• Certificate Courses

The addition of certificate courses at Rock the Block


At Rock the Block, we believe in training our students to the best of their ability and providing opportunities that prepare them for a professional career in the performing arts industry.  By offering nationally recognised dance courses, we can assist in preparing those students whose core focus is to make a career in dance by giving them the instrumental knowledge and training at a professional level that will have them ready to take on the world.

By 2020, Rock the Block Dance and Circus are looking to offer a FULL TIME vocational course in certificate 4 in Dance as well as continuing to offer Certificate II and Certificate III. South Western Sydney does not have any vocational courses offering this. We plan on being the first Dance and Circus school to offer this to our students who are in years 9 and above. This will also give dancers an opportunity to undertake a course once they leave school that can lead them to a profession in the dance industry.

WHY DO A CERTIFICATE COURSE?

If you are looking at a career in the dance industry, we highly recommend taking one of our courses. There are so many career options in the dance industry that extend to dance teaching, performing in musicals, being a professional dancer where you can freelance and perform at many events such as corporate, film clips and tv work.

We believe we have the tools to facilitate a thorough, professional and well structured dance course that will assure you can take on all aspects of the performing arts industry from how to prepare and present at an audition, to choreographing and producing your own show. Our highly reputable and professional teaching staff as well as the relevant core units have been carefully selected to guarantee you have the highest degree of tuition.



Certificate II

CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance for ages 14+

Certificate II in Dance is designed to expand the skills and competence of the dancer along with enhancing the dancer’s choreographic skills and confidence in the dance arena.

Duration – 6 months Full Time – 4.5 hours per week plus 2 x 1 week School Holiday Intensive sessions    

Units – 10       Entry requirements – N/A

Topics covered

  • Anatomy and body mapping
  • Safe dance practise
  • Occupational Health and Safety in the studio
  • Designing a project in a group situation
  • Weekly participation in dance classes of all genres

Course Requirements

The majority of the core and the elective components are completed during the student’s weekly classes except for the major components that will need to be completed during 2 x 1 week School Holiday Intensives in order to gain satisfactory completion of this course.

The styles of dance that are mandatory in order to complete this course are-

  • Jazz (45 minutes a week)
  • Contemporary (45 minutes a week)
  • Street Technique (Hip Hop) (45 minutes a week)
  • 1.5 hours of personal practise a week – Students must participate in a major performance to document the evidence of this time.

Assessments

Assessment types vary for each unit and include practical participation in technique classes, performances, knowledge papers, journals, portfolios, written reports, interviews and student based projects. Participants who do not successfully complete all the requirements for the qualification will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing those units attained.

Certificate III

CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance for ages 15+

Certificate III in Dance is for dancer’s wishing to further their training, learn teaching methods and work on projects in a team.

Duration – 1 year Full Time - 5.5 hours per week plus 3 x 1 week School Holiday Intensive sessions

Units – 13       Entry requirements – N/A

Topics covered

  • Designing performance spaces
  • Assisting the teacher, educating students in class planning, purposing and leading with confidence and certainty
  • Managing a project within a team – designing their own film clip
  • Choreography 101 – learning the art of putting together movements to create a clean and exciting dance piece for a public performance
  • Weekly participation in dance classes of all genres

Course Requirements

The majority of the core and the elective components are completed during the students weekly classes except for the major components that will need to be completed during 3 x 1 week School Holiday Intensives in order to gain satisfactory completion of this course.

The styles of dance that are mandatory in order to complete this course are-

  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Street Technique (Hip Hop)
  • Musical Theatre
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • 2. 5 hours of personal practise a week – Students must participate in a major performance to document the evidence of this time.

Assessments

Assessment types vary for each unit and include practical participation in technique classes, performances, knowledge papers, journals, portfolios, written reports, interviews and student based projects. Participants who do not successfully complete all the requirements for the qualification will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing those units attained.

Fees


Fees are available upon application to Rock the Block.

Our Prospectus

If you are interested in completing either Certificate II in Dance or Certificate III in Dance please contact us on:

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