A chance to combine your love of dance with your school studies in Years 10, 11 & 12!

 

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VET DANCE

See below for our VCE VET Dance class schedules and make it work for you! We have the option for students to take classes on Wednesday OR Saturday to help suit your schedule!

WEDNESDAY

DAYTIMECLASS
Wednesday2.15pm-3.15pmTheory
Wednesday3.15pm-4.15pmHip Hop
Wednesday4.15pm-5.15pmContemporary
Wednesday5.30pm-6.30pmJazz

SATURDAY

DAYTIMECLASS
Saturday10.30am-11.30amJazz
Saturday11.30am-12.30pmContemporary
Saturday12.30pm-1.30pmHip Hop
Saturday1.30pm-2.30pmTheory

The aim of this program is to provide young people with industry knowledge, and dance technical and performance skills. Students will learn to work with others, follow direction, self-motivate, adapt quickly to changes, and gain self-confidence.

The training will include classes in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, minimal theory and a performance at the end of each term. The skills learned can be related to everyday fitness and co-ordination, further training in dance and performance and appreciation of the performing arts.

Students must completes Units 1 & 2 before commencing 3 & 4.

On successful completion of this program the student will receive:

Credit towards VCE: students will be eligible for up to five units credit towards VCE, 3 units at Unit 1 / 2 level, plus a Units 3 / 4 sequence. Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 / 4 sequence must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of gaining a study score. The study score can contribute directly to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study.

Credit towards VCAL:  this program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand of VCAL and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand for VCAL

Qualification            A nationally recognised qualification – CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance

Further studies        Possibly gain credit for University Entry.

Units covered
Units 1 & 2 – 1st year of study Units 3 & 4 – 2nd year of study
Work effectively with others Prepare self for performances
Develop basic dance techniques Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performance
Follow basic safe dance principles Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
Develop a basic level of physical condition for dance performance Develop audition techniques
Perform basic jazz dance techniques Increase depth of jazz dance techniques
Perform basic contemporary dance techniques Increase depth of contemporary dance techniques

Duration        2 years part time 4 hours per week

 

 CERTIFICATE III IN DANCE

Year 12 students that have already completed VCE VET Dance/ CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance can do one further year of study to complete their CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance.

Develop own dance skills, technique & performance with minimal theory.

Classes in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary & Performance with Ballet or Tap as alternative options.

Units completed are under Block Credit Recognition (BCR) and may be eligible for credit towards the VCE.
Duration         1 year part time 4 hours per week

 

VCE DANCE

See below for our VCE Dance class schedules and make it work for you! We have the option for students to take classes on Monday and Wednesday OR Saturday to help suit your schedule!

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

DAYTIMECLASS
Monday4.30pm-6.30pmTheory
Wednesday4.15pm-5.15pmContemporary
Wednesday5.30pm-6.30pmJazz

SATURDAY

DAYTIMECLASS
Saturday10.30am-11.30amJazz
Saturday11.30am-12.30pmContemporary
Saturday12.30pm-1.30pmChoreography
Saturday1.30pm-2.30pmTheory

Develop own dance skills, technique, performance & choreography with study of dance and analysis of choreography. VCE students must undertake Unit 3 before 4.

Classes in Jazz, Contemporary, Performance & Theory.

 Duration        Units 1 – 4        2 years 4 hours per week or

                             Units 3-4         1 year 4 hours per week (for Intermediate or advanced dance students only)

 

 

 

MORE ABOUT VCE & VET DANCE!

ENTRY TO VCE & VCE VET DANCE

There are no pre-requisites but due to the physical nature of the course, physical ability is an important consideration. Previous dance experience would be beneficial. Access to the course is not limited on the basis of gender, social or educational background.

WHY STUDY DANCE? WHERE CAN IT LEAD YOU?

  • Further Dance Training-              Certificate III in Dance,

                                                        Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching

                                                        Certificate IV in Dance

                                                        Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management

                                                        Diploma of Dance

                                                        Diploma of Dance Teaching & Management

                                                        Diploma of Musical Theatre

  • Performing; cruise ships, theatre, theme parks
  • Teaching; pre-school, primary school, secondary school, own dance school
  • Backstage; lighting, set design, costume
  • Dance nutritionist
  • Dance physiotherapist
  • Credit for University Entry

DANCE PROGRAM

  • Units 1 + 2 first year of study
  • Units 3 + 4 second year of study
  • Rehearsals and performances in studios and on the stage.
  • Performance at the end of each term.

 

STAFF

Mark LaguerreArtistic Director; worked throughout Australia as an actor, singer & dancer in theatre & television. Was the Artistic & Dance Director for the Victorian State Schools Spectacular for 15 years. Now also teaches Drama & Singing at Dance Factory. TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Bachelor of Education

Vicki LeeAdministrative Director; worked as a dancer performing on television & in cabaret shows. Choreographic credits include cabaret shows for Asia & various conventions. Currently teaches jazz & tap and is a DFTA teacher & examiner. TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and Diploma of Arts (Dance and Performance)

Fran Neumann – Student Co-ordinator, toured extensively throughout Australia & South East Asia as a dancer. TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and Diploma of Dance & Performance. Currently teaches ballet classes and is a DFTA teacher & examiner

 

All major Australian productions of recent years have been a showcase for the talents of DANCE FACTORY students:

Cats, Les Miserable, High School Musical, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Sweet Charity, Miss Saigon, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, West Side Story, Chicago, Smokey Joes Café, Joseph, Beauty & the Beast, Dancin’ Man, Mary Poppins, A Chorus Line, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Saturday Night Fever, Disneyland, Cruise Ships, Universal Studios, Matilda

 

PERFORMANCES

All students perform in our end of term performances and are required to buy tickets

From $30-$90 per ticket (Compulsory minimum of: Term 1– 2 tickets, Terms 2, 3 & 4 – 3 tickets)

 

Our Teachers