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


Auditioning Now for 2019 Full Time programs. Register Now or Contact us for times, appointments or to audition via Video.

Full Time Courses:
* Cert III in Dance
* Cert IV in Dance
* Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
* Intensive Training Program for students in years 9 and 10

In 2017, 100 per cent of graduating students received offers from all over the world! Statistically NCD, located in Newcastle NSW, is one of the most successful schools in Australia. Every student receives world class training from some of the most acclaimed teachers in Australia, all in the comforts of being close to home and without the worries and expense of having to go to a big city.

Students are surrounded by likeminded and supportive mentors all with the common goal of developing each dancer to pursue their dream of a career in dance. Our success has continued year upon year, and with over a decade of experience as a Registered Training Organisation we successfully advance students to their next stage.
Being an RTO, all students leave with nationally recognised qualification, giving them further options after a successful dance career.

NCD’s faculty are made up of Australia’s leading teachers and choreographers providing the finest dance training and mentoring in classical and contemporary dance in the country.

In an encouraging and creative environment, NCD also offers: Classical & Contemporary streams up to Diploma level; in-house audition classes; career planning; assistance with portfolios and video auditions; nutrition; alumni network all over the world.

SUBJECTS: Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Repertoire, Jazz, Performance & Audition Preparation, Partnering, Choreography, Body Conditioning, Anatomy, Nutrition, Career planning & 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.

TEACHERS: Brett Morgan, Timothy Gordon, Debbie Ellis-Linnert, Jake Burden, Zoe Jones, Emma Burden & Elise Frawley. Visit to read about more of the staff and their extensive expertise.

“I want to thank the teachers at NCD for setting me up for the career ahead of me. Moving to NCD was the best decision I every made, I learnt so much about myself and wouldn’t now be training at one of the best US schools without them! Everything I learnt at NCD I still use and I receive comments from my Artistic Director at how well I’ve been trained and it helps me so much in auditions. I am forever grateful to NCD for making me a versatile dancer” — Paige Finlay, 2017 graduate currently training in New York

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