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Full Time Accredited Courses At The National Theatre Ballet School

The National Theatre is a registered training organisation providing a number of full time accredited qualifications through our Ballet School

Our accredited training courses are continually evolving to meet the growing trends in the dance industry in order to maximise our student’s opportunities to achieve a career in dance.

We recognise the vast competitive element of the industry and with an Advanced Diploma qualification and first class training our dancers are fully equipped to impress Company Directors worldwide.

We offer an accredited pathway for Australian and International student’s to attain an Advanced Diploma qualification:

Year 1  Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113 CRICOS 084369E

Year 2  Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113 CRICOS 084370A

Year 3  Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113 CRICOS 084371M 

Each year builds on the skills and knowledge gained in the previous year. With the main subject areas (listed below) being built on each year to improve your skills and knowledge in theory and performance.

Classical – Pointe – Pas De Deux – Classical Repertoire – Male Coaching – Contemporary Character – Flamenco – Jazz – Pilates – Drama – Choreography – Mime – Music – Stagecraft Anatomy – Nutrition – Career Preparation

After successfully completing your training and assessments you will receive a recognised qualification for the year completed (as above). The certificates are awarded at a ceremony at the end of the year.

Whilst most students enter at Year 1 (Certificate IV) you can also enter at year 2 or 3 if you meet the entry requirements and pass an audition.

Full time programs – practical lessons per week – 20-25 classes (35-40 hours over a 6 day week) plus rehearsals and performances.

Prerequisites and Entry Requirements

  • Entry is by audition only
  • Completion of Academic Year 10 studies – RAD Intermediate Level (or equivalent)
  • Open Auditions held September/ October each year
  • Private auditions can be arranged throughout the year
  • Cricos registered to accept international students
  • Annual intake up to 25 students – this includes both female and male students
  • Scholarships are available


Trainee Program Prerequisites / Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Academic Year 8 – RAD intermediate Foundation level (or equivalent)
  • Entry is by Audition only
  • Private auditions can be arranged throughout the year.
  • This course is intended for the dedicated student prepared to commit 3 days per week to dance studies in conjunction with their academic subjects. The NTBS is committed to providing a sensible balance between these two components for the student’s ongoing development. The NTBS appreciates that all students are different and specially designed programs are in consultation with the Artistic Director.

Main Subjects Offered

Classical, Pointe, Solo Repertoire, Contemporary, Body Conditioning
Trainee Program practical Lessons per week 12 – 15 Classes – plus evening classes (18 – 20 Hours over 3 days)