Auditions Calendar 2021
Believe it or not, it is already time to be considering your 2022 options and diarising audition dates. See our list below.
Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA)
AMPA has two locations, one campus in Alexandria, Sydney and the other in Surry Hills, Sydney.
Courses: Bachelor of Dance, Associate Degree of Dance and Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre). The admissions process is audition based and these are organised directly through our admissions board and will be one on one with our Head of Dance, Dr Maya Gavish.
Alegria Dance Studios
Woolloomooloo, Sydney NSW
Courses: Full Time Classical Course.
Prospective full time students will spend a day with present fulltimers participating in all the classes and various dance genres as well as one theory class, so they can be fully assessed.
Amanda Bollinger Dance Academy
Southport (Gold Coast), Qld
Courses: Junior/Intermediate Training Programs (5-12 yrs): In-class Auditions by arrangement; Part-Time/Full-Time Training Program (13 yrs and over): Private or In-class Auditions by arrangement.
Annette Roselli Dance Academy
Courses: Annette Roselli dance Academy full-time and part-time Elite Training Program (ETP).
Certificate IV in Dance, Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management, Diploma in Dance, Advanced Diploma in Dance
Auditions Sunday 17th October and by private arrangement or DVD.
The Australian Ballet School
Southbank (Melbourne), Vic
Courses: Auditions are required for entry into The Australian Ballet School’s Full Time, After School and Intra/Interstate & International (ITP) Programmes.
There are two ways to audition; via the annual National Audition Tour or by submitting a digital audition.
2021 National Audition Tour (Subject to change and COVID-19 restrictions)
Launceston: 30 May 2021
Canberra: 20 June 2021
Sydney: 4-7 July 2021
Brisbane: 8-9 July 2021
Cairns: 11-12 July 2021
Adelaide: 18-19 July 2021
Perth: 20-22 July 2021
Melbourne: 26-28 July 2021
National Audition Finals Week: August 2021 (TBC)
For more information on The Australian Ballet School’s audition process, or to submit a digital audition, visit www.australianballetschool.com.au/auditions
The Australian College of Physical Education
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
Courses: Bachelor of Dance Education, Bachelor of Dance Practice, Bachelor of Health Science (Dance)
Tuesday, July 13th 2021
Tuesday, November 9th 2021
Tuesday, December 7th 2021
Tuesday, February 15th 2022
North Strathfield, NSW
Courses: 10874NAT Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts Course. Visit our website to request a Prospectus and Audition application form.
The Jane Moore Academy of Ballet
Courses: Coaching Program Fulltime/Part time
Auditions by Private Arrangement 0457131320
The McDonald College
North Strathfield, NSW
Courses: Classical Ballet, Commercial Dance, Sydney Dance Co - Contemporary Dance
Auditions: Friday 11 June
Register your interest for an upcoming Entry Audition by submitting an Audition Expression of Interest. Our Registrar will then contact you with further details. Prospective students are required to nominate the performing arts discipline/s they wish to audition for. The Application Fee must be paid prior to Auditions.
Classical Ballet: Prospective students will participate in an open classical ballet class.
Commercial Dance: Prospective students will participate in a jazz class.
Contemporary Dance: Presented in partnership with the Sydney Dance Company, prospective student will participate in a contemporary class.
National College of Dance
Courses: Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance), Certificate IV in Dance, Certificate III in Dance, Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management and Certificate IV in Music Industry. (Classical Music) CUA40195
Dance Auditions: Classical / Contemporary streams are by DVD or by private audition. Minimum of RAD Intermediate - Foundation or above will be considered. Music Auditions are by DVD or private audition. Grade 7 AMEB or equivalent and above will be considered.
Certificate IV in Dance teaching and management is by application. Please provide a covering letter to your current dance experience and also why you’d like to teach dance and what you believe makes a great dance teacher. Please go to www.nationalcollegeofdance.com/audition to arrange an audition pack.
National Institute of Circus Arts
Courses: Bachelor of Circus Arts, Certificate IV in Circus Arts
Applications for both courses will open on 19 July 2021 and close on 30th August 2021. Auditions will take place around the country in September and October 2021. Information about the NICA audition process can be found at www.nica.com.au.
National Theatre Ballet School
St Kilda, Melbourne, Vict
Courses: Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113, Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113, Specialist- Emerging Artists Program
Newcastle Ballet Theatre
Courses: Full time dancers course offering Non-Certificate and Certificate training. (Details available on our website). Auditions for 2022 taken throughout Terms 2, 3 & 4 via private arrangement with the Principals, or via video entry (details available on our website)
New Zealand School of Dance
Wellington, New Zealand
Courses: NZSD offers two full-time professional dance training programmes:
The New Zealand Diploma in Dance (Level 6) is a two year course designed to prepare students for a performance career. Upon completion students may apply to complete The Diploma in Dance Performance (Level 7), which focusses on providing performance opportunities and industry experience.
The 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.
2021 Audition Dates:
· 2 October: Wellington, New Zealand
· 7 October: Melbourne, Australia
· 8 October: Brisbane, Australia
· 9 October: Sydney, Australia
Please visit our website for full details on how to register for auditions.
Queensland Ballet Academy
Kelvin Grove and West End, Queensland
Courses: Foundation Program
Selection Experiences are held throughout the year in lieu of formal auditions. For our 2021 mid-year intake, the next Selection Experience will take place on Monday, 14 June 2021 at our Kelvin Grove facilities. The Selection Experience involves a building tour, teacher meet-and-greet, class observation and easy-to-follow ballet assessment activities. More information can be found at www.queenslandballet.com.au/foundation-program
Guest Academy Program (Levels 6 – 4)
Auditions for our 2022 intake will be held in Brisbane on Saturday 13 November 2021. Auditions will adhere to COVID-19 health regulations. Visit www.queenslandballet.com.au/auditions for more information.
Academy Program (Levels 6 – 4)
Auditions for our 2022 intake will be held in-person in Brisbane on Saturday 4 September 2021. Auditions will adhere to COVID-19 health regulations. Visit www.queenslandballet.com.au/auditions for more information.
Academy Program (Levels 3 – 1)
Auditions for our 2022 intake will be held in-person in Brisbane on Saturday 28 August 2021, and Melbourne on Sunday 5 September 2021, with Sydney dates to be announced. Auditions will adhere to COVID-19 health regulations. Visit www.queenslandballet.com.au/auditions for more information.
Auditions for our 2022 intake will be held in-person in Melbourne on Sunday 5 September 2021, and in Brisbane on Saturday 11 September 2021. Auditions will adhere to COVID-19 health regulations.
Qld National Ballet School
Windsor, Brisbane QLD
Courses: Qld National Ballet School Full-time Government Accredited Courses from 12yrs+ in Classical and Contemporary Dance. Specialist in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Male Coaching and Pas De Deux training using the Russian Vaganova Method of Classical Ballet
· Advanced Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113 15yrs+
· Certificate IV of Dance CUA40113 12yrs+ (available part-time or full-time)
RTO no. 31713
Audition dates (Australian and New Zealand Nationals only)
· Online/Video Auditions 2021/2022- Accepting Now
· Private Audition 2021/2022 by appointment.
· Group Audition 2022- August 2021.
Kelvin Grove, Brisbane
Courses: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance), Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) / Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Applying to study Dance at QUT is a two-step process: Step one, apply to QTAC. Step two, apply to QUT with supporting documents including videoed audition pieces. Applications close Sept 27. Check the website for more details.
Russian Choreographic Academy
Hawthorn East, Vic
Courses: Professional Russian Ballet Training course
Spectrum Dance Studios
Courses: Spectrum Professional Program - 12 Months (Non-Accredited) CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance – 12 Months CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance – 12 Months CUA50213 Diploma of Musical Theatre – 12 Months
CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) – 12 Months The above certificate and diploma courses qualifications are awarded by Swinburne University of Technology RTO 3059 delivered by Spectrum Dance.
We are currently taking applicants for all courses.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0499901393 / 0398306588 to secure your audition.
Sydney College of Dance
- ArtistPro™ Advanced Diploma of Dance – CUA60113 (FULL TIME – 5 DAYS)
- ArtistPro™ Diploma of Dance – CUA50113 (full-time – 5 days)
- ArtistPro™ Certificate IV in Dance – CUA40113 (full-time – 5 days)
- ArtistPro™ Senior Transition (day and afternoon program)
- ArtistPro™ Youth Transition (afternoon program)
Applications by private audition and online video audition!
Sydney Dance Company
Dawes Point, NSW
Courses: Professional training in contemporary and classical dance technique and performance skills. Offering CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) and CUA60113 Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) over 2 years, delivered through an auspice arrangement with the Australian Teachers of Dance Limited (RTO 31624). 2022 auditions open Monday 3 May. Please see website for more information on auditioning.
TAFE SA / Flinders University
Adelaide, South Australia
Courses: Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) (UNIFL0001)
Live Auditions: Mon 20 Sep, Fri 15 Oct and Wed 24 Nov 2021, 9am. Live auditions will be held at the Adelaide College of the Arts,
39 Light Square, Adelaide, SA
Video Auditions: Due by 5.00pm Fri 29 Oct 2021. Video auditions can be emailed to email@example.com. For further information contact TAFE SA’s Adelaide College of the Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tanya Pearson Academy
St Leonards, NSW
Courses: Full Time Program (Levels I, II, III & Pre Professional)
Open Audition Day - TBA, Audition by video or private audition.
Part Time Programs
Audition Dates - TBA, Audition by video or private audition.
Transition & Affiliate Program
Applications welcome throughout the year:
Terry Simpson Studios
Courses: Full-Time Vocational Coaching Program, Auditions by arrangement
Victorian College of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
Courses: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
All applicants must participate in an audition. We highly recommend you have prior training in contemporary dance and other dance techniques including those of non-Western lineages. More details: https://study.unimelb.edu.au/how-to-apply/auditions-and-interviews/bachelor-of-fine-arts-dance-auditions-and-interviews
Website address: https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/undergraduate/bachelor-of-fine-arts-dance/
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)
All applicants will be required to audition as the final component of the application process. For more information, please see Auditions and interviews: https://study.unimelb.edu.au/how-to-apply/auditions- and-interviews/bachelor-of-fine-arts-music-theatre-auditions-and-interviews
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Mount Lawley, WA
- Bachelor of Arts (Dance)
- Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
- Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
- Bachelor of Performing Arts (Hons) Dance
Online applications are now open. Go to the website for full details.
Youth Ballet WA
Burswood, Perth, WA
Course name/s with audition instructions:
Pre Professional Course.
Auditions are held throughout the year, for students aged between 8-18, with our Performance Director and teaching staff. Students can audition any time during the school term. Candidates are asked to submit an audition application which can be located on our Website. They will be asked to attend a Classical Ballet class followed by an interview.