School Matinee

Matinees for Secondary Students

Sydney Dance Company’s school matinees connect school students to the dancers on the stage and the choreographers, artistic collaborators and other professionals behind the scenes. We share our cutting edge contemporary dance performances with school audiences in a specially designed program that includes a pre-show talk and demonstration about the performance and a follow up Q&A.

Each secondary school matinee is accompanied by a free curriculum relevant resource pack.


New Breed (Year 7-12)

Showcasing raw talent and fresh ideas from some of Australia’s most exciting emerging choreographers. This matinee is particularly relevant to students studying composition as the creative process of four different choreographers will be revealed.

1 Dec 2016, (12pm Start) Carriageworks, Sydney. Further details to be announced.


Or call 9258 4800

Orb (Year 7 – 12)

Ocho by Rafael Bonachela
Full Moon by Cheng Tsung-lung

12 May, Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney

Tickets: $28 per student, 1 complimentary teacher per 20 students. Extra teachers at student ticket price.

19 May, Arts Centre Melbourne
26 May, Canberra Theatre Centre


Or call 9258 4800

Frame of Mind (Year 7 – 12)

Frame of Mind by Rafael Bonachela
Wildebeest by Gabrielle Nankivell

18 August, Adelaide Festival Centre


Or call 9258 4800

2 One Another

By Rafael Bonachela

13 October, Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney


Or call 9258 4800

Sneak Peeks

Our Sneak Peeks, on offer in some regional venues, give young audiences the unique opportunity to see how a professional dance company prepares for a performance by inviting them into the theatre during rehearsal. Sydney Dance Company’s Rehearsal Director leads class and rehearsal and shares some background information on the production with the audience, with the opportunity for questions.

For more information, please contact our Education Coordinator on or call 02 9258 4800.