18 November 2024, 9am – 2pm Venu: Adelaide College of the Arts. Video Auditions: open 22 July and close 29 November 2024 and can be emailed to admissions@tafesa.edu.au

www.tafesa.edu.au/dance

 

Tanya Pearson Academy

St Leonards, NSW

Courses: Full Time Programs (Levels I, II, III & Pre-Professional) Qualification: CUA61520 – Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)

Audition: By video or private audition throughout the year: tanyapearsonacademy.com.au/full-time-courses-audition-application-form

Part-Time Programs Audition by video or private audition throughout the year: app.classmanager.com/portal/tanya-pearson-academy/register

Affiliate Program Applications welcome throughout the year: tanyapearsonacademy.com.au/affiliate-form

 

Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne

Southbank, Victoria

Course: Master of Dance: Recorded performance only as part of online application

Auditions: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance): Saturday 26 October–Sunday 27 October 2024, at Southbank Campus and online

study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/master-of-dance

study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/undergraduate/bachelor-of-fine-arts-dance

 

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

Mount Lawley, Western Australia

Courses:

CUA51520 - Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)

CUA60120 - Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)

Bachelor of Arts (Dance)

Bachelor of Performing Arts (Honours) – LINK Dance Company

Master of Arts (Performing Arts)

Audition: WAAPA’s application portal opens on the 1st of May and closes 1st September. Auditions are held in Perth in September and in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide in late-September/early October. Exact times and venue locations will be published on the WAAPA website in June.

www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/courses-and-admissions/our-courses/dance