Academy Program - Transitional Course

An exciting new course designed to equip dancers with a strong, hybrid skill set across both ballet and contemporary techniques, in preparation for pre-professional and tertiary contemporary dance studies.

Transitional Course

Under the direction of Contemporary Dance Coordinator and Resident Choreographer, Louise Deleur, a renowned figure head in the Australian contemporary dance industry, this course is an additional pathway available within the Academy Program at Level 1. It is suited to students entering Year 11 or 12, who are seeking a career in professional companies whose repertoire incorporates contemporary, modern or neo-classical genres.

Graduates of this unique course will be primed to progress to further training as strong, classically trained pre-professional dancers with highly developed skills attained through a focused development of a range of contemporary dance techniques and specialised skills including partnering, improvisation and choreography.

#Course eligibility

Students entering Year 11 or 12.

Enrolment may be conditional on academic credits and ability to complete the QCE.

Post-School students - Must be entering their first year out of the Australian school system (Year 13) and must meet the enrolment criteria of KGSC.

Students may be required to complete 2 years of the course before receiving a QB Academy Pre-Professional Certificate upon completion of the program. 

Each students circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.

Levels 3 - 1 (Years 10 - 12) undertake dance training at the Academy building from 8.00am, followed by academic classes at Kelvin Grove State College from 1.50pm - 4.45pm each weekday. These levels also have dance training on Saturdays from 8.00am - 1.15pm (approx.). The level by level dance training component is outlined below. Weekly schedules and start/finish times are subject to change as required.

Level 1 Transitional Course

Year 12^

23 hours per week (across 6 days)  

  • Classical Ballet  
  • Pointe Technique (Ladies)
  • Contemporary Dance  

  • Body Conditioning, Yoga and Male Fitness  

  • Pas de Deux (Men)

  • Contemporary Partnering techniques 

  • Improvisation 

  • Repertoire 

  • Additional Studies (extra 3 - 5hrs/wk) 

^ Students entering Year 12 in 2022. Those entering Year 11 or their first year out of the Australian school system (Year 13) may also be considered. 

Auditions are now open for the Academy Program, and Level 1 Transitional Course for 2023 enrolment.

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Academy fees

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Have more questions about our training programs? Find more information through our frequently asked questions.


Find out detailed information about auditions for all our programs.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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