Full-Time Courses

At LAUNCH We See You

If you’re reading this, it’s because you have a dream, to follow your passion in the Performing Arts, both nationally and internationally. Whether your dream is to be performing on Broadway, dancing on tour, international residencies, cabaret shows, movies, television commercials or simply just travelling the world doing what you love, you just know in your heart that performing is your future. You can’t imagine doing anything else. You have come to the right place.

So… What is the next step…? Come and train with LAUNCH Performing Arts Centre!

It takes more than talent to build a successful, fulfilling, and lifelong career in the Performing Arts. An artist must have a sound mind, full of motivation and inspiration, and a thirst for business and feeling ready to take on any challenges. At LAUNCH, we understand this better than most, we take a unique approach to your training. We are here to guide you throughout your journey.

We are more than just a dance course. We are more than just a certification program. We are revolutionising the future of full-time training and preparing you for the world stage. We will help you build your brand and discover your true artistry, and you will feel confident as you discover your potential. We will help you to find your individuality and the essence that makes you extraordinary.

Have you been told that being a performer is not a real career?
Have you been told you can’t earn enough money just from performing?

Have you been told to build a career overseas you must work in Australia first?

Has anyone ever told you it’s hard to be successful in the Performing Arts Industry?

Well, we are here to tell you that these are all myths. We know it because we have lived it. We have fought battles, had failures, overcome hardships and experienced triumphs just like successful artists who have gone before us. Our teachers, trainers and mentors are highly experienced in their fields and excited to pass on their wealth of knowledge to you.

This industry is forever growing and changing. It is essential you have the right tools and knowledge before you embark on this industry, learning from industry professionals who have experienced all that you are dreaming of. That is why we are here. To help support you in a way that no other course or group of individuals has done before. The world is yours to experience and today you have taken the first step. We are excited for you and what your future holds! Living a life of purpose and passion is one of the most rewarding things we can do. Working with emerging artists is our purpose. Seeing artists, just like you, achieve their goals is the reason I created this well-established course that will give you the perfect combination of dance training and industry knowledge, that will set you ahead of the rest. I look forward to starting this journey with you.


Audition Applications for 2023 Are Now Open

In Class Audition during the current term

Audition in person by attending a full day Pre-Professional program on any Tuesday to Thursday.

Applications are essential through the link below. If selecting a general class day, please nominate your preferred date on the application.

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 [email protected].

Audition 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
  • 1-3 minute video Technical and Dance ability
  • (optional) 1 minute video of a vocal piece or any other special act you have in your repertoire.

Click link below to find out how to apply or if you have any questions, please contact our team at [email protected].

Choose the Gold Coast Lifestyle

Located on the Gold Coast, LAUNCH brings you an amazing opportunity to train in an environment that offers a lifestyle that you simply cannot get elsewhere. The incredible weather, dining, beaches, and nightlife provide the perfect lifestyle for you to experience while you complete your formal dance training.

Our central Gold Coast location at Mermaid Beach means travel to the studio is quick and easy to navigate. So really, the only choice you need to make is what part of the Gold Coast do you want to live?! LAUNCH is located just a 2-minute walk from the pristine coastline of Mermaid Beach. Before class or during lunch breaks you can dip your feet in the ocean and soak up that Vitamin D to refresh.

Join LAUNCH in 2023

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)
  • **2nd Year option including training for 3 months in LA
  • Certificate IV in Dance (CUA40120)
  • Certificate IV in Musical Theatre (CUA40520)
  • Certificate III in Dance – Part Time (CUA30120)
  • Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management (CUA40320)
  • LAUNCH Academy (High School Education)

Course Enhancements

Delivered by AAFTA - American Arts Film and Television Academy

Delivered in Los Angeles, Dance International Mentorship is a three month in-depth dive into the life of an international dancer. Focusing on professional training, business development and mindset, dance international guides performers and artists through the important transitions to navigate the Entertainment Industry in the United States.

Whether your goals are to be a professional dancer, choreographer, choreographers assistant or even owning your own dance business this mentorship transforms individuals into working performers, international artists and entrepreneurs for the US and international markets.


Kaylie Yee, the creator of ‘Beyond Dance’ heads up our mentorship team to ensure students are supported and remain focused on achieving their personalised goals. Initial group mentoring sessions will be followed with one on one meetings so students can be matched with one of our team mentors, who are all current working industry professionals. This unique program is the way forward in full time training and essential to an artist’s growth in both physical training and business mentorship.


Empowering The Artist Dance Mentorship provides emerging artists a safe environment to discover their artistic freedom and build an international and prosperous career through Art, The Artist and The Business. The program accelerates performers beyond their craft and promotes growth in The Business of Dance; Self Care & Motivation; Goal Setting & Intentions; Career Development, Marketing & Life Skills; The History of Dance; Truth in Performance; performance & choreographic skills and Creating Your Own Content. The course includes programmed activities and guidance from International Professionals that further develop and enhance your training, whilst translating and refocusing through Stage, Film and TV.

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.


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Success Stories

LAUNCH alumni students have gone on to see early success within their careers and we are proud of what they achieved to date with credits including:

  • Multiple cruise line contracts with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises
  • The TV Week Logie Awards
  • Katy Perry
  • Feature Film ‘Dora and The Lost City Of Gold’
  • Baz Lurhmans ‘Elvis’
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • Mama Mia The Musical
  • Various Corporate Events
  • Presley Management Representation

We have no doubt doubt these credits will continue to grow into hugely successful careers. Join the LAUNCH Family now!

Holly Merchant

Ashleigh Dean

Ryley Shaw

Stephen Fowler

Jamie Burrows

Karin Mochizuki

Elle Perring

Britt Walsh

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