S.A.C.E. Courses

ACPA offers its students the opportunity to undertake SACE stage 1 and 2 dance. 

Who is SACE Stage 1 & 2 suitable for?

This subject is perfect for students that wish to be recognised for their skill in dance while at school, paving the pathway for their future studies in the arts. Students who are in year 10 and 11 qualify for Stage 1 dance and students in year 11 and 12 qualify for Stage 2.

This allows students the opportunity to complete one of their SACE subjects in advance, giving them more time in year 12 to focus on their subjects or add an additional subject to increase their ATAR.

What are the requirements?

What are the Course Costs?

Opportunities for SACE dance students

To be successful in SACE dance, students will be required to attend a minimum of 5 hours per week (3 hours of technique classes and a 2 hour theory class).  Your technique classes can be in Tap, Jazz, Ballet or Contemporary.

Stage 1 Dance is a 20 credit SACE subject taken over the course of the year. Assessment components include: Skills Development, Creative Explorations and Dance Contexts. Students must complete all units in order to be successful in passing Stage 1 dance.

Stage 2 Dance is a 20 credit SACE subject taken over the course of the year.  The subjects 3 main assessment components are: Skill Development 50% (Covering - technique, choreography and choreographic folio), Written responses 20% (a historical and a contemporary issues essay) and an external Performance exam 30%.

$650 per term (includes 3 technique classes and 2 hours of theory)

Theory classes are scheduled for Tuesdays 6.45pm – 8.45pm. Additional technique classes can be arranged to suit individual needs of students regarding preferred genres.

ACPA students who are already attending technique class will be eligible for a discounted rate, please enquire for costing.

Students will need to notify the schools SACE Coordinator that they are doing the course externally. ACPA will cover all of the SACE administrative work to ensure Dance will be recorded on their SACE Certificate.


Studying SACE dance provides many opportunities to students and allows them to gain life skills that will assist them with their future studies in a variety of different areas.

For those who are looking for a path into the dance industry, SACE dance is the perfect stepping-stone for students.