Sydney Dance Co.’s Pre-Professional Year
Sydney Dance Company, one of Australia’s most successful and well-known contemporary dance companies, has recently announced its new, full time dance course, Pre-Professional Year 2014.
Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year provides a unique opportunity for aspiring professional dancers to attend a one-year intensive training course with Australia’s leading contemporary dance company. Open to dance students from school-leaving age, this nationally accredited one-year intensive will offer students the chance to work with some of Australia’s most successful and award-winning choreographers and educators.
Students will develop their technique, artistry and performance skills alongside members of Sydney Dance Company led by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela. Areas of study include: contemporary dance technique, classical ballet technique, improvisation and composition, partnering, yoga and pilates, nutrition and injury prevention, choreographic development and performance opportunities and audition techniques. In addition, students will participate in repertoire classes with members of Sydney Dance Company and repertoire workshops led by international choreographers.
The Pre-Professional Year includes a nationally recognised outcome (qualification CUA40111 Certificate IV in Dance) through a partnering arrangement with ATOD. As an approved course, dancers may be eligible to apply for Austudy or Youth Allowance.
Applications for the 2014 Pre-Professional Year are now open. Entry to the course is by application followed by an invitation-only audition, which will be held on 1 September 2013 at the company’s Sydney studios.
For more information on how to attain an audition application kit, call 02 9258 4800 or visit www.sydneydancecompany.com. Sydney Dance Company Studios are located at Pier 4, 15 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay NSW 2000.