Sydney Dance Company
50 years nurturing Australian dancers in contemporary, ballet, jazz and more.
About Sydney Dance Company
Located in Ultimo, about an 18 minute walk from Central Train Station. Sydney Dance Company (Also known as SDC) is primarily known to be a professional contemporary dance company with over 50 years of experience in nurturing the best and brightest to perform on grand iconic locations around the world.
SDC features 3 large dance spaces which hosts more than 65 open classes weekly. The Studio caters to a range of dance experiences from absolute beginners to advanced level dancers in dance styles including Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap, Latin Funk, and much more.
SDC’s classes prides itself on building a diverse community with classes catering to all ages, as well as those with mobility restrictions. The studio primarily operates as a drop-in, so you can find a class you like on the day and sign-up at reception.
Dance Teachers at Sydney Dance Company
James Deane has extensive experience performing both nationally and internationally. He has judged in both local and national dance competitions such as World Supremacy Battlegrounds in Australia and the Solomon Islands, Hip Hop International, K-pop World Festival and Australian Dance Crew Championships. James has also been selected to dance for Willow Smith and Jaden Smith and has worked with international artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Terry Crews, Henry Fong and many more.
James’ focus for his students is to make sure they have fun and also to learn new things with him. He strives to include new movements in his choreography every week but also keeping it easy enough that you don’t feel intimidated as someone new to dance.
Trained in everything from Ballet to Aerial Trapeze, Liz Marcobello versatility as a dancer helped her earn opportunities to perform with Kelly Clarkson, and performed at Luna Park, Sydney Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival. She is a performing artist who started her career by completing two full time dance courses, at Dance World Studios 301 in Melbourne and ED5 International and holds a Certificate IV in Performing Arts. Her foundations began in Ballet and Jazz but has since included Urban and Commercial Jazz into her repertoire. Liz has 10 years of experience teaching in studios and workshops around Sydney and is a must recommend for anyone wanting to enjoy the experience and learn at the same time.
For the past 20 years Giselle has devoted her life to the world of competitive ballroom dancing, training with some of the top coaches in the world with Jason Gilkison being her main coach. During Giselle’s career she has captured many titles such as 4 time United States Champion, 2 times world representative, 2nd in the Blackpool Dance Festival (also known as the olympics of ballroom dancing) and 1st in the International British Championships held in England. Giselle has trained and choreographed in various dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and modern dance. Giselle has appeared on television dance shows such as So You Think You Can Dance ; Dancing With The Stars; The Secret World of Ballroom Dancing; and with her partner Henry Byalikov, captured a bronze medal in the TV show Super Stars Of Dance.
How To Get There
What other dancers think of Sydney Dance Company
Sydney Dance Company encourages booking ahead of time for popular classes to ensure that you are guaranteed a spot. Drop-ins on the day are also welcome but spots in popular classes may not be guaranteed.
The studio offers concession Flexipacks which are only available at the studio reception when providing valid concession cards such as as a student ID, seniors card, Ausdance membership, etc.
Majority of the dance classes run for 90 minutes, however there are some classes that go for 60 minutes. Make sure to check the Sydney Dance Company website’s timetable.
Sydney Dance Company has male and female change rooms, hot showers and toilets. There are no lockers so please be mindful of your belongings when using the studio facilities. There are little cubby spaces inside the actual dance spaces, so you can place your belongings there.
Generally, not many people has stayed and practiced in the hallways at the studio facilities. However, some dance teachers may extend their session to host an after class jam session. These classes are usually the last ones of the night, but be sure to ask the reception or the dance instructor whether they do.
Best way to get there would be catching a train to Central Station. It is about a 15 minute walk from the station.