The Rise of the Virtual Studio

Sydney Dance Company Launches Online Dance Studio

Virtual Studio Replaces Face to Face Classes

During this public health crisis, every dance studio has suddenly been forced to either close-up or adapt to providing online dance classes and dance content. Sydney Dance Company is no different.

After making the decision to close their Ultimo dance studio in response to public health advice, Sydney Dance Company has introduced Virtual Studio, new online dance classes that will be available to get people moving in their homes, gardens and offices.

Online classes will be rolled out in the Virtual Studio over the next week, building to a full timetable with classes running every day.

Suitable for everybody from absolute beginners to experienced dancers, classes will be available in dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop. Additionally, there will also be pilates and body conditioning classes. Virtual Studio teachers will include Sydney Dance Company dancers, who will be teaching from their lounge rooms!

The class schedule can be accessed via the Sydney Dance Company website.

Sydney Dance Company has one of the largest open dance class programs in Australia and has been running classes since the 1980s. Its much-loved studio-based classes attract close to 80,000 attendances a year.

Sydney Dance Company’s Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela said, “Sydney Dance Company is taking dancing in your living room to the next level: world-class teaching, at all levels and across lots of dance styles, direct to everyone, wherever you are across the country. There’s never been a more important time to stay active and dance is the perfect way to maintain your physical and mental health while having fun!”

The company’s existing dance class attendees will be contacted with details about about accessing the Virtual Studio using their current memberships or FlexiPacks.

Unlimited access to the Virtual Studio costs $28/week with a membership. Single and multi-packs are also available.

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