Senior Contemporary Dance

In partnership with Sydney Dance Company

This unique program is for students entering Years 10 – 12 who wish to develop into creative, forward-thinking contemporary dance artists without compromising their academic studies.

The program is integrated into the school day, with students receiving 10 hours per week of classes.

One day a week, students work with Sydney Dance Company’s pre-professional students at their studios in Walsh Bay.

Skills learned across the three focus areas of technique, creativity and performance support students’ development across all areas of contemporary dance.

Subjects include:

  • ballet
  • technique
  • repertoire
  • choreographic development
  • improvisation, 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 enhance their ability to collaborate in a co-creative environment becoming active creators in choreographic development.

“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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02 9752 0507 |

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