July School Holiday Program 2019

Lift your dance game. Come holiday with DC!

We’ve got your school holidays jam-packed with FUN this July at Dance Central, with guest choreographers stretching our dance limits further than ever!

Keep busy with Musical Theatre Jazz, Acro, Contemporary and Hip Hop every day, followed by a range of super-special workshops in the afternoons.

What’s so special about our afternoon workshops, you ask?

Super-boost your confidence and your dance game with our afternoon workshops! We’ll show you how to reach for your stars and dazzle while you look the part.

Lessons include goal-setting and confidence boosting, modelling, deportment, catwalk training, basic TVC model acting training, and make-up course and application by Canberra Make-up Academy (CMA).

Finally, we’ll finish off big with a professional photoshoot and mock auditions  — perfect practice for our crew and troupes auditions later this year! You’ll take home all digital copies of your photoshoot, TVC casting and video clip.

PLUS, we’ll also be squeezing in a trip to the movies! Phew!

Only 25 spots available in each program — get in quick!


  • Monday 8 to Friday 12 July (5 days)
  • 9:00am to 5:00pm each day


  • Anyone who would like to take their dance to the next level
  • Ages:
    • 7 to 11 years (Beginner/Intermediate level)
    • 12 to 16 years (Intermediate/Advanced level)


7-11yrs: Beginner/Intermediate
12-16yrs: Intermediate/Advanced
Contemporary & Technique
Musical Theatre Jazz
Morning tea 15 min break
Musical Theatre Jazz
Contemporary & Technique
Hip Hop
Afternoon tea 15 min break
Hip Hop
Pick up for dance-only students
2:30pm to 5:00pm
Rotation workshops, activities & supervision.
Pick up for workshop students

Activities offered during lunchtime and breaks: games, journaling, friendship band-making and more!

Rotation Workshops

Monday 8 July — #Goturback Workshop

At DC, we see themes like self-awareness, self-belief, respect for others, and teamwork continually surface through the power of dance. This workshop builds confidence, a positive mindset, and self-love and care rituals. Worksheets, activities and fun games are taught in a safe and nurturing environment.

Tuesday 9 July — Model Training Workshop (Part 1)

Learn how to present yourself better! This workshops gives practical guidance on what to do in a casting, and covers model etiquette/deportment, grooming, catwalk training, and an introduction to stills (photographic shoot). Learn how to take a killer headshot and group shot, and what to do in TVC auditions (on camera). We’ll also cover how to write a winning short bio and give you a basic acting workshop for an on-camera audition.

Wednesday 10 July — Model Training Workshop (Part 2)

Photographic make-up course, plus tips and tricks with Canberra Make-up Academy (CMA), where each student will have their photographic make-up professionally done. Students will participate in part 2 of the stills and on-camera workshop, before taking a headshot, group shot and film on camera bio and TVC casting (on camera). Digital copies will be supplied via email to parents. Students to bring a nice outfit and any accessories they like to wear for the photographic shoot. Students can bring more than one outfit and DC staff will help choose the most appropriate choice.

Thursday 11 July — Cinema Experience

Students will walk to and from Hoyts Woden to watch ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ (rated PG). Entry to the movie, a snack pack, and supervision by Dance Central staff is all included.

Friday 12 July — Mock Audition Experience + Show Case Afternoon

This session will commence with a workshop on what a panel is looking for. Students will gain insights, tips and tricks to perform their very best in an audition. Students will be given a choreography coaching session to make up their own 30-second solo, duo or trio they will perform in their audition. The 12-16 yr old group will also get to stage and film their very own music video clip with Liana that they get to keep and add to their dance portfolio. The last 30 mins of the day is dedicated to showcasing routines and solos, duos and trios choreographed by students, before our workshops finish at 5pm.


Liana Tsioulos: trained at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Summer School, with stints at the Playhouse in Oahu, Hawaii and with a current position as the Director of The Lab Performing Arts in Sydney, who has danced alongside with some of music’s greatest.

Gen Hall: Elite Troupe alum of Dance Central, and graduate of Musical Theatre at ED5 International in Sydney. She’s worked with top Australian choreographers, danced on programs like The Voice, plus performed in musicals in both Sydney and Canberra.


  1. Dance Only (2:30pm finish), 5 Days: $380
  2. Full Day Dance & Workshops (5:00pm finish), 5 Days: $480


Get on our customer portal, under Events, Programs and Promotions: https://www.thinksmartsoftwareau.com/customer_portal/dance/dancecentral/

Choose to join the dance session from 9:00am until 2:30pm. To add the afternoon session, add the 2:30pm to 5:00pm workshops to your cart.