Elite Training Squad

Be a part of Co3’s 2019 elite dance training program for talented young West Australians. Co3 is holding open auditions for the Elite Training Squad (ETS) an annual dance program that replicates the dance training and wellness methodologies of Co3’s professional dancers, and extends the participants’ creative and personal potential. The ETS has a maximum** of 20 participants, and is only open to dancers in Year 10 or above (or at the discretion of the Artistic Director).

Auditions: Saturday 17 November at King Street Arts Centre between 9am–5pm (specific times allocated on registration).

Past students from the ETS have gone on to study dance across Australia and internationally, including at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, New Zealand School of Dance, Adelaide College of the Arts, Transit Dance, National Theatre Ballet School (Melbourne) and Rutgers University (USA).

ETS: Wednesdays 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Reserve Squad

**Please note, due to the popularity of the ETS, unsuccessful auditionees may be offered a place in the Reserve Squad (RS), an abridged but similar version of the program that runs in tandem with the ETS. The RS is open to dancers from Year 8 and above.

RS: Mondays 4:30pm – 6:30pm (or Wednesdays 4:30pm – 6:30pm by invitation only)


Participation in Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth Ensemble

A place offered in the ETS or RS Program also includes complimentary participation in the Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth Ensemble.

Co:Youth Ensemble: Sundays 10am – 3pm

Audition Details


Saturday 17 November 2018

Studio 3, King Street Arts Centre
Level 2, 357 – 365 Murray St Perth, WA 6000
9AM – 4PM**

**You are required to be available for a 3-hour period (Session A: 9am–12pm Session B: 1pm–4pm). Please indicate your preference in the online registration form. Your allocated session will be confirmed by email on 13 November.

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Important Dates
Audition Registrations Open: 24 October
Audition Registrations Close: 9 November
Time slot Allocation Sent: 13 November
Audition: 17 November
Notifications: 27 November
Response to Offer by: 3 December



What do I need to wear?
Please wear comfortable dance clothes; t-shirt or similar, and leggings or tracksuit pants are preferable as there will be floor work. No footwear required.

What do I need to bring?
Please bring a water bottle, a kind attitude, enthusiasm and a smile. When registering, you will be required to upload a headshot, so if you forget to do that, please bring one on the day.

What time should I arrive?
Depending on the number of registrations we receive, you will be allocated a specific group time slot on the day of the audition.

What will we do in the audition?
There will be a range of activities in the audition. It will include some basic strength and conditioning exercises, contemporary dance technique, improvisation and creative tasking. You will also be expected to talk and have conversations, so don’t forget to bring your personality!

Do I need to prepare anything?
No, you do not need to prepare anything for the audition. Just remember your name, that’ll be about the most you need to prepare.

What if I can’t attend the audition on Saturday 17 November?
Wherever possible, we prefer if you attend the audition on Saturday 17 November. However, if you are unable to attend on the day please select this from the dropdown menu in the registration form and Co3 will be in contact to discuss other possible arrangements.

Do I need to have done contemporary dance before?
No, it is not a prerequisite to have participated in contemporary dance classes prior to audition, however please be aware that it is expected that you have some understanding of contemporary dance.

How old do I need to be to audition?
The youngest we will accept for the audition is those who will be entering Year 8 in 2019 (so currently in Year 7). The ETS is open to dancers in Year 10 or above (or at the discretion of the Artistic Director for exceptional younger dancers), and the RTS has a minimum age of Year 8 (in 2019).

When will I find out if I’ve been successful?
Notifications will be emailed on Tuesday 27 November.