Full-time and Part Time Vocational Coaching Programme

Jesse Scales, graduated from the School's SACE Dance and Full Time Vocational Programmes in addition to attaining RAD Solo Seal, before advancing her dance education at New Zealand School of Dance, after which she joined Sydney Dance Company. Photo: Pedro Greig  

Students attend Terry Simpson Studios’ Full-time and Part-Time Vocational Individual Coaching Programme from all over Australia and overseas.

Assistance is provided to students to complete their academic studies whilst participating in the Programme.

Aimed at students from Year 10 academic level.

Programme provides students with an intensive and specialised foundation on which to build careers in professional dance, dance teaching and allied dance fields.

Programmes are tailored to suit the individual needs and aspirations of each student and are arranged on either a Full-time or Part-Time basis

Graduates acceptances include: Dutch National Ballet; Australian Ballet School & Company; Sydney Dance Company; Compagnie Thor (Belgium); Ballet Dortmund (Germany) ; Royal Ballet Flanders (Belgium); Singapore Dance Theatre; NZ School of Dance; NIDA; WA Ballet Company amongst many others.



Fulltime Vocational Coaching Course

SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) - Dance, Stage 1 & 2

Royal Academy of Dance CBTS Mentoring

Main Subjects

The core components include RAD vocational exam coaching, Solo Seal, Advanced Classical and Contemporary open classes, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Variations, Pointe, Specialised Coaching, Limber, Competition & Audition preparation.


Practical Dance Classes per Week

8.30 – 4.30 Mon – Fri with Sunday Coaching (Based on individual requirement)


Contact Hours per Day

8.30 – 4.30 Mon – Fri with Sunday Coaching (Based on individual requirement)


Pre-Requisites/Entry Requirements

By Audition only


First term issues for Full Timers?

"Many dancers new to full-time are enthusiastic and want to go to as many classes as they can but this can, and often does, lead to fatigue. Whilst at full-time they are staying at school and increasing their dance load, which also increases their physical and mental fatigue. Being able to manage their time both within and outside full-time and finding time to rest is very important which is why I spend time with my students timetabling their lives to ensure everything is manageable."

Terry Simpson (LRAD ARAD) Principal