The McDonald College partners with Sydney Dance Company

In association with Sydney Dance Company, The McDonald College is pleased to announce the inaugural Senior Contemporary Dance Program. 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 artform. 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.

Auditions for the 2019 Senior Contemporary Dance Program will be held on Friday 28 September 2018 at The McDonald College in North Strathfield, Sydney. Attending this audition will be artistic staff of Sydney Dance Company and The McDonald College.

Applications open from Tuesday 14 August to Tuesday 25 September.


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