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CUA60113 - Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)

Course code C41

This nationally-recognised qualification is the second year of the vocational dance program. It 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.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

C41

Fees

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Duration

1 year full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

C41

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

1 year full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

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Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

The Training Package rules require 7 Core units plus 11 Elective units. At WAAPA these 18 VET Units of Competency are clustered within the course delivery units of Ballet, Contemporary, Pas de Deux/Duo, Performance, Anatomy, Choreography, Dance History, Music for Dance, Nutrition.

Year 1 - VET Full

Ballet 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUADAN603Extend ballet technique to a professional level
CUADAN602Perform advanced classical ballet technique
Repertoire 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUADAN604Extend ballet performance skills to a professional level
CUADAN605Perform pas de deux at a professional level
Ballet 2 Girls
Unit Code Unit Title
CUADAN606Extend pointe work techniques to a professional level
Contemporary 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUADAN607Extend contemporary dance technique to a professional level
CUADAN608Extend contemporary dance performance skills to a professional level
CUADAN610Extend allied contemporary dance techniques at a professional level
CUADAN611Perform virtuoso contemporary dance technique
Performance 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUADAN601Perform dance repertoire at a professional level
CUAPPR502Develop own sustainable professional practice
RPD 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAWHS602Develop techniques for maintaining resilience in a competitive environment
Choreography 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUACHR501Create and perform complex dance pieces
CUAMPF602Manage stagecraft aspects of performances
History 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUARES501Refine conceptual understanding of dance

Year 1 - Semester 1

History 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAWRT501Write about dance

Year 1 - Semester 2

Ballet Stagecraft
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAMUP501Apply theatrical make-up and hairstyles
RPD 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUADAN609Extend cultural dance performance skills to a professional level
Ballet 2 Boys
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAWHS601Apply advanced gym and weight training to ballet

Note: Some students may have previously completed CUVPRP502A in the Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance).

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Fees and Scholarships

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VET course fees are set by the WA Government and they vary from course to course. For more information, please go to Fees and Scholarships.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This 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.

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Student
stories

"WAAPA was an invaluable experience and gave me many opportunities"
Natalie Allen
Natalie AllenWAAPA Dance graduate

The Advanced Diploma course delivered exceptional training for me to develop many skills to become a professional dancer. The course involved choreographic practice, learning critical thinking skills and applying dance knowledge in performance.

It definitely contributed to my success in the professional dance industry

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