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CUA50113

Diploma of Dance

(Elite Performance)

This course is designed for the younger school leaver who is seeking industry entry training in classical and contemporary dance.

Classes have a high degree of practical training, rehearsal and performance, across the disciplines of Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, Original Composition, Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Dance History and Industry Development subjects.

Credit for the completion of the Diploma may be banked for the student with the Queensland Studies Authority, may contribute to the issuance of a Queensland Certificate of Education, and may be credited toward an OP equivalent score: awarded by the Queensland Tertiary Application Centre, for students seeking higher education pathways.

Students are assessed through ongoing participation and development through each of the dance and performance streams, including rehearsal and performance participation in a number of performance events, in-house and external, throughout the year. The Diploma of Art is a prerequisite for students who wish to train to a higher level of skills through undertaking the Advanced Diploma of Art in their second year.

Entry requirements for this course include:

  • Competencies equivalent to completion of compulsory schooling in Australia (year 10) or at the Director’s discretion
  • Flexible, well proportioned physique and a strong classical technique.
  • Participation in an entrance audition
  • Medical certificate testifying the student is physically able to undertake requirements of the course

COURSE DETAILS

Our Courses are fully accredited and nationally recognised, with Austudy / Abstudy , Youth Allowance and CRICOS (01600A) approval. It is a full-time education in the specialisation of Classical and Contemporary Dance.

To achieve their qualification students must successfully complete all Units and have a minimum attendance record of eighty percent (80%).

In the event of a failed assessment the course structure allows for a resit, however, should students fail a

resit they are required to undertake that unit a second time. A per unit fee will apply.

Application for RPL can be made, however, can only be granted when all criteria is met for an entire Unit.

Course Duration: – Diploma – 1 year (40 weeks tuition, 6 weeks vacation)

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

There are many performance opportunities each year which students may be asked to perform in. These may include, but are not limited to, „In House‟ showings, Eisteddfods, Musical Theatre Showcase, Classical & Contemporary Showcase, Graduation and Corporate Events.

CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE SPECIALISATION

The units for the delivery of this qualification have been selected by ADPI in consultation with its clients to provide a qualification applicable across a range of skills suited to workplace requirements.

To facilitate this, ADPI has identified a number of combinations to develop four (4) streams. Each stream contains eight electives suited for males & females doing either ballet or contemporary dance. Candidates may only select one of the 4 streams, in consultation with the Director and Head of Department, and only those units listed in the selected stream are to be studied.


CORE UNITS

  • Refine ballet technique
  • Refine ballet performance skills
  • Refine contemporary dance technique
  • Refine dance partnering technique
  • Refine performance techniques
  • Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
  • Incorporate anatomy and nutrition principles into skill development
  • Prepare for performances in a competitive environment
  • Prepare for sustainable professional practice

ELECTIVES

Stream 1 Contemporary Dance (Females)

  • Create and perform dance pieces
  • Develop choreographic skills
  • Perform Repertoire for corps de ballet
  • Develop expertise in jazz dance technique
  • Perform virtuoso contemporary dance technique
  • Refine pointe work technique
  • Analyse cultural history and theory
  • Develop expertise in allied contemporary dance techniques

Stream 2 Contemporary Dance (Males)

  • Create and perform dance pieces
  • Develop choreographic skills
  • Perform repertoire for corps de ballet
  • Perform ballet solo variations
  • Perform virtuoso contemporary dance technique
  • Develop expertise in jazz dance technique
  • Analyse cultural history and theory
  • Develop expertise in allied contemporary dance techniques

Stream 3 Classical Ballet (Females)

  • Create and perform dance pieces
  • Perform repertoire for corps de ballet
  • Perform ballet solo variations
  • Refine pointe work techniques
  • Perform advanced classical ballet technique
  • Analyse cultural history and theory
  • Develop expertise in jazz dance technique
  • Develop expertise in allied contemporary dance techniques

Stream 4 Classical Ballet (Males)

  • Create and perform dance pieces
  • Develop choreographic skills
  • Perform repertoire for corps de ballet
  • Perform ballet solo variations
  • Perform advanced classical ballet technique
  • Analyse cultural history and theory
  • Develop expertise in jazz dance technique
  • Develop expertise in allied contemporary dance techniques

VOCATIONAL OUTCOMES

The Advanced Diploma qualifications have been structured to provide graduates with a range of entry pathways into a career in performing arts or further higher education/tertiary studies. These are dependent to some extent on students‟ chosen specialisation.

For example, students may wish to seek / audition for employment as:

  • a performer in a dance company, dance theatre, commercial entertainment venues, cruise ship, musical theatre productions, musical group, acting or other performance role/s in television, films;
  • production assistant / trainee in a theatre / ballet company;
  • dancer /musical theatre part for special productions (eg Romeo & Juliet, Wizard of OZ, Phantom of the Opera, Oliver, 42nd Street, Chicago);
  • dancer / musical theatre parts in community productions, public events.

ARTICULATION INTO FURTHER TRAINING

Within the vocational education and training (VET) sector, nationally recognised qualifications are mutually recognised. That is, if a student exits with a Diploma qualification from ADPI P/L, moves interstate and wants to continue to work towards an Advanced Diploma, credit (or advanced standing) should be given for equivalent competencies already attained.

To enter into an undergraduate degree level course for higher education studies, students will need to contact the relevant university/ies and apply on an individual basis for credit and/or advanced standing.

HOW TO APPLY

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