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KG Dance Excellence (Yrs 7 – 9) & Queensland Ballet Senior Programs (Yrs 10 – 12)

Kelvin Grove State College offers Dance and Ballet Programs from Year 3 - 12.
​Program ​Year Level ​Course Duration Entry available in..
​Queensland Ballet’s Senior Program ​Year 11 & 12 2 years Either Yr 11 or Yr 12
​​Queensland Ballet’s Senior Program ​​Year 10 1 year Yr 10
​KG Dance Excellence ​Year 7-9 Year to Year ​Yr 7, Yr 8 or Yr 9
​Trackdance ​Year 3 to 6 ​Year by year Yr 3,4,5 or 6
Queensland Ballet's Senior Program. (Year 11 & 12)
Queensland Ballet's Senior Program provides the highest quality, comprehensive ballet training for advanced students who simultaneously complete face-to-face Year 11 and 12 studies while enrolled at Kelvin Grove State College. A weekly training schedule  of six half-days, incorporates classes in classical ballet, male technique, pointe, pas de deux, repertoire, character dance, contemporary dance, male fitness, body conditioning and Pilates.

 Queensland Ballet Year 10 Senior Program.

We are delighted to announce that from 2016, our Year 10 Senior Program will evolve from a supplementary  training program into a comprehensive, part-time training program. We will now be offering the unique combination of elite dance training and face-to-face academic studies, across the final three senior schooling years-Years 10, 11 & 12.

In addition to a daily ballet class, the Year 10 Senior Program will include pointe, male technique, repertoire and contemporary dance classes. A total of 15 hours training each week will take place at Kelvin Grove State College's purpose built dance facilities and class times will be intergrated into an extended Year 10 academic timetable inclusive of Maths, Science, English and two elective subjects.

Overseen by Queensland Ballet's Director of Training Christian Tatchev, our Senior Programs are structured on four terms per year and students are involved in an annual end of year production.

How to apply
Online applications are now open - Click here to apply.
Senior Program Auditions for 2016
Senior Program (Yr 11/12)
BRISBANE            Sunday 20 September, 2015
SYDNEY                Saturday 26 September, 2015
MELBOURNE       Sunday 27 September, 2015
Senior Program (Yr 10)
BRISBANE            Sunday 18 October, 2015
For further information please visit Queensland Ballet’s website (link -
For students in Years 7 to 9, the KG Dance Excellence program is offered with a strong classical ballet focus.  Each year level takes two ballet classes and a third class in contemporary or jazz each week.  All dance classes are taken during normal school hours at KGSC’s own dance studios.
Entry to the KG Dance Excellence programs is via an annual ballet audition which is open to existing KGSC students as well as external students wishing to apply.
How to apply

Annual Audition – October 11, 2015

Current KGSC students:
Applicants must submit an Audition Application form with requested supporting documentation prior to the annual audition.  Application forms are available from the KGSC website and should be submitted to the main office or posted to –
Mr A Lugsdin
c/ Kelvin Grove State College
L’Estrange Tce
Kelvin Grove Q 4059
External students:
Students not currently enrolled at KGSC must submit an Expression of Interest form and be accepted by KGSC prior to the audition.  Please also submit an Audition Application with your Expression of Interest (both available from the KGSC website) to
The Enrolments Officer
Kelvin Grove State College
L’Estrange Tce
Kelvin Grove Q 4059
For students in Years 3 to 6, KGSC offers the Trackdance Program.  This fun program introduces students to various dance styles and aims to inspire them, particularly boys, to feel as comfortable with dance training as they do in other physical pursuits. Classes are held once a week within school hours and some of the more technical aspects of dance begin to be incorporated as the year levels progress.
How To Apply
Trackdance (Year 3) Entry via an annual try-out class held for interested Year 2 students in November.  The class held during school hours, involves fun movement and co-ordination assessments.
Trackdance (Years 4-6) Trackdance students are invited to continue in the program from year to year (no try-out required).  Any new students to the College, or current KGSC students wishing to join the program, are invited to try-out at the first Trackdance class of each school year.
•               All dance programs at KGSC attract tuition fees to cover the cost of specialist dance teachers, accompanists, performances etc.  Additional expenses include, but are not limited to, uniforms, dancewear and excursions.  Strict Tuition Fee Policies apply.
•               Students may apply for entry to the dance and ballet programs at KGSC at any year level as there will be an annual intake for each.
•               Progression is not guaranteed from one program to the next so students and parents must be aware of the commitment offered at the time of acceptance. 
•               In programs viewed as two-year courses, progression from the first to second year will be achieved providing all assessments are satisfied and tuition fees paid.
Documents relating to QDSE’s Transition & Dance Program Changes (2014/5)
Year 10 & Year 11/12  
Announcement Letter


 Contact Us


KG Dance Excellence Programs

Angus Lugsdin
07 3552 7345  ​
Senior Program
Gabrielle Johnston
07 3013 6689