Contemporary Dance Intensive

An intensive program for ages 12 through 17+

ADC’s Contemporary Dance Intensive is one of Australia’s most highly-regarded short contemporary dance training courses. Offered annually in Brisbane each summer, and by request regionally across Australia, we cater for dancers in three age groups – 12-13 years, 14-16 years and 17 years onwards.

Our Contemporary Dance Intensive (CDI) is one of Australia's most highly regarded short training course for contemporary dance. Offered annually in both Summer and Winter, this intensive offers three programs for ages 12 through to 17+.

CDI allows participants the opportunity to learn with Australasian Dance Collective’s award-winning dancers, alongside industry renowned guest artists. Throughout the program, students refine their technique, develop their performance skills through exploring Australian Dance Collective repertoire and deepen their ability to create unique and engaging dance. 

Additionally, the teaching team offers their personal insights through sessions discussing physical fitness, nutrition, audition processes, career pathways and more. 

CDI offers a holistic dance experience giving the participant insight into the world of a professional dancer, emphasising development of their ability and creativity while encouraging sustainability. 


Introductory program for ages 12–13 years

Awaken is Australasian Dance Collective’s inspiring introductory program for students aged 12 and 13 who want to take their first plunge into the world of contemporary dance, or would like to broaden their understanding of the genre. Our experienced teaching artists will deliver a unique learning experience and detailed program focusing on all aspects of contemporary dance techniques including creativity, skill development, technique, movement exploration and the discovery of new ideas about the body and its relationship with movement. This intensive provides the perfect platform for students wishing to build all of the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to embark on their future contemporary dance studies.


Foundational and pre-tertiary program for ages 14–16 years

Our Expand program provides a stimulating and detailed training experience in which students can broaden their existing contemporary dance knowledge, discover new body connections, engage creatively with others, build confidence and prepare for a future in dance. It caters to young aspiring dancers wishing to be encouraged and inspired in all aspects of contemporary dance - those aged 14 to 16 who are not yet in tertiary dance training or full-time dance training, but seeking more knowledge and skills. A thorough and tailored training program delivered by ADC company artists and guest artists will promote ongoing expanding awareness of the contemporary dance form and the opportunities that it presents for learning and development. 


Tertiary, pre-professional and professional program for ages 17 years onwards

Designed for those aged 17 and over, our Flourish program provides an accelerated and focused experience for dancers currently in full-time training or professional dancers already in the industry. Flourish is delivered by ADC’s world-class dancers and guest artists, and gives participants direct access to real-life experience and advice within a supportive environment. It provides the opportunity to hone and deepen students’ understanding of contemporary dance practice - building new creative skills and techniques. It is also the perfect opportunity for dancers looking to identify potential career pathways, gain new personal insights and forge industry networks. 

We acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane).

In the spirit of reconciliation Australasian Dance Collective acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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