Students in contemporary dance class

Holiday Workshops

Summer Holidays at Sydney Dance Company
2 to 25 January 2018
for ages 5 to 18 years

Join in the fun at Sydney Dance Company this Summer and develop skills in a range of dance styles. For boys and girls, from the beginner to experienced dancer, Sydney Dance Company workshops are a great way for young people to improve their dance technique and learn new routines taught by Sydney’s best teachers and choreographers.

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Summer Holidays at Sydney Dance Company
2 to 25 January 2018
for ages 5 to 18 years

Sydney Dance Company school holiday workshops provide an exciting and focused environment for young people to improve their dance technique and learn new routines under the direction of professional teachers and choreographers. Workshops for both beginner and experienced dancers are held over four weeks at Sydney Dance Company’s iconic wharf Studios and other locations around Sydney including the 404 Studios in Parramatta.

“She had lots of fun, made new friends and was really challenged and inspired. Thanks again and we really appreciate the opportunity for this experience with such great teachers/choreographers and a great venue!”

Rachel, mother of Zoe

Contact us:
02 9258 4818
sdc@sydneydancecompany.com

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Class Structure:

9.30am-10.00am
Registration (day one only)

10.00am-11.15am
Class 1

11.15am-11.30am
Morning recess

11.30am-12.45pm
Class 2

12.45pm-1.30pm
Lunch break

1.30pm-2.45pm
Class 3

2.45pm-4.00pm*
Class 4

*Please note that Boys Only Hip Hop finishes at 3pm and the Beginner Dance for 5-7 year olds is 9.30am to 12.30pm.

THE WHARF, SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY STUDIOS

JANUARY 2018

WEEK ONE

Ages 10 & 11 (intermediate)
Contemporary and Lyrical
Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 January 2018
$170

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Ages 12 & 13 (intermediate)
Jazz, Hip Hop, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 January 2018
$170

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Ages 14-18 (intermediate)
Jazz, Hip Hop, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 January 2018
$170

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Ages 8 & 9 (elementary)
Jazz, Hip Hop, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Thursday 4 and Friday 5 January 2018
$170

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WEEK TWO

Ages 14-18 years (intermediate/advanced)
Contemporary and Lyrical Extended
Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 January 2018
$250

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Ages 8 & 9 (elementary)
Contemporary and Lyrical
Thursday 11 and Wednesday 12 January 2018
$170

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Parramatta Ages 8-11 (elementary)
Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz and Hip Hop
Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 January 2018
$170 

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Parramatta Ages 12-16 (intermediate)
Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz and Hip Hop
Thursday 11 and Friday 12 January 2018
$170

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WEEK THREE

Ages 10 & 11 (intermediate)
Jazz, Hip Hop, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 January 2018
$170

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Beginner’s Dance Workshop
Ages 12-16 years
Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 January, 2018
$170

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Ages 12 & 13 years (intermediate/advanced)
Contemporary and Lyrical Extended
Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 January 2018
$250

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Beginner’s Dance Workshop
Ages 8-11 years
Thursday 18 and Friday 19 January, 2018
$170

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WEEK FOUR

Ages 10 & 11 (intermediate)
Contemporary and Lyrical
Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 January 2018
$170

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Intensive Workshop Ages 14-18 (intermediate/advanced)
Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 January 2018
$250

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Dance Video Workshop Ages 12-16 (Open all levels)
Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 January 2018
$385

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Ages 8-12 (all levels)
Boys Only Hip Hop
Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 January 2018, 10am to 3pm
$170

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Beginner’s Dance Workshop
Ages 5-7 years
Thursday 25 January 2018, 9.30am-12.30pm
$65

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Intensive Contemporary workshop (for 14 to 18 years)
Sydney Dance Company’s intensive workshop for senior experienced dance students will provide an insight into the full-time Pre-Professional Year course. Experience three days of training with Ballet and Contemporary technique classes followed by sessions focusing on creative task work and improvisation. At the end of each day work with a previous company member to learn Sydney Dance Company repertoire choreographed by Rafael Bonachela. In a special Q&A session, you will have the opportunity to speak with a member of the Sydney Dance Company staff about the Pre Professional Year full-time course.

Jazz, Hip Hop, JFH and Theatre Jazz (for 8 to 18 years)
Over two fun filled and challenging days, explore four dynamic dance styles. Each session participate in an intensive warm up and learn an original routine taught by our expert dance teachers. Enhance flexibility and movement in a Jazz class. Learn inventive, high energy Hip Hop and Street Dance routines and discover how to generate your own creative and unique movement. Combine skills learned in the morning sessions in a JFH (Jazz Funk and Hip Hop) class where you will learn routines similar to those seen in popular dance videos. Then showcase your performance skills in a Theatre Jazz class as you learn a routine from musical theatre.

Contemporary and Lyrical (for 8 to 11 years)
Work with skilled choreographers on four different routines as you build a strong foundation of core technique. Explore the fluidity of movement and control that is required when performing Lyrical dance. Then focus on the more abstract form of Contemporary dance. Uncover your natural movement whilst developing personal interpretation and self-expression.

Contemporary and Lyrical Extended (for 12-18 years)
In addition to learning contemporary and lyrical choreography, explore creative task work and improvisation exercises that the Sydney Dance Company use when creating original work. Students will learn a range of techniques and various approaches to developing their own movement. Work creatively with other dancers, creating dynamic, personal and original work to share with family and friends at the end of the three days.

Boys Only Hip Hop (for 8-12 years)
This Boys Only Hip Hop Workshop will focus on freestyle techniques building confidence, creativity and imagination to help develop your own unique style in Break Dancing, Popping and Hip Hop. You will learn technique and choreography from Sydney Dance Company’s experienced teachers and have the opportunity to improve your performance skills, create your own work and develop your personal style.

Beginner Dance Workshop (for 5-7 years)
Explore Contemporary and Jazz/Hip Hop dance in this half day workshop for the beginner dancer. Children will learn about different dance styles whilst engaging in fun, physical activity. Through structured exercises children are encouraged to create original movement that will develop their imaginations and inspire creativity.

Beginner Dance Workshop (for 8 to 11 years)
Beginner dance gives you the opportunity to try different styles and discover your own grooves and rhythm. Start with Hip Hop – a fun way to build confidence and learn new technique.  In a Contemporary class you will participate in different exercises which encourage original movement to ignite your creativity and imagination.  In the final class you will learn a simple routine from a popular Musical Theatre piece.

Beginner Dance Workshop (for 12 to 16 years)
Discover your own grooves and rhythm as you learn the fundamentals of Hip Hop dance. Experience the creativity of Contemporary dance as you engage in different exercises which encourage original movement and ignite imaginations. Finally learn a simple routine from a popular Musical Theatre piece which showcases your new dance and performance skills.

Dance Music Video (for 12 to 16 years)
Create, choreograph and star in your own dance music video. Over three days work with a professional dancer and choreographer to create an original routine, storyboard your shots with a DOP, and then shoot on location at the Sydney Dance Company studios. An edited version of the final video will be shared with you for your private use after the course.

NEW AT PARRMATTA!

Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, and Hip Hop (for 8 to 16 years)
Over two fun filled and challenging days, explore four dynamic dance styles. Each session participate in an intensive warm up and learn an original routine taught by our expert dance teachers. Explore the fluidity of movement and control that is required when performing Lyrical dance.  Focus on the more abstract form of Contemporary dance as you uncover your natural movement and develop your own personal interpretation and self-expression.  Enhance flexibility and movement in a Jazz class. Finally, learn inventive, high energy Hip Hop Dance routines and discover how to generate your own creative and unique movement.

Who are the courses for?
Sydney Dance Company holiday courses are for young dancers with some experience except for the Beginner Dance workshop and Boys Only Hip Hop. The majority of our students have been participating in dance classes for at least one year.   Please book the course appropriate to your age group.

What do I wear?
Wear casual dance wear, something that you already have and feel comfortable in eg. dance tights and top, leotard and tights with skirt or shorts over the top, track pants and t-shirt/singlet top. For Jazz and Hip Hop bring jazz shoes or sneakers and for Contemporary and Lyrical bring ballet flats or cotton socks, you can also dance bare foot.

What do I bring?
Please bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks. Students with any allergies should take appropriate precautions. Take your bags into the studio with you and leave valuables at home.

Where are you located and how do I get there?
Sydney Dance Company is located at Pier 4, 15 Hickson Road, The Rocks. Click here for public transport and parking information. http://www.sydneydancecompany.com/venue/the-wharf/#how-to-get-here

The Joan Penrith is located at 597 High Street, Penrith (next to the Penrith Plaza shopping centre and Penrith Library). From the M4 motorway take the Mulgoa Road turn-off to Penrith. Fast train services leave regularly for Penrith from the country train platforms at Central Station.

404 Studios, Parramatta, is located at 404 Church St (cnr of Ross Street) Parramatta.  There is no on-site parking at the Studio.  There is metered parking on Ross Street and hourly parking in the CoPC carpark located at 30 Fennell Street.  Parramatta train station is a 15 minute walk. Regular bus services operate along Victoria Rd including the M52 from Ryde or the 601 from Parramatta Station.

How do I enrol?
Please enrol online by clicking the Book Now button. Parents/Guardians will be asked to create an account for themselves, once created create an account for each child you wish to enrol. Enrol in the selected course and then checkout. If you wish to enrol multiple children or purchase multiple workshops, click again to add another class/child before checking out.

For bookings at The Joan, Penrith, please go to www.thejoan.com.au

What is the cancellation policy?
We do not provide refunds or credits for change of mind or other personal circumstances. We can provide a credit note if the cancellation is due to a medical reason and a medical certificate is provided.

Child Safe Environment
Students will be supervised by our Teachers and Class Assistants at all times including breaks. Please ensure that students are collected on time after the final class. Children under the age of 12 must be collected by a parent or guardian at the end of the day. Please ensure you are on time to collect your child. If you are running late please call our office on 9258 4818.

All Teachers and Assistants at Sydney Dance Company have a valid Working With Children Check and are aware of their obligations under the Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998.

You can find Sydney Dance Company’s Child Protection Policy here.

Disclaimer
Dance classes can involve risk of personal injury. While Sydney Dance Company takes all reasonable care in the conduct of its classes, it accepts no responsibility for injury or loss caused during classes or whilst participants are at or near the dance studio. You are responsible for ensuring that you are physically and medically fit for the class and during the class you must at all times take care of your own personal safety. If an advertised teacher is suddenly unavailable, due to circumstances beyond our control, a replacement teacher with similar attributes and qualifications will be employed.

Sydney Dance Company teachers and choreographers are highly experienced industry professionals with a passion for teaching young people.

Many have performed with professional dance companies including Sydney Dance Company, The Australian Ballet, and West Australian Ballet. You may recognise some teachers from national musical theatre tours and television shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars and X-Factor.

Sharing their expertise and unique style, teachers along with our class assistants will provide support and guidance to all students. All our teaching staff have a valid Working With Children Check.