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The McDonald College

In association with Sydney Dance Company, The McDonald College launched the inaugural Senior Contemporary Dance Program in 2019. Located in North Strathfield, Sydney, the program is open to students in Years 10 – 12 wishing to develop into creative, forward-thinking contemporary dance artists. Guided by the ethos of Sydney Dance Company, The McDonald College will offer students the opportunity to develop advanced contemporary dance techniques and collaboration skills at the forefront of the industry.

Students will develop their technical skills and artistry while working with choreographers and educators pioneering their art form. Students may come from a variety of styles including classical ballet, hip hop, tap and/or jazz and will train towards an elite contemporary dance career as an ensemble member of a full-time dance company, an independent dancer, choreographer, director, dance educator, or an integral collaborator in any creative environment.

Skills learned across the three main focus areas of Technique, Creativity and Performance will support students’ development across all areas of contemporary dance. By exploring various improvisation skills and movement qualities, students will enhance their ability to collaborate in a co-creative environment becoming active creators in choreographic developments.

2020 Senior Contemporary Dance Program auditions will be held on Friday 14 June 2019 (intake one), and Friday 13 September 2019 (intake two), both at The McDonald College in North Strathfield, Sydney. Attending this audition will be artistic staff of Sydney Dance Company and The McDonald College. Click here to register for an audition.

“Sydney Dance Company is thrilled to be collaborating with The McDonald College on this innovative program for young dancers. It gives me great pleasure to witness these dancers receiving the support and industry expertise required to transform into sophisticated artists,” Rafael Bonachela.

For more information and audition details, visit The McDonald College website.