International Summer School 2024
Our sought-after International Summer School is a 5-day program of lessons and workshops for junior through to pre-professional dance students.
Come back stronger than ever
Classical Ballet. Contemporary. Girl’s Pointe coaching. Boys’ coaching. Repertoire. Musical Theatre (Juniors only). Broadway Jazz. Auditioning Technique. Strength and Conditioning.
Over the past 17 years, thousands of students between the ages of 7 – 20 have completed our highly acclaimed summer intensive, with many returning each year – a testimony to our world-class teaching and the camaraderie the students build with each other.
The 5-day program of lessons and workshops focuses on honing technique, harnessing creativity, and developing artistry and musicality with confidence.
Students will go into the new year stronger than ever.
This year, we are honoured to have Steve Rooks (Vassar College New York), Clytie Campbell (ballet mistress The Royal New Zealand Ballet company), and Bronte Hull (The Royal New Zealand Ballet) join us – along with an exceptional faculty of guest teachers and choreographers, including Paul Boyd from the Queensland Ballet Academy.
We encourage you to book early, as places are limited.
|Junior||7 – 10||$599|
|Senior||11 – 18||$650|
|Pre-Professional||15 – 20||$650|
|Teacher’s Access Day||$75|
Genres taught are dependent on age group. Students are divided into classes within each program, depending on their age and current ballet training. This is at the discretion of the faculty and ISS Director. Our focus is always on your child’s welfare. Pre-professional students must be dancing at an Elite level.
Teachers Access Day is a chance for teachers to observe our ISS2024 Visiting Faculty teaching the Senior and Pre-Professional Program and have a discussion at the end of the day. Wednesday 17 January. $75. Please email Lindsay.Ellman-Brown@mcdonald.nsw.edu.au for more information.
Our International Summer School faculty:
Introducing our guest teachers for this year:
- Steve Rooks – contemporary
- Clytie Campbell – ballet / repertoire
- Bronte Hull – ballet / repertoire.
And welcoming back ISS teachers:
- Paul Boyd – classical ballet
- Sian Sherwood – Junior classical ballet / repertoire / character
- Kristen Hockley – Junior jazz / musical theatre / lyrical
- Sarah Bakker – jazz
- Sally Harrison – strength and conditioning.
Director of the International Summer School:
- Lindsay Ellman-Brown and Nugget.
Frequently asked questions
Information about discounts, refunds, what you need to prepare / bring, and the answers to all other questions we get asked on a regular basis are answered here.