Dance

We prepare you for the demands and challenges of a professional career in dance. We work with highly motivated, disciplined and creative people who are interested in shaping the future of dance.

Study Dance at VCA

Our program emphasises artistry, performance, choreographic practice and research. We foster creativity and innovation along with critical analysis of dance practice.

As an undergraduate you will be trained in an intensive, collaborative, studio-based learning environment in key areas of classical and contemporary dance, choreography and performance. At graduate level you will specialise in choreography or in dance research with a practical focus.

Specialist lecturers, guest lecturers, visiting choreographers and associations with a range of professional dance companies keep students in contact with the wider dance and performing arts sector.

Dance courses

Physicality, movement, embodiment, presence – call it what you will – are such critical parts of any performance based practice. What you are physically involved in, how and why you are invested in it, where, when and how it is shared with others are vital components of constructing the vehicle for expressing your ideas.

Helen Herbertson
Senior Lecturer in Dance
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Upcoming events

Dance On 2019

Saturday 15 Jun 2019 at 2:00pm
Performing Arts Building
An evening of contemporary dance featuring two new works by leading professional choreographers, Alice Holland and Brianna Kell, and two new works by emerging VCA student choreographers, Hayley Roe and Alexandra Dobson. Presented by Dance and Production students. Image by Gregory Lorenzutti, 2...

Dance On 2019

Thursday 13 Jun 2019 - Saturday 15 Jun 2019
Performing Arts Building
An evening of contemporary dance featuring two new works by leading professional choreographers, Alice Holland and Brianna Kell, and two new works by emerging VCA student choreographers, Hayley Roe and Alexandra Dobson. Presented by Dance and Production students. Image by Gregory Lorenzutti, 2...

Dance On 2019

Tuesday 18 Jun 2019 - Thursday 20 Jun 2019
Performing Arts Building
An evening of contemporary dance featuring two new works by leading professional choreographers, Alice Holland and Brianna Kell, and two new works by emerging VCA student choreographers, Hayley Roe and Alexandra Dobson. Presented by Dance and Production students. Image by Gregory Lorenzutti, 2...