The home of beaches, vineyards, creativity and dance
We’ve tried to keep it a secret, but Lonely Planet listed Newcastle as one of its top ten hottest cities globally and now the whole world has embraced her charm.
Check this recent guide from Lonely Planet – 48 hours in Newcastle. It gives you a great overview of the vibrancy and revitalisation of this post-industrial city. Newcastle is more than glittering beaches – its rich and fascinating history has cultivated a strong performing arts culture developed alongside a working harbor and innovative and entrepreneurial business culture.
Nature walks, beaches and bike tracks, arts projects, festivals and cultural events have also rejuvenated Newcastle’s five inner-city precincts, making this vibrant city an eclectic blend of bohemian arts, nature and surf culture.
With a population of approximately 55,000, Newcastle is the second largest city in New South Wales. Situated approximately two hours north of Sydney, on the New South Wales coast, Newcastle has a warm, temperate climate with warm to hot summers, cool winters and rainfall spread fairly evenly throughout the year.
We have all the benefits of a big city without the stress, offering easy access to shopping, beaches, entertainment and the Hunter Valley. It is far enough from Sydney to have developed its own unique identity and relaxed lifestyle, while being close enough to take advantage of the entertainment and performance opportunities Sydney offers.
Newcastle has the enviable reputation as the birthplace of national and international talent with a considerable number of locally trained dancers, singers, musicians and actors making their mark on the world stage.
One of Australia’s great historic theatres, the Civic hosts a wide range of concerts, musicals, plays, dance and other events all year round. Designed by famed 1920’s theatre architect Henry Eli White a ‘Spanish Baroque’ style, the grand marble foyer and staircase, terrazzo balcony, beautiful interiors and historic main auditorium chandelier, makes for a stunning and unforgettable experience. We are blessed each year to perform our end of year production in this incredible 1500 seat venue.
Local bus and train transport is reliable and widespread throughout Newcastle. Students can catch the bus to local shopping centres, popular beaches and entertainment.
Student Boarding Facilities
Boarding with the National College of Dance gives students the opportunity to attend the National College of Dance from interstate and regional Australia. Accommodation is available for students over 15 years of age and provides a collegiate and safe environment.
Accommodation is only available to students attending NCD.
We currently have two fully furnished premises that are exclusively available to our students for accommodation. These premises house up to 13 students in total. They located within easy travelling distance of the studios.
Students are not permitted to have overnight guests including family at the premises. There are options of a single occupied room or a shared room.
Locations are within easy travelling distance with NCD studios and are rented. Strict rules apply at the accommodation with quarterly inspections and house meetings and BBQ’s.
As there is no staff member living on site, students are provided emergency contacts for 24/7 assistance from staff at the school within a short distance of the accommodation.
Accommodation prices, agreements and Bond requirements are available upon enquiry. For Further information and availability please contact Vicki Morgan Phone: 02 49529294.