Watch this space to learn of the exciting 2015 faculty!!

Week 1                  Wednesday, January 7 to Sunday, January 11 inclusive

Week 2                  Tuesday, January 13 to Saturday, January 17 inclusive



Darcy Bussell ISS 2012



at The McDonald College -   Sydney, Australia

Directed by Jacqui Dumont ARAD                                                                                                                 

Following the huge success of our previous International Summer Schools, we are delighted to announce our 8th International Summer School program for 2014.

Alongside outstanding returning faculty, we are pleased to welcome the following distinguished international Guest Tutors for 2014:

CHRISTOPHER POWNEY - Artistic Director, The Dutch National Ballet Academy and International Guest Teacher from The Netherlands

DIDY VELDMAN - International Choreographer and Contemporary Dance Teacher from The Netherlands

TERENCE KOHLER - Freelance Choreographer and International Guest Teacher from Germany

We also warmly welcome back Steve Rooks from New York and Matthew Paluch from London, along with Jane Devine, Nicky Gattorna, Paul Boyd, Stephen Clarke, Lindsay Ellman-Brown, Kate Fitzgerald and Mary Grotto Auer.   All our highly respected international faculty and Guest Teachers will bring their outstanding expertise in and passion for various genres of dance to inspire the students.


There will be two options for senior students at the 2014 International Summer School.   Alongside our Senior Classical-based Course, we will also be offering a Senior Contemporary-based Course for students with a particular interest in modern dance genres.


An enriching program of classical ballet and many other dance styles.

Overall Programs for Junior and Senior students  include: Classical Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz, Repertoire (Classical or Contemporary), Conditioning & Exercise Programs, Partnering, Improvisation, Pilates, Nutrition, Stagecraft/Mime, Character,  Musical Appreciation, Boys Coaching, & more!


Christopher Powney is delighted to announce that he will conduct auditions for senior students aged 15 and over for The Dutch National Ballet Academy and The Dutch National Ballet Junior Company (The Netherlands) on Sunday 12 January 2014.  For further information please contact us at or phone 1300 553 397 or (61) 2 9752 0625.


·                     SENIORS (11 years to Professional level)Two week course: 7-17 January                                                  OR One week course: 7-11 OR 13-17 January

·                     JUNIORS (7 to 10 years)One week course 7-11 January OR 13-17 January

·                     DANCE TEACHERS  - A wonderful opportunity to observe classes with internationally recognised faculty and participate in Teachers’ Workshops during Summer School.

Join us for this prestigious Summer School, held in the modern, air conditioned facilities and tranquil grounds of The McDonald College.


Boarding accommodation is available at The McDonald College.  Places are limited, so early booking is recommended. 

Special Rates available at Hotels for the International Summer School participants and families.

Please phone or email for further information or download forms here:

Hotel Accommodation Offer

Hotel Accommodation Information

Boarding House Information



Please see online application form for full details of International Summer School fees.


Early Bird Closing Date: 25 October 2013


Final Closing Date: 28 November 2013

ISS Teaching Faculty - view online or download file


Dance Teacher Observations applications forms available here

Student application

Applications for International Summer School have now closed, however, there are very limited places still available at some levels. To enquire contact  Jacqui Dumont on (02) 97520625 or email spoken to Jacqui you may need to download the Application Form - Click Here

Teacher Observation Application - download here



Apply to: 

Jacqui Dumont

Director International Summer School
The McDonald College

17 George Street

North Strathfield

NSW  2137


Phone:  1300 553 397 or (02) 9752 0625
Fax:  (02) 9752 0802


Information for On-line Applications:


All application forms must be followed up with:

  • A full-length photograph of applicant in practice clothes en face in 1st position of feet, arms in 5th position.
    If emailing then the filename should be {student name_course applied for} eg "BillBrown_snrWeek1" email to
  • Please note: a place in Summer School is not guaranteed until payment is made in full.
  • If paying by Cheque please write Students name clearly on back of cheque 
  • If paying by Cheque make chequer payable to "McDonald Performing Arts College - International Summer School"



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