SACE Dance

Stars Fresh take on SACE Dance

Commencing in 2017 Star Academy will be delivering SACE Dance Stage 1 and Stage 2. This program will be taught alongside our VET Dance programs so that students will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Qualification as well as the completion of a full year SACE subject. SACE Dance is offered to students from Year 10 to Year 12. Classes for Stage 1 and Stage 2 Dance will be held on Thursday night at Star Academy. Stage 1 students must also take 1 ballet class and 1 dance class in any other dance genre (eg jazz, hip hop, tap or contemporary). Stage 2 students must take 1 ballet class, 2 dance classes in any other genres (eg jazz, hip hop, tap or contemporary) and complete 1 term or assistant teaching with an intermediate or lower age class. Why study with us? Our new and innovative look on SACE Dance provides students with opportunities to focus on the styles of dance they are most passionate about. Flourish in a non-traditional learning environment, which allow students to develop themselves as confident performers.

Stage 1 – Year 11

Stage 1 Dance at Star Academy is a full year subject which is combined with Certificate II in Dance. Content: Stage 1 Dance is a 20-credit subject taken over a full year. It consists of four areas of study:
  • Technique
  • Composition
  • Performance or Presentation
  • Response

Stage 2 – Year 12

Stage 2 Dance at Star Academy is a full year subject which is combined with Certificate III in Dance. Content: Stage 2 Dance is a 20-credit subject that consists of the following three areas of study:
  • Skills Development (choreography, technique, and a folio based on either the choreography or the technique study)
  • Dance Perspectives
  • Group Production
Download our 2017 SACE & VET Prospectus here

VET Dance

Registered training organisation

In 2015, Star Academy became a Registered Training Organisation delivering nationally recognised training in dance. Currently we offer Certificate II, III and IV in Dance. Our programs are designed to take dancers to the next level with their skills and knowledge of the performing arts industry and help them work towards their goals for a career in dance. A vocational qualification in dance that is recognised nationally by the dance industry, provides students with a pathway to further dance training and potentially a career.

CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance

Certificate II in Dance is a 1 year course that provides a strong foundation in dance technique and performance. Students will develop an understanding of anatomy and nutrition for the dancer while undertaking a rigorous practical training regime designed to develop their dance technique in all genres. Students will have 4 contact hours per week plus workshops in the school holidays. At the end of the year students will receive their qualification as well as 50 SACE Credits towards Stage 1.

CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance

Certificate III in Dance provides a more in depth understanding of dance theory, stage craft and allows students to develop their own choreographic style. This program is for dancers who are ready to take their training to the next level whether their passion be for performing, teaching or choreographing. Students undertake technique and choreography classes and have numerous opportunities to perform throughout the year. The course when taken full-time is completed over 1 year with 6 contact hours per week plus workshops in the school holidays. As well as their qualification, students who successfully complete Certificate III in Dance will receive 60 SACE Stage 2 Credits.

CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance

Certificate IV in Dance at Star Academy is a professional full-time program that has been designed for students who are working towards a career in performing or teaching. It is an intense and challenging course which pushes students to the next level with their dance technique and performance skills. This program requires the student to have an in depth knowledge and understanding of dance theory across all genres as well as skills in choreographing, teaching and planning for performances. The course when taken full-time is delivered over 1 year split into four 10 week terms coinciding with the school year but can also be studied part time over 2 years.