Training Scholarships

ENTRY INTO YOUR DANCE TEACHING CAREER

In 2021, Shooting Stars will be offering Training Scholarships. These scholarships will be available to those teens that want to pursue a dance teaching career: those that are wanting to go further with their dancing and come out of the dance studio-based training with experience and a qualification in dance teaching through ATOD (Australian Teachers of Dancing). The program will be interview- and audition-based and limited places will be offered to those students who show a strong passion, drive and potential.

Ballet Class

Junior Scholarship - 4 years

Ages 13+ 

For those students with some dance experience, with  strong work ethic and motivation, who show great teaching skills potential and have sound technique skills across a range of dance styles. 

  • Ballet is a must to engage in and complete exams

  • Another 3 styles of dance technique must be studied weekly, along with assisting a Preschool class

  • 2 styles of dance will be covered for no charge under the Scholarship Program

  • Performance Troupe is compulsory

  • By Year 3, Junior Scholarship students will be ready to study Teachers Programs under the ATOD (Australian Teachers of Dancing).

Senior Scholarship - 2 years

Ages 15+

For the more experienced dancer with ballet experience, showing strong teaching potential and technically confident.

  • Ballet exams to be completed to Teachers level or Gold level

  • A minimum of 4 styles of dance must be studied weekly, along with assisting in teaching classes and some studio administration tasks involved

  • 2 styles of dance will be covered for no charge under the Scholarship Program

  • Performance Troupe is compulsory

At SSDA, we strongly believe that not all dancers want to be performers/dancers for their entire life.  And having a teaching qualification doesn't always make great teachers. However, with SSDA's Training Scholarship Program, we feel that great teachers can be found and made with the right guidance and mentorship. 

Our Principal, Selena Atalla, has a Masters of Education in Dance/Drama and a strong passion for dance and performance. Selena's goal is that through the Scholarship Programs, we can make passionate and compassionate dance educators of tomorrow.