Sydney College of Dance (delivered via RTO 31624)
CUA50113: ArtistPro™ Diploma of Dance
CUA60113: ArtistPro™ Advanced Diploma of Dance
ArtistPro™ Youth Transition
Please enquire about our next round of auditions. Private and video auditions on request.
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. 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.
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 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 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 are an integral facet of the program.
Sydney Ballet Theatre – Youth Company: SDC offer 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. A Winter Showcase and full-length end of year production provide excellent opportunities for stage experience. SCD teaches 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.
Overseas Tours: Tours and auditions are organised for students interested in applying to international schools and companies. This helps students build their own professional network with directors and choreographers, increasing their chances for a successful career start.
“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
Ballet, Contemporary, Ballet & Contemporary Variation, Girls Pointe & Technique, Boys Ballet Technique, Pas de Deux, Virtuosity, Improvisation, Composition & Choreography, Company Repertoire, Studio Pilates, Safe Dance & Injury Prevention, Nutrition, Performance Psychology, Performance & Audition Coaching, Private Coaching, Career Planning, Dance History, Preparation for Auditions & National/International Competitions, Stage Makeup & Hair.
Xanthe Geeves and Gregor Thieler (Artistic Directors), Emma Jane Morton, Bronte Kelly, Kim Traynor, Ellie Frazer, Bonnie Rozkydal and Guests Teachers: Catherine Goss, Paul Knobloch, Lana Jones, Daniel Gaudiello, Josef Brown, Davide Di Giovanni, Jeremy Gates, Rachel Read, Chelsea Andrejic.
“SDC gave me a huge insight into the professional world of dance. Their vast knowledge of the industry gave me the confidence to take on their advice and actively go out and pursue a career in the arts.” ⏤ Chloe Bayliss (Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Helpmann Award Nominee)
“The impact that Gregor and Xanthe had upon my life is still being written. In the six months that we worked together, it is no understatement to say that the entire course of my career shifted.” ⏤ Louisa Poletti (Soloist at Theatre Regensburg Germany)