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Proud Sponsors of the 2019 ADA Championships

Australasian Dance Association hosts a number of events and seminars throughout the year as well as the ADA Dance Championships (South Pacific Dance Theatre Championships) every three years.

ADA Awards

This three day event is held annually in Sydney as well as in Thailand and Brisbane, Queensland. The students showcase the syllabus/examination work for the general public and in doing so create an amazing support system for everyone involved. $4500 in Scholarships is awarded in all facets. A full brochure is available from TDF office.

ADA Theatre - Events Championship Group
ADA Theatre - Events Student Teacher

ADA Dance Championships

This four day event is conducted every three years in Sydney and Thailand, bringing the teachers, students and parents of ADA together to celebrate their love of dance. Not only does it showcase the syllabus/examination work, the students and teachers get the chance to work together in Master Classes with some of the best teachers in the business. Studios can also enter in Groups, Solo and Duo/Trios sections over the four exciting days. $4500 in Scholarships is awarded in all facets. $5000 towards an international Dance journey is also awarded. A full brochure is available from TDF office.

Seminars

ADA Seminars are held on a regular basis to ensure our teachers and students are up to date with syllabus requirements and maintain a high standard of technical work. It is essential for Registered Syllabus Teachers to attend all Seminars.

ADA Theatre - Events Judging
ADA Theatre - Events Theatre Tap

Queensland and Tasmania Recognition

In 2009, the Queensland Schools Authority granted recognition for 16 ADA Grades for Years 10, 11 and 12. These appear as extra credits for the students Final Results in Year 10 and 12.

The Grades are:
Tap – Silver Star, Gold Star, Bar to Gold Star and Supreme Award.
Jazz – Silver Star, Gold Star and Bar to Gold Star.
Classical Ballet – Silver Star, Gold Star and Bar to Gold Star.
Majors – Pre-elementary – Classical, Tap and Jazz. Elementary – Classical, Tap and Jazz.

Students apply for a LUI number from their school. Dance studios then forward the students information to ADA office by end of October.

CERTIFICATE III & IV in DANCE

ADA is very pleased to now be able to offer Certificate III & IV in Dance for our students & members, in partnership with the Australian Dance Institute (ADi). We are partnering with ADi because the Certificate III & IV courses may only be offered through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), and since ADA is not an RTO, ADi will be the RTO we will use.

Below is a brief outline of what is involved for everyone. For more detailed information just Google the first 2 headings below. Please understand that most references you will see will be written using technical terms and can be very involved, so make sure you have plenty of time.

ADA Theatre - Events Jazz Boy Leap
ADA Theatre - Events Kids Contemporary

CUA30113 CERTIFICATE III in DANCE

To qualify for this, students need to pass the current edition of the ADA Bronze Star & Silver Star Tap OR Bronze Star & Silver Star Jazz exams. Any one that has already done Bronze Star Tap & Jazz will receive prior learning recognition. As we have to add a few requirements to Silver Star Tap & Jazz this can only be offered to new students. However, we are prepared to allow students to redo the exam at a reduced fee.

Students must also complete the workbook which will be supplied to them by ADi, including the necessary teacher’s reports (see ADi Student Workbooks and Teacher Reports section below).

CUA40113 CERTIFICATE IV in DANCE

To qualify for this, it is recommended students have Certificate III in Dance already OR have completed the examinations required and then pass the 2016 edition of Gold Star & Bar to Gold Star Tap & Gold Star & Bar to Gold Star Jazz. Again, students can redo the exam, using the 2016 edition, at a reduced fee.

Students must also complete the workbook which will be supplied to them by ADi, including the necessary teacher’s reports (see ADi Student Workbooks and Teacher Reports section below).

ADA Theatre - Events Gold Kids
ADA Theatre - Events Tap

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Each state in Australia recognises these Certificates in different ways for the purpose of gaining education credit points. Please check with your state Department of Education for the number of credit points available.