Senior Contemporary Dance Program

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In association with Sydney Dance Company, our Senior Contemporary Dance Program is for students entering Years 10 – 12, who wish to develop into creative, forward-thinking contemporary dance artists without compromising on their academic studies.

The Senior Contemporary Dance Program is integrated into the school day with students receiving 10 hours per week of classes.

Skills learned across the three main focus areas of Technique, Creativity and Performance support students’ development across all areas of contemporary dance. Subjects include:

  • Ballet
  • Technique
  • Repertoire
  • Choreographic Development, and more.

The students develop their artistry while working with different guest teachers, choreographers, dance practitioners and educators who are pioneering their art form.

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.
Career paths include performing as an ensemble member of a dance company, an independent dancer, choreographer, director, dance educator, or an integral collaborator in any creative environment.


Auditions for the Senior Contemporary Dance Program for 2022 are held at The McDonald College on the following days:

  • Friday 25 March
  • Friday 27 May
  • Friday 19 August
  • Friday 28 October

Attending this audition will be the artistic staff of Sydney Dance Company and The McDonald College.

Register for an Audition here.

Prospective students must submit an Application for Enrolment Form (along with supporting documentation) to the Registrar prior to attending the audition. Please note that the Application Fee must be paid prior to auditioning.

Please contact our Registrar for any enrolment enquiries:

02 9752 0507

“Sydney Dance Company is thrilled to be collaborating with The McDonald College on this innovative program for young dancers. It gives me great pleasure to witness these dancers receiving the support and industry expertise required to transform into sophisticated artists.”

Rafael Bonachela – Artistic Director, Sydney Dance Company.
Senior Contemporary Dance Program I Meet Linda Gamblin