Advanced Training

Accredited Short Courses

Sydney Dance Company is offering brand-new accredited short courses aimed at enhancing knowledge and understanding of concurrent dance practice, covering insightful perspectives in movement methods, performance, choreography, and self-producing skills 

As a leading arts organisation and Registered Training Organisation, Sydney Dance Company is dedicated to promoting and advancing artistry and education. 

By engaging with diverse collaborators and their individual perspectives, you’ll forge strong connections with the wider arts industry and grow your community. We believe in supporting a sustainable arts industry and providing the foundation for deepening individual practice and skillsets to facilitate your personal artistic journey. 

Accredited Short Courses aim to provide specialised skills delivered throughout intensive periods, offering nationally accredited statements of attainment for the unit of competency completed (RTO #45863). 

Fund Your Next Project
Monday evenings 6:00 – 8:15pm: August 5 – September 9, 2024
CUAFIM511 Source Funding for Projects   

Dance on Film
Sunday afternoons 12:00 – 3:30pm: October 13 – November 17, 2024
CUACHR611 Create choreography for stage and screen

Choreographic Development and Performance
One week intensive 9:30 – 5pm: December 9 – 13, 2024 *Includes 6pm performance on the Friday
CUACHR413 Develop Choreography Skills   

Movement Mastery
Coming soon in 2025.
CUAWHS411 Apply Movement and Behavioural Principles to Conditioning. 

Choreographic Practice
Coming soon in 2025.
CUACHR511 Create and perform complex dance pieces 

Embodied Anatomy for Dance Technique
Coming Soon in 2025
CUAWHS413 Incorporate Anatomy Principles into Skill Development   

For participants of all ages and abilities over the age of 16, we welcome your expression of interest. Email [email protected] or phone 02 9258 4886 to speak with one of our artist team to discuss your interest and help find the perfect course for you. 

Includes:

Access to Sydney Dance Company’s Learning Management System.

Access to focused, relevant learning resources.

The opportunity to learn from a variety of artists and industry professionals in a face-to-face learning environment at Sydney Dance Company studios.

Actionable activities and tasks to further knowledge and confidence.

Overview of learning outcomes:

Increased confidence and proficiency in dance practice and creation.

Improved technique and physical conditioning through applied biomechanics.

Integrated kinaesthetic learning principles, somatic methodologies, and psychological tools to bring about physical awareness, emotional resilience, and optimal performance.

Deepened understanding through theoretical and practical tasks to support the creation of  choreography.

Development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills within a creative context.

Effective communication and collaboration skills.

Entrepreneurial knowledge necessary for navigating a career as an artist.

FAQ

Our courses welcome participants of all ages and abilities 18 years and over. Participants aged 16–17 years with appropriate experience may be considered and should discuss this with our team. We appreciate your expression of interest as it helps us understand your level of training and the skills you bring. This information is crucial for assessing entry requirements and ensuring a cohesive group dynamic that maximizes benefits for all involved. Our courses are suitable for a variety of creative artists and educators, including dance practitioners, performers, educators, and students, as well as theatre practitioners, circus performers, movement practitioners, theatre and film directors, producers, and movement directors and consultants.

To receive accreditation, 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.

While most of the learning experience within our Accredited Short Courses is gained through practical training in the Studios, there is also a small academic component. This will be completed through Sydney Dance Company’s online Learning Management System, where participants can access resources and other content to support their learning and complete online assessment tasks for marking. Upon successful completion of each course, participants will be awarded a nationally recognized statement of attainment.

Our courses are designed to welcome artists from all backgrounds and artistic genres. While prior dance experience is not necessarily a requirement, we do ask for an expression of interest that includes why you're drawn to the course, your background and interest in performing arts, as well as your specific course preference.

Fund Your Next Project


Dates August 5 – September 9, Mondays 6:00pm – 8:15pm


Ages 16+


Fee $470


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


Applications Close 29 July


Fund Your Next Project Accredited Short Course – August 5 – September 9, Mondays

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. 

This course is open to all creatives looking to develop their self producing skills, whether your background is in visual arts, theatre, film or dance. No professional experience is required.

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 are now open. Attendance of other short courses are not required to apply for this course.

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).

Dance on Film


Dates October 13 – November 17, Sundays 12:00pm – 3:30pm


Ages 16+


Fee $680


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


Applications Close 6 October


Dance on Film Accredited Short Course – October 13 – November 17

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).

Female in foreground with mobile in hand films female dancer in the background, facing us.

Applications for the Dance on Film Accredited Short Course are now open. Attendance of other short courses are not required to apply for this course.

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.

Choreography for Live Performance


Dates December 9 – 13, 9:30am – 5:30pm


Ages 16+


Fee $1225


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


Applications Opening Soon


Choreography for Live Performance Accredited Short Course – December 9 -13

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 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 13 December at 6pm. This course offers a transformative experience to explore choreography for performance 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 Choreography for Live Performance Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a nationally recognized Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency. 

CUACHR413 Develop choreography skills      

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). 

Dancer with their back to us and arms raised, bathed in a greenish light, sourced to their right.

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.

Movement Mastery


Dates Coming in 2025.


Ages 16+


Fee $800


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


Applications Open soon


Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course – Coming in 2025.

The Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course is an exploration into 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. Each session builds upon the last, allowing participants to progressively deepen their knowledge and skills, ultimately mastering dance movement.

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. Note that there is an additional 5 hours of online research and assessment work outside of course hours. 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 Coming in 2025


Ages 16+


Fee $1200


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


Applications Open soon


Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course – Coming in 2025

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: 

CUACHR511 Create and perform complex dance pieces

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. Note that there is an additional 5 hours of online research and assessment work. 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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Accredited Short Courses

As a leading arts organisation and Registered Training Organisation, Sydney Dance Company is dedicated to promoting and advancing artistry and education. 

By engaging with diverse collaborators and their individual perspectives, you’ll forge strong connections with the wider arts industry and grow your community. We believe in supporting a sustainable arts industry and providing the foundation for deepening individual practice and skillsets to facilitate your personal artistic journey. 

Accredited Short Courses aim to provide specialised skills delivered throughout intensive periods, offering nationally accredited statements of attainment for the unit of competency completed (RTO #45863). 

Fund Your Next Project
Monday evenings 6:00 – 8:15pm: August 5 – September 9, 2024
CUAFIM511 Source Funding for Projects   

Dance on Film
Sunday afternoons 12:00 – 3:30pm: October 13 – November 17, 2024
CUACHR611 Create choreography for stage and screen

Choreographic Development and Performance
One week intensive 9:30 – 5pm: December 9 – 13, 2024 *Includes 6pm performance on the Friday
CUACHR413 Develop Choreography Skills   

Movement Mastery
Coming soon in 2025.
CUAWHS411 Apply Movement and Behavioural Principles to Conditioning. 

Choreographic Practice
Coming soon in 2025.
CUACHR511 Create and perform complex dance pieces 

Embodied Anatomy for Dance Technique
Coming Soon in 2025
CUAWHS413 Incorporate Anatomy Principles into Skill Development   

For participants of all ages and abilities over the age of 16, we welcome your expression of interest. Email [email protected] or phone 02 9258 4886 to speak with one of our artist team to discuss your interest and help find the perfect course for you. 

Includes:

Access to Sydney Dance Company’s Learning Management System.

Access to focused, relevant learning resources.

The opportunity to learn from a variety of artists and industry professionals in a face-to-face learning environment at Sydney Dance Company studios.

Actionable activities and tasks to further knowledge and confidence.

Overview of learning outcomes:

Increased confidence and proficiency in dance practice and creation.

Improved technique and physical conditioning through applied biomechanics.

Integrated kinaesthetic learning principles, somatic methodologies, and psychological tools to bring about physical awareness, emotional resilience, and optimal performance.

Deepened understanding through theoretical and practical tasks to support the creation of  choreography.

Development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills within a creative context.

Effective communication and collaboration skills.

Entrepreneurial knowledge necessary for navigating a career as an artist.

FAQ

Our courses welcome participants of all ages and abilities 18 years and over. Participants aged 16–17 years with appropriate experience may be considered and should discuss this with our team. We appreciate your expression of interest as it helps us understand your level of training and the skills you bring. This information is crucial for assessing entry requirements and ensuring a cohesive group dynamic that maximizes benefits for all involved. Our courses are suitable for a variety of creative artists and educators, including dance practitioners, performers, educators, and students, as well as theatre practitioners, circus performers, movement practitioners, theatre and film directors, producers, and movement directors and consultants.

To receive accreditation, 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.

While most of the learning experience within our Accredited Short Courses is gained through practical training in the Studios, there is also a small academic component. This will be completed through Sydney Dance Company’s online Learning Management System, where participants can access resources and other content to support their learning and complete online assessment tasks for marking. Upon successful completion of each course, participants will be awarded a nationally recognized statement of attainment.

Our courses are designed to welcome artists from all backgrounds and artistic genres. While prior dance experience is not necessarily a requirement, we do ask for an expression of interest that includes why you're drawn to the course, your background and interest in performing arts, as well as your specific course preference.

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Fund Your Next Project


Dates August 5 – September 9, Mondays 6:00pm – 8:15pm


Ages 16+


Fee $470


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


Applications Close 29 July


Fund Your Next Project Accredited Short Course – August 5 – September 9, Mondays

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. 

This course is open to all creatives looking to develop their self producing skills, whether your background is in visual arts, theatre, film or dance. No professional experience is required.

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 are now open. Attendance of other short courses are not required to apply for this course.

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).

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Dance on Film


Dates October 13 – November 17, Sundays 12:00pm – 3:30pm


Ages 16+


Fee $680


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


Applications Close 6 October


Dance on Film Accredited Short Course – October 13 – November 17

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).

Female in foreground with mobile in hand films female dancer in the background, facing us.

Applications for the Dance on Film Accredited Short Course are now open. Attendance of other short courses are not required to apply for this course.

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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Choreography for Live Performance


Dates December 9 – 13, 9:30am – 5:30pm


Ages 16+


Fee $1225


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


Applications Opening Soon


Choreography for Live Performance Accredited Short Course – December 9 -13

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 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 13 December at 6pm. This course offers a transformative experience to explore choreography for performance 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 Choreography for Live Performance Accredited Short Course, participants will receive a nationally recognized Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency. 

CUACHR413 Develop choreography skills      

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). 

Dancer with their back to us and arms raised, bathed in a greenish light, sourced to their right.

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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Movement Mastery


Dates Coming in 2025.


Ages 16+


Fee $800


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


Applications Open soon


Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course – Coming in 2025.

The Movement Mastery Accredited Short Course is an exploration into 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. Each session builds upon the last, allowing participants to progressively deepen their knowledge and skills, ultimately mastering dance movement.

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. Note that there is an additional 5 hours of online research and assessment work outside of course hours. 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 Coming in 2025


Ages 16+


Fee $1200


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


Applications Open soon


Choreographic Practice Accredited Short Course – Coming in 2025

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: 

CUACHR511 Create and perform complex dance pieces

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. Note that there is an additional 5 hours of online research and assessment work. 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.