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

Being a great dancer is only part of what it takes to be successful….

At LAUNCH, our courses not only elevate your dancing skills and ability but they prepare you for what will hopefully be a long and successful dance career.

  • 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, Showreel, Financial Plan, Industry Contacts and a Social Media Plan.

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 25 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, Ballet Companies, Contemporary Companies, 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


Feel free to contact Michelle directly at [email protected] if you have any specific questions before applying online.

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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:

  • Your current CV
  • Headshot
  • 1-3 minute solo routine on video in your preferred dance genre/s.
  • (Optional) 1-minute video of a vocal piece or any other special act you have in your repertoire.

If your video is too large to attach, please use a free online big file send service such as HighTail or upload to Youtube and email us the video link.

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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).

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