Cert III in Dance


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Cert III in Dance

LAUNCH Performing Arts Centre is thrilled to offer the Nationally Recognised Certificate III in Dance (CUA30113), providing students with a platform to LAUNCH their professional dance careers.

This two year, part-time course is designed for secondary school students looking to further their education and experience in performing arts while providing vocational education points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education.

The Launch Difference

LAUNCH Performing Arts Centre is thrilled to offer the Nationally Recognised Certificate III in Dance (CUA30113), providing students with a platform to LAUNCH their professional dance careers.

This two-year, part-time course is designed for secondary school students looking to further their education and experience in performing arts while providing vocational education points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education.

The course runs every Friday from 8am-3pm throughout the Qld school Terms, training under the guidance of Industry Professionals.

  • We will train, motivate and inspire you to become the best dancer you can.
  • We will teach you about the industry through the telling of our own experiences.
  • We will expose you to the best in the business, both nationally and internationally.
  • We will give you the confidence to trust your instincts and pursue your goals.

Why Study Your Cert III at Launch Performing Arts Centre?

Strong Technical Foundation

Students undertake several hours of technical training each week to ensure significant improvement in skill level and decrease the chance of injury.

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You will leave our course as a complete performing artist, having trained in all necessary genres and mastered the practical steps to get started.

Individual Coaching

There are so many different and exciting pathways to take within this industry. It is our job to guide and mentor you down your ideal path to ensure your best possible chance of success.

Holistic Teaching

Not only will you be prepared as a strong and versatile performer, but you’ll take away industry and business know-how, including a CV/Resume, Industry Contacts and the ability to effectively set and achieve goals.

Take on the World

Our intention is to prepare students for their chosen pathway whilst ensuring that they are ready for all other options. Students are trained to be the best technicians and performing artists they can be.

Limited Class Numbers

We accept a limited number of students to our Pre-Professional program each year to ensure everyone gets the attention required to finish this course in peak form.

Choose Your Certification Level

Our flexible training options allow you to undertake the training level that suits you. If a national qualification is important to you, upgrade from the three day Pre-Professional program to the Full-Time Certificate IV in Dance.

Career Opportunities

Our courses will prepare you for multiple career options. These include Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Moulin Rouge/Showgirl contracts, Cruise Ships, Modelling and Fashion Parades, TVCs, and Dance Teaching.

Applications Are Now Open

Class Audition

We invite you to meet with LAUNCH Director Michelle Hopper for an informal interview, a tour of the LAUNCH Studios together with attendance at one of our Open Classes which will form part of the audition

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Audition Video Submission

If you live outside of the Gold Coast, audition by video submission. Apply online (through the below button link) and emailing Michelle at [email protected] with the below information:

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Michelle Hopper Doyle

Course Director

As a leader in the Australian dance industry, Michelle has worked extensively in the performing arts for more than 20 years. Her career has seen her work with the world’s best directors and choreographers including Baz Lurhmann, George Miller, David Atkins, Kelley Abbey, Wade Robson, The Squared Division, John O’Connell, Jason Coleman and Dein Perry.

Over two decades as a performing arts professional, Michelle secured roles in major stage productions including Singin’ in the Rain and Grease Arena Spectacular. She was cast in Happy Feet 2 and The Son of Mask, plus she performed on screen at the TV Week Logie Awards, Helpmann Awards, X Factor, Australian Idol, MTV Music Awards and Aria Awards.

Michelle has danced for the Nickelodeon Awards and the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. She performed with leading music icons including Kylie Minogue, Jessica Mauboy, Tina Arena, Guy Sebastian, Boyzone, Vanessa Amorosi, The Rogue Traders and Sneaky Sound System.

Resident Faculty

Our Partner

LAUNCH has partnered with the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) to present our unique certificate course syllabus.

ATOD are Leaders in the field of dance education with a rich history in providing dance syllabus’ of the highest technical standard in order to provide students with performance and leadership opportunities.

ATOD is the registered RTO for the LAUNCH Performing Arts Centre (RTO #31624).

What our clients say

From beginners to aspiring professionals, we’ve helped over 1000 students to express themselves through dance.

Brittany Walsh started her career with a bang performing alongside Julia Morris at the 2018 ‘TV Week Logie Awards’ and her achievements continue to inspire us. In 2018 she landed her first contract with Celebrity Cruises and a 2nd in 2019. This year she had the honour of performing with Katy Perry at the ‘T20 Women’s Cricket World Cup’ under the direction of The Squared Division. Brittany is a dedicated artist with goals of performing in Musical Theatre productions and dreams of heading to Big Apple to be a ‘Rockette’. We have no doubt Brittany will continue to live her dreams and can’t wait to see what the future holds for her. ‘The decision to join the LAUNCH family was the best decision I ever made. The level of expertise within the faculty is 2nd to none and the last 6 years of training under Michelle has been immensely rewarding. The training and experience that LAUNCH offers sets you up for success and has given me the opportunity to live some of my dreams already and for that I am incredibly grateful.’

Brittany Walsh

Karin Mochizuki has achieved success at an early age having performed at the 2018 ‘TV Week Logie Awards’ and as a featured dancer in the blockbuster film ‘Dora the Explorer.’ A truly dedicated artist Karin travelled to LA in 2019 to train with LA’s finest to further her skills and to build contacts with the dream of moving there one day. Karin has been a valued Launch member since 2014 and we couldn’t be prouder of who she has become as a dancer, teacher and role model within our studio.We cannot wait to see what the future holds for her. “Training at Launch Performing Arts centre made me find myself as a dancer. I am forever grateful for all my mentors for the constant knowledge and experience to achieve my goals. Not only do they train you, they give https://www.launchpac.com.au/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=us_testimonialyou love, relationships and make you feel like apart of a family.”

Karin Mochizuki

Learning to dance from age 3 in NSW, Stephen was always destined to be a performer. He joined LAUNCH in 2017 to further his training and with the goal to become a professional dancer. He started working professionally in 2018, performing in the Opening & Closing Ceremonies for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He also appeared in the 2019 feature film, Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Stephen has completed 2 overseas dance contracts for Celebrity Cruise Lines and aspires to return to the seas when the world opens up again post COVID. Stephen continues to be part of our dance family in a teaching role primarily for our preschool READY, SET DANCE program. Stephen loves that he plays an important role by introducing dance to the next generation of children. His motto, “Have fun and always try your hardest in everything you do.”

Stephen Fowler

Launch alumni Elle Perring has been performing with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for the past two years as a dancer and aerialist. “Dancing on cruise ships has been a dream of mine since I was 8 years old and I have loved every second of living my dream’. My next goal is to perform in a Musical Theatre show touring Australia and another dream would be to relocate to Europe to perform in a cabaret show. ‘Launch has been my home for the past 5 years and has taught me everything I need to know about the industry. I’m so grateful I can come home between contracts and continue training and stay show fit until the next job comes around.”

Elle Perring

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