Senior Contemporary Dance

In partnership with Sydney Dance Company

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

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

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 in all areas of contemporary dance.

Subjects include:

  • Technique
  • Improvisation
  • Repertoire
  • Ballet
  • 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 enhance their ability to collaborate in a co-creative environment and become active creators in choreographic development.

Students may come from various 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.

“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 |

Senior Contemporary Dance stream performance at McDonald College the performing arts school in Sydney