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Why AMPA - Dance


Reach higher at AMPA and gain the tertiary qualifications needed for career longevity in the Dance industry.


AMPA Community

There is nothing quite like the community at AMPA. Our philosophy is centred on providing students with greater access to teaching staff, facilities, industry related opportunities and collaborative work

Performance Oriented Dance Degree

There are a large number of “full-time” dance programs in Sydney offering Cert 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.

If you have already completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma at a dance studio environment, you could be eligible to receive up to 50% credit (including fees) from the Bachelor of Dance course under the AMPA Pathways Program. 


Take the Lead

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. Watch a recent video here to see an example of student work.

The AMPA BDance also provides an internship program to gain industry experience along with an alumni dance company.

Fee-Help & Fast Track Options

You don’t have to pay any upfront fees at AMPA. Eligible students can choose to defer all of their course fees to Fee-Help and make repayments through the tax process upon getting a job.

What’s more, AMPA provides students with a fast track option to complete the BDance in 2 years instead of 3.

Take the Next Step with AMPA

Contact us today to schedule your audition