COVID restrictions have heavily impacted the dance industry, both in Australia and globally, but for those of us considering full time training, now is a great time to audition, as courses have ramped back up and the opportunities are endless. Many institutions have spent the last year reflecting on what they can add to their offerings, and what further opportunities they can give to their students. Its exciting to speak with each Full Time Director to see how their courses have uniquely evolved during the lockdowns and adversity of 2020 and it’s become obvious that 2022 and beyond are going to be exceptional.
Studios, universities and academies are now busy holding auditions for 2022 intakes. Some are in person and many have online options too. At fulltimedance.com, the home of full time dance, you can browse your options and find the right course for you. This just might be the perfect time to build your skillset, leaving you in the best position to succeed in your chosen field.
At the heart of fulltimedance.com is the full time course guide. Australia’s top institutions have put together comprehensive listings of their course offerings, prerequisites, subjects, teaching staff, audition details and more. The course guide covers a huge range of incredible training providers. You can see the full course guide here.
The fulltimedance.com WATCH page is all about inspiration, featuring videos from training providers. Get a flavour of the course you might be applying for, or watch performance footage to help you visualise your future on stage. View the inspiring and informative video footage here.
Meet the directors
Get a peek at the people behind the courses with the fulltimedance.com Meet The Directors series. You’ll find everything from their philosophies on teaching to what they look for at auditions – very handy information to have!
In her interview, Sarah Boulter of Ev & Bow says, “Obviously, everyone comes from different backgrounds and are all at different standards, but we look for an open mind and ability to want to learn, hard work and work ethic. A good level of technique is important, but we have had dancers who have auditioned without much classical training, and then their willingness and drive were so evident that we could not turn them away. The drive, the individuality, the creativity, the hunger. That hunger is so important.”
For more pearls of wisdom from some of the industry’s greats, you can meet the directors here.
How to succeed
Fulltimedance.com also features a collection of Dance Informa articles designed to help you prepare for your auditions and for life in full time training. Browse everything from “Tips for Audition Preparation and Etiquette” and “5 Tips for Learning Choreography Quickly” to “10 Most Common Audition Mistakes”. You can view the full selection of articles here.
Auditions have already started taking place, and many are appointment-only or being hosted online in the current climate, so don’t wait. Head to fulltimedance.com now, and browse the full course guide to get started!