Advanced Training

Accredited Short Courses

Sydney Dance Company is now offering brand-new accredited short courses aimed to extend the knowledge and skills of those with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary dance.

Choreographic Development & Performance


Dates 8 – 12 July 2024, 9.30am – 5.30pm


Ages 16+


Fee $1260


Location Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point 2000


Applications Close 24 June


Choreographic Development and Performance Accredited Short Course – Applications close 24 June

Join this residency and be a part of a one-week choreographic development that culminates in a performance for friends and family.  

Drawing from personalised movement ideas, you will actively contribute to the dance-making process together with a skilled choreographer and dramaturge. By delving into the intricacies of collaborating within a choreographic development and staging a group performance, you will gain invaluable insights into the creative process from conception through to presentation. Family and friends are invited to witness your efforts during a performance of up to 1 hour in Sydney Dance Company’s Neilson Studio on Friday 12 July at 6pm. This course offers a transformative experience to explore choreographic practices in a professional and supported environment. 

This accredited short course is tailored to dance students and professionals who have previously had experience in choreographic development.  

Upon completion of the Choreographic Development and Performance Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a nationally recognized Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency. 

CUACHR511 Create and perform complex dance pieces      

EOI essential. If you are new to the choreographic process, we recommend taking the Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course prior to applying for this course.   

Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #45863). 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact Sydney Dance Company’s Learning Administrator, Eugénie English via [email protected] or 02 9258 4886. 

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FAQ

Participants must have an Australian or New Zealand citizenship or an appropriate residency visa to reside in Australia for the duration of the program (Sydney Dance Company cannot arrange Student Visas). Sydney Dance Company invites tertiary dance students, graduates and professional dancers aged 16+ to apply.

After completing the Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a statement of attainment for the following units of competency: CUACHR511 Create and perform complex dance pieces Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (#45863).

Mornings will begin with warm up, along with practicing and processing the contextualised information integrated into this session, led by Sydney Dance Company’s Training staff. Afternoons will be facilitated by practicing industry professional to unpack, investigate and develop movement to create choreography.

While the majority of these units are achieved through practical learning in the Studios, a small component of the course is academic based learning. This will be completed through Sydney Dance Company’s online Learning Management System, here participants can access resources and other content to support their learnings.

Yes! This course will dive into a one week development that guides you through the collaborative process of choreography.

Dance on Film


Dates 4 August – 8 September, 12:00pm – 3:30pm Sundays


Ages 16+


Fee $840


Location Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point 2000


Applications Close 15 July


Dance on Film Accredited Short Course – Applications close 15 July

Led by dance and film specialists, this immersive course delves into the art of choreography for the camera, exploring camera work, the dancing body and its impact on choreography.  

Whether you’re a dance enthusiast, aspiring artist, or simply curious about creative movement for film, this accredited short course will develop your skills and understanding of a variety of camera movements and positionings to capture the dancing body. Over six sessions participants will explore choreography for film and develop editing techniques to enhance choreographic vision for dance on film. The workshops will culminate in the creation of a short filmic product to share in the final week at an in-house film screening for friends and family.   

On the completion of this Dance on Film Accredited Short Course, a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competencies will be awarded.   

CUACHR611 Create choreography for stage and screen 

You will be required to bring your own camera device (smart phones are appropriate) to film your movement and a computer with an editing application. We recommend downloading free software for basic editing, such as iMovie, Clipchamp, or Davinci Resolvecut. Alternatively, Premiere and Final Cut are more sophisticated apps, although these have subscription costs. Technical support will be offered. 

Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #45863).

Applications for the Fund Your Next Project Accredited Short Course open soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Sydney Dance Company’s Learning Administrator, Eugénie English via [email protected] or 02 9258 4886. 

Sign up to our e-news to receive information about future programs.

FAQ

Participants must have an Australian or New Zealand citizenship or an appropriate residency visa to reside in Australia for the duration of the program (Sydney Dance Company cannot arrange Student Visas). Sydney Dance Company invites tertiary dance students, graduates and professional dancers aged 16+ to apply.

After completing the Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a statement of attainment for the following units of competency: CUACHR611 Create choreography for stage and screen  Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (#45863).

To complete this course, you will need access to video camera. Smart phones are appropriate and professional equipment is not required.

While the majority of these units are achieved through practical learning in the Studios, a small component of the course is academic based learning. This will be completed through Sydney Dance Company’s online Learning Management System, here participants can access resources and other content to support their learnings.

Choreographic Practice


Dates TBC


Ages 16+


Fee $1260


Location Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point 2000


Applications Close 7 April


Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course – Dates TBC

Sydney Dance Company is excited to once again offer its Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course as a one-week intensive.

The specialised Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course offers learners a diverse range of choreographic tools to support their dance-making and creative practices. Across a period of five days, participants will meet with influential choreographers and choreographic educators to explore various tools, techniques, methods, and processes for creating original solo works.   

This accredited course is suitable for dance students and professionals with an interest in developing their choreographic practice, as well as performing arts teachers working in creative industries or education wishing to expand their skillset.  

On the successful completion of the Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course, a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency will be awarded: 

CUACHR413 Develop choreography skills

Sydney Dance Company is delivering this nationally accredited unit of competency as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #45863). 

Sydney Dance Company invites tertiary dance students, graduates and professional dancers aged 16+ to apply for this valuable opportunity with Australia’s leading contemporary dance company. Dancers with a desire to extend their training in a professional contemporary dance environment are encouraged to apply. 

The Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course is open to dancers that are Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens only.

If you have any questions, please contact Sydney Dance Company’s Learning Administrator, Eugénie English via [email protected] or 02 9258 4886. 

Sign up to our e-news to receive information about future programs.

FAQ

Participants must have an Australian or New Zealand citizenship or an appropriate residency visa to reside in Australia for the duration of the program (Sydney Dance Company cannot arrange Student Visas). Sydney Dance Company invites tertiary dance students, graduates and professional dancers aged 16+ to apply.

After completing the Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a statement of attainment for the following units of competency: CUACHR413 Develop choreography skills Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (#45863).

Mornings will begin with warm up, along with practicing and processing the contextualised information integrated into this session, led by Sydney Dance Company’s Training staff. Afternoons will be facilitated by practicing industry professional to unpack, investigate and develop not only choreographic practices but creating solo content.

While the majority of these units are achieved through practical learning in the Studios, a small component of the course is academic based learning. This will be completed through Sydney Dance Company’s online Learning Management System, here participants can access resources and other content to support their learnings.

Yes! This course will dive into what is choreography, providing the historical context of contemporary choreography and investigating various choreographic practices by industry professionals. The Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course will help you discover choreographic practices for yourself, whether you are just beginning or looking to refine your skills.

Movement Mastery


Dates TBC


Ages 16+


Fee $1260


Location Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point 2000


Applications Close 19 April


Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course – Dates TBC

The Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course is a comprehensive program covering a wide array of movement techniques and body awareness philosophies led by expert dance educators, choreographers, and movement specialists. 

Over the duration of the course the participants will explore improvisation techniques, somatic self-observation processes, kinaesthetic principles, and mindful movement concepts, facilitating a deeper understanding of deliberate action in movement. Over ten sessions, participants gradually deepen their understanding, layering their knowledge and skills to master dance movement from a perspective informed by anatomy, physiology and psychology.  

This course is suitable for all levels and individuals wishing to expand their approach to movement practices.   

On the successful completion of the Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency. 

CUAWHS411 Apply Movement and Behavioural Principles to Conditioning
 

Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #45863). 

Applications for the Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course are now open.

If you have any questions, please contact Sydney Dance Company’s Learning Administrator, Eugénie English via [email protected] or 02 9258 4886. 

Sign up to our e-news to receive information about future programs.

FAQ

Participants must have an Australian or New Zealand citizenship or an appropriate residency visa to reside in Australia for the duration of the program (Sydney Dance Company cannot arrange Student Visas). Sydney Dance Company invites tertiary dance students, graduates and professional dancers aged 16+ to apply.

After completing the Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a statement of attainment for the following units of competency: CUAWHS411 Apply Movement and Behavioural Principles to Conditioning   Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (#45863).

Each session will dive into a different movement practice, unpacking it's methodologies to engage with a mindful movement practice. These sessions are led by Sydney Dance Company's Training staff and industry professionals.

While the majority of these units are achieved through practical learning in the Studios, a small component of the course is academic based learning. This will be completed through Sydney Dance Company’s online Learning Management System, here participants can access resources and other content to support their learnings.

Fund Your Next Project


Dates TBC


Ages 16+


Fee $540


Location Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point 2000


Applications close 15 April


Fund Your Next Project Accredited Short Course – Dates TBC

Guided by seasoned artists and educators who have successfully navigated the funding landscape, you’ll gain invaluable insights into the art of articulating your creative concepts with precision. Through real-world funding application templates and first-hand experiences, our educators and guest speakers, including accomplished independent choreographers and current peer assessors, will demystify the application process from various angles. 

From understanding the industry and the funding support available at local, state, and federal levels, to delving into foundation fellowships and a diverse range of application scenarios this course equips you with the knowledge and confidence to pursue funding opportunities with clarity and purpose. During the course you will explore the nuances of how applications are assessed, unravel the criteria that shape successful proposals and get a behind-the-scenes look into the discussions that unfold during peer assessment processes. 

On the completion of Fund Your Next Project Accredited Short Course, a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competencies will be awarded.   

CUAFIM511 Source Funding for Projects 

Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #45863). 

Applications for the Fund Your Next Project Accredited Short Course open soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Sydney Dance Company’s Learning Administrator, Eugénie English via [email protected] or 02 9258 4886. 

Sign up to our e-news to receive information about future programs.

FAQ

Participants must have an Australian or New Zealand citizenship or an appropriate residency visa to reside in Australia for the duration of the program (Sydney Dance Company cannot arrange Student Visas). Sydney Dance Company invites tertiary dance students, graduates and professional dancers aged 16+ to apply.

After completing the Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a statement of attainment for the following units of competency: CUAFIM511 Source Funding for Projects  Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (#45863).

Each session will dive into a different movement practice, unpacking it's methodologies to engage with a mindful movement practice. These sessions are led by Sydney Dance Company's Training staff and industry professionals.

While the majority of these units are achieved through practical learning in the Studios, a small component of the course is academic based learning. This will be completed through Sydney Dance Company’s online Learning Management System, here participants can access resources and other content to support their learnings.

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Choreographic Development & Performance


Dates 8 – 12 July 2024, 9.30am – 5.30pm


Ages 16+


Fee $1260


Location Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point 2000


Applications Close 24 June


Choreographic Development and Performance Accredited Short Course – Applications close 24 June

Join this residency and be a part of a one-week choreographic development that culminates in a performance for friends and family.  

Drawing from personalised movement ideas, you will actively contribute to the dance-making process together with a skilled choreographer and dramaturge. By delving into the intricacies of collaborating within a choreographic development and staging a group performance, you will gain invaluable insights into the creative process from conception through to presentation. Family and friends are invited to witness your efforts during a performance of up to 1 hour in Sydney Dance Company’s Neilson Studio on Friday 12 July at 6pm. This course offers a transformative experience to explore choreographic practices in a professional and supported environment. 

This accredited short course is tailored to dance students and professionals who have previously had experience in choreographic development.  

Upon completion of the Choreographic Development and Performance Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a nationally recognized Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency. 

CUACHR511 Create and perform complex dance pieces      

EOI essential. If you are new to the choreographic process, we recommend taking the Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course prior to applying for this course.   

Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #45863). 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact Sydney Dance Company’s Learning Administrator, Eugénie English via [email protected] or 02 9258 4886. 

Sign up to our e-news to receive information about future programs:

FAQ

Participants must have an Australian or New Zealand citizenship or an appropriate residency visa to reside in Australia for the duration of the program (Sydney Dance Company cannot arrange Student Visas). Sydney Dance Company invites tertiary dance students, graduates and professional dancers aged 16+ to apply.

After completing the Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a statement of attainment for the following units of competency: CUACHR511 Create and perform complex dance pieces Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (#45863).

Mornings will begin with warm up, along with practicing and processing the contextualised information integrated into this session, led by Sydney Dance Company’s Training staff. Afternoons will be facilitated by practicing industry professional to unpack, investigate and develop movement to create choreography.

While the majority of these units are achieved through practical learning in the Studios, a small component of the course is academic based learning. This will be completed through Sydney Dance Company’s online Learning Management System, here participants can access resources and other content to support their learnings.

Yes! This course will dive into a one week development that guides you through the collaborative process of choreography.

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Dance on Film


Dates 4 August – 8 September, 12:00pm – 3:30pm Sundays


Ages 16+


Fee $840


Location Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point 2000


Applications Close 15 July


Dance on Film Accredited Short Course – Applications close 15 July

Led by dance and film specialists, this immersive course delves into the art of choreography for the camera, exploring camera work, the dancing body and its impact on choreography.  

Whether you’re a dance enthusiast, aspiring artist, or simply curious about creative movement for film, this accredited short course will develop your skills and understanding of a variety of camera movements and positionings to capture the dancing body. Over six sessions participants will explore choreography for film and develop editing techniques to enhance choreographic vision for dance on film. The workshops will culminate in the creation of a short filmic product to share in the final week at an in-house film screening for friends and family.   

On the completion of this Dance on Film Accredited Short Course, a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competencies will be awarded.   

CUACHR611 Create choreography for stage and screen 

You will be required to bring your own camera device (smart phones are appropriate) to film your movement and a computer with an editing application. We recommend downloading free software for basic editing, such as iMovie, Clipchamp, or Davinci Resolvecut. Alternatively, Premiere and Final Cut are more sophisticated apps, although these have subscription costs. Technical support will be offered. 

Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #45863).

Applications for the Fund Your Next Project Accredited Short Course open soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Sydney Dance Company’s Learning Administrator, Eugénie English via [email protected] or 02 9258 4886. 

Sign up to our e-news to receive information about future programs.

FAQ

Participants must have an Australian or New Zealand citizenship or an appropriate residency visa to reside in Australia for the duration of the program (Sydney Dance Company cannot arrange Student Visas). Sydney Dance Company invites tertiary dance students, graduates and professional dancers aged 16+ to apply.

After completing the Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a statement of attainment for the following units of competency: CUACHR611 Create choreography for stage and screen  Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (#45863).

To complete this course, you will need access to video camera. Smart phones are appropriate and professional equipment is not required.

While the majority of these units are achieved through practical learning in the Studios, a small component of the course is academic based learning. This will be completed through Sydney Dance Company’s online Learning Management System, here participants can access resources and other content to support their learnings.

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Choreographic Practice


Dates TBC


Ages 16+


Fee $1260


Location Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point 2000


Applications Close 7 April


Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course – Dates TBC

Sydney Dance Company is excited to once again offer its Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course as a one-week intensive.

The specialised Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course offers learners a diverse range of choreographic tools to support their dance-making and creative practices. Across a period of five days, participants will meet with influential choreographers and choreographic educators to explore various tools, techniques, methods, and processes for creating original solo works.   

This accredited course is suitable for dance students and professionals with an interest in developing their choreographic practice, as well as performing arts teachers working in creative industries or education wishing to expand their skillset.  

On the successful completion of the Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course, a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency will be awarded: 

CUACHR413 Develop choreography skills

Sydney Dance Company is delivering this nationally accredited unit of competency as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #45863). 

Sydney Dance Company invites tertiary dance students, graduates and professional dancers aged 16+ to apply for this valuable opportunity with Australia’s leading contemporary dance company. Dancers with a desire to extend their training in a professional contemporary dance environment are encouraged to apply. 

The Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course is open to dancers that are Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens only.

If you have any questions, please contact Sydney Dance Company’s Learning Administrator, Eugénie English via [email protected] or 02 9258 4886. 

Sign up to our e-news to receive information about future programs.

FAQ

Participants must have an Australian or New Zealand citizenship or an appropriate residency visa to reside in Australia for the duration of the program (Sydney Dance Company cannot arrange Student Visas). Sydney Dance Company invites tertiary dance students, graduates and professional dancers aged 16+ to apply.

After completing the Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a statement of attainment for the following units of competency: CUACHR413 Develop choreography skills Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (#45863).

Mornings will begin with warm up, along with practicing and processing the contextualised information integrated into this session, led by Sydney Dance Company’s Training staff. Afternoons will be facilitated by practicing industry professional to unpack, investigate and develop not only choreographic practices but creating solo content.

While the majority of these units are achieved through practical learning in the Studios, a small component of the course is academic based learning. This will be completed through Sydney Dance Company’s online Learning Management System, here participants can access resources and other content to support their learnings.

Yes! This course will dive into what is choreography, providing the historical context of contemporary choreography and investigating various choreographic practices by industry professionals. The Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course will help you discover choreographic practices for yourself, whether you are just beginning or looking to refine your skills.

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Movement Mastery


Dates TBC


Ages 16+


Fee $1260


Location Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point 2000


Applications Close 19 April


Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course – Dates TBC

The Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course is a comprehensive program covering a wide array of movement techniques and body awareness philosophies led by expert dance educators, choreographers, and movement specialists. 

Over the duration of the course the participants will explore improvisation techniques, somatic self-observation processes, kinaesthetic principles, and mindful movement concepts, facilitating a deeper understanding of deliberate action in movement. Over ten sessions, participants gradually deepen their understanding, layering their knowledge and skills to master dance movement from a perspective informed by anatomy, physiology and psychology.  

This course is suitable for all levels and individuals wishing to expand their approach to movement practices.   

On the successful completion of the Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency. 

CUAWHS411 Apply Movement and Behavioural Principles to Conditioning
 

Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #45863). 

Applications for the Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course are now open.

If you have any questions, please contact Sydney Dance Company’s Learning Administrator, Eugénie English via [email protected] or 02 9258 4886. 

Sign up to our e-news to receive information about future programs.

FAQ

Participants must have an Australian or New Zealand citizenship or an appropriate residency visa to reside in Australia for the duration of the program (Sydney Dance Company cannot arrange Student Visas). Sydney Dance Company invites tertiary dance students, graduates and professional dancers aged 16+ to apply.

After completing the Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a statement of attainment for the following units of competency: CUAWHS411 Apply Movement and Behavioural Principles to Conditioning   Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (#45863).

Each session will dive into a different movement practice, unpacking it's methodologies to engage with a mindful movement practice. These sessions are led by Sydney Dance Company's Training staff and industry professionals.

While the majority of these units are achieved through practical learning in the Studios, a small component of the course is academic based learning. This will be completed through Sydney Dance Company’s online Learning Management System, here participants can access resources and other content to support their learnings.

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Fund Your Next Project


Dates TBC


Ages 16+


Fee $540


Location Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point 2000


Applications close 15 April


Fund Your Next Project Accredited Short Course – Dates TBC

Guided by seasoned artists and educators who have successfully navigated the funding landscape, you’ll gain invaluable insights into the art of articulating your creative concepts with precision. Through real-world funding application templates and first-hand experiences, our educators and guest speakers, including accomplished independent choreographers and current peer assessors, will demystify the application process from various angles. 

From understanding the industry and the funding support available at local, state, and federal levels, to delving into foundation fellowships and a diverse range of application scenarios this course equips you with the knowledge and confidence to pursue funding opportunities with clarity and purpose. During the course you will explore the nuances of how applications are assessed, unravel the criteria that shape successful proposals and get a behind-the-scenes look into the discussions that unfold during peer assessment processes. 

On the completion of Fund Your Next Project Accredited Short Course, a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competencies will be awarded.   

CUAFIM511 Source Funding for Projects 

Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #45863). 

Applications for the Fund Your Next Project Accredited Short Course open soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Sydney Dance Company’s Learning Administrator, Eugénie English via [email protected] or 02 9258 4886. 

Sign up to our e-news to receive information about future programs.

FAQ

Participants must have an Australian or New Zealand citizenship or an appropriate residency visa to reside in Australia for the duration of the program (Sydney Dance Company cannot arrange Student Visas). Sydney Dance Company invites tertiary dance students, graduates and professional dancers aged 16+ to apply.

After completing the Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a statement of attainment for the following units of competency: CUAFIM511 Source Funding for Projects  Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (#45863).

Each session will dive into a different movement practice, unpacking it's methodologies to engage with a mindful movement practice. These sessions are led by Sydney Dance Company's Training staff and industry professionals.

While the majority of these units are achieved through practical learning in the Studios, a small component of the course is academic based learning. This will be completed through Sydney Dance Company’s online Learning Management System, here participants can access resources and other content to support their learnings.