RTO #31624



GWB Studios provides first class industry-linked performance training in classical ballet, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, tap and musical theatre.

Bridging the gap from performing arts education to the professional industry through big sister commercial producer GWB Entertainment (Miss Saigon, A Christmas Carol, Death of a Salesman, Sunset Boulevard, Groundhog Day, Jagged Little Pill, An American in Paris, Girl from the North Country, West Side Story, Matilda, School of Rock, CATS, The Phantom of The Opera), and its extensive networks of Australian and International industry connections.

Our highly trained faculty and team of industry experts deliver the elite standard of training required for your artist to succeed in the industry and beyond.



1 year, part time


Qualification Description

A one year preparatory qualification that allows students to develop existing technical skills and knowledge to prepare for work in the live performance industry the dance industry and can be used as a pathway into further study options such as Certificate IV or Diploma qualification in Dance and/or Dance Teaching and Management.

Each area of study allows for the student to build resilience and knowledge required to achieve competency and develop their dance performance skills, combining a variety of practical performance and theory components.

Assessment is conducted by practical in class observations, rehearsals, performances, written assignments, in class activities and theory-based requirements.


Pre-Requisites and Minimum Age

There are no pre-requisites, however applicants are required to attend a private audition in person demonstrating competence of at least one dance genre. Minimum age of 14 years or school year 10.


Course Structure

5x Core Units and 8x Elective Units.


Core Units

CUACHR311 Develop basic dance composition skills

CUADAN331 Integrate rhythm into movement activities

CUAIND311 Work effectively in the creative arts industry

CUAPRF317 Develop performance techniques

CUAWHS311 Condition the body for dance performance


Elective Units

CUADAN316 Increase depth of ballet dance technique

CUADAN315 Increase depth of jazz dance technique

CUADAN321 Increase depth of tap dance technique OR CUADAN314 Develop dance improvisation skills

CUADAN313 Develop and apply dance partnering techniques

CUAPRF316 Develop basic musical theatre techniques

CUADTM311 Assist with dance teaching

CUAMUP311 Prepare personal appearance for performances

CUAPRF417 Develop expertise in musical theatre techniques


SACE Credits

Students who complete their Certificate III in Dance can achieve a maximum of 75 Stage 2 credits to put towards their SACE Certificate and 20 points towards their ATAR.


Contact Hours

Approximately 8 hours per week with training hours taking place between 4:30pm – 8:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays with exact hours and times dependent upon electives.

1 x Theory Class per week [Thursdays]

Students also commit to a 2 week intensive in the July School holidays to present a full length musical performed to the public.



The Certificate III in Dance $2,200 including GST plus the cost of dance/technique classes throughout the 12-month period.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required upon acceptance to the course.

A term by term payment is offered.


Course Funding

Through our partnership with ZeeFi, students have the option to Study Now and Pay Later. Borrow your GWB Studios course fees with ZeeFi’s interest-fee, flexible repayments.

 Contact us for more information. 

All accredited courses with GWB Studios are delivered under an auspice arrangement with Australian Teachers of Dancing Limited RTO #31624


50 Sir Donald Bradman Dr,
Mile End SA 5031

(08) 8361 8888


Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm