Engage: Dance Classes

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Teachers’ tips for first time dancers

11 June 2019

Stepping onto the dance floor for the first time? We asked five of our teachers to share their hot tips for those new to the world of dance – read below for their insights. For a limited time, first time visitors can book 3 classes for only… Read more

Gwen Bullivant

Gwen Bullivant on the benefits of dance for seniors

05 June 2019

From line dancing to jazz and tap, Gwen Bullivant has been dancing as long as she can remember. She is a longtime attendee of our weekly Tap & Jazz classes for Ages 55+. We talked to her about the benefits of dance for older people, what… Read more

Sheree da Costa

Sheree da Costa returns to the dance studio for Us 50

20 May 2019

After sixteen years off the dance stage, Sydney Dance Company alumni dancer Sheree da Costa is making a grand return with Us 50 in Sydney this November. Sheree has been busy taking Ballet and Jazz classes at our studios in preparation for Us 50, which brings together 50 of our… Read more

Kristy Attwells Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Kristy Attwells

30 April 2019

This month, we profile one of our talented Dance Class Members, Kristy Attwells. Kristy is a regular attendee of our Hip Hop and JFH classes. She was also the winner of our March Member competition for attending the most number of classes in a month,… Read more

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

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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

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

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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