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Pre Professional Program - 2021 Auditions now open

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.

  • Pre-Professional Course (3 or 4 days option)
  • Certificate IV in Dance – Full Time (CUA40113)
  • Certificate lV in Musical Theatre (CUA40513)
  • Certificate lll in Dance – Part Time (CUA30113)
  • Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management – Full Time (CUA40313)
  • LAUNCH Academy (High School Education)

Auditions are now open for 2021. Choose to audition in studio at one of our pre-professional classes, allowing you to not only showcase your technical and dance ability, but also allow you to experience the LAUNCH difference through taking class with our highly successful industry faculty.

Or choose to audition by video submission if you are unable to join an in studio class.

If you join LAUNCH in 2021, we are committed 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.

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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.

  • Pre-Professional Course (3 or 4 days option)
  • Certificate IV in Dance – Full Time (CUA40113)
  • Certificate lV in Musical Theatre (CUA40513)
  • Certificate lll in Dance – Part Time (CUA30113)
  • Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management – Full Time (CUA40313)
  • High School Distance ED.

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, 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.

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

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In person - Class Audition

Choose to audition in person by attending a full day of a Pre-Professional Classes (Tues-Thurs each week) where we will assess your skill level.

Select your preferred audition date when applying online. One of our team will be in contact shortly after receiving your submission to confirm the date and time.

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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 (1) submit this application form and (2) email LAUNCH Director, Michelle Hopper-Doyle at [email protected] the below information:

  • Your current CV including a head shot
  • 1-3 minute video showcasing the following:
    – Technical ability – please show us 1-3 technical exercises or combinations clearly showing your level of technique.
    – Dance Ability – please show us combinations in at least 3 of the following dance styles Jazz, Contemporary, tap, Broadway Jazz, Ballet, Showgirl.
  • (optional) 1 minute video of a vocal piece or any other special act you have in your repertoire.

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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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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