Full Time Program

The AMPA Bachelor of Dance has a strong focus on and commitment to excellence in the practice of dance. The goal is to develop highly skilled, disciplined, knowledgeable, and versatile dance artists, in an atmosphere which supports and encourages them, as they strive to reach that technical, creative, and scholarly excellence.

More than just learning to follow routines, AMPA BDance students use artistic concepts and critical thinking in order to produce dance compositions, projects and collaborative works in order to gain experience and develop a much wider skill set. Unlike most other “full-time” dance programs in Sydney offering Certificate IV qualifications (AQF Level 4), the AMPA BDance is the only performance oriented course that provides an undergraduate Bachelor qualification (AQF Level 7). The higher qualification provides AMPA students with a distinct advantage upon graduating, including options to choose broader career paths or move onto postgraduate study.

Students undertake professional technique and performance training in all of the below genres:

  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Classical Ballet
  • Hip Hop
  • Musical Theatre
  • Tap
  • Lyrical
  • Acrobatics
  • Latin/Ballroom
  • Aerial (Silks, Trapeze)

Entry is by audition only. For further details please visit the AMPA Dance Page



Village @ AMPA is a vibrant, purpose built, performing arts facility featuring spacious dance studios for:

  • Auditions
  • Rehearsals
  • Performing arts classes
  • Workshops
  • Masterclasses
  • Conferences

Village @ AMPA is located close to the airport and CBD with free transport from Central Station.

Current residencies include:

  • Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA)
  • Janice Breen Performance School
  • Academy Ballet
  • Sirens Dance
  • Dance for Parkinson’s Australia

Casual hirers in 2018 include:

  • Universal Studios
  • The Australian Ballet School
  • Channel 7
  • Houston Ballet Company
  • The Arts Unit (NSW Public Schools)
  • Rambert Dance Company
  • Gordon Frost Organisation
  • Channel 9 / ITV Studios
  • Hi 5
  • Queensland Ballet