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

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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 Academy’s Senior Program is a world class training program, in partnership with Kelvin Grove State College, provides talented students the opportunity to pursue intensive ballet training while completing face-to-face senior academic studies in Years 10 to 12.
Under the guidance of Director of Training, Christian Tátchev, and sitting between Queensland Ballet Academy’s Junior and Pre-Professional Programs, the
 Senior Program provides a clear training pathway for the next generation of professional ballet dancers.

The Senior Program is a three-year training course for advanced students who simultaneously complete their final senior academic schooling (Years 10 – 12).  Places are offered annually via audition and entry is available into each of the three levels.
Both Queensland Ballet and Kelvin Grove State College are committed to providing the highest quality, comprehensive ballet training for gifted young dancers, in balance with their academic studies.

All of Queensland Ballet’s elite Academy Programs are overseen by Artistic Director, Li Cunxin and our students enjoy the privilege and benefit of working within the professional environment alongside our world class ballet company.

SENIOR PROGRAM 1 and 2 (YR 11/12)

 A comprehensive, part-time program which consists of four hours of dance training in the mornings and three hours of academic classes each weekday afternoon, with a further five hours of dance training on Saturdays. Covering all aspects of Classical Ballet training including daily class, pas de deux, repertoire, pointe and male technique, the Senior Program also includes training in classical character dance, contemporary dance and body conditioning.
All Senior Program students are enrolled at Kelvin Grove State College and in Year 11 and 12, select five academic subjects from a wide variety of Overall Position (OP) and non-OP subjects. These face-to-face academic studies ensure all students are eligible to graduate with a Queensland Certificate of Education and an OP Score or Tertiary Entrance Ranking.
Students who successfully complete the Senior Program will also receive a Statement of Attainment endorsed by Queensland Ballet and the Department of Education and Training.


Students completing Year 10 studies experience a specifically tailored combination of elite training and face-to-face academic studies through the Senior Program.  The Year 10 program includes pointe, repertoire and contemporary dance classes, in addition to a daily ballet class.
A total of 15 hours of training each week takes place at Kelvin Grove State College’s purpose built dance facilities, with class times integrated into an extended Year 10 academic timetable inclusive of Maths, Science, English and two elective subjects.
Senior Program (Yr 10) students may continue attending external dance classes where there is no conflict with their training with Queensland Ballet Academy.

How to apply

Online applications for 2017 are now open at Queensland Ballet’s website.  
Senior Program Auditions for 2017 (Yr 10, 11& 12)
BRISBANE            Sunday 4 September, 2016
SYDNEY               Saturday 17 September, 2016
MELBOURNE        Sunday 18 September, 2016

For further information please visit Queensland Ballet’s website Queensland Ballet Website
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 – September 11, 2016

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 –
Mrs Margaret Lucas OAM
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.


 Contact Us


KG Dance Excellence Programs

Margaret Lucas OAM
07 3552 7345  ​
Senior Program
Gabrielle Johnston
07 3013 6689