(02) 4952 9294

Embracing all the main genres of dance and choreography, the National College of Dance cultivates strong and versatile dancers with the technical foundations to excel alongside the education and professional practice skills to thrive in a competitive industry.

With alumni gracing the stages of national and international companies, studying at the National College of Dance is the perfect platform to a performance career. With proven training techniques that allow each student to nurture their individual strengths and challenge them to strive to the next level – opportunity is the greatest gift we give our dancers.

Through our connections to the industry, and through our patrons and affiliated supporters, NCD students enjoy access and exposure to leading artists, choreographers and guest teachers. NCD delivers an innovative, industry-focused program that prepares dancers for the professional arena.

All NCD courses are nationally accredited and recognised.  This provides expanded opportunities for our students who might choose to progress their career in associated areas of the performing arts at University or another higher education institutions.

Our training is enhanced by a range of services that support the dancers in their full-time study. This includes state of the art purpose built studio facilities, boarding accommodation, nutritional, sports psychology and physiotherapy services. As an approved course, you may be eligible to apply for Abstudy, Austudy or Youth Allowance.

REQUEST AN AUDITION OR MORE INFORMATION

We are interested in assisting young dancers achieve their dream of becoming a professional dancer.  Phone our College and speak with one of our staff about what opportunities are available. We are happy to answer any questions you have.

LAUNCHING OUR NEW – TWO STEP –

INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM 2018

Launching our new Intensive Training Program (ITP) for 2018

Stay at school and commence your dance training in two steps:

Step 1.  1/2 day classical coaching (Suitable for years 7-8 at school or year 9-10)

Step 2. 1 1/2 days Intensive Training ( years 9-10) offering a Cert 3 level statement of attainment achieved)

The Intensive Training Programs are a 12 month bridging program for students between years 7-10 who have the ability and aspirations to become a professional dancer.

The program provides an important link between a student’s current level of technique and the level required to complete the Certificate III in Dance or Certificate IV in Dance.

The schedule is a careful balance between dance and the student’s educational studies, balancing any pressure of completing practical assessment tasks in dance and  students academic requirements. Students who complete the ITP program will have an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a full time dance student and professional dancer.

Step 1 – Classical Coaching Classes

Commencing each Wednesday afternoon from 1pm – 3.30pm (usually in place of sport) these classes cover classical technique, repertoire and pointe class.  This class is suitable for students who are in year 7 & 8 at school and also for students in years 9-10 at school who’d like to take dance in place of sport.  This is the first important step of receiving intensive technical training as a prominent foundation to all genres of dance.

Step 2  – Intensive Training Program commences on a Monday afternoon from 1pm – 3.30pm and all day Wednesday from 8.15am to 3.30pm.

This course provides a “Statement of Attainment” in the following Certificate III in Dance modules: 

CUADAN201 – Develop Basic Dance Techniques

CUADAN202 – Incorporate Artistic Expression into Basic Dance Performances

CUADAN301 – Integrate Rhythm in Dance or Movement Technique

CUAWHS201 – Develop a Basic Level of Physical Condition for Dance Performance.

This program is the next step towards preparing a young students body to handle the requirements of full time dance.   An incredible opportunity for students wishing to discover the world of full time dance.  Extending the technique aspects of classical ballet, it provides the required foundation to build on a dancers capabilities regardless of dance genre.

The students schedule consists of body conditioning, classical ballet class, pointe class, character, classical repertoire and contemporary.

Students require to attend a short assessment class to be included in this program.

Enquire at the National College of Dance on 49529294 or complete our enquiry form for us to send you further information.

This program is approved by the Hunter School of Performing Arts.

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The National College of Dance recognises the importance of completion of education for all their students to provide the best chance possible of obtaining employment, whether within the dance industry or other career pathways.

Students are therefore encouraged to complete their high school studies whether it is by negotiating time from your current school or completing Distant Education and receiving the support of our Tutors via the Student Tutor Network.

We offer studies via the NSW Department of Education and Training’s distance education high schools. Further information on distant education an be obtained from DET website www.det.nsw.edu.au or  www.cairnssde.eq.edu.au

This program is approved by the Hunter School of Performing Arts.

The Intensive Training Program is a unique opportunity for students who have already decided they wish to have a career in dance but are not yet at the required age to commence full time training.  This program provides a bridge between part-time and full-time training and academic studies.

All students are required to Audition and be interviewed with parents or guardian present.  A letter of offer will be provided to your child for discuss and agreement with a current academic school is a required guideline.

Entry Guide:

  • Studying at Intermediate RAD level Classical Ballet level or up
  • Demonstrate Classical Ballet skills (females on pointe or in pointe preparation)
  • Display skills in Contemporary dance.

Parents are invited to contact the school to discuss our requirements for entrance into the Intensive Training Program.

Each student requires to be Auditioned and Interviewed.  At that time, we will provide you an outline of the course and the associated fees and charges.

To apply for an Audition, please contact our school to arrange a time to speak with the Artistic Director or CEO for further details.

Ph: 02 49529294 or email auditions@nationalcollegeofdance.com

Students will be requested to attend Classical class on an agreed day.

We are more than happy to discuss any aspects of the audition process and assist you with feeling prepared. Feel free to contact us on 02 49529294.

CERTIFICATE III IN DANCE

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Certificate III in Dance

The Certificate III in Dance  trains dancers and develops skills to commence them on their journey towards a professional career in dance.

The program provides a link between a student’s current level of technique and the level required to complete the Certificate IV in Dance.

The schedule is a careful balance between dance and the student’s educational studies entering into an arrangement with Distant Education.  The college uses the expertise of Student Tutor Network to provide an additional 6 hours of tutoring support for students on their study days.

The students schedule consists of 3 full days of dance which include daily ballet class and regular weekly contemporary classes, repertoire classes and solo works for classical ballet. Students also get the opportunity to be included in classical, contemporary work along with coaching classes in ballet and contemporary technique.

Students who complete the Certificate III in Dance program will have an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a full time dance student and professional dancer.

A successful audition is required and a distinction in RAD Advanced Foundation studies (or equivalent) is preferred to be part of this initiative.

Students receive numerous opportunities for performance throughout the year working with our in-house choreographers on solo and group performances. The opportunity for individualised, professional choreography  is one of the enormous benefits of completing training through NCD.

Course Competency Units

The CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance comprises 13 Units – 6 Core Units and 7 Elective Units.

The Certificate III in Dance is a 3 day program run over 40 weeks of the year with an additional 4 weeks of required holiday training in term breaks.  Approved Distant Education is complete alongside dance training with the support of the Student Tutor Network.

The course runs the normal NSW school term. Units selected in each of these courses reflect the NCD focus on preparing students for a professional career in dance.

CODE UNIT
CUACHR301 1    Develop basic dance composition skills
CUADAN202 2    Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances
CUADAN301 3    Integrate rhythm in dance or movement technique
CUAIND301 4    Work effectively in the creative arts industry
CUAPRF307 5    Develop performance techniques
CUAWHS301 6    Condition the body for dance performance
CUADAN306 7    Increase depth of ballet dance technique
CUADAN307 8    Increase depth of cultural dance technique
CUADAN308 9    Increase depth of contemporary dance technique
CUADLT301 10  Develop basic dance analysis skills
CUAMUP301 11   Prepare personal appearance for performances
CUAIND304 12   Plan a career in the creative arts industry
CUAWHS201 13  Develop a basic level of physical condition for dance performance

Entry to the Certificate III in Dance is by Audition only.  Being at a level of RAD Intermediate will provide you with a guide as to the level of experience required to audition.

2018 Intake Audition Days

We run our auditions a little different!  We’d like you to experience what it is like to be a full time dancer.  So for your Audition, we invite you to attend the college for the whole day.  See below to choose your preferred dates.

Date:  Throughout the first 2 weeks of September, 2017 or a private audition may be arranged prior by the permission of the Artistic Director

Venue:  National College of Dance – 151 Young Road Lambton

How To Apply

Auditioning in person – our preferred option

To apply for an Audition, please complete the audition form below and submit within 2 weeks of your audition date.

On The Day

In the morning, you will enjoy a warm up of Pilates or Yoga, as well 2 hour classical ballet class with the current full time students.

After a short break,  you will complete your audition pieces and then have an interview with the Artistic Director Brett Morgan.

An Audition dance piece will consists of:

  • Classical and/or contemporary solo (minimum 1 -1.5 min piece no longer than 2.5 mins)

You do not require to bring a costume.  Please wear your normal dance wear, bring pointe shoes, ballet flats and contemporary foot wear if worn.

Our facilities do have showers, so feel free to bring a change of clothing and shower accessories.

Auditions via DVD

(if you live interstate, we are happy to consider a DVD audition however the Artistic Director may request to see you in person)

What is needed for a DVD Audition:

Your DVD must contain the following:

Still photographs in the following positions:-

  • 1st Position en face
  • Demi plié en face with arms in second
  • Battement Tendu to 2nd on both sides
  • Development in 2nd position – both sides
  • Arabesque en l’air – both sides

DVD Components

Barre

  • 4 exercises at the barre
  • Combination
  • Plié
  • Battements tendus with Battements Jetés
  • Ronds de jambe en l’air with Battements Fondus
  • Adage with stretch

Centre

  • Ports de bras and Adage
  • Pirouettes
  • Petit allegro
  • Grand allegro with boys showing Tours en l’air
  • Pointe – 2 Barre and 2 Centre, combinations to show:

Rises, Relevés, Temps Lié, Pirouettes, Posé Turns

Performance of Solos

  •  Classical Ballet
  •  Own choice showing Contemporary technique

You can contact us with any questions, we are happy to speak with  you and help you through the process.   Contact Vicki Morgan or Jenny Pickering on 02 49529294

Entry Guide

  • Students should display Advanced Foundation RAD or beyond (or equivalent) level Classical Ballet technique.
  • Demonstrate Classical Ballet skills on the barre and centre at a confident level.
  • Performance of Adage and Allegro enchainements at a confident level.
  • Display skills in Contemporary dance in complex axial or locomotor combinations at a confident level.

Please note this is a guide only and students are welcome to Audition outside of these guides.

To apply for an Audition please submit the attached form.  We will then contact you with a preferred audition date.   At that time, we will provide you an outline of the course and the associated fees and charges.

Further forms may be forwarded to you to complete.

Book an Audition in September for 2018 intake

Audition for 2017
  • Please provide your first choice your preferred Audition Date.
  • Please provide your second choice for your preferred Audition date

We are more than happy to discuss any aspects of the audition process and assist you with feeling prepared. Feel free to contact us on 02 49529294.

 

CERTIFICATE IV IN DANCE

 

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Certificate IV in Dance

The Certificate IV trains dancers and develops skills leading to audition for a wide variety of national and international ballet or contemporary programs. The Certificate IV is an excellent lead-in towards further training in pre-professional dance programs, musical theatre productions, stage shows, pantomimes, fashion parades, TV shows, films and commercials.

A typical weekly schedule for Certificate IV students consists of classes in classical ballet, body conditioning and contemporary, plus classical and contemporary repertoire, choreography, jazz, pas de deux and solo work.

They also participate in fully choreographed classical ballet, contemporary and jazz groups, as well as singing and music lessons. Theory subjects covering anatomy, nutrition, body conditioning and history are also included.

On completion of the program, graduates will develop expertise and technique in dance performance for classical ballet, contemporary dance, partnering, choreography, dance performance and jazz ballet.

Students receive numerous opportunities for performance throughout the year working with our in-house choreographers on solo and group performances. The opportunity for individualised, professional choreography  is one of the enormous benefits of completing the cert IV through NCD.

Course Competency Units

The CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance comprises 14 Units – 7 Core Units and 7 Elective Units.

The Certificate IV in Dance is a full time program run over 40 weeks of the year with an additional 4 weeks of required holiday training in term breaks.

The course runs the normal NSW school term. Units selected in each of these courses reflect the NCD focus on preparing students for a professional career in dance.

CODE UNIT
CUADAN407 1    Develop expertise in dance performance technique
CUAPRF405 2    Rehearse technique for performance
CUADAN303 3    Develop partnering techniques
CUAWHS401 4    Apply movement and behavioural principles to
physical  conditioning
CUACHR403 5    Develop choreography skills
CUAPRF404 6    Refine movement skills for performance
CUAPPR404 7    Develop self as artist
CUADAN408 8    Develop expertise in ballet technique
CUADAN409 9    Develop expertise in contemporary dance
performance technique
CUADAN403 10  Develop expertise in jazz dance technique
CUADAN411 11   Develop expertise in cultural dance technique
CUAIND304 12   Plan a career in the creative arts industry
CUAWHS403 13   Incorporate anatomy and nutrition principles into
skill development
CUAMUP301 14   Prepare personal appearance for performances

Entry to the Certificate IV in Dance is by Audition only. Being at a level of RAD Advance Foundation will provide you with a guide as to the level of experience required to audition.

2018 Intake Audition Days

We run our auditions a little different!  We’d like you to experience what it is like to be a full time dancer.  So for your Audition, we invite you to attend the college for the whole day.  See below to choose your preferred dates.

Date:  Throughout the first 2 weeks of September, 2017 or a private audition may be arranged prior by the permission of the Artistic Director

Venue:  National College of Dance – 151 Young Road Lambton

How To Apply

Auditioning in person – our preferred option

To apply for an Audition, please complete the audition form below and submit within 2 weeks of your audition date.

On The Day

In the morning, you will enjoy a warm up of Pilates or Yoga, as well 2 hour classical ballet class with the current full time students.

After a short break,  you will complete your audition pieces and then have an interview with the Artistic Director Brett Morgan.

An Audition dance piece will consists of:

  • Classical and/or contemporary solo (minimum 1 -1.5 min piece no longer than 2.5 mins)

You do not require to bring a costume.  Please wear your normal dance wear, bring pointe shoes, ballet flats and contemporary foot wear if worn.

Our facilities do have showers, so feel free to bring a change of clothing and shower accessories.

Auditions via DVD

(if you live interstate, we are happy to consider a DVD audition however the Artistic Director may request to see you in person)

What is needed for a DVD Audition:

Your DVD must contain the following:

Still photographs in the following positions:-

  • 1st Position en face
  • Demi plié en face with arms in second
  • Battement Tendu to 2nd on both sides
  • Development in 2nd position – both sides
  • Arabesque en l’air – both sides

DVD Components

Barre

  • 4 exercises at the barre
  • Combination
  • Plié
  • Battements tendus with Battements Jetés
  • Ronds de jambe en l’air with Battements Fondus
  • Adage with stretch

Centre

  • Ports de bras and Adage
  • Pirouettes
  • Petit allegro
  • Grand allegro with boys showing Tours en l’air
  • Pointe – 2 Barre and 2 Centre, combinations to show:

Rises, Relevés, Temps Lié, Pirouettes, Posé Turns

Performance of Solos

  •  Classical Ballet
  •  Own choice showing Contemporary technique

You can contact us with any questions, we are happy to speak with  you and help you through the process.   Contact Vicki Morgan or Jenny Pickering on 02 49529294

Entry Guide

  • Students should display Advanced Foundation RAD or beyond (or equivalent) level Classical Ballet technique.
  • Demonstrate Classical Ballet skills on the barre and centre at a confident level.
  • Performance of Adage and Allegro enchainements at a confident level.
  • Display skills in Contemporary dance in complex axial or locomotor combinations at a confident level.

Please note this is a guide only and students are welcome to Audition outside of these guides.

To apply for an Audition please submit the attached form.  We will then contact you with a preferred audition date. At that time, we will provide you an outline of the course and the associated fees and charges.

Further forms may be forwarded to you to complete.

Book an Audition in September for 2018 intake

Audition for 2017
  • Please provide your first choice your preferred Audition Date.
  • Please provide your second choice for your preferred Audition date

We are more than happy to discuss any aspects of the audition process and assist you with feeling prepared. Feel free to contact us on 02 49529294.

DIPLOMA OF DANCE (ELITE PERFORMANCE)

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Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)

NCD offers the Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) program for students wishing to have a professional career within Australia or Internationally.

This vocational Diploma is equivalent to Year 12 completion and provides entry into higher education and University institutions throughout the country within the Arts and Business Development related programs.

Graduates of the Diploma will perform more complex movement in a range of dance skills far wider than Certificate IV. They perform complex technical routines across a wide range of dance genres.

A typical weekly schedule consists of daily classical ballet class at an elite technical level, body conditioning, contemporary in contrasting styles, established pieces of work in classical and contemporary repertoire.

There is also choreography, jazz, pas de deux classes in both classical and contemporary, solo work for both classical and contemporary and participation in fully choreographed classical ballet, contemporary and jazz groups.

Theory subjects covering anatomy, nutrition, history and assignment on preparing for the audition process are also included.

The Artistic Staff at the National College of Dance consists of professional teachers and choreographers who have produced many works in Australia and overseas on leading professional companies and have experience training dancers and placing them in prestigious international and national companies.

Course Competency Units

The CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) consists of 17 units – 9 core units and 8 Elective units chosen by the Artistic Director and the Staff.

The Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) is a full time program run over 40 weeks of the year with an additional 4 weeks of required holiday training in term breaks.

The course runs the normal NSW school term.

Units selected in each of these courses reflect the NCD focus on preparing students for a professional career in dance.

CODE     UNIT
CUADAN501     1   Refine ballet technique
CUADAN502     2   Refine ballet performance skills
CUADAN505     3   Refine contemporary dance technique
CUADAN507     4   Refine dance partnering techniques
CUAWHS403     5   Incorporate anatomy and nutrition principles into skill development
CUAWHS501     6   Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
CUAPRF501     7   Refine performance techniques
CUAPRF503     8   Prepare for performances in a competitive environment
CUAPPP502     9   Develop own sustainable professional practice
CUADAN509     10  Refine pointe work techniques – females
CUAWHS402     10  Participate in gym and weight training for performance – males
CUACHR501     11  Create and perform complex dance pieces
CUADAN504     12  Perform ballet solo variations
CUADAN611     13  Perform virtuoso contemporary dance technique
CUAPRF402     14  Develop conceptual and expressive skills as a performer
CUVRES503     15  Analyse cultural history and theory
CUAMUP501     16  Apply theatrical makeup and hairstyles
CUACHR403     17  Develop choreography skills

Entry to the Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) is by Audition only. Being at a level of RAD Advanced 1 will provide you with a guide as to the level of experience required to audition.

2018 Intake Audition Days

We run our auditions a little different!  We’d like you to experience what it is like to be a full time dancer.  So for your Audition, we invite you to attend the college for the whole day.  See below to choose your preferred dates.

Date:  Throughout the first 2 weeks of September, 2017 however earlier private auditions may be organised at the approval of the Artistic Director.

Venue:  National College of Dance – 151 Young Road Lambton

How To Apply

Auditioning in person – our preferred option

To apply for an Audition, please complete the audition form below and submit within 2 weeks of your audition date.

On The Day

In the morning, you will enjoy a warm up of Pilates or Yoga, as well 2 hour classical ballet class with the current full time students.

After a short break,  you will complete your audition pieces and then have an interview with the Artistic Director Brett Morgan.

An Audition dance piece will consists of:

  • Classical and/or contemporary solo (minimum 1 -1.5 min piece no longer than 2.5 mins)

You do not require to bring a costume.  Please wear your normal dance wear, bring pointe shoes, ballet flats and contemporary foot wear if worn.

Our facilities do have showers, so feel free to bring a change of clothing and shower accessories.

Auditions via DVD

(if you live interstate, we are happy to consider a DVD audition however the Artistic Director may request to see you in person)

What is needed for a DVD Audition:

Your DVD must contain the following:

Still photographs in the following positions:-

  • 1st Position en face
  • Demi plié en face with arms in second
  • Battement Tendu to 2nd on both sides
  • Development in 2nd position – both sides
  • Arabesque en l’air – both sides

DVD Components

Barre

  • 4 exercises at the barre
  • Combination
  • Plié
  • Battements tendus with Battements Jetés
  • Ronds de jambe en l’air with Battements Fondus
  • Adage with stretch

Centre

  • Ports de bras and Adage
  • Pirouettes
  • Petit allegro
  • Grand allegro with boys showing Tours en l’air
  • Pointe – 2 Barre and 2 Centre, combinations to show:

Rises, Relevés, Temps Lié, Pirouettes, Posé Turns

Performance of Solos

  •  Classical Ballet
  •  Own choice showing Contemporary technique

You can contact us with any questions, we are happy to speak with  you and help you through the process.   Contact Vicki Morgan or Jenny Pickering on 02 49529294

 

Entry Guide

  • Display Advanced 1 or beyond RAD (or equivalent) level classical ballet techniques
  • Demonstration of Classical Ballet skills on the barre and centre practice at an advanced level
  • Perform adage and allegro enchainments at an advanced level
  • Execute pointe work at an advanced level
  • Display an advanced level of musicality
  • Display skills in Contemporary dance in complex axial or locomotor combinations at an advanced Level.

(These competencies would be achieved in CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance.)

This is a guide only and we welcome all students to audition.

To apply for an Audition please submit the attached form.  We will then contact you with a preferred audition date. At that time, we will provide you an outline of the course and the associated fees and charges.

Further forms may be forwarded to you to complete.

Book an Audition in September for 2018 intake

Audition for 2017
  • Please provide your first choice your preferred Audition Date.
  • Please provide your second choice for your preferred Audition date

We are more than happy to discuss any aspects of the audition process and assist you with feeling prepared. Feel free to contact us on 02 49529294.

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