Youth Programs

School Holiday Workshops

Winter School Holiday Workshops

Overview


Dates  8 – 19 July 2024


Ages   5 – 18 years


Levels    Beginner to Advanced


Location    Wharf Studios Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point

Winter School Holiday Workshops

Young dancers will have fun, develop their dance skills and be taught by the best in the industry at Sydney Dance Company’s Winter School Holiday Workshops!

I just wanted to let you know how fabulous my daughter and her friends thought your School Holiday Workshops were. The parents were also duly impressed with the quality of the program, teaching staff and in particular the culture – such a supportive and positive environment. It was incredible how much they learnt! – Emma, parent of winter workshop participant

“I loved everything about the workshop. I felt free and happy to dance.” – 11-year old workshop participant

“Being taught by industry professionals was super inspiring. I feel so much more confident in myself!” – 16-year old workshop participant

Just wanted to send a massive thank you for the fantastic week Molly has had! Thank you to the amazing dance teachers who showed her new skills and how to dance with a smile. She absolutely loved it. You guys rock!” – Samantha, parent of workshop participant.

Child Safe Environment

Sydney Dance Company is committed to providing a safe and positive environment for children and young people. You can download our Child Protection Policy and our Values and Expectations documents below.

FAQs

Sydney Dance Company holiday workshops are primarily for young dancers with some experience. We also offer workshops for beginner dancers. Please book the course appropriate to your age group.

Wear casual dance wear, something that you already have and feel comfortable in e.g. 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.

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. There is hand sanitiser available at multiple points across the Studios for you to use.

Please enrol online by clicking the Book Now button.

Parents/Guardians will be asked to create an account for themselves. Once this is created, you have the option to attach a child account to your account. Please 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.

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.

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.

Your health and well being have always, and will continue to be, our number one priority. We encourage you to wear a mask, practice physical distancing where possible and sanitise your hands.

Do I need to be double vaccinated to attend class?

No. As of 11 March, proof of vaccination (or medical exemption) is no longer required to enter the Wharf Studios.

What do I do if I feel unwell or have any of the following symptoms: cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath?

Please do not come to the Studios. Get tested and wait until you no longer have any symptoms before returning to class. Please adhere to any self-isolation guidelines from the NSW Government before you return to the Studios.

Timetable & Workshops


Dates 8 – 19 July


Ages 5 – 18 years


Levels Beginner to Advanced


Location Wharf Studios Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point

Information

Sydney Dance Company’s Winter School Holiday Workshops are the perfect opportunity for young dancers aged 5 – 18 to develop technique, explore their creativity and, most importantly, have fun!

With a range of different styles and levels available, there’s an option for every young performer this school holidays.

Click the View Timetable button below to see our Winter School Holiday workshops timetable!

Teachers & Choreographers

Sydney Dance Company teachers and choreographers are highly experienced industry professionals with a passion for teaching young people. Sharing their expertise and unique style, they will provide support and guidance to all students. All our teaching staff and Company dancers have a valid Working With Children Check.

 

Winter School Holiday Workshop Teachers

– Bridget McAllister
– Daryl Morante
– Ellyn Gwillim
– Fabio Lo Giudice
– Georgette Sofatzis
– Jamie Winbank
– Jay Johns
– Kate Beattie
– Kylie Ann Aliferis
– Madeline Harms
– Melanie Cannon
– Mia Polinelli
– Millie Slennett
– Natalie Cunzolo
– Rennard Velasco
– Ryan Smith
– Sarah Peressini
– Tonia Looker

Accessibility

Sydney Dance Company has partnered with Autism Spectrum Australia to develop this visual story.

Visual stories are used to prepare people for a new environment or situation.

They are written in an easy-read format and use pictures to provide greater accessibility for everyone.

Child Safety

A Child Safe Organisation

Sydney Dance Company is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, stable and secure environment for children. We believe that the welfare of children participating in our programs is our highest priority and we foster practices to support children’s health, developmental needs, self-respect and confidence. You can download our Child Protection Policy and our Values and Expectations for children participating in activities with Sydney Dance Company below.

All teaching staff employed by Sydney Dance Company to work with children and young people hold a current NSW Working With Children Check and agree to abide by our policies and guidelines in relation to working with children.

Should you have any questions or need guidance on how to raise a concern, please don’t hesitate to contact our Child Safe Environment Officer on 02 9258 4800 or [email protected].

How Do I Get There?

Address
Wharf 4/5, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point

Closest Train Station
Circular Quay

On Foot
Wharf 4/5 is a brisk 15 minute walk from both Circular Quay and Wynyard Station. From Circular Quay walk towards Dawes Point via Argyle Street, then right onto Lower Fort Street, left onto Windmill Street and down the steps to Hickson Road.

By Bus
Wharf 4/5 can be accessed by the 324 and 325 bus services from the Eastern Suburbs. To check on updates to your bus services please visit transportnsw.info or phone 131 500.

By Car
Metered parking is available outside the Wharf. There are a number of car parks close by. We suggest travelling by public transport where possible.

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Overview


Dates  8 – 19 July 2024


Ages   5 – 18 years


Levels    Beginner to Advanced


Location    Wharf Studios Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point

Winter School Holiday Workshops

Young dancers will have fun, develop their dance skills and be taught by the best in the industry at Sydney Dance Company’s Winter School Holiday Workshops!

I just wanted to let you know how fabulous my daughter and her friends thought your School Holiday Workshops were. The parents were also duly impressed with the quality of the program, teaching staff and in particular the culture – such a supportive and positive environment. It was incredible how much they learnt! – Emma, parent of winter workshop participant

“I loved everything about the workshop. I felt free and happy to dance.” – 11-year old workshop participant

“Being taught by industry professionals was super inspiring. I feel so much more confident in myself!” – 16-year old workshop participant

Just wanted to send a massive thank you for the fantastic week Molly has had! Thank you to the amazing dance teachers who showed her new skills and how to dance with a smile. She absolutely loved it. You guys rock!” – Samantha, parent of workshop participant.

Child Safe Environment

Sydney Dance Company is committed to providing a safe and positive environment for children and young people. You can download our Child Protection Policy and our Values and Expectations documents below.

FAQs

Sydney Dance Company holiday workshops are primarily for young dancers with some experience. We also offer workshops for beginner dancers. Please book the course appropriate to your age group.

Wear casual dance wear, something that you already have and feel comfortable in e.g. 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.

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. There is hand sanitiser available at multiple points across the Studios for you to use.

Please enrol online by clicking the Book Now button.

Parents/Guardians will be asked to create an account for themselves. Once this is created, you have the option to attach a child account to your account. Please 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.

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.

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.

Your health and well being have always, and will continue to be, our number one priority. We encourage you to wear a mask, practice physical distancing where possible and sanitise your hands.

Do I need to be double vaccinated to attend class?

No. As of 11 March, proof of vaccination (or medical exemption) is no longer required to enter the Wharf Studios.

What do I do if I feel unwell or have any of the following symptoms: cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath?

Please do not come to the Studios. Get tested and wait until you no longer have any symptoms before returning to class. Please adhere to any self-isolation guidelines from the NSW Government before you return to the Studios.

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Timetable & Workshops


Dates 8 – 19 July


Ages 5 – 18 years


Levels Beginner to Advanced


Location Wharf Studios Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point

Information

Sydney Dance Company’s Winter School Holiday Workshops are the perfect opportunity for young dancers aged 5 – 18 to develop technique, explore their creativity and, most importantly, have fun!

With a range of different styles and levels available, there’s an option for every young performer this school holidays.

Click the View Timetable button below to see our Winter School Holiday workshops timetable!

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Teachers & Choreographers

Sydney Dance Company teachers and choreographers are highly experienced industry professionals with a passion for teaching young people. Sharing their expertise and unique style, they will provide support and guidance to all students. All our teaching staff and Company dancers have a valid Working With Children Check.

 

Winter School Holiday Workshop Teachers

– Bridget McAllister
– Daryl Morante
– Ellyn Gwillim
– Fabio Lo Giudice
– Georgette Sofatzis
– Jamie Winbank
– Jay Johns
– Kate Beattie
– Kylie Ann Aliferis
– Madeline Harms
– Melanie Cannon
– Mia Polinelli
– Millie Slennett
– Natalie Cunzolo
– Rennard Velasco
– Ryan Smith
– Sarah Peressini
– Tonia Looker

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Accessibility

Sydney Dance Company has partnered with Autism Spectrum Australia to develop this visual story.

Visual stories are used to prepare people for a new environment or situation.

They are written in an easy-read format and use pictures to provide greater accessibility for everyone.

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Child Safety

A Child Safe Organisation

Sydney Dance Company is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, stable and secure environment for children. We believe that the welfare of children participating in our programs is our highest priority and we foster practices to support children’s health, developmental needs, self-respect and confidence. You can download our Child Protection Policy and our Values and Expectations for children participating in activities with Sydney Dance Company below.

All teaching staff employed by Sydney Dance Company to work with children and young people hold a current NSW Working With Children Check and agree to abide by our policies and guidelines in relation to working with children.

Should you have any questions or need guidance on how to raise a concern, please don’t hesitate to contact our Child Safe Environment Officer on 02 9258 4800 or [email protected].

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How Do I Get There?

Address
Wharf 4/5, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point

Closest Train Station
Circular Quay

On Foot
Wharf 4/5 is a brisk 15 minute walk from both Circular Quay and Wynyard Station. From Circular Quay walk towards Dawes Point via Argyle Street, then right onto Lower Fort Street, left onto Windmill Street and down the steps to Hickson Road.

By Bus
Wharf 4/5 can be accessed by the 324 and 325 bus services from the Eastern Suburbs. To check on updates to your bus services please visit transportnsw.info or phone 131 500.

By Car
Metered parking is available outside the Wharf. There are a number of car parks close by. We suggest travelling by public transport where possible.