Sydney Dance Company's

Pre-Professional Year

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year

One year full-time training with Australia’s Leading Contemporary Dance Company.

“Vibrant… producing dancers with daring and character as well as technique.”- Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald on PPY Revealed 2016

Sydney Dance Company is pleased to invite applications from Australian and New Zealand dancers wishing to take part in its Pre-Professional Year Program in 2019.

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year provides a unique opportunity for aspiring professional dancers aged 18 – 24 years to experience full-time training with Sydney Dance Company. Driven by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, Sydney Dance Company is at the forefront of contemporary dance in Australia and internationally. Being amongst this professional environment on a daily basis enables young dancers to cultivate an inquisitive mind and sophisticated movement.

Led by Course Director Linda Gamblin, the Pre-Professional Year is designed as a one-year industry experience. Pre-professional dancers work with over 35 national and international contemporary choreographers and specialists each year offering a variety of unique movement philosophy and techniques.  Having this vast amount of artists and educators share their knowledge and skills gives dancers an opportunity to work and collaborate with prominent members of the performing arts industry whilst refining and developing their technique and performance skills. Finding a variety of strategies to embrace the varied processes cultivates emotional intelligence and analytical thinking, while the focus on collaboration nourishes inclusiveness within the group and strengthens the efficacy of the individual.

Dancers in the Pre-Professional Year have the option to complete either a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) (CUA50113) or an Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) (CUA60113) through an auspice arrangement with Australian Teachers of Dancing Limited (RTO 31624). This will depend on their previous training and qualifications obtained and can be discussed with the course coordinator during the enrolment process. Dancers may complete both the Diploma and Advanced Diploma over a 2-year period in Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year program.

For more information on applying, please visit: 2019 Pre-Professional Year Audition Application