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Two day workshop: 11 & 12 July 2024

Ages 9 - 11 | Ever dreamt of dancing within one of the world’s greatest performing arts centers? Make a young dancer’s dreams come true with our special School Holiday dance experience where ballet, contemporary and hip hop collide in a beautiful dance explosion!

Dance delivers a sort of delight which human instinct can’t manage without.

Collaborate, design and perform your own work

Make a young dancer’s dreams come true with our special School Holiday dance experience where ballet, contemporary and hip hop collide in a beautiful dance explosion! Young creators will collaborate, design and perform their own work in costumes with live music in one of the world’s greatest performing arts centres.

In this 2-day workshop, we welcome both budding beginners and more experienced dancers to learn simple improvisation, composition and how to make a dance performance. Kids will learn new movement skills from a range of dance styles – from Hip Hop, capoeira, and contemporary dance, to classical ballet and gain methods for combining them creatively. The two-days will conclude with a performance by participants for their family and friends, which will be followed by Q&A with the artists

Workshop dancers are encouraged to bring their favourite dance costumes from home, or dress up with our Sydney Opera House costumes!

Presented by Sydney Opera House


Meet the artists

Charemaine Seet

Charemaine is a dance artist and educator straddling postmodern dance and street dance practice. Her contemporary dance school, Seet Dance, is primarily concerned in de-centering contemporary dance away from Western aesthetics. Her practice explores intersections of dance as movement, learnings, arts, writings and research. Charemaine was principal dancer and choreographer for Union Dance in London, a scholarship student with Merce Cunningham in New York and a soloist with Doug Elkins Dance Co. She continues to collaborate with Elkins, a multi-award winning choreographer who pioneered the merging of street and postmodern dance.

Jack Wardana aka ​​Poppin’ Jack

Jack has been dancing for as long as he can remember and has worked hard and passionately to get to where he is today. Through years of experience learning from some of the best in the world, Jack has gained knowledge, recognition and a deeper understanding of dance and art of teaching dance. Jack has been involved in the street dance community since 2002 and attended the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. Running events to nurture and grow the Australian community Jack is seen as a major influence in building, shaping and guiding the younger generation of dancers. Jack has represented Australia at competitions in America, Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore, New Zealand and Taiwan. In 2017 Jack and his Popping team competed in the K.O.D Street Dance World Cup Asian Qualifier in Seoul South Korea where they beat China and Japan to gain entry into the 2018 KOD Street Dance World Cup. 

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