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.

Where: Sydney Dance Company, Sydney, Australia

When: Monday 25 September 2017

Deadline for applications: Sunday 20 August, 11.59pm (AEST)

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. Students are provided with opportunities to explore the endless possibilities of contemporary dance, and fully immerse themselves into the role of a professional artist. Each student’s personal creative voice is embraced and nurtured, encouraging them to develop into reflective and forward-thinking dance artists.

The course reflects Sydney Dance Company’s technical expertise and artistic innovation. Students will work with some of Australia’s most renowned choreographers and dance educators with a major performance opportunity at the end of the year. Students will develop their technique, artistry and performance skills at Sydney Dance Company in a professional environment.

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

Applications are open to Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents only.

The course will also provide students with invaluable networking opportunities with both the artistic team from Sydney Dance Company and leading Australian and international choreographers.

How to apply: 
Applications can be submitted online via our website

Costs for participants: $55

Contact details: or call 02 9258 4800

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