CERTIFICATE IV in DANCE 2024
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, CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon and Groundhog Day) and extensive networks of Australian and International industry connections.
Jointly our highly trained faculty and team of industry experts will deliver the elite standard of training required for future artists to success.
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.
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.
Graduate of this course often consider auditioning for a Diploma of Dance as a means of furthering their training and professional development.
6x Core Units and 7x Elective 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
CUADAN413 Develop expertise in jazz dance techniques
CUADAN420 Develop expertise in tap dance techniques OR CUADAN432 Improvise advanced dance sequences
CUAPRF417 Develop expertise in musical theatre techniques
CUAPPR414 Develop self as artist
CUAPRF314 Develop audition techniques
CUAPRF418 Perform solo in a musical theatre context
CUAPRF419 Perform in a musical theatre ensemble
All accredited courses with GWB Studios are delivered under an auspice arrangement with Australian Teachers of Dancing Limited RTO #31624
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.
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.
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.
2024 tuition $12,000 including GST.
A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 + GST is required upon acceptance to the course.
This fee includes the full Pre-Pro Musical Theatre Program cost (excludes privates and solo vocal coaching).
A term by term payment arrangement is offered.
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm