CUA51520 Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)

This full time program is designed to further extend the students skills after having completed the CUA40120 Certificate IV in Dance.

This is a nationally recognised qualification, CUA51520 Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance).

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


The Diploma course allows the students to continue to train towards a career in dance and build on the knowledge already gained in the previous course. Specifically targeted for those in pursuit of a professional dance career.

At the completion of the Diploma students have the ability to recieve a University entrance mark and university entrance in the future should this be required.

Students are required to take theory subjects and maintain their Language Literacy and Numeracy skills  through the medium of dance.

This course would be valuable for any student wishing to aim for a career in the classical or contemporary dance fields.

This course comprises 17 units – 9 core and 8 elective units chosen by JGSoD to reflect the objectives of our training.

Certificate IV must have been completed in order to progress to the Diploma Level

Our program runs 5 days a week from 8.30am – 2.30pm

Our students also take after school classes which is not mandatory but allows them to still take part in performance opportunities with our after school students in the lyrical, jazz, classical and contemporary styles where required. Students will be required to do this also to continue their RAD examinations as we do not work off a syllabus within the Full Time program.

For those on a more contemporary pathway the options of:
CUADAN402 Improvise Advanced Dance Sequences can be taken instead of Refine Pointe Work and CUADLT402 Explore the relationship between music and dance can be taken instead of perform.

1. CORE CUADAN517 Refine dance partnering techniques
2. CORE CUADAN531 Refine dance techniques
3. CORE CUAPPR512 Develop sustainability of own professional practice
4. CORE CUAPRF511 Refine performance techniques
5. CORE CUAPRF513 Prepare for and perform in competitive environments
6. CORE CUAWHS413 Incorporate anatomy principles into skill development
7. CORE CUAWHS511 Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
8. ELECTIVE CUADAN515 Refine contemporary dance techniques
9. ELECTIVE CUADAN511 Refine ballet techniques
10. ELECTIVE CUADAN512  Refine ballet performance skills
11. ELECTIVE CUADAN514 Perform ballet solo variations
12. ELECTIVE CUAWHS412 Participate in gym and resistance training for performances
13. ELECTIVE CUAMUP511 Apply theatrical make-up and hairstyles
14. ELECTIVE CUACHR413 Develop choreography skills
15. ELECTIVE CUAWHS411 Apply movement and behavioural principles to conditioning
16. ELECTIVE CUADAN432  Improvise advanced dance sequences
17. ELECTIVE CUACHR411 Create and perform dance pieces

For more information on enrolment into this course please contact Admin on 0413 006 110 or email


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.