Launch Performing Arts Centre Pre Professional Program
Launch Performing Arts Centre is proud to offer a comprehensive training program that nurtures individual talent.
These lessons are specifically designed to nurture the individual talent of the artist, to ensure they have the best possible chance of success.
Our Pre-Professional programs take a blended training approach that includes highly specialised dance training in both technical and commercial genres.
We also provide personalised mentoring in the business aspects of developing a successful career in the arts
With strictly limited spots available, we are dedicated to ensuring you get one-on-one attention in both class and mentoring sessions. It is essential as an artist that you discover who you are and where you want to go and that you train in all areas, focusing on improving both strengths and weaknesses.
Admission is by application and audition only. Apply today to find out more.
A Dance Program With Total Flexibility
Our courses are ideal for students who want to train within a professional environment, with the intention of pursuing a career in the industry.
There are so many different and exciting pathways one can take within performing arts. It is our job to guide and mentor you down your ideal path to ensure your best possible chance of success.
Choose Your Qualification
We offer a range of nationally recognised certificate qualifications within our Pre-Professional program.
Choose the certification level that suits you while still taking full advantage of the dance training and mentoring available within the program. If you choose a national qualification course, you will complete extra hours allocated to theory and assessments. To help with this, assistance in tutoring is available.
How to Join Launch’s Pre-Professional Program
Part of the selection criteria for all our courses within the Pre-Professional program is an in-studio audition (or via video submission) with LAUNCH Performing Arts Centre Director, Michelle Hopper Doyle .
Applicants will be required to attend one full day of our course so we can assess your skill level. If you are unable to attend a day in person, you can apply through video submission.
All applicants are required to attend an interview with the course director/s. It is essential we get to know you and your goals so we can assess whether you are the right candidate.
These can be booked through our administration at [email protected].
Applications Are Now Open
Applicants will be required to attend one full day of a Pre-Pro Class (Tues-Thurs each week) where we will assess your skill level.
If you are unable to attend a day in person, you can apply through a video submission.
All applicants are required to attend an interview with the course director/s following their full day attendance at a Pre-Pro Class.
It is essential we get to know you and your goals so we can assess whether you are the right candidate.
Michelle Hopper Doyle
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.
Trainers and Mentors
2019 Guest Teachers and Choreographers
Blake John Wood
The Squared Division
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).