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Holiday Workshops

Join us this Spring for dance workshops designed to develop your technique in a range of styles. Learn new choreography from the best teachers in the industry.

Located at Sydney Dance Company’s iconic wharf Studios, Bondi Pavilion, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Glebe Town Hall and The Joan, Penrith.

25 Sept – 6 Oct 2017
For ages 5 to 18 years

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Spring Holidays at Sydney Dance Company
25 Sept – 6 Oct 2017
For ages 5 – 18 years

Sydney Dance Company school holiday workshops provide a fun and focused environment for young people to improve their dance technique and learn new routines under the direction of professional teachers and choreographers. Workshops are typically designed for passionate young dancers with some previous experience, except for our Beginner Dance workshops for 5 to 11 years, where no dance experience is required.

Offering a variety of different dance styles for boys and girls 5-18 years, we invite you to join in the fun these holidays.

Contact us:
02 9258 4818
sdc@sydneydancecompany.com

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THE WHARF, SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY STUDIOS

Ages 12 & 13 years (intermediate/advanced)
Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Theatre Jazz
Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September 2017, 10am to 4pm
$165

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Ages 14-18 years (intermediate/advanced)
Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Theatre Jazz
Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September 2017, 10am to 4pm
$165

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Ages 8 & 9 (elementary)
Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Tuesday 3 October and Wednesday 4 October 2017, 10am to 4pm
$165

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Ages 10 & 11 (intermediate)
Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October 2017, 10am to 4pm
$165

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Boys Only Hip Hop
Ages 8-12 (all levels)
Thursday 5 October 2017, 10am to 3pm
$80

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Beginner’s Dance Workshop
Ages 5-7 years
Friday 6 October 2017, 10am to 3pm
$80

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BONDI PAVILION, BONDI

Ages 8- 11 years (elementary)
Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Dates: Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 October 2017, 10am to 4pm
Fee: $165

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Ages 12-16 years (intermediate)
Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Dates: Thursday 5 October, 10am to 4pm and Friday 6 October 2017, 9am to 3pm
Fee: $165

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CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE, CAMPBELLTOWN

Style Lab for 8-11 years
Contemporary and Hip Hop
Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 October 2017, 10am to 4pm
$165

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Style Lab for 12-16 years
Contemporary and Hip Hop
Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October 2017, 10am to 4pm
$165

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GLEBE TOWN HALL, GLEBE

Ages 10 & 11 (intermediate)
Contemporary and Lyrical
Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 September 2017, 10am to 4pm
$165

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Beginner’s Dance Workshop
Ages 8-11 years
Wednesday 27 September 2017, 10am to 4pm
$90

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Ages 8 & 9 (elementary)
Contemporary and Lyrical
Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September 2017, 10am to 4pm
$165

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Ages 12 to 16 years (intermediate/advanced)
Contemporary and Lyrical Extended
Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 September 2017, 10am to 4pm
$245

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Ages 8-12 (all levels)
Boys Only Hip Hop
Friday 29 September 2017, 10am to 3pm
$80

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THE JOAN, PENRITH

 

Ages 8- 11 years (elementary)
Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Jazz
Dates:Dates: Thursday 28 & Friday 29 September, 10am to 4pm (9.30am arrival on Day 1 for registration)
Fee: $165

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Ages 12-16 years (intermediate)
Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Jazz
Dates: Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 October, 10am to 4pm (9.30am arrival on Day 1 for registration)

Fee: $165

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Class Structure:

Beginner Dance Workshops
9.30am-10.00am
Registration (day one only)

10am-10.45am
Welcome, warm up and stretch

10.45am-11am
Morning break

11am-12.15pm
Class 1

12.15pm-1pm
Lunch break

1.00pm-2.15pm
Class 2

2.15pm-2.30pm
Afternoon break

2.30pm-4.00pm
Class 3

Other Workshops
9.30am-10.00am
Registration (day one only)

10.00am-11.15am
Class 1

11.15am-11.30am
Morning break                   

11.30am-12.45pm
Class 2

12.45pm-1.30pm
Lunch break                                           

1.30pm-2.45pm
Class 3

2.45pm-4.00pm
Class

*Please note that the Boys Only Hip Hop and Beginner Dance for 5 – 7-year-olds finish at 3pm.

Beginner Dance Workshop (for 8-11 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 5-7 years)
Explore Contemporary and Jazz/Hip Hop dance in this one 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 also inspire creativity.

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.

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 12-16 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.

Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
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, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Theatre Jazz
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. Focus on the more abstract form of Contemporary dance as you uncover your natural movement and develop your own personal interpretation and self-expression. Learn inventive, high energy Hip Hop and Street Dance routines. Then develop your Musical Theatre skills in a Theatre Jazz routine.

Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Jazz
Explore four different dance styles in this two day dance workshop. Start each session with a warm up and learn an original routine taught by our expert dance teachers. Learn the abstract form of Contemporary dance as you uncover your natural movement and develop your own personal interpretation and self-expression. Explore the fluidity of movement and control that is required when performing Lyrical dance. Enjoy a JFH (Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop) class where you will learn routines similar to those seen in popular dance videos. And finally enjoy enhance your flexibility and movement in a Jazz class.

NEW AT CAMPELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE

Style Lab for 8-16 years

Contemporary and Hip Hop
Sydney Dance Company and Campbelltown Arts Centre presents a new workshop held at Campbelltown Arts Centre. Working with teachers from both organisations, young dancers will focus on Contemporary and Hip Hop technique and how a fusion of these two styles can create dynamic and exciting movement. Understand how task work and improvisation exercises can lead to new forms of expression and original choreography.

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.

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

Glebe Town Hall is located at 160 St Johns Road Glebe.

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.

Campbelltown Arts Centre is located at 1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown.

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.