Applications and auditions for SDC Pre-Professional Year

Sydney Dance Company is pleased to invite applications from talented Australian and New Zealand dancers wishing to take part in its Pre-Professional Year program in 2018.

Now in it’s fifth year, Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year provides a unique opportunity for aspiring professional dancers to attend a one-year nationally accredited course with Australia’s leading contemporary dance company.

Lead by Linda Gamblin, the Pre-Professional program is designed to be rigorous, challenging and rich in practical skills development and professional career preparation while encouraging individualism and diversity. Students are provided with opportunities to explore the endless possibilities of contemporary dance, and fully immerse themselves into the role of a professional artist. Each student's personal creative voice is embraced and nurtured, encouraging them to develop into reflective and forward-thinking dance artists.

The Pre-Professional Year delivers a nationally recognised qualification, CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) through an auspice arrangement with Australian Teachers of Dancing Limited (RTO 31624).

Students will work with some of Australia’s most renowned choreographers and dance educators with a major performance opportunity at the end of the year. Students will develop their technique, artistry and performance skills alongside Sydney Dance Company in a professional environment.

The course will also provide students with invaluable networking opportunities with the artistic team from Sydney Dance Company, as well as leading Australian and international choreographers.
Students will study at Sydney Dance Company’s home, based in the stunning arts precinct at Walsh Bay and be exposed to the endless cultural and artistic experiences that Sydney has to offer.

Applications close August 20. Auditions take place on September 25.

 

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July

Discover the magic of ballet with classical dance classes in North Melbourne and Williamstown, exclusively for adults, who love to dance and are looking for exceptional dance teachers.

August

Expressions of Interest are now open for DirtyFeet's August and September Labs with choreographers Ashlee Barton and Emma Harrison at ReadyMade Rehearsal Space, Ultimo, Sydney.

September

This September, Australia’s next generation of circus talents will be on show when the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents PRECIPICE.

With special guest performances by Queensland Ballet’s Mia Heathcote & Joel Woellner, as well as Alexander Smith (John Cranko Schule, Stuttgart) & Aaron Matheson (Sydney Dance Company Pre Professional Year).

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The 6h annual Australian Tap Dance Festival shuffles into Melbourne 30 September – 6 October with a world class line-up of dancers arriving for Australia’s premiere celebration of tap from across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the United States.

October

Director, choreographer and dance animateur Alice Lee Holland leads a unique workshop experience for a collective of curious young movers in Melbourne these school holidays.

NICA is calling for young people with backgrounds in areas such as circus, gymnastics, dance, martial arts and theatre to audition for a place in Australia’s only Bachelor of Circus Arts.

Increase versatility and employability based on a solid technical foundation.