The CCSC academy dance program is designed to educate, inspire and support talented and dedicated dancers wishing to pursue a career in the dance or performing arts industry.
Dancers in the program will receive high level training from professionals in the dance industry.
Academy dance student athletes will regularly undertake technical training in ballet, jazz and lyrical dance styles. They will also benefit from specialised and targeted strength and conditioning training, pilates classes and have access to the ‘on campus’ physiotherapy & podiatry clinic if required.
Throughout the year, specialist teachers/industry professionals will be invited to conduct classes and share their experiences with the dance student athletes. Dancers will learn and rehearse routines and perform for audiences.
In keeping with the overall ethos of the college, dance student athletes will have regular private coaching and or small group sessions to cater for individual needs and interests.
Safe dance practice will be a focus of the program with student athletes learning the importance of taking care of their bodies as well as a focus on their overall health and wellbeing.
At times, dance student athletes may be taken off campus for specialist classes, workshops or other dance related activities. This may include visiting the theatre, seeing a live production or performing in a show or competition.
Being an ‘in school’ dance program allows dance student athletes to receive this high level training in school time. This fantastic program enables dancers to pursue their passion without needing to leave the nurturing school environment, offering parents and dancers the perfect balance. There is no need to make the difficult choice between gaining a school education or following a dance career path. You can do both!
The academy dance program is designed to cater for student athletes wishing to continue training with their ‘after school’ dance studios. The program aims to complement the dancer’s external training by focusing on fundamental, technical training.
The program also aims to provide extensive training for the dance student athletes who need to minimise or eliminate ‘after school’ dance classes. Academy dance student athletes will undertake a minimum of 8 hrs of dance related classes, in school, per week.
As part of the senior academy dance program, dance student athletes will learn skills to prepare for life after school. Depending on the specific needs of individual student athletes, this may include, how to:
- prepare for auditions
- create a portfolio
- manage possible knock backs
- Prepare and implement dance class plans
- Teach dance classes for younger students
- Choreograph routines
- Create an invoice
- Start a business
- Manage work as a freelancer/contractor