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Our courses offer the right balance of practical knowledge and academic excellence and a wide range of study options.
This nationally recognised qualification is the second year of the vocational dance program at WAAPA. The course takes a holistic approach to the needs of the dancer of the future building the skills required for lifelong sustainability in the dance profession.
The course encourages dancers' individuality, confidence, flair and creativity. Students take classes in ballet, repertoire, pointe, contemporary, choreography, performance, dance history, music and acting for dance.?
The course prepares the talented practitioner for the demands of work in mainstream dance companies in Australia and overseas by providing intense practical experience, both technical and stylistic, in classes and through performance opportunities.
This course is a nationally recognised qualification, specified in a national training package and is registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts follows an academic calendar that is slightly different to ECU’s standard academic calendar. For more information about semester start dates, study weeks, exam periods and breaks, please refer to ECU’s Important Dates page.
Graduates can apply and audition for, and pathway into the Bachelor of Arts (Dance).