Sydney College of Dance Full TimeCourse

ArtistPro™ International (FULL TIME – 5 DAYS)
ArtistPro™ Full Time Dance (FULL TIME – 5 DAYS)
ArtistPro™ Senior Transition (DAY & AFTERNOON PROGRAM)
ArtistPro™ Youth Transition (AFTERNOON PROGRAM)

Courses offered for students aged 11-20.



Advanced Diploma of Dance – CUA60113 (18 MONTH)
Diploma of Dance – CUA50113 (12 MONTH)
Certificate IV in Dance – CUA40113 (12 MONTH)

Nationally accredited training delivered in partnership with ATOD – RTO 31624


Course Details

The ArtistPro™ International Program has been created to enable graduates to emerge as complete dancers who are ready to succeed in international ballet and contemporary companies.

At Sydney College of Dance students learn to become highly skilled and versatile dancers in both Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance. We prepare students to be versatile for the diverse repertoire of modern-day companies.

“Be prepared for the professional dance world that demands versatility and adaptability from each dancer.”

Dancers will achieve a strong adaptable technique; develop their own individual artistry and will be guided to achieve the psychological and emotional readiness needed to enter the professional dance world. Students will be individually prepared for mid-year assessments, ballet exams; professional school and company auditions; scholarships; national competitions and international competitions such as: Prix de Lausanne (Switzerland), Alana Haines (New Zealand), YAGP (USA), Sydney Eisteddfod (Australia), Genée International Ballet Competition (RAD).

The focus of our program is always on the individual.
 Class numbers are kept small to meet the needs of each student and recognise and nurture individual talent and potential. Regular opportunities to discuss and set long and short-term goals will be an integral facet of the program.

“Students who would like to become professional dancers need to invest in the development of their own artistic voice. They are not machines. Working the body is not enough. To reach an audience is to perform with emotional integrity. This takes time, nurturing and trust.”
 Gregor Thieler – Artistic Director

Sydney Ballet Theatre – Youth Company 
– We are offering our students a professional company platform to work with artistic directors and choreographers to grow into the role of a professional dancer. Individually choreographed dances will be designed to maximise each student’s strengths and inspire the growth of artistic expression. Our Winter Showcase and full-length end of year production provide excellent opportunities for stage experience.


At SCD we teach our students how to work in a professional company environment. The dancers learn skills and techniques to absorb the style and language of the choreographer and embody their movements and be one step ahead of the other applicants. There is so much more to career preparation than just perfecting steps. Our program offers very specific training to work in a choreographic way and gain the skills to contribute to the choreographic process.


Overseas Tours – We organise overseas tours for students who would like to apply for international schools and audition for companies. We will help students to build their own professional network with directors and choreographers which will increase their chances for a successful start into their career.


Nationally Accredited Qualification – At SCD, our students can achieve a nationally accredited qualification in dance – CERTIFICATE IV IN DANCE – CUA40113, DIPLOMA OF DANCE – CUA50113 and ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF DANCE – CUA60113.

Nationally accredited training delivered in partnership with ATOD – RTO 31624.

A vocational Diploma is equivalent to Year 12 completion and provides entry into higher education and University institutions throughout the country within the Arts and Business Development related programs.

Safe Dance and Injury prevention are important aspects of a professional career. We have an onsite dance physiotherapist and certified Pilates instructor to support and educate students in the management of their physical needs.


The course offers training in
Ballet, Contemporary, Ballet & Contemporary Variation, Girls Pointe & Technique, Boys Ballet Technique, Pas de deux , Virtuosity, Improvisation, Composition & Choreography, Company Repertoire, Studio Pilates (Reformer available), Safe Dance & Injury Prevention, Nutrition for dancers, Performance Psychology, Performance & Audition Coaching, Private Coaching, Career planning, Preparation for auditions & Preparation for National/International Competitions and Dance History, Stage Makeup and Hair.


Main Teachers
Xanthe Geeves and Gregor Thieler (Artistic Directors), Emma Jane Morton, Bronte Kelly, Kim Traynor, Stephanie Urban, Chelsea Andrejic, Ellie Frazer, Bonnie Rozkydal, Catherine Goss (Guest), Paul Knobloch (Guest), Lana Jones (Guest), Daniel Gaudiello (Guest), Josef Brown (Guest), Davide Di Giovanni (Guest), Jeremy Gates (Guest), Rachel Read (Guest).



By registration only! Private auditions available by appointment!

Open Auditions scheduled for Sunday October 11 for the SCD program.

Audition requirements
Private auditions can be arranged upon request.
Students need to supply their personal details, experience and level of achievements in dance. The audition is by appointment only.

Facilities and Location

2 fully equipped studios with natural light, sprung floors with tarkett, mirrors, sound systems & barres, change rooms, lounge, restrooms, kitchen, reception

Students can go to the nearby shopping malls with cafes and shops (4 min walk).


Just 3 min walk to public transport with TRAIN & BUS connections from Chatswood Station.



3 fully equipped studios with natural light, sprung floors with tarkett, mirrors, sound systems & barres

Allegro 2 Pilates Reformer, change rooms, lounge, restrooms, kitchen, reception

Spacious outdoor terrace, Free Wifi, studying desks, free parking

Students can go to the nearby shopping mall with cafes and shops (5 min walk). Direct access to public transport with BUS and connections to the train lines (Gordon, NSW).


Physiotherapy and Massage available at our dance centre (by appointment).


We prepare students for a professional dance career in national and international ballet/contemporary companies. Possible career as a choreographer, teacher, company ballet master or other dance related fields.



Sydney College of Dance
02 9450 2652
Chatswood: 765 Pacific Hwy, Chatswood, NSW 2067
Belrose: 2/22 Narabang Way, Belrose, NSW 2085 


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