Engage: Blog

Rafael Bonachela

Insight into Ocho with Rafael Bonachela

18 April 2017

Rafael Bonachela’s latest creation, Ocho, features eight virtuosic dancers, a surging electronic score by Nick Wales and an industrial dreamscape. In this interview, Raf discusses the inspiration and creative process behind Ocho, and reflects on some of his favourite memories from his eight years as Artistic Director of… Read more

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Mindfulness and Meditation with Emma Hawthorne: Part 1

13 April 2017

In the first of our two-part series, Emma Hawthorne discusses how yoga, meditation and mindfulness have shaped her career and lifestyle. Like many of us, Emma began with yoga classes that focused on mastering the physical poses. It wasn’t until she began training as a… Read more

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Moonlight Moments

28 March 2017

To celebrate the upcoming world premiere of Orb, we’re inviting you to share your favourite Moonlight Moments for the chance to win a $100 iTunes gift card. From dancing in the moonlight to star-gazing, checking your horoscope to watching Werewolf, we want to see how… Read more

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Teachers’ Tips: Fitness and Flexibility

28 March 2017

Our final blog in the Teachers’ Tips series focuses on how to improve fitness and flexibility for dance. From hitting the gym to setting aside time to stretch, these tips will help you get the most out of your body in class. Ramon Doringo, Jazz:… Read more

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Teachers’ Tips: Pick Up Choreography

08 March 2017

Do you find it difficult to remember steps? Our latest blog in the Teachers’ Tips series offers some guidance on how to learn and remember choreography. Ramon Doringo, Jazz: “Keep a good eye and ear out when learning choreography, and learn with the correct musicality and style.… Read more

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Teachers’ Tips: How to Improve Technique

21 February 2017

Our new blog series features our dance teachers’ tips on common challenges, such as improving your flexibility and picking up choreography faster. In the first instalment, teachers give their advice on how to work on technique – essential for all styles, from Ballet to Hip Hop. Ramon… Read more

Kate Grima-Farrell

Interview with Teaching Artist Kate Grima-Farrell

07 February 2017

In this week’s blog, Teaching Artist Kate Grima-Farrell discusses her love of Contemporary dance, and why improvisation and collaboration are such important skills. Kate will be teaching Contemporary Youth Classes this term from 11 Feb – 2 April. When/how did you start dancing? I started dancing… Read more

fiona jopp

Interview with Fiona Jopp

24 January 2017

Sydney Dance Company Associate Artist Fiona Jopp is part of the teaching team taking our Contemporary Masterclass on Friday 27 January. This masterclass is for experienced dancers such as vocational students and pre-professionals who want to extend their technique, explore creativity through task work, and… Read more

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Pre-Professional Year 2017 Auditions

18 July 2016

Applications to audition for our 2017 Pre-Professional Year course are officially open. This one year intensive provides a unique opportunity for aspiring professional dancers to attend a nationally accredited course with one of Australia’s leading contemporary dance companies. Led by Course Director Linda Gamblin, the Pre-Professional program is… Read more