2025 Audition Open Day

Join Launch Full Time in 2025. Audition Open Day
Sunday April 7 - 10am to 3pm

LAUNCH Performing Arts Centre are looking for passionate individuals who are ready to join our premiere training facility.

WHEN: Sunday 7th April 2024
TIME: 10am – 3pm
WHERE: 20-22 Surfers Avenue, Mermaid Beach, QLD, 4218.
LAUNCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

This is the perfect opportunity to showcase your talents and let your skills speak for themselves. We want to see your unique skills and give you a chance to make your dreams a reality. This is an amazing opportunity to take the first step towards a brighter future. Join us at our audition and let your talents take centre stage.

If you live interstate and are unable to attend the audition day, applications via video submission are available.

Join Launch Full Time in 2025

At LAUNCH, we are dedicated to pioneering the future of full-time training, striving to lead the way with innovative ideas and approaches ensuring that you are well-equipped for the world stage. In addition to our comprehensive dance training, we prepare our students for a wide range of avenues within the industry, including film, television, live performances, corporate events, world tours, musical theatre, and TV commercials (TVCs).

Our focus extends beyond the art itself; we are dedicated to helping you build your personal brand and discover your authentic artistry. Confidence is nurtured as you explore and realise your true potential. LAUNCH is not just about creating performers; it’s about cultivating individuals who stand out and embody the essence of extraordinary.

Recognising the ever-evolving nature of the entertainment industry, we provide you with the right tools and knowledge. Our team of experienced teachers, trainers, and mentors have firsthand experience in the industry and are ready to share their wealth of knowledge. Our trainers have experienced the epitome of success, yet they have also encountered lows. It’s this combination of highs and lows that allows them to be such incredible mentors. For they know firsthand that failures make us stronger and wiser, having also celebrated triumphs and experiences that uniquely position them to guide and inspire the next generation of creative talent.

In addition to dance training, our comprehensive program includes preparing you for the various facets of the industry. This includes honing your skills for performances on camera, developing essential business skills, understanding the dynamics of social media, managing personal appearance, and building and maintaining successful relationships.

As you embark on this journey with us, remember that the world is yours to experience, and by choosing LAUNCH, you’ve taken the first step toward turning your passion into a purposeful and rewarding career. We are thrilled to join you on this exciting adventure and look forward to seeing you achieve your goals in the diverse realms of the performing arts. Your success is our purpose, and we are dedicated to providing you with the perfect blend of dance training and industry knowledge that will set you ahead of the rest. Welcome to LAUNCH Performing Arts Centre – where the pursuit of aspirations take centre stage.

LAUNCH DIRECTOR – MICHELLE HOPPER-DOYLE

LAUNCH PRE-PROFESSIONAL COURSES

LAUNCH provides extensive pre-professional training in all Commercial and Musical Theatre genres including singing and acting. There is a strong focus on versatility ensuring students are ready to step into all pathways, with knowledge and confidence. We provide students access to the Industry’s finest trainers, mentors and choreographers to ensure students are building the necessary relationships as a platform to their future careers.

  • Pre-Professional Course (3 or 4 days option)
  • (CUA40120) Certificate IV in Dance
  • (CUA40520) Certificate IV in Musical Theatre
  • (CUA30120) Certificate III in Dance – Part Time
  • (CUA40320) Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management
  • LAUNCH Academy (High School Education)
  • Diploma Options Available

Audition Options Available

AUDITION OPEN DAY - APRIL 7

Audition in person for our 2025 courses at the upcoming Audition Open Day.

WHEN: Sunday 7th April 2024
TIME: 10am – 3pm
WHERE: 20-22 Surfers Avenue, Mermaid Beach, QLD, 4218.
LAUNCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Applications are essential through the online application form through the link below.

Following submitting your application, we will be emailing you with next steps in the audition process. If you have any questions, please contact our team at courses@launchpac.com.

VIDEO SUBMISSION

If you are unable to audition in person, you can apply through a video submission. The video submission audition which requires you to send:

Your current CV including a head shot
1 minute video in your chosen dance style
1 minute video Jazz Progressions
1 Vocal piece or any other special act you have in your repertoire (optional)

Click on the link below for more information on how to audition for LAUNCH. If you have any questions, please contact our team at courses@launchpac.com.

Choose the Gold Coast Lifestyle

Situated amidst the stunning backdrop of the Gold Coast, LAUNCH Performing Arts Centre offers an unparalleled opportunity for aspiring artists to immerse themselves in a vibrant and dynamic environment. Here, against the backdrop of breathtaking beaches and a flourishing cultural scene, dancers can find the perfect setting to hone their craft.

The Gold Coast is not just a beautiful coastal city; it’s a melting pot of creativity and innovation. With a world-class training facility and a thriving dance community, our centre provides the ideal platform for dancers to develop their skills and unleash their artistic potential.

Michelle Hopper Doyle

Course Director

Michelle exhibits over 25 years of extensive experience in the Performing Arts Industry, culminating most recently in her choreography work on seasons 3, 4 and 5 of The Masked Singer, under the creative direction of The Squared Division. Throughout her career, Michelle has worked with renowned directors and choreographers such as Baz Luhrmann, George Miller, David Atkins, Kelley Abbey, Wade Robson, The Squared Division, John O’Connell, Jason Coleman, Nathan Mark Wright and Dein Perry.

Her journey as a dancer has led her to prominent roles in major stage productions including playing the role of Cyd Cherise in the Australasian tour of Singin’ in the Rain and Grease Arena Spectacular featuring John Farnham and choreographed by Kelley Abbey. Michelle has also graced the silver screen in films like Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet 1 and 2, The Son of Mask and Goddess showcasing her versatility and talent.

On television, Michelle was a regular presence on prestigious shows like The TV Week Logie Awards, Helpmann Awards, MTV Music Awards, X Factor, Australian Idol, Aria Awards, The Nickelodeon Awards, Rove Live, SYTYCD, Hey Hey It’s Saturday and DWTS, performing with National and International Music Artists including Kylie Minogue, Jessica Mauboy, Boyzone and Adam Lambert, among others.

Beyond her performance accomplishments, Michelle is dedicated to mentoring pre-professional students. Drawing on her extensive industry experience, she has developed a course that not only imparts the necessary skills but also provides one-on-one feedback. Her commitment to offering personal attention ensures that students attending LAUNCH receive valuable guidance and support in pursuing their artistic aspirations. Michelle’s passion for mentorship underscores her belief in sharing the tools and insights needed for success in the performing arts industry.

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Success Stories

LAUNCH alumni students have gone on to see early success within their careers and have worked with some of Australia’s best choreographers. We are proud of what they achieved knowing our training in both the practical and business aspects has played an integral part in this success.

Testimonials

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In 2015, at the age of 12, I began my dance training under the guidance of Michelle Hopper Doyle at Launch Performing Arts Centre. Looking back, I can confidently say that I would not be the artist I am today, nor would I be anywhere close to where I am in my professional career, if it weren’t for her constant support and care, as well as the exceptional quality of training she provides.

Michelle not only imparts her knowledge and resources to her students, but she also shares the wisdom she has gained over her 20 years of being a professional in the industry herself. This is what truly sets her apart from many dance teachers today. 

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Sophie Zidar
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I am honored to write this testimonial for Michelle Hopper Doyle, who has had a profound impact on my professional dance training and career. Michelle’s expertise and guidance have been instrumental in shaping my journey and have given me the tools to thrive in the dance industry. 

Michelle possesses an in-depth understanding of our profession and has the ability to impart that knowledge to her students. Under her guidance, I have learned the ins and outs of our industry, gaining invaluable insights on how to navigate it with longevity.

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Devante Latorre
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I have been a part of Launch Performing Arts Centre since the beginning, and I can confidently say that it has been the best decision of my life. Being a student at Launch has not only shaped me as a dancer, but it has also influenced my morals and values as a person. Under the constant guidance of Michelle, the director, I have learned everything I know and I wouldn’t be the person and dancer I am today without her.

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Karin Mochizuki
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I made the decision at 22 years old to follow my performing dreams and train full-time at Launch. For me there was nowhere else I wanted to train more than under the direction of Michelle Hopper-Doyle. Nervous and with the singular goal to simply be open and see what comes out of the year, I began my journey. We had the privilege of learning from top industry professionals weekly, alongside a stellar line up of guest teachers. Their talent, artistry and knowledge was inspiring and their investment in our training and us as individuals truly transformed me as a performer.

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Emma Pavichievac
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For as long as I can remember dance has always been my biggest passion in life. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it was difficult for many dancers like me to maintain the busy dance schedule that we usually had and to enjoy dancing in our own homes. I reached out to Michelle during this Covid period, and she welcomed me to the studio with open arms. She sparked my love for dance again. Michelle speaks about dance with so much knowledge and passion behind her words that it’s hard not to want to train under someone like her.

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Michelle Leung
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At the beginning of 2023 I moved from Brisbane to the Gold Coast to train full-time at LAUNCH Performing Arts Centre, under the guidance of Michelle Hopper-Doyle. The decision to train at LAUNCH has been nothing but inspiring and fulfilling. The wide range of classes, choreographers, and performance opportunities available to us is unmatched. We receive a variety of styles taught by the industry’s most sought-after professionals, ensuring we attain a well-rounded education with the correct tools for succeeding with longevity. The experienced teachers not only challenge me but push me to surpass my own ideas of what I am capable of. They assist me to continuously strive to become the most well-rounded performer and ensure I reach my full potential.  

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Erin
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Starting as a newcomer to the performing arts world at a late age I never imagined the transformation that awaited me when I stepped into Launch. When I was entering grade 10 at my regular high school I decided to continue my studies through The ‘Launch academy’ without any prior dance training, just ambition and passion. Under the direction of Michelle Hopper Doyle, it didn’t matter my ability, but my determination.

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Kye Hall
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10+ incredible years of extensive training, performing and teaching at Launch Performing Arts Centre, have allowed me to pursue and craft a career of my own. Michelle Hopper Doyle, Troy Phillips and other key staff members of Launch nurtured, guided, loved and cared for me throughout my entire journey as a young performer and young individual. Their tailored guidance and direction across all genres of dance and performance instilled a work ethic and resilient mindset.

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Ryley Shaw

Why Kickstart Your Career at LAUNCH?

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 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 contracts, Cruise Ships, Modelling and Fashion Parades, TVCs, and Dance Teaching