Australian Dance Performance Institute

CUA60113 Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)

Australian Dance Performance Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 086166M

Level of study: Pathways Programs


This course is open to students seeking full time training to an advanced level of professional practice, skills and excellence.

It focuses on complex technique and development of solo work across the dance genres. Classes have a high degree of practical training, rehearsal and performance, across the disciplines of Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, Original Composition, Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Dance History and Industry Development subjects.

Credit for the completion of the Advanced Diploma may be banked for the student with the Queensland Studies Authority, may contribute to the issuance of a Queensland Certificate of Education, and may be credited toward an OP equivalent score: awarded by the Queensland Tertiary Application Centre, for students seeking higher education pathways.


The 7 Core units for all streams

  • Perform dance repertoire at a professional level
  • Extend ballet technique to a professional level
  • Extend ballet performance skills to a professional level
  • Prepare for sustainable professional practice
  • Extend contemporary dance performance skills to a professional level
  • Develop techniques for maintaining resilience in a competitive environment
  • Extend contemporary dance technique to a professional level

11 Elective units are to be selected, in consultation with the Director and Head of Department, from the following

  • Create & perform complex dance pieces
  • Perform ballet solo variations
  • Refine contemporary dance technique
  • Refine dance partnering technique
  • Develop expertise in allied contemporary dance technique
  • Refine Pointe work techniques
  • Performance advanced classical ballet technique
  • Perform pas de deux at a professional level
  • Perform virtuoso contemporary dance technique
  • Refine performance techniques
  • Prepare for performances in a competitive environment
  • Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
  • Extend Pointe work techniques to a professional level
  • Extend allied contemporary dance techniques at a professional level
  • Analyse cultural history and theory

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 23,000 Per Year Read more46,000 for the entire course
Start date: To suit the client/individual
Study mode: Full time

Australian Dance Performance Institute

26 Glentanna Street
Brisbane Queensland 4031

Entry criteria

Students may be accepted on completion of Year 9 Schooling (Queensland) for the Year 10 Program, or on completion of Year 10, its equivalent or 15 years of age and over for the Diplomas.

International applicants require an audition (via DVD), a Student Visa and Health Insurance

In addition, students from a non-English speaking background (English as a Second Language) should have achieved the following levels in the oral/aural components of ESL proficiency:

  • ISLPR - International Second Language Proficiency Grading Scale 2+ to 3 (with no score less than 2)
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing System (Preferably Module C) - Band 5.5 (with no score less than 5)
  • 530 - Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • OR achieve these levels before entering units requiring this level of English language application: For example, those units covering legal requirements, history, communication


Australian Dance Performance Institute
26 Glentanna Street
Brisbane Queensland 4031