Winter School Holiday Workshops

Holiday Workshops

Winter Holidays at Sydney Dance Company
9 to 20 July 2018 | Ages 5 to 18 years

Join us this Winter 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, Studio 404 in Parramatta and Bondi Pavilion.

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Winter Holidays at Sydney Dance Company
9 to 20 July 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 two weeks at Sydney Dance Company’s iconic wharf Studios and other locations around Sydney.

“I loved it all, the teachers were encouraging and inspirational, and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. I’ve learnt so much, met many other talented dancers, and I can’t believe it was over so quickly. Wish I could do it all over again! Thank you Sydney Dance Company :)”
Participant in the 14-18s dance workshop

Contact us:
02 9258 4818
sdc@sydneydancecompany.com

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Class Structure:

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 4 

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

Please note that the Boys Only Hip Hop finish at 3pm.

THE WHARF, SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY STUDIOS

JULY 2018

WEEK ONE

Ages 8 & 9 (elementary)
Contemporary and Lyrical
Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 July 2018
$170

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Ages 10 & 11 (intermediate)
Contemporary and Lyrical
Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 July 2018
$170

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Ages 12 & 13 (intermediate)
Jazz, Hip Hop, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Thursday 12 and Friday 13 July 2018
$170

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Ages 14-18 (intermediate)
Jazz, Hip Hop, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Thursday 12 and Friday 13 July 2018
$170

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Beginner’s Dance Workshop (Contemporary)
Ages 5-7 years
Thursday 12 July, 2.00-3.30pm
$30

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WEEK TWO

PPY Masterclass
Ages 15 years +
Monday 16 July, 10am-4pm
$90

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Ages 8 & 9 (elementary)
Jazz, Hip Hop, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Monday 16 and 17 July 2018
$170

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Ages 10 & 11 (intermediate)
Jazz, Hip Hop, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Monday 16 and 17 July 2018
$170

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Beginner’s Dance Workshop (Jazz/Hip Hop)
Ages 5-7 years
Tuesday 17 July, 2.00-3.30pm
$30

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Ages 8-12 (all levels)
Boys Only Hip Hop
Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 July 2018
$170

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Ages 12 & 13 years (intermediate/advanced)
Contemporary and Lyrical Extended
Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 July 2018
$250

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Ages 14-18 years (intermediate/advanced)
Contemporary and Lyrical Extended
Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 July 2018
$250

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Beginner’s Dance Workshop
Ages 8-11 years
Thursday 19 and Friday 20 July 2018
$170

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BONDI PAVILION, BONDI

Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Ages 8- 11 years (elementary)
Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 July 2018
Fee: $170

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Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Ages 12-16 years (intermediate)
Wednesday 11 and Thursday July 2018
Fee: $170

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This program is a co-presentation of Sydney Dance Company and Waverley Council.

404 STUDIOS,PARRAMATTA

Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Ages 8- 11 years (elementary)
Dates: Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 July
Fee: $170

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Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Ages 12-16 years (intermediate)
Dates: Thursday 19 and Friday 20 July
Fee: $170

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Beginner Dance Workshop (for 5 to 7 years)
Explore dance in this 1.5 hour 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. Choose either the Contemporary or Jazz/Hip Hop class.

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.

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 12-18 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.

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, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz (8-18 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 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.

Pre Professional Year Masterclass (15 years +)
This Masterclass will give experienced dance students an insight into the full-time Pre-Professional Year course. Participate in a Ballet and Contemporary technique class to develop your technique.  Follow up with a session focusing on creative task work and improvisation exercises designed to help you discover your personal creativity. Challenge yourself as you 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 course.

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 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

Bondi Pavilion is located at Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach http://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/recreation/places_of_interest/bondi_pavilion

404 Studios is located at 404 Church St, Parramatta. There is no on-site parking at the studio but street parking is available on nearby streets and hourly parking in the CoPC carpark located at 30 Fennell Street. https://riversideparramatta.com.au/venue/studio-404/

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.

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.