Sydney College of Dance

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Name: Sydney College of Dance
Phone: 02 9450 2652


  • 2/22 Narabang Way, Belrose NSW 2085
  • 13 New Canterbury Rd, Petersham NSW 2049

Petersham - Sunday 23 June 2019
Belrose - Sunday 30 June 2019

By registration only. Private auditions available by appointment.

ArtistPro™ Advanced Diploma of Dance – CUA60113
ArtistPro™ Diploma of Dance – CUA50113
ArtistPro™ Transition
ArtistPro™ Youth Transition
(Nationally accredited training delivered in partnership with ATOD – RTO 31624)

Courses offered for students aged 11-20.

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.

“Be prepared for the professional dance world that demands versatility and adaptability from each dancer.”

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 competitions 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 of our program 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 will be an integral facet of the program.

“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

Sydney Ballet Theatre - Youth Company - We are offering our 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. Our Winter Showcase and full-length end of year production provide excellent opportunities for stage experience. At SCD we teach our 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. There is so much more to career preparation than just perfecting steps. Our program offers very specific training to work in a choreographic way and gain the skills to contribute to the choreographic process.

Overseas Tours - We organise overseas tours for students who would like to apply for international schools and audition for companies. We will help students to build their own professional network with directors and choreographers which will increase their chances for a successful start into their career.

Nationally Accredited Qualification - At SCD, our students can achieve a nationally accredited qualification in dance – DIPLOMA OF DANCE – CUA50113 and ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF DANCE – CUA60113. (Nationally accredited training delivered in partnership with ATOD – RTO 31624)

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.

Safe Dance and Injury prevention are important aspects of a professional career. We have an onsite dance physiotherapist and certified Pilates instructor to support and educate students in the management of their physical needs.

SUBJECTS:  Ballet, Contemporary, Ballet & Contemporary Variation, Girls Pointe & Technique, Boys Ballet Technique, Pas de deux , Virtuosity, Improvisation, Composition & Choreography, Company Repertoire, Studio Pilates (Reformer available), Safe Dance & Injury Prevention, Nutrition for dancers, Performance Psychology, Performance & Audition Coaching, Private Coaching, Career planning, Preparation for auditions & Preparation for National/International Competitions and Dance History, Stage Makeup and 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)