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Certificate IV in Dance - Years 10, 11 & 12

​The three-year program originated to give students the advanced skills and understanding within the dance industries, as well as the associated skills and knowledge essential to adult life. Students complete their dance studies within a real high school education, ensuring the development of a whole person. This educational structure allows the aspiring dancer to choose whether they would like to devote their studies to solely dance, the arts, or something completely different without pathway and financial restriction.

Core learning areas:


Techniques within Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet

  • Jazz Genre Studies (Musical Theatre, Fosse, and Broadway)
  • Contemporary Genre Studies (such as, Cunningham, Graham, and Horton)
  • Commercial Dance (Hip Hop, Break Dance and Jazz)
  • Showgirl Technique (Cruise ship and other related contract work)
  • Contemporary Artistry (Improvisation, Partnering, and History)
  • Health Studies (Nutrition, Psychology, and Anatomy)
  • Physical Conditioning (Yoga, Pilates, and Personal Training)
  • Career Planning (such as, Producing, CV, Head shots, and Show Reel)
  • Art of Making and Education (Choreography Design, and Teaching)
  • Related Studies (Aerial, Acrobatics, Production, Vocal, Speech and Acting)

Among our accredited qualifications, our Certificate IV in Dance offers the following units:

  • CUVPRP404A Develop self as artist
  • CUAWHS401 Apply movement and behavioural principles to physical conditioning
  • CUAPRF405 Rehearse technique for performance
  • CUAPRF404 Refine movement skills for performance
  • CUADAN407 Develop expertise in dance performance technique
  • CUADAN303 Develop dance partnering techniques
  • CUACHR403 Develop choreography skills
  • CUARES401 Research dance concepts
  • CUADAN409 Develop expertise in contemporary dance technique
  • CUADAN403 Develop expertise in jazz dance technique
  • BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
  • CUACIR301 Perform basic on-ground acrobatic techniques
  • CUADTM403 Apply safe dance teaching methods
  • CUAPRF503 Prepare for performances in a competitive environment

The Academy of Dance Industries is a specialist Dance Excellence Program therefore entry is not automatic or based on an enrolment catchment area.  Applicant's will be shortlisted based on their submission within each of the below audition rounds.

Round 1

Applications for students entering Years 10 or 11 in 2020 close on August 24, 2019.


Register your Expression of Interest​ in attending Academy of Dance Industries.

If you would like to request a late application please contact the Academy of Dance Industries Director via email​ to make your enquiry.

Round 2

Successful Round 1 applicants are required to submit video footage of their dance ability.  Footage should include the applicant's ability in either Ballet, Contemporary and/or Jazz. 

Please note, this footage does not need to be professionally filmed. 

Round 3

Successful Round 2 applicants are required to attend a live audition on October 16.  This audition takes place on the Ormeau Woods SHS campus in front of a live panel.  Within the individual audition, applicants are required to perform a solo dance piece and partake in a live interview.  The panel will determine if the applicant is suitable to be accepted into the Academy of Dance Industries.

Notification of results for each round ​will be received within 10 working days of the closing date.  Appeals against the panel's assessment of 'non-offer' are submitted to the school within 10 working days of receiving the letter.

If you have any further enquiries please contact the Academy of Dance Industries Director via:

Email: or

Telephone: (07) 5540 9222