Full-Time Courses

Pre-Professional Program

If you’re reading this it’s because you have a dream. A dream to do what you love and the desire to live a fulfilling and happy life.

You may have dreams of performing in a Musical Theatre Show or going on Tour with an Artist. You might be imagining what it would be like to perform on Live TV or in a Feature Film. Have you ever dreamt of working with the world’s best choreographers and directors? Alongside other talented and equally passionate dancers? Do you get excited when you think of getting paid to travel the world doing what you love, performing on stage and experiencing the culture of other countries, meeting new people and creating lifelong friendships.

The world is ours to experience and today you have taken the first step and I’m excited. Excited for you and what the future could bring, because living a life of purpose and passion is one of the most rewarding things we can do. I know this because I’ve done it and I’m still doing it.

I know first hand what it feels like to have that dream and I know what it feels to make it happen. Working with emerging artists is my purpose and seeing students achieve their goals is what drives me daily. I look forward to starting on this journey with you.


2022 Full Time and Part Time
Open Audition Day
Sunday June 6, 2021

Applications are now open for our upcoming Open Audition Day
Sunday June 6, 10am to 3pm
With limited placements available in our 2022 courses, our Open Audition Day is your opportunity to showcase your technical and dance ability, while also experiencing the LAUNCH difference through taking class with our highly successful industry faculty.
All attendees at the open audition will be eligible to submit a scholarship application.
If you live interstate and are unable to attend the audition day, applications via video submission are available.

Complimentary Career Consultation

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Looking to join a full time dance course in 2022? Choosing the right course and training school can be a daunting decision.

To ease your mind and help make the right choice for YOU, we invite you to book a complimentary career consultation with LAUNCH Director, Michelle Hopper-Doyle.

This call is all about YOU and the purpose is to help you clarify your goals and how to achieve them. Simply book your preferred time through the button below.
“I look forward to sharing my knowledge and 25 years of industry experience with you. Working with emerging⁠⁠ Artists’ is my purpose and seeing students achieve their goals is what drives me daily. Can’t wait to connect and learn more about you and discussing the first steps you can take in fulfilling your dream of working in the Performing Arts.”


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!

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Ryley Shaw

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Jamie Burrows

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Join LAUNCH in 2022

Launch Performing Arts Centre is proud to offer the very best in pre-professional training. Our course focuses on ensuring you are highly trained in all Commercial genres including singing and acting.

We also provide personalised mentoring in the business aspects of developing a successful career in the arts along with training sessions in goal setting and personal development.

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 with the aim to create triple threat performers.

  • 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)


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Audition Applications for 2022 Are Now Open

In person - Class Audition

If you have selected the option to audition in person, there are 2 in person audition options available:

  1. 2022 Open & Scholarship Audition Day – Sunday June 6, 2021
  2. Attend a full day Pre-Professional program on any Tuesday to Thursday in Terms 1-3 in 2021. 

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 (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.

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