Want to train at Sydney Dance Co. for a year?

Posted on: 11/7/2017 8:20AM

Full time dance course Sydney Australia 2018Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year (PPY) program will hold auditions for its 2018 course on Monday, September 25. Applications are now open to talented Australian and New Zealand dancers through August 20. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to audition in-person on September 25 at Sydney Dance Company Studios, located at The Wharf in Walsh Bay, NSW.


Now in its fifth year, PPY provides a unique opportunity for aspiring professional dancers to attend a one-year nationally accredited course with Australia’s leading contemporary dance company. Course Director Linda Gamblin oversees students’ fulltime training, with teachers including Course Supervisor Shane Carroll, Dean Walsh, Kay Armstrong, Narelle Benjamin, Natalie Ayton and SDC company dancers. Jolie Brook will lead Yoga and Ingrid Shaw will instruct Pilates.


When reflecting on the 2018 course, Gamblin said, “I am excited to challenge and inspire dance students through the exploration of dance while encouraging personal and professional development. I am passionate about embracing a dancer’s individuality and uniqueness, and working with them to reach their ultimate potential. Technique is just the beginning.”


Current SDC dancer Josephine Weise, a former PPY student, said the program is what launched her career. She explained, “The PPY course is the reason why I have a career in the first place! Linda totally revolutionised the way I thought about dance and instilled an inquisitiveness in me that makes me question why/how my body is moving everyday.”  


SDC’s Director of Education and Outreach Caroline Spence said she looks forward to welcoming new dancers for the 2018 course. She said, “Creating an environment that allows dancers to develop an understanding of their own individuality as a dancer and develop creative expression is intrinsic to the education outcomes of the course.”


For more information on Pre-Professional Year 2018 (PPY 18), visit www.sydneydancecompany.com/sdcppy18. Email fulltime@sydneydancecompany.com with any specific inquiries.  


See Dance Informa’s 2018 Full Time Dance & Auditions Guide to learn more about the best full time courses in Australia, New Zealand and New York.




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