Full-Time Courses

Pre-Professional Program

They say authenticity is the mark of greatness. 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 it be performing on Broadway, Tours, Residencies, Shows, Films, Television or simply just travelling the world doing what you love, you know in your heart that this is your future. You can’t imagine doing anything else.

So what’s the first step…

The truth is 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 ready to take on challenges head on. We understand this better than most, and that’s why we are here. To help, guide and mentor you throughout this journey.

We’re more than just a dance course. We’re more than just a certification program. We’re revolutionising the future of full time and preparing you for the world stage. We’ll help build your brand and discover your true artistry, so you know exactly where you belong. At no point will you feel alone. At no point will you feel like a number. You will discover your individuality and the essence that makes you great.

Has anyone ever told you it’s hard to be successful in the Performing Arts Industry? Have you been told it’s not a real career? Have you been told you can’t earn money? Have you been told to build a career overseas you must work here first? We’re here to tell you that these are all myths. We know it, because we’ve lived it. We’ve fought battles, had failures, overcome hardships and experienced triumphs just like successful artists gone before. Each and everyone of our trainers and mentors are highly experienced in their fields and ready to pass on their wealth of knowledge to you.

This industry is ever growing and changing, it’s not enough to just do a course and expect that everything will fall into place. It’s essential you have the right tools and knowledge before you embark on this industry, learning to see the world through a bigger lenz. That’s why we’re here. To help you in a way that no other course or group of individuals has done before.

The world is ours to experience and today you have taken the first step. 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 achieve their goals drives us daily. We look forward to starting on this journey with you.


Audition Applications for 2022 Are Now Open

In person - Class Audition

Audition in person by attending a full day Pre-Professional program on any Tuesday to Thursday in Term 4 in 2021.

Applications are essential through the link below where you nominate your preferred date. 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 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 to live and breathe in 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 to so really the only choice you have is what part of the Gold Coast you want to live. LAUNCH is located just a 2 minute walk from the pristine beaches of Mermaid Beach, where 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 2022

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)
  • 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)

Course Enhancements


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.


  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY

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.

Apply for Any Job

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