CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance

This program is designed for the dancer who has a passion for dance and wants “more” than what the current after school classes provide.

It is open to students from an Intermediate / Advanced level and is taken AFTER SCHOOL so does not involve any educational compromise. The program is open to both existing and external students of JGSoD.


Low class numbers provide the individual training and care necessary as a foundation and starting point for the students full time training long term goals. The students taking this program should be dedicated and committed to both learning and their work in after school classes.

This pathway should be considered for students in Years 9 and Year 10 and is a great starting point for those to begin on their professional dance journey. The program can be taken over 2 years across Years 9 and 10. The utmost of care is taken in the dancers development both physically and mentally and training is tailored to the individual child.  Ultimately we use this program as a springboard into our part time and full time training programs when the level of technique has reached a point that promotes moving forward however the Certificate III Course provides an additional level of knowledge and understanding for those that wish to be teachers.

This is a nationally recognised qualification, CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance

This qualification is delivered under a partnership arrangement with Empowerdance RTO : 40397.

1. CORE CUACHR311 Develop Basic Dance Composition
2. CORE CUADAN331 Integrate Rhythm into movement activities
3. CORE CUAIND3111 Work effectively in the creative arts industry
4. CORE CUAPRF317 Develop Performance Techniques
5. CORE CUAWHS311 Condition the body for Dance Performance
6. ELECTIVE CUADAN314 Develop dance improvisation skills
7. ELECTIVE CUADAN316 Increase depth of ballet dance technique
8. ELECTIVE CUADAN318 Increase depth of contemporary dance technique
9. ELECTIVE CUADLT311 Develop basic dance analysis skills
10. ELECTIVE CUAPRF314 Develop audition techniques
11. ELECTIVE CUADTM311 Assist with dance Teaching
12. ELECTIVE CUAMUP311 Prepare Personal Appearance for performances
13. ELECTIVE CUAWHS211 Develop a basic level of physical condition for dance performance


Professional, highly qualified studio who support kids from recreational level right up to the elite level and beyond. Joanne has become a significant “lighthouse” to our son over eight years, and will continue to do so as he moves forward with his training. Highly recommended!


All my daughters have danced here, they have formed life long friendships while receiving the best teaching within 100kms, I wouldn't trust my children with anyone else.


Our little one loves Joanne Grace. She started in Ready Set Dance and is now moving to Ballet. During COVID we were worried about lessons and her falling behind. The school were great at communicating and keeping us up to date about developments and making sure the kids were safe. While we are not typically a 'dance' family, the end of year concert was absolutely amazing. We loved seeing our little one shine on the stage. You can tell the years of experience at this top level, as it really showed at the performances.