Engage: Dance Classes

Kids Blog Samantha

Kidz Blog with Samantha

17 April 2019

Twelve-year-old Samantha has been coming to our School Holiday Workshops for the past four years. She loves the challenging and stimulating environment of our classes and dreams of becoming a dance teacher in the future. We sat down with her while she was at the Contemporary,… Read more

Ramon Doringo headshot

Ramon Doringo: A Mardi Gras History

27 February 2019

For many, Sydney Dance Company’s Dance Class Manager Ramon Doringo is a welcoming and familiar face, having taught classes at the studios for 30 years. He’s also the inspiration behind our 2019 Mardi Gras Parade appearance – a celebration of diversity through dance. Ramon was… Read more

Emmanuel O'Kane

Kidz Blog with Emmanuel O’Kane

08 January 2019

Thirteen-year-old Emmanuel O’Kane dreams of becoming a ballet dancer when he grows up. He recently travelled down from the Blue Mountains to attend our Contemporary & Lyrical Extended Workshop at our Ultimo Studios these summer holidays. We caught up with him to ask what he’s learned in… Read more

First Time Dancers

Teachers’ tips for first time dancers

29 November 2018

Stepping onto the dance floor for the first time? Get started on the right foot with our introductory four and eight week Short Courses in styles spanning Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Theatre Jazz and more. We asked five of our teachers to share… Read more

Make Your Move

Make Your Move: A dance program for everyone

31 October 2018

We’re thrilled to launch our new dance program for adults with mobility restrictions, Make Your Move, as a regular class at our Ultimo Studios. Open to people who want to dance but feel their mobility restriction may currently prevent them from doing so, these classes… Read more


Learning to let go in dance with Sofia Chavez-Hyde

08 October 2018

Young dancer Sofia Chavez-Hyde recently participated in our Contemporary Youth Course, a series of contemporary dance classes running throughout the school term for teens and kids to explore their creativity and improvisation skills. She spoke to us about what she learned during class with choreographer… Read more

matthew carey

Introducing our new Ballet teacher: Matthew Carey

03 October 2018

Our new Ballet teacher Matthew Carey has enjoyed an international career stretching from France to the reaches of Tokyo Disneyland, where he danced in the role of Peter Pan. We sat down with him to chat about his start in Ballet, highlights from his dancing career… Read more

Ramon's Jazz class

New Ultimo Studios now open!

06 September 2018

You’ve probably now heard through the grapevine that we’ve temporarily moved to new studios in Ultimo while our home on the Wharf undergoes renovations for the next two years. To celebrate, we hosted a huge Opening Weekend at our new digs. The weekend was a… Read more