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

Disclosure – Graduate Dance Season

Tuesday 19 Nov 2019 at 7:30pm
Performing Arts Building
Presented by: Dance and Production An evening of contemporary dance showcasing graduating students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) in new works by Alisdair Macindoe, Larissa McGowan and James O’Hara. Generating the possible in the spaces of the unknown, the continuing and the felt, thes...
  • Dance Company 2019

    November 4 2019
    Our talented and committed 2019 Dance graduates have finessed their skills in technical facility, artistic sensibility and creative capacities to deepen their knowledge of dan...
  • dance ON

    June 13 2019
    An evening of contemporary dance featuring two new works by leading professional choreographers, Alice Holland and Brianna Kell, and two new works by emerging Fine Arts and Mu...
  • Body by Sue Healey

    May 8 2019
    In a cinematic and choreographic expose, Sue Healey and the 3rd year VCA Dance students reveal diverse perspectives about bodies – from the cellular to the celestial &nd...


Meet Kyle Ramboyong, BFA (Dance) student

5 September 2019
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) student Kyle Ramboyong shares the sage advice he wishes he'd heard before beginning his dance journey at the Victorian College of the Arts....

VCA Digital Archive: dance on film

21 August 2019
The VCA Digital Archive is a living audiovisual record of student films that date back to 1966. The articles in this series respond thematically to the depth and bre...

Vale Jonathan Taylor: remembering a giant of VCA Dance

1 April 2019
Choreographer and educator Jonathan Taylor was appointed Dean of Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1988, and worked at the College until 1997. VCA Dance lecturer&n...