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Dance

WAAPA’s Dance department prepares classical and contemporary artists of international standing through teaching methods designed to develop and refine the skills of each individual. Our courses offer a breadth that is unique to WAAPA and dance lecturers are continually assessing how best to prepare students for a seamless transition into a wide range of careers within the profession.

All dance programs are intensive and performance based, with special coaching programs designed for both men and women. Within each course, students have a degree of flexibility to choose and combine the mix that is best suited to their individual talents and aspirations.

In addition to the highest calibre of daily tuition from WAAPA’s professionally credentialed and acclaimed teaching staff, students also regularly participate in national and international tours and collaborations and work frequently with visiting choreographers and guest teachers. Such touring opportunities and industry exposure refines individual skills and in turn showcases each student’s respective talents to dance professionals.

Postgraduate Study Opportunities - LINK Dance Company

LINK Dance Company is a graduate dance company - the only one of its kind in Australia - based at WAAPA. Dancers who have completed a three year university dance course gain entry by audition into LINK's one year postgraduate program. The purpose of the company is to bridge the gap between university studies and professional practice. LINK aims to facilitate contributions to choreographic processes and to create seasoned and compelling performers.

Through LINK, dancers have the unique opportunity to gain professional experience whilst also being able to further their research interests. New works are commissioned, with some works also restaged by seminal artists. The company regularly performs locally, interstate and overseas.

LINK applicants with an Advanced Diploma should apply for Bachelor of Performing Arts (Practice Transition).

LINK applicants with a Bachelor degree should apply for Bachelor of Arts (Dance) Honours.

For further information about the LINK program, please visit the Link web page.

More information

Download important information about the auditions process. You should also visit the Interviews, auditions and folios web page.

For further enquiries please contact Student Recruitment on 134 ECU (134 328), or for calls outside Australia, (61 8) 6304 0000.

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