In 2016, Co:3 Australia created an additional stream to the Co:Youth program, the Elite Training Squad. Through consultation with dance department staff in leading tertiary dance institutions, Co:3 Australia has identified the need to increase the strength and conditioning training of senior members of the Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth ensemble who intend to enter tertiary dance training.
The Elite Training Squad replicates the strength and conditioning program of the Co:3 Australia main company. All Elite Training Squad members are offered complimentary participation in the Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth Ensemble. This program is additional to Co:Sundays, where all Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth (including ETS) continue their immersion in creative collaboration, choreography, performance skills, and improvisation techniques.
Included are regular master classes with Co:3 Australia Artistic Director Raewyn Hill, guest teaching artists and choreographers. Workshops in achievement thinking, elite performance psychology and nutrition will be a part of the program.
The Elite Training Squad is limited to a maximum of 20 participants, and is only open to dancers in Year 10 or above (or at the discretion of the Co:3 Australia Artistic Director).
Auditions for 2019 are currently closed.