Full-Time Courses

Contemporary

Full Time  2 YEARS (1 YEAR OPTION)

10 years ago, Brent Street recognised the need for a high quality contemporary-based training program in Australia; the Contemporary course was born. Evolving greatly over the last decade, the Contemporary course has now grown to be one of Australia’s premier Contemporary Full Time courses. The 2 year course provides intensive contemporary training, designed to respond to the needs of contemporary dancers and dance-makers working in the world today. A 1 year option is available to students who wish to experience just a taster of Brent Street.

Students are trained at a high level across a range of internationally recognised contemporary techniques including Graham, Horton, Release Technique, Floorwork, Tumbling, Contact, Composition and Improvisation, with a minimum of three hours technique class or repertoire each day. The course also incorporates small but concentrated aspects of classical ballet, lyrical, jazz, conditioning and gyrokenisis to produce a well-rounded and employable dancer. Students are required to complete a wide variety of theory work based around analysis, anatomy, evaluation and reflection. The combination of practical and theoretical classes makes for an all-round, intelligent performer with longevity.

Our 2-year Contemporary course encourages learning, reflection, research and creative discovery, pushing each student to achieve their unique potential.

Qualification

2 Years: CUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)

1 Year: CUA51520 Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)

Course Units
2 Years (Advanced Diploma):

CUACHR413 Develop choreography skills
CUACHR511 Create and perform complex dance pieces
CUACHR611 Create choreography for stage and screen
CUADAN513 Refine dance techniques
CUADAN517 Refine dance partnering techniques
CUADAN518 Develop expertise in allied contemporary dance techniques
CUADAN611 Work professionally in the creative arts industry
CUADAN617 Extend dance techniques to a professional level
CUADAN618 Extend contemporary dance performance skills to a professional level
CUADAN631 Perform dance repertoire at a professional level
CUAPRF412 Develop conceptual and expressive skills as a performer
CUAPRF420 Develop on-camera performance skills
CUAPRF511 Refine performance techniques
CUAPRF513 Prepare for and perform in competitive environments
CUARES601 Research and apply concepts of live performance practice
CUAWHS511 Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
CUAWHS611 Apply advanced gym and weight training to dance
CUAWHS612 Develop strategies for maintaining resilience in a competitive environment

 

1 Year (Diploma):

BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
CUACHR413 Develop choreography skills
CUACHR511 Create and perform complex dance pieces
CUADAN423 Develop expertise in lyrical dance techniques
CUADAN511 Refine ballet techniques
CUADAN512 Refine ballet performance skills
CUADAN515 Refine contemporary dance techniques
CUADAN517 Refine dance partnering techniques
CUADAN518 Develop expertise in allied contemporary dance techniques
CUADAN531 Refine dance techniques
CUAPPR512 Develop sustainability of own professional practice
CUAPRF412 Develop conceptual and expressive skills as a performer
CUAPRF420 Develop on-camera performance skills
CUAPRF511 Refine performance techniques
CUAPRF513 Prepare for and perform in competitive environments
CUAWHS413 Incorporate anatomy principles into skill development
CUAWHS511 Maintain a high level of fitness for performance

Course Fees

$14,995 per year

Students are subject to some additonal fees related to performances and costuming.

Entry Requirements
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand resident/citizen
  • Be able to communicate, comprehend and write effectively in English
  • Complete a successful audition to secure a position in the course
Audition Requirements
  • Provide a recent headshot and CV
  • Participate in either an online video submission or in-person audition
  • Demonstrate strong dance ability in at least 2 styles. If auditioning online, learn and demonstrate the specified routines via supplied tutorials
  • Participate in an interview with our staff

Course Financing

Through our partnership with ZeeFi, students have the option to Study Now and Pay Later. Borrow your Brent Street course fees with ZeeFi’s interest-free, flexible repayments.