Pre-Professional Ballet Program

Pre-Professional Ballet Program

The TDLD Pre-Professional program is for disciplined, elite Classical Ballet students and is by audition only.  It is not exclusive to TDLD students, all are welcome to apply to audition.  The Program is designed to broaden and enhance current Classical Ballet technique in order to transition into full-time dance studies. The program will be based on the Russian Vaganova technique, and will incorporate pointework, artistry, conditioning and stretching.   Students will be assessed twice a year in class, and have a performance assessment.

The Program will be conducted by Teagan Lowe. Teagan trained at The Australian Ballet School, starting as a junior associate, completing a Certificate III in Dance in 2001 & graduated with her Advanced Diploma in Dance.

Teagan has performed extensively as a member of Sydney Dance Company, Opera Australia, State Opera of South Australia, Queensland Opera, MOD Dance Company and Australia’s most prestigious Ballet Company the Australian Ballet.  Teagan has also performed at the Helpmann Awards, in movies and TV series, choreographed for Dancing With The Stars USA and has also been a dance model for Energetiks.

Teagan has taught in many dance studios in the USA – the Los Angeles Ballet Academy, Performing Arts Center, Perfect Pointe, Los Angeles Ballet Academy, and Kova Ballet.  She has also been a guest teacher and choreographer at many dance schools around Australia.

The classes will run on Saturdays from 4.15 – 6.15pm during school terms.

Classes will be held at our professionally fitted studios at 15 Male Street Brighton.   Students will have access to a common room, kitchen, waiting area and change rooms.   Our studios are very easily accessible by public transport.   Middle Brighton train Station (20 minutes by train from Flinders Street) is on our doorstep.  There is also a bus stop directly out the front of the studios.

Students who successfully audition will be offered a place in the program.  Students must be in Year 7 or above at Secondary School and maintain at least 2 hours of ballet syllabus classes in addition to the program; these classes do not have to be at TDLD.