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Sydney Dance Company’s Education program connects schools, teachers and students to leading professionals in the dance industry, inspiring and exciting students, and creating connections through contemporary dance of exceptional quality.

Workshops can be tailored to suit school level, student ability and area of study. If you are teaching the dance specific curriculum, exploring dance within the PDHPE curriculum, or delivering an engagement program with first time dancers, Sydney Dance Company can support you in designing an activity that challenges, engages and inspires your students.

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Sydney Dance Company offers a range of dance workshops that can be delivered in school or in our professional dance studios (depending on availability). Workshops can be tailored to suit your school program, level of student ability and area of study. If you are teaching the dance specific curriculum, exploring dance within the PDHPE curriculum, or delivering an engagement program with first time dancers, Sydney Dance Company can support you in designing an activity that challenges, engages and inspires your students.

Workshops

Depending on the style of dance selected, students will develop their dance technique, creative thinking and performance quality in a fun and engaging environment. Taught by Sydney Dance Company Teaching Artists, students will be guided through a technique warm up and learn a genre-specific routine.

Contemporary Creative workshops are a unique opportunity to experience how the Company creates and performs new and original movement. Participants are guided through a contemporary technique warm up, taught a section of Sydney Dance Company choreography and challenged with a composition task from one of our productions.

All workshops and dance classes are tailored to accommodate the learning needs of diverse students including those with different skill levels and prior dance experience. Teaching Artists support individuals to work at their own levels, encouraging all students to experience dance in a positive and inclusive environment.

Workshops can be offered in the following dance styles:

Contemporary Creative Grades 3-12
Contemporary Technique Grades 3-12
Theatre Jazz Grades 3-12
LyricalGrades 3-12
BalletGrades 3-12
Hip Hop Grades 3-12
JFH Grades 3-12
Primary School Details
Delivery Fee $285+GST (up to 35 students)
Duration60 minutes
Secondary School Details
Delivery Fee $385+GST (up to 35 students)
DurationContemporary Creative 2 hours
DurationAll other dance styles 90 minutes
Bookings and Enquiries

To make a booking or for more information contact us here: [email protected] or call 02 9258 4800.

Virtual School Workshops

Sydney Dance Company offers a range of Primary and Secondary School dance workshops that can be delivered virtually via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Virtual workshops can be tailored to suit your school program, level of student ability and area of study. If you are teaching the dance specific curriculum, exploring dance within the PDHPE curriculum, or delivering an engagement program with first time dancers, we can support you in designing an activity to challenge, engage and inspire your students.

Depending on the style of dance selected, students will develop their dance technique, creative thinking and performance skills, in a fun and engaging environment. Taught by Sydney Dance Company Teaching Artists, students will be guided through a technique warm up and learn a genre-specific routine.

Contemporary Creative Workshops offer a unique opportunity to experience how the Company creates and performs new and original movement. Students are guided through a contemporary technique warm-up, taught a section of Sydney Dance Company repertoire and challenged with a composition task from one of our productions.

All workshops are tailored to accommodate the learning needs of diverse students, including those with different skill levels and prior dance experience. Teaching Artists support individuals to work at their own levels, encouraging all students to experience dance in a positive and inclusive environment.

Workshops can be offered in the following dance styles:

Dance Styles
Contemporary CreativeGrades 3 -12
Contemporary Technique Grades 3-12
Theatre Jazz Grades 3-12
LyricalGrades 3-12
BalletGrades 3-12
Hip Hop Grades 3-12
JFH Grades 3-12
Virtual Dance Workshops - 60 minutes
Delivery Fee$285+GST (up to 40 students)
Virtual Dance Workshops - 90 minutes
Delivery Fee $385+GST (up to 40 students)
Bookings and Enquiries

To make a booking or for more information contact us here: [email protected] or call 02 9258 4800.

National Tour Workshops

2024 National Tour Workshops

Sydney Dance Company is excited to be touring around Australia delivering Contemporary Creative Workshops to Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Dance Studios, Community Groups and Tertiary Institutions.

Contemporary Creative Workshops offer a unique opportunity to experience how the Company creates and performs new and original movement. Workshops encourage participants to explore and develop their technique, creativity and collaboration in an inclusive and engaging environment. Each workshop is tailored to suit the learning needs of diverse participants including those with different skill levels and prior dance experience. 

All bookings will include an accompanying Digital Resource Pack designed to further extend the workshop experience. Resource Packs include exclusive access to information about the touring performance, Cast & Creative Biographies and appreciation and composition tasks to work through before and after the workshop experience. 

“The Teaching Artist was friendly and approachable and constantly provided positive feedback and encouragement to enable our students to do their best. I got to observe the students learning in a different capacity to our ordinary classes. It was wonderful to see them take on challenges. It also provided me with lots of ideas/tools for creative composition that I can apply in future lessons.”

– Secondary school teacher

National Tour Workshops 2024 – Regional Cities: Cairns, Shoalhaven, Wagga Wagga, Mandurah, Albany, Karratha
CairnsFriday 14 June
ShoalhavenTuesday 2 July
Wagga Wagga Friday 5 July
MandurahFriday 19 July
AlbanyTuesday 23 July
KarrathaFriday 26 July


Led by Sydney Dance Company dancer
s, Contemporary Creative Workshops are a unique opportunity for participants to engage with Company dancers and experience how the Company creates and performs new and original movement.
Participants are guided through a contemporary technique warm-up, taught a section of Sydney Dance Company repertoire and challenged with a composition task from one of our productions. Workshops are modified to suit the experience and ability of participants whilst encouraging creative thinking, improvisation and inclusivity.  

Primary School Workshops - Regional cities

Suitable for Upper Primary: Year 4 – 6

Duration: Up to 60 minutes

Cost: $285 + GST (up to 35 students)

 

Secondary School, Dance Studio, Community Group & Tertiary Institution Workshops - Regional cities

Duration: Up to 90 minutes

Cost: $385 + GST (up to 35 students)

Teaching Resources

If you would like to engage your students in Sydney Dance Company’s approach to creative process and choreography, you can access our comprehensive resources.

Available resources address the areas of dance performance, composition and appreciation, all specific to the secondary curriculum. Some activities within these resources can be adapted for primary school learning activities.

We are very pleased to support teachers in delivering in-school dance programs and these learning resources are free.

Child Safety

Building 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 of the 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.

We encourage you to read our Guideline for Parents – Virtual Studios document, which will help parents working in partnership schools to deliver learning, to provide a safe and secure online dance experience for their children whilst they are at home.

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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Face to Face Workshops

Sydney Dance Company offers a range of dance workshops that can be delivered in school or in our professional dance studios (depending on availability). Workshops can be tailored to suit your school program, level of student ability and area of study. If you are teaching the dance specific curriculum, exploring dance within the PDHPE curriculum, or delivering an engagement program with first time dancers, Sydney Dance Company can support you in designing an activity that challenges, engages and inspires your students.

Workshops

Depending on the style of dance selected, students will develop their dance technique, creative thinking and performance quality in a fun and engaging environment. Taught by Sydney Dance Company Teaching Artists, students will be guided through a technique warm up and learn a genre-specific routine.

Contemporary Creative workshops are a unique opportunity to experience how the Company creates and performs new and original movement. Participants are guided through a contemporary technique warm up, taught a section of Sydney Dance Company choreography and challenged with a composition task from one of our productions.

All workshops and dance classes are tailored to accommodate the learning needs of diverse students including those with different skill levels and prior dance experience. Teaching Artists support individuals to work at their own levels, encouraging all students to experience dance in a positive and inclusive environment.

Workshops can be offered in the following dance styles:

Contemporary Creative
Grades 3-12
Contemporary Technique
Grades 3-12
Theatre Jazz
Grades 3-12
Lyrical
Grades 3-12
Ballet
Grades 3-12
Hip Hop
Grades 3-12
JFH
Grades 3-12
Primary School Details
Delivery Fee
$285+GST (up to 35 students)
Duration
60 minutes
Secondary School Details
Delivery Fee
$385+GST (up to 35 students)
Duration
Contemporary Creative 2 hours
Duration
All other dance styles 90 minutes
Bookings and Enquiries

To make a booking or for more information contact us here: [email protected] or call 02 9258 4800.

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Virtual School Workshops

Sydney Dance Company offers a range of Primary and Secondary School dance workshops that can be delivered virtually via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Virtual workshops can be tailored to suit your school program, level of student ability and area of study. If you are teaching the dance specific curriculum, exploring dance within the PDHPE curriculum, or delivering an engagement program with first time dancers, we can support you in designing an activity to challenge, engage and inspire your students.

Depending on the style of dance selected, students will develop their dance technique, creative thinking and performance skills, in a fun and engaging environment. Taught by Sydney Dance Company Teaching Artists, students will be guided through a technique warm up and learn a genre-specific routine.

Contemporary Creative Workshops offer a unique opportunity to experience how the Company creates and performs new and original movement. Students are guided through a contemporary technique warm-up, taught a section of Sydney Dance Company repertoire and challenged with a composition task from one of our productions.

All workshops are tailored to accommodate the learning needs of diverse students, including those with different skill levels and prior dance experience. Teaching Artists support individuals to work at their own levels, encouraging all students to experience dance in a positive and inclusive environment.

Workshops can be offered in the following dance styles:

Dance Styles
Contemporary Creative
Grades 3 -12
Contemporary Technique
Grades 3-12
Theatre Jazz
Grades 3-12
Lyrical
Grades 3-12
Ballet
Grades 3-12
Hip Hop
Grades 3-12
JFH
Grades 3-12
Virtual Dance Workshops - 60 minutes
Delivery Fee
$285+GST (up to 40 students)
Virtual Dance Workshops - 90 minutes
Delivery Fee
$385+GST (up to 40 students)
Bookings and Enquiries

To make a booking or for more information contact us here: [email protected] or call 02 9258 4800.

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National Tour Workshops

2024 National Tour Workshops

Sydney Dance Company is excited to be touring around Australia delivering Contemporary Creative Workshops to Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Dance Studios, Community Groups and Tertiary Institutions.

Contemporary Creative Workshops offer a unique opportunity to experience how the Company creates and performs new and original movement. Workshops encourage participants to explore and develop their technique, creativity and collaboration in an inclusive and engaging environment. Each workshop is tailored to suit the learning needs of diverse participants including those with different skill levels and prior dance experience. 

All bookings will include an accompanying Digital Resource Pack designed to further extend the workshop experience. Resource Packs include exclusive access to information about the touring performance, Cast & Creative Biographies and appreciation and composition tasks to work through before and after the workshop experience. 

“The Teaching Artist was friendly and approachable and constantly provided positive feedback and encouragement to enable our students to do their best. I got to observe the students learning in a different capacity to our ordinary classes. It was wonderful to see them take on challenges. It also provided me with lots of ideas/tools for creative composition that I can apply in future lessons.”

– Secondary school teacher

National Tour Workshops 2024 – Regional Cities: Cairns, Shoalhaven, Wagga Wagga, Mandurah, Albany, Karratha
Cairns
Friday 14 June
Shoalhaven
Tuesday 2 July
Wagga Wagga
Friday 5 July
Mandurah
Friday 19 July
Albany
Tuesday 23 July
Karratha
Friday 26 July


Led by Sydney Dance Company dancer
s, Contemporary Creative Workshops are a unique opportunity for participants to engage with Company dancers and experience how the Company creates and performs new and original movement.
Participants are guided through a contemporary technique warm-up, taught a section of Sydney Dance Company repertoire and challenged with a composition task from one of our productions. Workshops are modified to suit the experience and ability of participants whilst encouraging creative thinking, improvisation and inclusivity.  

Primary School Workshops - Regional cities

Suitable for Upper Primary: Year 4 – 6

Duration: Up to 60 minutes

Cost: $285 + GST (up to 35 students)

 

Secondary School, Dance Studio, Community Group & Tertiary Institution Workshops - Regional cities

Duration: Up to 90 minutes

Cost: $385 + GST (up to 35 students)

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Teaching Resources

If you would like to engage your students in Sydney Dance Company’s approach to creative process and choreography, you can access our comprehensive resources.

Available resources address the areas of dance performance, composition and appreciation, all specific to the secondary curriculum. Some activities within these resources can be adapted for primary school learning activities.

We are very pleased to support teachers in delivering in-school dance programs and these learning resources are free.

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Child Safety

Building 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 of the 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.

We encourage you to read our Guideline for Parents – Virtual Studios document, which will help parents working in partnership schools to deliver learning, to provide a safe and secure online dance experience for their children whilst they are at home.

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].

2024 Education Brochure
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