CERTIFICATE COURSES 2023
The Kim Baker Ballet Academy (KBBA) is one of the finest schools of dance in Western Australia and is now proud to offer CUA10120 Certificate I in Dance, *CUA40120 Certificate IV in Dance. These are nationally recognised qualifications and the pathways offered through Empowerdance RTO 40397 at the Kim Baker Ballet Academy provide excellence in dance training for the next generation of successful contemporary, ballet and commercial dancers, and for those with visions of inspiring and teaching generations to come. Our one on one tailored mentoring program provides professional and sustainable pathways into the teaching arena.
* The Certificate IV in Dance is held in conjunction with the KBBA Professional Full Time program.
The certificate courses will cover Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Choreography, Pointe, Stretch and Fitness, Conditioning for dance, Production, Creative, Character, Improvisation and Contemporary and Classical performance classes. Students attending the Certificate III course will also be required to attend assistant teaching, which Kim will organize throughout the year. Also included is safe dance practices, history of dance, contextual knowledge, industry practice and protocols, self-evaluation, skills for audition processes and participation in specialist industry workshops.
All certificate course students will work towards the Kim Baker Ballet Academy class and stage examinations (compulsory attendance is required in the second week of the July school holidays for the examination course), and perform as a member of the KBBA Dance Company at the Choreographic Event held in June, where the students will also perform their own group choreography. Attendance is also required for our end of year performance at Rixon Theatre.
An audition is required to gain entry into the Certificate Course, and at this level of training our ballet Syllabus is based on the famous Russian Vaganova method employed from the Kirov Ballet Academy. This Syllabus is used in professional ballet schools throughout the world to train their students. Our Contemporary classes are run by professional dancers, choreographers and teachers in the industry and all hold a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance.
Students completing the Certificate Courses have many educational pathways available to them post-completion, including:
CUA40320 Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management
CUA40120 Certificate IV in Dance
CUA51520 Diploma in Professional Dance (Elite Performance)
CUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
Bachelor of Arts (Dance)