Professional Dance Education

Professional Dance Education

General information

We gained valuable knowledge and expertise during the long and rich dance experiences with big ballet companies worldwide. Our teaching methods are constantly re-evaluated and updated through ongoing intensive artistic and pedagogical dance movement research. 

The evaluation and acknowledgment of the newly gained knowledge run through an ongoing reflection, practice, and feedback of students, parents, teachers, choreographers, and all those involved in the process. The results reached so far encouraged us to explore further and tailor our programs accordingly.  

The recognition over the years and the responsibility towards young artists inspire us to develop our teaching style. 

The first dance academy was built in France by Ludovic the XIV precisely 360 years ago, in Paris, March 1661. Ever since, based on the first manuscripts of the Academie de danse established by Pierre Beauchamps, the art of ballet went through different enrichments. Pierre Beauchapms was not only the teacher of le Roi -Soleil, Ludovic XIV, starting dancing at the age of 8 years, but he is also the father of the art of classical dance itself. 

During our 40 years of experience in the field of classical dance, we familiarized ourselves with the French School due to many remarkable teachers, one of them being Gilbert Mayer, Italian School of Carlo Blasis, and Enrico Cecchetti, Russian School of Agrippina Vaganova, Nikolaj Tarassov, carried on further by Vera Kostrowitzkaja and Sophia Golovkina, with Danish School represented significantly by August Bournonville, Cuban School with its main representant Alicia Alonso, and the American School, through the well-known George Balanchine. 

With deep respect for the past achievements of classical dance pedagogy, we allowed ourselves to embrace and integrate new tools and skills in our curriculum. We blend in our teaching the founded knowledge of classical dance with various contemporary dance techniques, somatic disciplines, and the most recent scientific discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and high sports performance. 

Our style became our legacy of exploration and constant research, striving to implement the highest learning and teaching strategies for our dancers’ healthy and prosperous development. 

DANCE ARTS Professional Dance Education focuses mainly on classical ballet study and training, with pointe work for ladies and intensive jumps & turns work for male dancers. Complementary, different modern dance techniques, contemporary dance, improvisation, character dance are also essential parts of the curriculum. With Athletik courses, we look for bringing awareness to the dancers’ body resilience and strength. 

Pieces of ballet and contemporary dance repertoires and new creations are part of various stage presentations. They became the core of interests for students as well as for teachers. Internationally renowned guest teachers enhance the dance program and offer new insights of improvement and inspiration.   

Our young dancers follow their own school choices and meet in the afternoon to study the art of classical dance. 

Preparatory Ballet Classes (7-10 years)

Preparatory classes are the bridge between Creative Ballet and the Academy of Classical Dance. Here often appears the interest for learning more about classical dance and the wish to pursue a professional career as a ballet dancer.  To ensure the education of these classes, suitable students can change from lower courses to higher age groups. Candidates from other schools and career changers must register for an audition or undergo a trial period.

The monthly school fee covers the training, the examination, the choreography, and costume for participation in the performances. We would like to mention that the last ones represent a significant step in the development process of the children.

Productions such as “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” Coppelia,” and “Don Quixote” attract many viewers every year. You too will be amazed by the children’s performance!

In 2021 the students of dance arts will perform a new choreography of “Summer Gala & Swan Lake Suite” on a significant stage in the MuTh Theater. Rehearsals always take place on Saturdays from the first Saturday in September.

At the end of the school year, we invite you to personally convince yourself of the performance progress of the students as part of a final presentation.

In addition to our training program, we have been offering ambitious students the opportunity to participate in national and international ballet competitions since the 2012/2013 school year. The students of dancearts have many excellent recognitions and prizes such as “Austrian Masters,” “European Ballet Grand Prix,” and “European Masters” meanwhile.

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The Intensive Dance Program (10-18 years)

The Intensive Dance Program classes are intended for children / adolescents from around 10 years of age who want to continue their basic training after the “Preparatory Ballet” classes at a higher level, as well as for lateral entrants from other schools with a suitable level of education. In order to maintain the quality of the training, interested parties have to present themselves to the artistic director:

1.) Checking the physical suitability by means of simple, dance-specific exercises (leg position, flexibility, joint functions, …)
2.) Checking the musical / rhythmic suitability
3.) Participation in lessons on a trial basis (2-3 teaching units), integration into the level of ability and class community
4.) Motivation interview

This program offers not only the subjects of classical ballet, but also character dance, athletics lessons for the children and the training from level IDP3 takes place in addition to the Pointe training for the girls also in contemporary dance.

In addition to the training and the examination (half-year and year-end certificate), the monthly school fee also includes a choreography, costume and rehearsal contribution for participation in the Christmas performance, which represent a major step in the development process of your children.
Productions such as “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Nutcracker”, “Cinderella”, “Coppelia” and “Don Quixote” attract many viewers every year, you too will be amazed by the performance of the students!

At the end of the school year, we invite you to personally convince yourself of the progress of the pupils and students of dancearts as part of a performance presentation.

In addition to our training program, we have been offering ambitious students the opportunity to participate in national and international ballet competitions since the 2012/2013 school year. The students of dancearts have meanwhile achieved many great placements, “Austrian Masters”, “Vice Masters”, as well as multiple “European Masters”.

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