School Holiday Workshops

Holiday Workshops

Summer Holidays at Sydney Dance Company
2 to 25 January 2019 | 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.

Located at Sydney Dance Company’s Ultimo Studios, Bondi Pavilion, Thompson Hall in Baulkham Hills and The Joan in Penrith.

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Summer Holidays at Sydney Dance Company
2 to 25 January 2019
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 new Ultimo studios, Bondi Pavilion, Thompson Halls in Baulkham Hills and The Joan Penrith.

All of the dance classes were great! I really enjoyed hip hop as I don’t study this style at my dance school. All teachers were kind and supportive and always answered my questions or went over techniques I didn’t understand. It didn’t matter what level of dance ability you had, everyone was treated equally and valued as part of the dance group! 14 year old participant.

Contact us:
02 9258 4818
sdc@sydneydancecompany.com

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Class Structure:

 

9.30am-10.00am                 Registration (day one only)
10.00am-11.10am               Class 1
11.10am-11.20am               Morning recess
11.20am-12.30pm               Class 2
12.30pm-1.30pm                 Lunch break
1.30pm-2.45pm                  Class 3
2.45pm-4.00pm*                 Class 4

* Please note Boys Hip Hop finishes at 3pm


SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY STUDIOS, ULTIMO

WEEK ONE

Beginner’s Dance Workshop
Ages 5-7
Wednesday 2 January 2019, 9.30am to 11am
$30

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Dance Improvisation
Ages 8-11 (all levels)
Wednesday 2 January 11.30am-1pm
$30

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Dance Improvisation
Ages 12-16 (all levels)
Wednesday 2 January, 2.00pm-3.30pm
$30

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Contemporary and Lyrical Extended
Ages 12-13 (intermediate/advanced)
Wednesday 2 to Friday 4 January 2019
$255

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WEEK TWO 

Contemporary and Lyrical Extended
Ages 14-18 (intermediate/advanced)
Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 January 2019
$255

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Contemporary and Lyrical
Ages 8-9 (elementary)
Thursday 10 and Friday 11 January 2019
$175

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WEEK THREE  

Commercial Dance
Ages 12-13 (intermediate)
Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 January 2019
$175

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Jazz, Hip Hop, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Ages 10-11 (elementary/intermediate)
Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 January 2019
$175

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Boys Only Hip Hop
Ages 8-12 (all levels)
Friday 18 January 2019, 10am to 3pm
$90

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WEEK FOUR

Contemporary and Lyrical
Ages 10-11 (elementary/intermediate)
Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 January 2019
$175

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Jazz, Hip Hop, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Ages 8-9 (elementary)
Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 January 2019
$175

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Beginner’s Dance Workshop
Ages 8-11
Friday 25 January 2019
$95

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THOMPSON HALL, BALCOMBE HILLS ESTATE, BAULKHAM HILLS

Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Ages 8-11 (elementary)
Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 January 2019
$175

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Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Ages 12-16 (intermediate)
Thursday 10 and Friday 11 January 2019
$175

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BONDI PAVILION

Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Ages 8-11 (elementary)
Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 January 2019
$175

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Contemporary and Lyrical Extended
Ages 12-16 (intermediate/advanced)
Wednesday 16 to Thursday 17 January 2019
$175

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Beginner’s Dance Workshop
Ages 5-7
Friday 18 January, 9.30am to 11am
$30

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Dance Improvisation
Ages 8-11 (all levels)
Friday 18 January, 11.30am-1pm
$30

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Dance Improvisation
Ages 12-16 (all levels)
Friday 18 January, 2.00pm-3.30pm
$30

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THE JOAN SUTHERLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, PENRITH

Earth Fire Water and Air
Ages 8-11 (elementary)
Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 January 2019
$175

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Contemporary and Lyrical Extended
Ages 12 – 16 (intermediate/advanced)
Thursday 24 and Friday 25 January 2019
$175

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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 dance in this 1.5 hour workshop for the beginner dancer. Children will learn about Contemporary dance 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.

Commercial Dance (12-16 years)
For the enthusiastic young dancer who wants to develop their commercial dance technique. Start each day with a technique class which focuses on kicks, turns and leaps. Work on body conditioning and developing a strong, flexible body.  Under the direction of three experienced dance teachers learn different commercial dance routines in the latest styles of Jazz, Contemporary, and JFH.  Choreography will be inspired by routines performed by Beyonce, Ariane Grande and Rhianna.

Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz (8-16 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. Enhance flexibility and movement in a Lyrical class as you learn about expressive movement.  Appreciate Contemporary dance and its unique approach to movement and individuality.  Learn choreography similar to those seen in popular dance videos in a JFH (Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop) class. 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 workshop.

Dance Improvisation (for 8-16 years)
Through Contemporary Improvisation, enhance creativity and develop unique movement skills. Participate in a variety of fun exercises which encourage original movement and ignite the imagination.  Starting with a simple stimulus, create an inventive dance phrase which draws on your innate creativity using the new tools you have learnt. This class is suitable for all levels.

Earth Fire Water and Air (for 8-11 years)
Be inspired by the four elements as you explore a variety of styles and dance techniques. Get down in a high energy Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop class that combines rhythm, groove and individuality. Burn the floor in a Jazz class as you practice technique and movement combinations. Discover the fluid movements of Contemporary dance and participate in movement improvisations that develop your creativity. Explore musicality, breath and spatial awareness in a Lyrical class. Experienced dance teachers will tap into your imagination whilst helping you develop your technical and creative skills.

Jazz, Hip Hop, JFH and Theatre Jazz (for 8 to 11 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.

Who are the workshops 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 385 Wattle Street, Ultimo. Click here for public transport and parking information.

Bondi Pavilion is located at Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach.

Thompson Hall is located in the Balcombe Heights Estate, Seven Hills Road, Baulkham Hills. Entrance is off Seven Hills Road, across from Jasper Road Public School. You can only take a left turn into the estate from Seven Hills Road. Once you enter the estate, go straight up and follow signs to Building 12.  Thompson Hall is clearly marked and there is parking available out the front.  Click here for map.

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 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.

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
Sydney Dance Company is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children and young people. The welfare of children and young people participating in our programs is of the highest priority and we foster practices to support children’s health and confidence.

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 and Values for Children and Young People.

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.