Our Professional Training Division gives dedicated students the best possible support to their personal performing arts goals. Caulfield School of Dance has a proven record of supporting young performers in realizing their dreams as “Triple Threat” (singer/ dancer/ actor) performers, classical dancers, contemporary dancers, singers, actors, and creators and teachers.
Half Day training is optional for Professional Training Division programs, but all half Day program students are members of the Professional Training Division.
Each Division student’s program is custom designed to maximize improvement in the current year for optimal preparation for a future in the performing arts. Every Division member is given a program custom designed by faculty which includes:
- Technique courses in some or all of the disciplines offered by the School as best supports the student’s goals.
- at least one Division performing course. Every member of each Division performing course is a Division student selected by audition to be capable of performing in that discipline at the highest level.
Professional Training Division tuition is subsidized by Caulfield School of Dance. The Division program’s primary goal is to make affordable the finest education in dance, singing, and/or acting for students who put their performing arts training first, whether they wish to pursue a career in the field or not. Tuition is under a fee ceiling.
- Auditioning for Invitational/Closed Programs
- Performance Training Company/Professional Training Division Program Tuition
- Division Member and Parent Obligations
- Division Member Program Policies
2017-2018 Professional Training Division Information
Tuition for the 2019/2020 Year Division programs is under a fee ceiling. The fee ceiling for Professional Training Division programs without the Half Day option is $7177, or $7150 with the early summer registration discount; and Tuition Professional Training Division programs with the Half Day option is $7417, or $7378 with the early summer registration discount. (The regular fee ceiling is $8000).
Students invited to accept Professional Training Division programming for the 2017 – 2018 year receive a program of courses custom designed by Caulfield School of Dance faculty. As a faculty, we are passionate about supporting the journey of young artists in reaching their performing arts goals and grateful for the trust placed in us to lead dedicated students in a year of discovery and growth in technical skill, artistry, and citizenship.
Division students are entitled to significant training subsidies with the understanding that their Caulfield School of Dance performing arts training is their first priority beyond their regular scholastic education. P.T.D. program discounts on tuition are contingent on receipt of contracts filled out by parents and participants and fulfillment of the contracts’ terms and conditions.
Fees for the Audition, Summer Intensive training, and Division Workshop are payable in advance but included in Division program tuition for those whose programs total tuition are at the special Fee Ceiling.
Families of Division program students must pay the registration costs (Registration Fees including Costume Deposits, etc.) and a reasonable deposit on Tuition for each child with or before submission of the contracts. No one is permitted to take any classes whatsoever without being registered. Fees for Summer Intensive training, the Division Workshop, and Registration Fees for 2017-2016 can be postdated up to August 1, 2107; a further Tuition deposit can be postdated to August 15 or September 1, 2107.
An invitation to enroll in a Division course in any of the disciplines for which flexibility is an obvious requirement (i.e. ballet, modern/contemporary dance, jazz dance, etc.) comes with the expectation that flexibility will be improved upon continuously and that, for example, 3 splits at a minimum of 180 degrees from the start of the creation process will be required for uncompromised casting.
Success in the performing arts is always most possible for the most skilled and versatile technician with the most compelling and versatile presence. Private or semiprivate instruction for technical advancement and/or preparation of repertoire (usually for local competing) is highly recommended for all Division members.
Contract Submission Deadline: no later than 12pm on Monday, July 31*, 2017. Payment of Annual Membership Fee, Costume Deposit, Summer Intensive* deposits, etc. as outlined on the attached schedule is due with the contracts.
* You may be registering for more summer classes and/or Intensive weeks than billed on the attached schedule.
* Please ensure you have preregistered online and paid in advance of the commencement of any summer programs including all Summer Intensive Weeks.
* Up to $525 of tuition for Summer Intensive Weeks can be included in the $7000.00 special fee ceiling.
Summer Intensives: one to four weeks, August 7 to September 1, 2017.
Division Workshop: 5:30 – 7:30pm, Tuesday to Thursday, September 5 to 7, 2017.
Professional Training Division Parent Meeting: 5:30pm, Tuesday, September 5, 2016.