Dance & Performing Arts

Learn dance and theatre arts at the premier facilities in regional Victoria. GOTAFE Dance & Performing Arts was established in 2009 to offer world class training to talented students in our community.

Tread the boards in our dance and theatre performances for the public throughout the year.

We offer Certificate III in Dance to the Diploma of Theatre Arts. We’ll teach you the practical skills for a career in performing arts. From set design and lighting, to performance and bump out.

We interview and audition all our students to make sure you choose the right course and subjects to suit your career goals. Learn from the mistakes and successes of our industry experienced teachers. You’ll learn from a combination of one-on-one coaching and collaborating with other students. You get to fine tune your skills in Dance and Theatre Arts through practical performance and intensive workshops.

COURSES AVAILABLE

Do you love performing? Dancing on stage, thrilling your audience? Study the Certificate III in Dance (CUA30113) at the best regional performing arts school in Victoria.

Grow your technical dance skills across ballet, jazz and contemporary. You’ll learn the foundation you need to build a career in dance. Become a dance teacher, work in commercial dance, choreography, on a cruise ship or in TV or film.

Our expert teachers cater for different skill levels by coaching you. You’ll have access to Benalla Performing Arts and Convection Centre, to perform for the public and practice dance skills throughout the course.

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Fine tune your dance performance skills and increase your chance of landing exciting roles. Teach others to love dance. The Certificate IV in Dance  is a blended course with the Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management (CUA40313). This gives you exceptional skills in administration, teaching and technical dance. Study at the best regional performing arts facilities in Victoria, with experienced and dedicated Trainers.

You can go onto further studies in Theatre Arts or Dance at GOTAFE. Our successful graduates work in a diverse range of roles:

  • Dance fitness instructor
  • Teacher/administrator
  • Dancer
  • Choreographer
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Turn your love of all things dance into a teaching career with The Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management (CUA40313). Why study and live anywhere else when you have access to some of the best performing arts teaching facilities in Victoria?

You’ll learn from experienced teachers who’re passionate about helping you achieve your goals. Focus is on technique, safe dance awareness, group dynamics and teaching with confidence. Fine tune your skills in Classical, Jazz or Contemporary dance.

With this certificate under your belt, you could work in a private dance studio as a teacher/administrator, or as a dance fitness instructor.

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The Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)  will advance your a career as an elite professional dancer. You bring your physical, mental, and emotional commitment, and our expert trainers will bring their insights to hone your technique. Practice your solo and pair performances, working with a corps of dancers to consolidate strength and fitness.

You’ll build your technical and creative skills in:

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Pas de deux and solos
  • Contemporary
  • Choreography
  • Music for dance
  • Fitness and nutrition
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Prefect your technique and talent to work in professional dance companies. At this level you are expected to apply wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives.

You will have autonomy in performing complex operations and can be expected to apply initiative and judgement in planning, design, and technical or management functions. Bring your physical, mental, and emotional commitment, and our expert Trainers will bring their insights to hone your technique. Practice your solo and pair performances, working with a corps of dancers to consolidate strength and fitness.

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CASE STUDY

World travelling choreographer, fight director, performer,

and GOTAFE Teacher

Meet Kerrie