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VCE VET Dance at Gay Wightman School of Ballet

On offer by invitation only, this program is aimed at highly talented students from age 6 to 18, who show potential as future professional dancers.

Students receive specialised coaching classes as well as private lessons. Separate exam and performance schedules add to their dance training.

Graduates of this program often go on to study at a tertiary level, both in Australia and overseas, with many progressing to roles with professional dance companies including The Australian Ballet.

VCE VET DANCE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no pre-requisites to enrol in this course, but previous experience in dance will be an advantage. Students may commence VCE VET Dance in year 10 or 11.

WHAT MAKES OUR PROGRAM UNIQUE

Gay Wightman School of Ballet is one of Melbourne’s leading dance institutions. Having produced many professional dancers and teachers, we are pleased to offer VCE VET training.

VCE VET DANCE ATAR SCORE CONTRIBUTION

Two solos (one in each dance style) contribute 50% to your ATAR score for VCE VET Dance. School assessed coursework contributes the other 50% of your ATAR score for VCE VET Dance. For more details, see the VCE VET Dance page on the VCAA website.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Certificate II in Dance CUA20113 VCE VET Dance course is delivered over two years part-time. Students should complete Units 1 & 2 (year 1) before enrolling in Units 3 & 4 (year 2).

YEAR ONE

Units 1 & 2 Core units
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
CUADAN201 Develop basic dance techniques
CUAWHS101 Follow safe dance practices
CUAWHS201 Develop a basic level of physical
condition for dance performance

Units 1 & 2 Dance Electives:
CUADAN203 Perform basic jazz dance technique
CUADAN205 Perform basic contemporary dance technique
CUADAN206 Perform basic ballet dance technique
CUADAN207 Perform basic tap technique
CUADAN208 Perform basic street dance technique
CUADAN209 Perform basic cultural dance technique

YEAR TWO

Units 3 & 4 Core & Compulsory Units: Year 2
CUADAN202 Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances
CUAPRF201 Prepare self for performances
CUAIND201 Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPRF304 Develop audition techniques

Units 3 & 4 Dance Electives:
CUADAN305 Increase depth of jazz dance technique
CUADAN306 Increase depth of ballet dance technique
CUADAN307 Increase depth of cultural dance technique
CUADAN308 Increase depth of contemporary dance technique
CUADAN309 Increase depth of street dance technique
CUADAN311 Increase depth of tap technique

VCE VET DANCE STUDY HOURS

The nominal hours for VCE VET Dance depend on which elective units/dance styles you choose, and range from 320 to 400 hours over the two years of the course.

YEAR 1 2020 COURSE DATES (UNITS 1 & 2)

VET theory class is held on a Tuesday 6.30pm and students will build their own unique technique class and rehearsal choreography timetable from our classes held 7 days a week as well as take a 30 minute private lesson once a week for Solo rehearsal.

YEAR 2 2020 COURSE DATES (UNITS 3 & 4)

VET theory class is held on a Tuesday 6.30pm. Students will build their own unique technique class and rehearsal choreography timetable from our classes held 7 days a week as well as take a 30 minute private lesson once a week for Solo rehearsal.

PERFORMANCES

We offer a minimum of 3 performances a year for our our VET students;
May- Technical Demonstration at Darebin Arts Centre
October- Solo Night performance and assessment at Kew Renaissance Theatre
November- Group Work performance at National Theatre

REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATION

The Certificate II in Dance CUA20113 VCE VET Dance course is provided through our Partnership with Ausdance Victoria, a Registered Training Organisation.

Know More About VCE VET Dance

For more information, contact Kate Kaleb RTO and Education Coordinator through [email protected] And for VCE VET DANCE FEES, please contact us below.

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