Summer Option 1

School Holiday Workshops

Join us this Autumn for dance workshops designed to develop your technique in a range of styles. Located at Sydney Dance Company’s iconic wharf Studios, learn new choreography from the best teachers in the industry.

10 to 21 April 2017
For ages 8 to 18 years


Autumn Holidays at Sydney Dance Company
10 to 21 April 2017
For ages 8 to 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 designed for passionate young dancers with some previous experience. Offering a variety of different dance styles for boys and girls 8-18 years, we invite you to join in the fun at the iconic wharf studios these holidays.

All workshops are located at Pier 4, 15 Hickson Road, The Rocks.

Click here for public transport and parking information.

Contact us:
02 9258 4818


Class Structure

Registration (day one only)

Class 1

Morning recess

Class 2

Lunch break

Class 3

Class 4


Ages 8 & 9 (elementary)
Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Teachers: Dale Pope, Vi Lam, Jess Innes and Veronica George
Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 April 2017



Ages 10 & 11 (intermediate)
Contemporary, Lyrical, JFH and Theatre Jazz
Teachers: Emma Hawthorne, Vi Lam, Jess Innes and Veronica George
Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 April 2017




Ages 12 & 13 years (intermediate/advanced)
Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Theatre Jazz
Teachers: Jason Winters, Dale Pope, Manuela Oliveira and Veronica George
Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 April 2017



Ages 14-18 years (intermediate/advanced)
Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Theatre Jazz
Teachers: Jason Winters, Kate Grima-Farrell, Jay Johns, Leslie Bell
Thursday 20 and Friday 21 April 2017


Contemporary, Lyrical, 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 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 (for 12 to 18 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. 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.

Who are the courses for?
Sydney Dance Company holiday courses are for young dancers with some experience. 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 dance bare foot.

What do I bring?
Please bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks. There is a café next to our studios. 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.

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
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.

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.