Why should I study Dance?

Dance prepares you for participation in the 21st century by equipping you with transferable skills, including critical and creative thinking skills, personal and social skills, and intercultural understanding. Dance develops individuals to be reflective thinkers who can pose and solve problems and work both independently and collaboratively. You will engage with dance practices and practitioners, to develop imaginative ways to make meaning of the world.

Where does Dance lead?

This subject can lead to a range of pathways, depending on your interest and focus. You can study a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) at Flinders University/TAFE SA, a Bachelor of Musical Theatre at University of Adelaide or study various interstate degree and certificate courses.

Studying dance can lead to careers as a dancer, performer, choreographer, teacher, fitness instructor (pilates, barre, yoga), marketing, costume design, arts administrator, and physiotherapist.

What work will I do in Dance?

Portrait of young African woman smiling at camera while training in dance studio

You will have the opportunity to learn both the theory and practice of dance through studying technique, composition, choreography, performance and critical analysis.

You will explore your creativity through compositional and choreographic tasks and examine the ideas of past and present choreographers.

You will also be exposed to styles of dance such as jazz, contemporary, hip hop and lyrical and have the opportunity to participate in dance workshops with industry professionals.

What do other students think about Dance?

SACE Dance has been quite beneficial to my growth as a dancer, as I wish to pursue a career in the performing arts. Our dance teacher has been amazing to work with. She is approachable, knowledgeable and encouraging, and constantly gives us feedback on both our theory and practical work so we can learn and grow as dancers and artists. We also participated in a workshop with dancers from Sydney Dance Company and professional dancer Amelia Sanzo, who choreographed a piece on us.  

I love attending my SACE Dance lessons. I have enjoyed learning about how to choreograph a dance, as well as learning about Australian choreographers such as Stephen Page and Garry Stewart. I have also enjoyed working with a variety of dance students from all around Adelaide with strengths in different styles of dance.

Where can I find more information about Dance?

For more detail about content and assessment, view the course information: