Education from Dance Companies

Ausdance Victoria has collated information from various dance companies.

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Photo from Sydney Dance Company's Professional Intensive.Photography by Pedro Greig

Photo from Sydney Dance Company's Professional Intensive.Photography by Pedro Greig

The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet's Learning and Development programs include workshops for primary and secondary students, creative residencies and performances in schools. The Education team also deliver teacher professional development (designed for generalist and specialist teachers) across Australia. The Australian Ballet's EduHub is an online resource centre about our productions and designed to enhance and support curricular outcomes.

Accessible all year long

For students: Prep - Year 2;Years 3 - 4;Years 5 - 6;Years 7 - 8;Years 9 - 10;Years 11 - 12

Contact the Australian Ballet Education Team at 0396692524 /

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Australian Dance Theatre

This August, Garry Stewart's Be Your Self reveals the precarious stability of the concept of self as the work steps through the conventions we use to construct a singular and consistent notion. In an analysis of selfhood, Stewart situates the body at the centre of his inquiry. In Be Your Self the Australian Dance Theatre dancers are transformed into erupting, powerful, creative entities projecting a plethora of physical images and impressions set to an unpredictable, cartoonish, electronic score. The staging for the Be Your Self was designed by the New York architectural firm Diller, Scofidio + Renfro (MacArthur Foundation Genius Award's recipients). A distilled version of the original Be Your Self, Be Your Self Redux fuses Stewart's audacious choreography with spoken word to create an exciting dance work that leaves audiences questioning the underpinnings of who they are.

Accessible this August and September 

For students: Upper primary (years 5 & 6) and high school (years 7-12)

Contact the ADT Education Team at 0883737733 /

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New Phillip Adams BalletLab education program 'Shaker Maker' has been inspired by our forthcoming dance and live music work 'EVER', presented in partnership with Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. 'Shaker Maker' is designed to align with and enhance VCE/VET dance curriculum and seeks to engage and inspire, the next generation of Victorian dance artists, educators and choreographers. 'Shaker Maker' workshops can be tailored to suit the needs of any specific group and are offered as a one-off encounter or, multi visit workshop series. 'Shaker Maker' engages students in new dance perspectives inclusive of innovative choreography, contemporary dance technique, and performance making ideas. 

Accessible all year long

For students: Years 9 - 12 

Contract Balletlab at 0396459937 /

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Bangarra's education program titled Rekindling has a vision to inspire pride, kinship and a sense of strength in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through a series of dance residencies with secondary school-aged students.   Participants research and gather stories with guidance from Elders within their communities, developing skills to produce thought provoking performances and community events.  Rekindling is carried out over a series of three Gatherings which happen throughout the year, which culminate in a community performance to display the participant's cultural and dance knowledge to their community   Rekindling is lead by Sidney Saltner, one of Bangarra's most acclaimed artists, who became Youth Program Director after 25 years as a performer. He is supported by Youth Program Leaders and former Bangarra dancers Chantal Kerr and Patrick Thaiday.

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For students:Secondary school aged students (12-18 yrs)

Contact the Bangarra Education team 0292515333 /

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Led by KAGE Creative Director Gerard Van Dyck, our workshop program offers opportunities for both students and adults to learn dance theatre skills through highly interactive and stimulating physical classes. Workshops are tailored to the group and no prior dance experience is necessary. As well as offering one-off workshops, KAGE are also able to offer artist in residence programs.

Accessible all year long

For students: Years 5 - 6;Years 7 - 8;Years 9 - 10;Years 11 - 12

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Lucy Guerin Inc

Lucy Guerin Inc provides educational workshops on request. 

For students: Years 9-12

In August 2017, Lucy Guerin Inc’s Resident Director Prue Lang will host a two-week choreographic development, offering 10 secondment opportunities each week to dancers, graduates or students in their final year of study, who are interested in exploring a rigorous physical practice (secondment positions for one week only). Working with two of her dancers, this choreographic development will follow on from STELLAR PROJECT, in which a range of spatio-temporal relationships were investigated through the body.  Secondees will be participating in the physical practice that Prue is exploring with the dancers throughout the development.


Week 1: Mon 21 – Fri 25 August, 10 – 6pm
Week 2: Mon 28 August – Sat 3 September, Mon – Fri 10 – 5pm


APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11pm Monday 24th July 2017 Applicants will be notified week beginning 31st July via email.

Contact Lucy Guerin Inc at 0393294213 ,

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Sydney Dance Company

Sydney Dance Company invites Professional dancers, tertiary/vocational dance graduates and students to apply for this valuable opportunity with Australia’s leading contemporary dance company.Participating dancers will be challenged both intellectually and physically through warm up classes, creative tasks and learning company repertoire, during insightful workshops led by Sydney Dance Company teachers and associates. A highlight of the workshop is the unique opportunity to observe Company dancers working with Rafael Bonachela in either creative processes or repertoire rehearsal sessions.


Open to tertiary/vocational dance students and professional dancers aged 18+. Places limited.

Sydney Dance Company may make offers prior to the application closing date, therefore applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Mon 28 Aug - Fri 1 Sept

9:30am – 5:00pm daily

Sydney Dance Company Studios , Sydney

Participation fee: $495 (incl GST)


For more information contact:  or (02) 9258 4800.

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