Senior Contemporary Dance Program

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Welcome to the Senior Contemporary Dance Program in association with Sydney Dance Company and The McDonald College. This program will enable students in Years 10-12 to engage all aspects of Contemporary Dance training and academic studies at The McDonald College, inclusive of the NSW Higher School Certificate.

Students will develop their technical skills and artistry while working with choreographers and educators pioneering their art form. Students may come from a variety of diverse dance backgrounds 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. 

“No matter where your interests lie within dance, developing a creative and contemporary mind will enable you to flourish within the greater arts community.” Linda Gamblin, Head of Training, Sydney Dance Company


Senior Contemporary Dance Program

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2019 – Year 10, 11 & 12

  • *Please note that this program is for senior high school students only



Applicants will undertake an audition at The McDonald College on Friday 28 September 2018. Students will be required from 8.30am – 12.00pm* (*please note that times on the day are subject to change). Students are also required to sit an academic test on the day.


Key Dates

Applications OpenTuesday 14 August 2018
Applications CloseTuesday 25 September 2018
AuditionsFriday 28 September 2018
Offer RoundFriday 12 October 2018
Students CommenceTuesday 29 January 2019 (Term 1)



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