National College of Dance

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Name: National College of Dance
151 Young Rd, Lambton, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia 2299

AUDITIONS: Scholarship Auditions on Sunday 11 August 2019. 

Auditions can be made privately by appointment.


Classical Stream for Certificate III in Dance (CUA30110), Certificate IV in Dance (CUA40113) and Diploma of Dance Elite Performance (CUA50114)

Contemporary Stream for Certificate IV in Dance (CUA40113) and Diploma of Dance Elite Performance (CUA50114)

Commercial / Jazz Stream for Diploma of Dance Elite Performance (CUA50114)

Intensive Training Program for students from Year 7 upwards.

With outstanding results year after year, the NCD training programs have students who are performing in all genres all over the world.   Our courses are streamed to ensure you get the most advanced individualised training in the genre that you are most interested in being employed. Our training in all streams have an emphasis on classical and contemporary technique. NCD students are technical, versatile and highly sought after when completing their training.   Our teachers and mentors all have the common goal of developing each dancer to a level capable to pursue their dreams. With over a decade of experience as a Registered Training Organisation, each student leaves with a nationally recognised qualification giving them future options after a successful career in dance.

National College of Dance also offers extra support in preparing students for auditions through regular in-house audition classes, Career Planning sessions, Audition video and photo portfolios and many guest artists and workshops.   We also have an Alumni forum with the opportunity to link and remain in contact with many NCD past students located all over the world.   NCD is also located in one of Australia’s most dynamic coastal towns.

SUBJECTS: Each stream has individualised course content specifically designed to provide students the highest level of training material available which will develop each dancer in their chosen genre. All streams complete units in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Choreography, Anatomy, Nutrition, Body Conditioning, Career Planning, Performance and Audition Preparation, Partnering, Repertoire and Private Coaching. Units selected in each of the Certificate and Diploma courses are a reflection of NCD’s focus in preparing students for a professional career in dance for their chosen stream.

TEACHERS: Brett Morgan, Timothy Gordon, Debbie Ellis-Linnert, Jake Burden, Zoe Jones, Emma Burden and Elise Frawley plus many guest artists.

"I have been a student with the National College of Dance for the past 8 years. It is the most welcoming friendly environment, all the kids are very talented and are like a second family, Brett Morgan and his team have helped me fulfill my aspirations of being a dancer. All the staff are extremely knowledgeable, nurturing and as teachers they not only help you grow as a dancer but also as people."Grace Humphris, 2019 Diploma student, 2019 Prix De Lausanne entrant, 2018 Sydney Eisteddfod Scholarship finalist, Accepted on scholarship to Dutch Nationale Ballet School.

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