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 (including Jagged Little Pill, An American in Paris, Girl from the North Country, West Side Story, Matilda, School of Rock and CATS) and 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


Qualification Description

This one-year course is designed to provide intensive training for students seeking to achieve a high level of competency in dance where students can choose to focus on any number of dance genres via elective opportunities. 


With its personal approach, the Certificate IV course provides performing arts training in a supportive environment, offering classes including, but not limited to: Classical Ballet, Classical Variations, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Drama, Stretch & Strength, Conditioning and Core, Progressing Ballet Technique, Acrobatics  and industry lectures to help enhance performance skills and career development.


Graduate of this course often consider auditioning for a Diploma of Dance as a means of furthering their training and professional development.


Course Structure

6x Core Units and 7x Elective Units.


Core Units

CUACHR413 Develop choreography skills

CUADAN313 Develop dance partnering techniques

CUADAN417 Develop expertise in dance performance technique

CUAPRF414 Develop movement skills for performance

CUAPRF415 Rehearse for performance

CUAWHS411 Apply movement and behavioural principles to physical conditioning


Classical Stream – Elective Units 


CUADAN418 Develop expertise in ballet techniques

CUADAN419 Develop expertise in contemporary dance techniques

CUADAN421 Develop expertise in cultural dance techniques

CUADAN423 Develop expertise in lyrical dance techniques

CUADAN432 Improvise advanced dance sequences

CUAPPR414 Develop self as artist

CUAPRF314 Develop audition techniques



Musical Theatre Steam – Elective Units


CUADAN413 Develop expertise in jazz dance techniques

CUADAN420 Develop expertise in tap dance techniques

CUAPRF417 Develop expertise in musical theatre techniques

CUAPPR414 Develop self as artist

CUAPRF314 Develop audition techniques

CUAPRF408 Perform solo in a musical theatre context

CUAPRF409 Perform in a musical theatre ensemble



Contact Hours

Approximately 20 hours per week with training hours taking place between 4:00pm – 8:30pm Monday-Friday and Saturdays with exact hours and times dependent upon electives.


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 at a Certificate III level. Minimum age of 15 years.


SACE Credits

Students who complete their Certificate IV in Dance can achieve a maximum of 95 Stage 2 credits to put towards their SACE Certificate and 20 points towards their ATAR.



The Certificate IV in Dance is $8,800 + GST which is paid as $4,400 per semester.

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 + GST is required upon acceptance to the course.

Students have access to all GWB Studios general classes after hours at no additional cost (excluding privates and solo vocal coaching).



Students completing the Certificate IV in Dance have access to government funding of approx. $4000 towards the fees nominated above, should they have completed year 12. At the time of enrolment, registration for government funding is arranged.


50 Sir Donald Bradman Dr,
Mile End SA 5031

(08) 8361 8888


Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm