Senior Contemporary Dance

In partnership with Sydney Dance Company

This 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.

“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


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Get in touch with our Registrar

02 9752 0507 |

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