Professional Development Courses

Commencing in April 2018!

Left Leg Studios in Albert Park is excited to announce our brand new Pro Intensives. Short training courses for graduates of Performing Arts and Dance and for those already in the industry already auditioning.

Imagine being able to fit in ALL your classes with the teachers & directors you love in one day! Less time off work and less time travelling! One on one time with important industry Directors, Choreographers, Teachers & Performers for you to show them what you are made of and for them to strengthen your practice and make you a better performer.

In 2018 LLS is offering several 8 week courses with training for 1 day a week only (8 days total per course). There will be courses for Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Dance for Singer/Actors and Singing/Acting for Dancers plus a one day teaching course for budding teachers hosted by Brooke McDowell & Dana Jolly.

The cost of the courses will slightly vary depending on faculty but approximately $1,000 for the entire program.

Payment Schedule

$200 non-refundable deposit to book + 4 x $200 installments. Due week 1, 3, 5 & 7 upon receipt of invoice Pay up front and get a $100 discount!

What’s included: 32 x 1.5-hour master classes including technique to hone your skill set, mock auditions, guest speakers and feedback sessions with your mentors.

Audition Package Upgrade:

Add an audition package for $200 and receive 1 x head or body shot and a short personal show reel. Done by a professional photographer and videographer.

Below is the breakdown for our first two intensives that we will be running during term 2.

Musical Theatre Intensive

Tuesdays Term 2
Dates: 24th April – 26th June

  • 4 x Music Theory
  • 6 x Dance techniques (Tap x 2, Showgirl x 1, Jazz x 3)
  • 6 x Vocal technique (including looking at varied styles, vocal health & repertoire)
  • 6 x Acting technique (Dialect, Characterization, monologue repertoire & improv)
  • 3 x Movement Mock Auditions
  • 3 x Vocal Auditions
  • 1 x Partnering/lifting techniques
  • 1 x Injury prevention, health and nutrition theory 2 x industry guest speakers (Q & A)

Faculty: Dana Jolly, Tim McDowell, Luke Hunter, Kellie Dickinson, Anna Burgess, Roger Hodgman, Michael Ralph, Jan Di Pietro, Nicole Melloy, Emily Paddon-Brown, Mike Snell, Barney Reiter, Brooke McDowell & more.

Commercial Dance – designed for Corporate entertainment

Fridays Term 2
Dates: 27th April – 29th June

  • 4 x Hip Hop technique
  • 2 x Contemporary technique
  • 4 x Commercial Jazz
  • 2 x Jazz technique
  • 4 x Lyrical technique
  • 1 x Composition
  • 2 x Guest Speakers
  • 2 x Industry skills (How to get the work & How to keep yourself employed)
  • 2 x Injury prevention, Health, Fitness, Nutrition, & Self-Presentation
  • 4 x body conditioning (Pilates, Yoga & personal training)
  • 3 x Mock Dance Auditions (With relevant Personnel)
  • 2 x Freestyling lessons

Faculty: Phillip Haddad, Yvette Lee, Freya List, Etienne Koo, Alex Grey, Kiara Keiser, Gerard Pigg, Donnie Dimase, Stefanie Turner, Dana Jolly, Jess Smith, Alana Scanlan

More short courses in 2018 to come!

If you don’t know Left Leg Studios then take the time to chat to some of our beautiful graduates. Yes, we work our students hard but we do it in a nurturing and supportive environment. It’s about personal growth and achieving personal goals and we are there to help you all the way. If you’re not having fun, it’s not worth it!

If you are interested in completing the course, please copy & paste below filing out your details & email to by the 10th April 2018 (Enquires can be directed to here too). Deposits due by 10th April.

We are so excited to present these amazing intensives with such an awesome faculty to our hard-working talented Melbourne Performing Arts community.

Places are strictly limited so reserve your place NOW!!