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Ballet Dancer (professional level)

Employees and freelance dancers perform as soloists or as members of an ensemble. They have the necessary technique and talent to work in professional dance companies. At this level individuals are expected to apply wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives.
 
Note - entry requirements apply.
 

Summary of Training

  • Perform dance repertoire at a professional level
  • Extend ballet technique to a professional level
  • Extend ballet performance skills to a professional level
  • Extend contemporary dance technique to a professional level
  • Extend contemporary dance performance skills to a professional level
  • Develop techniques for maintaining resilience in a competitive environment
  • Prepare for sustainable professional practice
     
  • Perform advanced classical ballet technique
  • Perform pas de deux at a professional level
  • Extend pointe work techniques to a professional level OR
  • Apply advanced gym and weight training to ballet
  • Extend cultural dance performance skills to a professional level
  • Work professionally in the creative arts industry
  • Research and apply concepts of live performance practice
  • Refine dance partnering techniques
  • Apply theatrical make-up and hairstyles
  • Prepare for performances in a competitive environment
  • Refine conceptual understanding of dance
  • Analyse cultural history and theory
     

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Industry Group
Arts, Culture & Performance

Work Type
Creative & Artistic

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 80

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

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Ballet Dancer (professional level) - CUA60113
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

Part Time
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