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Welcome to our Frequently Asking Questions Page for OUR COURSES.  We hope that you’re able to find an answer for your question her, however if you cannot seem to find the right answer please don’t hesitate to contact RAW 1300 729 326 or courses@rawcompany.net and we will get back to you asap.

What qualifications are on offer by RAW?

RAW Dance offers a few different programs for students from Year 10 to school leavers, including Cert III in Dance & Diploma in Musical Theatre as outlined below.  Also keep an eye out for new qualifications being added to our scope over the next few years.

Year 10: Cert III in Dance  Year 11-12 & After School: Diploma in Musical Theatre

What units are involved in the Cert III in Dance?

The Cert III in Dance is delivered at RAW Dance’s headquarters in Moorooka, over 1-year from February to November.  The qualification operates over 4-hours per week on Wednesdays between 10am – 4pm.  Subject include: Commercial Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Fitness, Nutrition, Composition & Analysis, Industry, Performance & Audition Skills.  All students must register to audition, and attend our group audition day in November each year.  All the core and elective units are included below:

Core subjects

  1. CUACHR301 – Develop basic dance composition skills
  2. CUADAN202 – Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances
  3. CUADAN301 – Integrate rhythm in dance or movement technique
  4. CUAIND301 – Work effectively in the creative arts industry
  5. CUAPRF307 – Develop performance techniques
  6. CUAWHS301 – Condition the body for dance performance

Elective Subjects

  1. CUACIR301 – Perform basic on­ ground acrobatic techniques
  2. CUADLT301 – Develop basic dance analysis skills
  3. CUAPRF304 – Develop audition techniques
  4. CUADAN303 – Develop dance partnering techniques
  5. BSBWOR203 – Work effectively with others
  6. BSBDIV301 – Work effectively with diversity
  7. CUSOHS301 – Follow occupational health and safety procedures

What units are involved in the Diploma in Musical Theatre?

The Diploma in Musical Theatre is delivered at RAW Dance’s headquarters in Moorooka over 1-year from February to November.  The qualification operates over 4 days per week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between 10am – 4pm. Subjects include: Musical Theatre Styles, Singing, Acting, Commercial Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, House, Salsa, Stretch, Tap, Fitness, Nutrition, Composition & Analysis, Industry, Performance & Audition Skills.  All students must register for their private audition.  All core and electives units are listed below:

Core Subjects

  1. CUAPRF501 – Refine performance techniques
  2. CUAPRF503 – Prepare for performances in a competitive environment
  3. CUAPRF504 – Refine musical theatre techniques
  4. CUAWHS501 – Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
  5. CUFIND401 – Provide services on a freelance basis
  6. CUAWHS301 – Develop vocal techniques

Elective Subjects

  1. BSBCRT501 – Originate and develop concepts
  2. BSBPMG522 – Manage projects
  3. CUAPPM501 – Manage small­ scale live productions
  4. CUACHR501 – Create and perform complex dance pieces
  5. CUADLT401 – Document Dance
  6. CUAFPPM409 – Organise and Facilitate Rehearsals
  7. CUAPRF409 – Perform in a musical theatre ensemble
  8. CUAPRF408 – Perform solo in a musical theatre context
  9. CUAPRF403 – Use a range of performance techniques
  10. CUADLT402 – Explore the relationship between music and dance

How many students do you take each year?

RAW Dance doesn’t have a certain number of students we take each year.  We’re looking for the most promising students that are ready to take the challenge of completing our qualifications.

How can you audition for RAW's Certificate III in Dance?

AuditionRequirements

All students will be required for a practical dance audition along with a written & verbal interview. RAW’s Cert III in Dance requires a medium level competency of reading, written, oral and numeracy skills. Visit http://rawcompany.net to register now!

CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance

This audition will include a 1-minute (min) DANCE performance in the students chosen style.  Students will be asked to provide oral responses to the following questions:

  1. Tell us your name & date of birth?
  2. How long have you been dancing? And Where?
  3. Why do you want to train with RAW
  4. Are you and your parents aware of the costs of the program and can you confirm it is financially achievable?
  5. Can you count and explain 1 lot of 8 counts from your performance routine, focusing on any key syncopation’s and rhythms?

Students will be be asked to write answers to the following questions:

  1. Why do you dance?
  2. Explain in a few sentences how you feel when you’re on stage?
  3. List three of your dance strengths?
  4. List three of your dance weaknesses?
  5.  List one goal you would like to achieve by the completion of your Cert III in Dance training with RAW?

Selection Process

Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, so if a course is fully booked, you will audition for a place for the following year. To apply, please complete the online registration by clicking here.

How can you audition for RAW's Diploma in Musical Theatre?

AuditionRequirements

All students will be required for a practical audition along with a written & verbal interview.  RAW’s Diploma in Musical Theatre requires a medium level competency of reading, written, oral and numeracy skills. Visit http://rawcompany.net to register now!

CUA50213 Diploma in Musical Theatre

This audition will include a 1-minute (minimum) DANCE performance in the students chosen style, along with either a 1-minute (minimum) ACTING or SINGING performance.

Students will be asked to provide oral responses to the following questions:

  1. Tell us your name & date of birth?
  2. How long have you been dancing? And Where?
  3. Why do you want to train with RAW
  4. Are you and your parents aware of the costs of the program and can you confirm it is financially achievable?
  5. Can you count and explain 1 lot of 8 counts from your performance routine, focusing on any key syncopation’s and rhythms?

Students will be be asked to write answers to the following questions:

  1. Why do you dance?
  2. Explain in a few sentences how you feel when you’re on stage?
  3. List three of your dance strengths?
  4. List three of your dance weaknesses?
  5.  List one goal you would like to achieve by the completion of your Cert III in Dance training with RAW?

Selection Process

Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, so if a course is fully booked, you will audition for a place for the following year. To apply, please complete the online registration by clicking here.

 

Can you audition online via youtube or emailing your footage?

You can send an online clip for your audition.  Please include the following information and send the youtube or vimeo url link via email to courses@rawcompany.net.

Video Audition Requirements

Please include a 1-minute (min) DANCE performance in your chosen style.

Please include a video showing your technical ability (turns, leaps, flexibility & fluidity)

Please speak directly to the camera and answer the following questions:

  1. Tell us your name & date of birth?
  2. How long have you been dancing? And Where?
  3. Why do you want to train with RAW
  4. Are you and your parents aware of the costs of the program and can you confirm it is financially achievable?
  5. Can you count and explain 1 lot of 8 counts from your performance routine, focusing on any key syncopation’s and rhythms?
  6. Why do you dance?
  7. Explain in a few sentences how you feel when you’re on stage?
  8. List three of your dance strengths?
  9. List three of your dance weaknesses?
  10.  List one goal you would like to achieve by the completion of your Cert III in Dance training with RAW?

Selection Process

Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, so if a course is fully booked, you will audition for a place for the following year. To apply, please complete the online registration by clicking here.

What skills would a successful RAW student possess to be accepted?

A successful student will usually display the following:

  • Great general movement across a number of styles
  • A pleasant attitude
  • A Mature approach to training and development of their skills
  • An understanding of the industry and how hard they need to work to be apart of it
  • Ready to work hard for the year!

What type of careers are there in the industry upon completing your study at RAW?

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What successful contracts have previous students signed?

Previous Students have had contracts with:

Several students have gone onto work across the globe with companies like Disney, Norwegian cruise lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise lines, Moulin Rouge, Cirque Du Soleil, Ringling Brothers Circus, Burn The Floor, Perform on Broadway with RAW, dance at Festivals like Splendour with Kayne West and on So You Think You Can Dance.

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Can I apply for Centrelink? If so, what is required when I go into Centrelink for an interview?

Yes, you can apply for Centrelink  AusStudy, AbStudy, Youth Allowance & Rental Assistance depending on your personal cricumstances.  Before you go in to speak with the Centrelink representatives you will need to ensure you’re armed with the right items, which include:

* Course Agreement (you will be emailed a copy upon completing the document)

* Course Confirmation Letter (emailed to you upon completing the Agreement)

* Your Photo ID (passport or Drivers Licence, Over 18 Card)

* If Under 18, you will require your mum or dad to accompany you to assist with the process and to sign on your behalf.

If you have a questions please don’t hesitate to contact us directly on courses@rawcompany.net or phone 1300 729 326.

Does RAW offer VET Fee Help?

At this point, RAW does not offer VET Fee Help, however this is something that we hope to deliver in future years to come.

What are all of the fees and costs for your courses?

We have included all of the fees associated with the Certificate III in Dance and Diploma in Musical Theatre below:
CUA30113 CERTIFICATE III IN DANCE (1 YR COURSE)

The Student fees for the Cert III in Dance are detailed below.

  • Total Fees: $3,200.00 including GST
  • 5% Deposit: $160.00 including GST
  • Balance Fees: $3,040.00 including GST
  • The Balance of Fees is Payable over:
  • 50 weekly repayments of $60.80 + edebit processing fees (currently 55-cents)

DIPLOMA IN MUSICAL THEATRE (1 YR FULL TIME COURSE – 11 months)

The Student fees for the Diploma in Musical Theatre are detailed below.

  • Total Fees: $11,750.00 including GST
  • 5% Deposit: $587.50 including GST
  • Balance Fees: $11,162.50 including GST
  • The Balance of Fees is Payable over 50 weekly repayments of $223.25 + edebit processing fees (currently 55-cents)

DIPLOMA IN MUSICAL THEATRE (YEAR 11 & 12 COURSE – 24 months)

The Student fees for the Diploma in Musical Theatre are detailed below.

  • Total Fees: $11,750.00 including GST
  • No Deposit Required
  • Fees is Payable over 100 weekly repayments of $117.50 + edebit processing fees (currently 55-cents)

MID YEAR & GRADUATION PERFORMANCES

The students will be required for two performances throughout the year, RAW’s Mid Year & Graduation. These performances require a number of costumes, some of which will be sourced by the students and some RAW will provide for a small hire fee as outlined below.

  • Mid Year Costume Hire – Cert III, $100 + GST
  • Graduation Costume Hire – Cert III, $100 + GST

SHOES & UNIFORM

The students will be required to all have the same foot wear for classes and performances. RAW can provide these shoes at wholesale prices, so students can place their orders through RAW during the first week of classes. Orders can also be made throughout the duration of the course.

  • FEMALE ROSA BLACK, RAW’s price $85 (Normally $99.95)
  • JAZZ SHOW STOPPER, RAW’s price $50 (Normally $58.95)
  • MENS OXFORD, RAW’s price $85 (Normally $99.95)
  • FLEX MASTER TAP, RAW’s price $110 (Normally $129.95)

Does RAW offer payment plans for students?

Yes, RAW offers payment plans for all of our Qualification Courses (i.e. Certificates and Diplomas). You will fill out all of the required paperwork when you complete the Course Agreement. If you wish to discuss a different payment plan, please email accounts@rawcompany.net and we will be in touch to discuss how we can accommodate your requirements.

How are the payments broken up for each of the courses?

All payments across all qualifications are paid WEEKLY via Direct Debit from your nominated Bank Account. Payments will often straight before the course commencement date and finish after the completion of the course. For full details please refer to the dates listed in your Course Agreement and Outline. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at accounts@rawcompany.net or 1300 729 326.

CERTIFICATE III IN DANCE (1 YR PART TIME COURSE – Yr 10 Students)

The Student fees for the Cert III in Dance are detailed below.

  • Total Fees: $3,200.00 including GST
  • 5% Deposit: $160.00 including GST
  • Balance Fees: $3,040.00 including GST
  • The Balance of Fees is Payable over:
  • 50 weekly repayments of $60.80 + edebit processing fees (currently 55-cents)

DIPLOMA IN MUSICAL THEATRE (1 YR FULL TIME COURSE – 11 months)

The Student fees for the Diploma in Musical Theatre are detailed below.

  • Total Fees: $11,750.00 including GST
  • 5% Deposit: $587.50 including GST
  • Balance Fees: $11,162.50 including GST
  • The Balance of Fees is Payable over 50 weekly repayments of $223.25 + edebit processing fees (currently 55-cents)

DIPLOMA IN MUSICAL THEATRE (YEAR 11 & 12 COURSE – 24 months)

The Student fees for the Diploma in Musical Theatre are detailed below.

  • Total Fees: $11,750.00 including GST
  • No Deposit Required
  • Fees is Payable over 100 weekly repayments of $117.50 + edebit processing fees (currently 55-cents)

What are the hours for each course?

From 2017 on wards, The hours for each of our courses will be as follows:

DIPLOMA

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 10am – 4pm.

  • Term 1 – 11 weeks
  • Term 2 – 11 weeks
  • Term 3 – 11 weeks
  • Term 4 – 6 weeks

CERTIFICATE III IN DANCE

Wednesdays from 12pm – 6pm.
There is 46 weeks straight of Wednesdays, including over the holidays.
There are performances for Mid Year and End of Year Graduation.