Course Details. Photo by Peter Greig

About The Pre-Professional Year

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year provides a unique opportunity for aspiring professional dancers to attend a one-year nationally accredited training course with one of Australia’s leading contemporary dance companies.

Led by Course Director Linda Gamblin, the Pre-Professional program is designed to be rigorous, challenging and rich in practical skills development and professional career preparation while encouraging individualism and diversity. Each student’s personal creative voice is embraced and nurtured, encouraging them to develop into versatile and forward-thinking artists.

The  course reflects Sydney Dance Company’s calibre of technical expertise and artistic innovation. Students will work with some of Australia’s most renowned choreographers and dance educators as they explore the endless possibilities of contemporary dance.

The course also provides students with invaluable networking opportunities with the artistic team from Sydney Dance Company, as well as leading Australian and international dance educators, artists and choreographers.

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year delivers a nationally recognised qualification, CUA50113 Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) through an auspice arrangement with Australian Teachers of Dancing Limited 9RTO 31624). As an approved course, you may be eligible to apply for Abstudy, Austudy or Youth Allowance.

Students will study at Sydney Dance Company’s home, based in the stunning arts precinct at Walsh Bay, and be exposed to the endless cultural and artistic experiences that Sydney has to offer.

For more information on the Pre-Professional Year please see the 2017 Student Prospectus.

Applications to audition for the 2017 Pre-Professional Year program open on 4 July 2016 and close on 7 August 2016. .