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Train where you get results

We pride ourselves on having a large percentage of students working in the industry post-graduation. We only accept one group of elite students so that everyone receives the individual attention needed to ensure they achieve their goals.

  • Exclusive teachers.
  • Weekly Interstate Teachers.
  • Limited student numbers - It’s about quality not quantity.
  • Graduation Tour.
  • Broader opportunities of employment in the industry with guaranteed direct exposure to Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Australia’s premium Dance Agencies.
  • Weekly mock auditions in preparation for the industry post Graduation

Academic Excellence Program

  • Cairns School of Distance Education.
  • Student Tutor Network.
  • Strong academic results.
  • Small class sizes. 1 teacher per 5 kids.

What makes us the best and different from other establishments?

Culture

Dance Force has quickly become one of Australia's leading studios as we continually seek to provide students with the best tutoring and courses in a supportive and enjoyable environment. When joining the Dance Force family you are joining a creative community. You are joining students who are enthusiastic and committed to developing their craft. While supported by teachers, management and an administration team that are highly dedicated professionals committed to the pursuit of excellence. The founder and director of Dance Force, Nicole Wells, is dedicated to all her students. Nicole's lifetime love and passion for dance are continuously passed on to all that meet her. Every week students have a minimum of 13 different teachers who are Australia's most sought after choreographers and industry professionals. Dance Force dancers are known for their versatility, hard working attitude and humbleness, which in turn makes them employable in all areas of the performing arts industry.

Aim of our performing arts courses

  • Provide students with the skills to pursue opportunities for a professional career in Dance as a Performer, Choreographer and/or Dance Instructor based on their individual abilities.
  • Provide artistic, intellectual and kinetic insights into dance and complementary areas of study.
  • Enable students to develop proficiency and versatility in dance techniques.
  • Enable students to be competent in a broad range of creative and performance situations.
  • Encourage students to realise their potential as individuals.
  • Provide the essential skills to pursue a career in the dance industry.

All of our performing arts courses are aimed at developing your technique over time to equip you with the skills necessary to find opportunities within this exciting industry.

  • Provide students with the skills to pursue opportunities for a professional career in Dance as a Performer, Choreographer and/or Dance Instructor based on their individual abilities.
  • Provide artistic, intellectual and kinetic insights into dance and complementary areas of study.
  • Enable students to develop proficiency and versatility in dance techniques.
  • Enable students to be competent in a broad range of creative and performance situations.
  • Encourage students to realise their potential as individuals.
  • Provide the essential skills to pursue a career in the dance industry.

Empowerdance is a company committed to standing beside us a studio to create successful and sustainable dance programs that are engaging and exciting for our students. With these courses, our students will be stronger and have more credibility in the industry. Being highly professional courses the Empowerdance brand stands at the forefront of the dance industry across Australia.

In association with Empower Dance PTY LTD.

Who should apply?

(is this course for me?)

This course is for those who desire a professional career in the dance industry or  those looking to improve their dance technique for personal gain.
Applicants should have a strong basic training in at least two disciplines:
Jazz, Contemporary, Classical ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre.
Natural ability will also be highly regarded if the judging panel can see a lot of potential. The most important quality Dance Force is looking for in an applicant is passion, enthusiasm and a drive to always want more from themselves as a dancer.
You only get out what you put in!
Students under the age of 18 must have permission from their parents.
Acceptance in the course is via audition only.

The course gives students a great introduction to full-time training and the performing arts industry. This course is only one day a week so students can complete this while still at school. If you are serious about becoming a professional, this course is a wonderful to start your career, while gaining points towards you High School Certificate. This is 90% practical in studio time to ensure students are gaining advanced skills and technique in all genres of the performing arts industry.

Course Day and Time:

Fridays 8am - 4pm

This allows students to attend as part of their schooling and not interfere with their outside training if they currently train with another studio in the afternoons.

Course Location:

1/23 Enterprise Ave, Sth Tweed Heads 2486

Hours:

8 hrs per week

Skill Level:

Must be more competent than Elementary to Advanced.

​The Certificate III is delivered over a period of 2 years, split into 8 terms.

CUA30113
CERTIFICATE III IN DANCE

Formal

We understand that formal is such an important part of students schooling life so we will be holding this for all students in the Academic Excellence, Certificate IV and Diploma courses.

Who should apply?

(is this course for me?)

This course is for those who desire a professional career in the dance industry and want to complete their yr 12 education. Applicants should have a strong basic training in at least two disciplines: Jazz, Contemporary, Classical ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre Applicants must be motivated and driven in both dancing and education. Natural ability will also be highly regarded if the judging panel can see a lot of potential. The most important quality Dance Force is looking for in an applicant is passion, enthusiasm and drive to always want more from themselves as a dancer.

​Acceptance in the course is via audition only.

Our performing arts high school is designed for students who are dedicated and passionate about a career in the performing arts industry while still completing their education.​Dance Force works alongside the Student Tutor Network. This ensures small class sizes that gives students the individual attention needed to achieve the best academic results possible. Students will have one teacher per 5-10 students and class times will be scheduled into and around their full-time dance training.​Students who are accepted into our Academic Excellence / full-time training program must independently enrol with distance education. We suggest Cairns School of Distance Education, however, if you wish to use another institution please advise with us upon enrolment.​There are different options for Vocational Education Training (VET) that will combine with your education training. This will depend on a student’s dance experience, ability and capability. If successful in your audition, staff will contact you to organise a meeting with the Director to discuss the best option for your child.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE /
FULL-TIME TRAINING

Industry Opportunity

Industry Fridays. Students get the privilege of an interstate guest teacher being flown in weekly. This allows students to make valuable connections as well as learn from the choreographers knowledge and experience.

Course Location:

1/23 Enterprise Ave, Sth Tweed Heads 2486

Hours:

20-25 hrs a week

Skill Level:

Must be more competent than Elementary to Advanced.

The Certificate IV is delivered over a period of 1 year split into 4 terms.

How will be Assessed?

The Certificate IV combines both practical and theoretical subjects (Units of competency), which will conclude with end of term assessments & reports. Assessments are competency based. Competency must be achieved in all units in order to gain the Certificate IV in Performing Arts (Dance). Students are also assessed on attendance and professional conduct. 80% attendance and competency in professional conduct must also be achieved in order to gain the Certificate IV in Performing Arts (Dance).

The methods of assessment are used:

  • Written Assignments (WA)
  • Short Answer test (SA)
  • Practical Demonstration (PRAC)
  • Performance (PERF)
  • On the job (OTJ)

Who should apply?

(is this course for me?)

This course is for those who desire a professional career in the dance industry or
those looking to improve their dance technique for personal gain.
Applicants should have a strong basic training in at least two disciplines:
Jazz, Contemporary, Classical ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre.
Natural ability will also be highly regarded if the judging panel can see a lot of potential. The most important quality Dance Force is looking for in an applicant is passion, enthusiasm and drive to always want more from themselves as a dancer.
You only get out what you put in!
Students under the age of 18 must have permission from their parents.

Acceptance in the course is via audition only.

The course prepares students for real life situations within the dance industry such as: working as a team, respecting each other, having a professional attitude, turning up on time to class, being polite to your teachers and choreographers, general work ethics, coping with pressure and working to deadlines. These are all valuable skills in any workplace

CUA40113
CERTIFICATE IV IN DANCE

PHOTO FILM
SHOOT
PORTFOLIO

Dancers will be given access to some of Australia's best photographers and videographers to ensure they have appropriate head and body shots as well as showreels for auditions.

Extra Opportunities

  • All after school classes are FREE for full-time students
  • Auditions for competitive groups & Hip Hop crews and
  • train at discounted rate
  • Solos available
  • Learn to dance for film course

REGULAR WEEKLY TEACHERS

  • Nicole Wells
  • Heidi Jennings
  • ​Ben Veitch
  • Carly O'Connor
  • Codie Wescombe
  • Jacob Yarr
  • Sam Dominic
  • Lisa Bennett
  • Karen Perring
  • Midori Lotz
  • Hayley Winch
  • Vanessa Krummenacher

Career Opportunities

The Certificate IV in Performing Arts (Dance) is aimed at preparing students for a professional career in Dance as a Performer, Choreographer and/or Dance  Instructor based on their individual abilities. Once graduated, you will be able to pursue opportunities with Commercials, Musical Theatre, Film & Television, Overseas placements, Contemporary Dance companies, Cruise Ships, Stage productions, Promotional and Corporate Events, Choreography and more. ​The course prepares students for real life situations within the dance industry such as: working as a team, respecting each other having a professional attitude, turning up on time to class, being polite to your teachers and choreographers, general work ethics, coping with pressure and working to deadlines, These are all valuable skills in any workplace.

Fee Structure, Policies & Procedures

Cert IV - The annual Course fees for 2020 are set out below:

TOTAL $13,600.00

  • Deposit: $1000 (non-refundable) This fee will be direct debited from your account within 7 days of your completed Letter of Offer being returned within the given timeframe.

The above amount includes

  • Course Tuition fees
  • Course Assessment materials
  • Individually named and branded shirt
  • Costume Fees
  • Graduation Concert High Definition Filming – Digital copy

Payment

Payment for the course & any other extra class options will be arranged via an automatic Direct Debit Payment Plan. Dance Force uses a Third Party company, ‘Ezidebit Pty Ltd’.  Your nominated account will be direct debited  on a weekly basis.

Payment obligations and the Agreement will be outlined in the Letter of Offer.

Pre-Professional - The annual Course fees for 2020 are set out below:

TOTAL $12,900.00

  • Deposit: $1000 (non-refundable) This fee will be direct debited from your account within 7 days of your completed Letter of Offer being returned within the given timeframe.

The above amount includes

  • Course Tuition fees
  • Individually named and branded shirt
  • Costume Fees
  • Graduation Concert High Definition Filming – Digital copy

Payment

Payment for the course & any other extra class options will be arranged via an automatic Direct Debit Payment Plan. Dance Force uses a Third Party company, ‘Ezidebit Pty Ltd’. Your nominated account will be direct debited with a choice of weekly, fortnightly, monthly or termly repayments.

​Payment obligations and the Agreement will be outlined in the Letter of Offer.

CUA30113 -  2 year course  - The annual Course fees for 2020 are set out below:

Total: $3,500

  • Deposit: $500 (non-refundable) This fee will be direct debited from your account within 7 days of your completed Letter of Offer being returned within the given timeframe.

The annual Course fees for 2020 are set out below:

Total: $3,500

OTAL COST FOR 2 YEARS - $7000

  • Costume fees will be invoice separately (if required).

Payment

Payment for the course & any other extra class options will be arranged via an automatic Direct Debit Payment Plan. Dance Force uses a Third Party company, ‘Ezidebit Pty Ltd’. Your nominated account will be direct debited with a choice of weekly, fortnightly, monthly or termly repayments..

Payment obligations and the Agreement will be outlined in the Letter of Offer.

Academic excellence/Full Time training - Annual course fees below

2 YEAR COURSE

Years 10 & 11 or Yrs 11 & 12 combined with CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance

The annual Course fees for 2020 are set out below:

$12500

  • Deposit: $1000 (non-refundable) This fee will be direct debited from your account within 7 days of your completed Letter of Offer being returned within the given timeframe.

The above amount includes

  • Course Tuition fees
  • Course Assessment materials
  • Individually named and branded shirt
  • Costume Fees
  • Graduation Concert High Definition Filming – Digital copy

The annual Course fees for 2021 are set out below:

$12500

  • Deposit: $1000 (non-refundable) This fee will be direct debited from your account within 7 days of your completed Letter of Offer being returned within the given timeframe.

The above amount includes

  • Course Tuition fees
  • Course Assessment materials
  • Individually named and branded shirt
  • Costume Fees
  • Graduation Concert High Definition Filming – Digital copy

1 YEAR COURSE: YEAR 12 WITH CERTIFICATE IV

This course will be extremely time consuming and only for the motivated and dedicated who will be willing to sacrifice a lot of time to ensure they are achieving the results needed for both the academic and full time training.

The annual Course fees for 2020 are set out below:

$15000

  • Deposit: $1000 (non-refundable) This fee will be direct debited from your account within 7 days of your completed Letter of Offer being returned within the given timeframe.

The above amount includes

  • Course Tuition fees
  • Course Assessment materials
  • Individually named and branded shirt
  • Costume Fees
  • Graduation Concert High Definition Filming – Digital copy

Payment

Payment for the course & any other extra class options will be arranged via an automatic Direct Debit Payment Plan. Dance Force uses a Third Party company, ‘Ezidebit Pty Ltd’. Your nominated account will be direct debited with a choice of weekly, fortnightly, monthly or termly repayments..

Payment obligations and the Agreement will be outlined in the Letter of Offer.