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Australia has an extensive number of syllabus organisations (see our guide). Some syllabus organisations are steeped in traditions that span hundreds of years, such as Vaganova, Cecchetti and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Each of these organisations has a proud heritage that goes back to the very earliest days of dance as an artform. They have tapped into the richness and wisdom of these historical origins to shape dance training in Australia. Other syllabus organisations are proudly local, with curriculum that was developed here, such as Australian Dance Vision and Tapatak Oz. 

Over the years, syllabus organisations have evolved and embraced developments in technique, “safe dance” practice and new technology. Never have the benefits of belonging to a syllabus organisation for dance studios, teachers and students been more keenly felt than over the past couple of years when shutdowns required dance teachers and students to…

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