let's talk about  the dance course.

 
 
 

If you can’t stop moving, and don’t want to stop.

As a dancer, your art is the literal hands and feet of God in creative expression and the historical and biblical significance of dance’s relationship to worshipping God is valued at C3 College. Our training also gives you the room to move freely in your creativity. Yes, we value the technical aspects of your dancing, but we will also empower you to explore the nuance of your creativity and experience the freedom of expressing through dance.

At C3 Creative Arts College our Dance course is designed to meet you where you are at and to nurture & cultivate the gift of dance that God has given you. We also create an environment which enables you to reach your full potential in your dance technique, performance and choreography by embracing a holistic (Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop) and experiential approach to your education.

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study one, two or three years.

First year.

10611NAT / Certificate IV of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Dance

C3 College's first year dance is a quality course that offers a high standard of training in a variety of styles inclusive of contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet. This course will help build you into an experienced and well rounded dancer with our commitment to excellence, high standards, and a variety of training. Developing both artist and person in first year dance.

Who is this course for?

This course is for a dancer who has had training up to an intermediate standard and is keen to develop themselves into an all round dancer. In addition to gaining performance experience across all styles, it is also for those with an interest in choreography; first year lays the foundations for crafting movement with the ability to communicate to an audience. This course also gives those with an interest in dance ministry a chance to discover, develop and experience dance as worship.

Give me the facts.

Here's a quick break down of the first year:

  • Approximately 20 hours per week of classes
  • Classes from Tuesday - Friday
    • Tuesday & Thursday are your core days, you'll be studying leadership and theology
    • Wednesday & Friday will be intensive days in your specialised major
  • Chapel starts at 8am every morning
  • You're also required to serve 3 hours of internship per week (on a Sunday service)

You will be developed in your:

  • Dance technique
  • Choreography
  • Performance
  • Dance worship
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Teamwork

Your training will include:

  • Training and performance experience in church/theatre settings

Second year.

10612NAT / Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Acting

C3 College's second year diploma dance is an excellent course that offers quality training in a variety of styles such as contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet. This course will further you into an experienced and well rounded dancer. with our commitment to excellence, high standards, and a variety of training we want to grow you as a leader and excellent dancer.

Who is this course for?

This course is for a dancer who has completed first year or the equivalent of and wishes to take their dance training to new heights to be further challenged and developed in the areas of dance technique, performance, choreography and dance worship. Once you have discovered and explored you potential in first year, second year is a chance to go further and continue to take steps towards reaching that potential.

Give me the facts.

A quick break down of the second year:

  • Approximately 20 hours per week of classes
  • Classes from Tuesday - Friday
    • Tuesday & Thursday are your core days, you'll be studying leadership and theology
    • Wednesday & Friday will be intensive days in your specialised major
  • Chapel starts at 8am every morning
  • You're also required to serve 3 hours of internship per week (on a Sunday service)

You will be developed in your:

  • Dance technique
  • Leadership
  • Performance
  • Choreography
  • Dance worship

Your training will include:

  • Training and performance experience in church/theatre settings

Third year.

10613NAT / Advanced Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Acting

C3 College's third year advanced diploma for dance is an expanding course that offers top quality training. In the advanced diploma we focus on taking you on the journey from a dance director to the theatrical production level and more refined focus on your chosen dance field. With our commitment to excellence, high standards, and a variety of training we want to grow you as a leader and excellent dancer.

Who is this course for?

This course if for those looking to excel in dance to an advanced/professional level in either the church or industry; in performance, choreography and or dance ministry.

Give me the facts.

A Quick break down of third year:

  • Approximately 16 hours per week of classes
  • Classes from Tuesday - Friday
    • Tuesday is your core day, you'll be studying leadership and theology
    • Wednesday & Friday will be intensive days in your specialised major
  • Chapel starts at 8am every morning

You will be developed in:

  • Dance technique
  • Choreography
  • Theatrical elements
  • Artistic/Dance directing and leadership
  • Performance

Your training will include:

  • Training and experience, producing, directing and performing in own major dance production and a full theatre production.

So how many years should I study?

It's a good question. One that we don't recommend making without chatting to us. Luckily we love having a chat. Whether it's extravagant conversations, like how we can be involved in making your dream happen or discussions with more detailed, administrative queries, like figuring out the best schedule for you. Whatever questions you have, we want to talk them through with you.

subjects & timetables

subjects you'll study over three years will include:

Ballet Technique / Contemporary Technique / Jazz Technique

Hip Hop Technique / Body Awareness

Choreography (Improvisation) / Major Work / Performance Process

Advanced Technical Development / Directing Dancers

Dance Worship / Choreography (Crafting)

 

timetables.

Please note that timetables are subject to change term by term (and often do), but these are a great guide to help you with what to expect.

accreditation & applications

C3 College operates as a division of C3 Church Sydney Ltd, a ASQA Federally registered training provider (CRICOS Provider Number 01880K) and students accepted into the programs may be eligible for Austudy/Youth Allowance and International Student Visas. Essentially this means we are legit, fully accredited and if you are an Australian studying with us, you may qualify for student benefits from the Australian government.

Accreditation.

1 year full-time equivalent
Certificate IV of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Dance (10611NAT)

2 years full-time (year 1 above or equivalent, plus 1 additional year)
Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Dance (10612NAT)

3 years full-time (years 1 and 2 above or equivalent, plus 1 additional year)
Advanced Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Dance (10613NAT)

To know more details about our accreditation click here

Application requirements.

We have two primary intakes for our creative arts courses. These intakes begin in February & July each year.

For creative arts students, we need you to:

→ Apply online (you can do this by clicking here now)
→ Send this online pastoral reference to your pastor
→ Submit an audition ←

Once we have received these important elements, your application is then reviewed by C3 College’s executive board for approval.
If approved, you will receive a letter of offer from us congratulating you on your successful application and what your next steps will be in your journey towards becoming a c3 college student.