Professional Ballet Education

Professional Ballet Education

General information

We have gained valuable knowledge and expertise during the long and rich dance experiences with big ballet companies worldwide. We keep continuously developing our teaching methods and re-evaluate and update them accordingly through ongoing reflection, intensive practice, and feedback from students, parents, teachers, choreographers, and all involved. So far, the results have encouraged us to explore further and expand our knowledge by entering new ground. 

In Paris, France, the first ballet academy was built, in March 1661, by Ludovic XIV, more than 360 years ago.  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 Ludovic XIV, surnamed Le Roi-Soleil, who started dancing at the age of 8 years, but he was also the father of the ballet art itself. 

During our 40 years of experience in the field of classical dance, we familiarized ourselves with many different styles: the French School, 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, the Cuban School with its main representant Alicia Alonso, and the American School, through the well-known style of George Balanchine. 

With deep respect for the past achievements of classical dance pedagogy, we allowed ourselves to embrace and integrate new tools and skills into 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. 

DANCEARTS 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, modern dance techniques, contemporary dance, improvisation, and character dance are essential parts of the curriculum. With Athletics courses, we want to bring 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 interest 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 during the day and meet in the afternoon to study the ballet in our progressive ballet community.

Preparatory Ballet Classes (7-10 years)

Preparatory classes are the bridge between Creative Ballet and the Intensive Dance Program. Here is often the place where the interest in learning more about classical dance and the wish to pursue a professional career as a ballet dancer appears.  To ensure the match for 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 want to mention that the last ones represent a significant step in the development process of every child and would like to encourage the parents to support the children.

Productions such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppélia, or Don Quixote attract many ballet fans every year. You will be amazed by the children’s performance, too!

In 2021-2022 the students of dance arts will perform a new choreography of Sleeping Beauty on the stage of the Viennese MuTh Theater. Rehearsals for the performances usually take place on Saturdays from the first Saturday in September. (Not every Saturday!)

Due to the ongoing 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,” “European Masters,” and ” Fanny Elssler.”

For more information regarding the number of hours and schedule, CLICK HERE.

The Intensive Dance Program (10-18 years)

The Intensive Dance Program classes are for children/teenagers around ten years of age who want to continue their basic training after the “Preparatory Ballet” classes at a higher level. To maintain the status of each class, new students have to present themselves to the artistic director:

1.) Checking the physical suitability through simple, dance-specific exercises (leg position, flexibility, joint functions, etc.)
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

The curriculum offers ballet, athletics, pointe technique, character, and contemporary dance lessons. 

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

Productions such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppélia, or Don Quixote attract many ballet fans every year. You will be amazed by the children’s performance, too!

In 2021-2022 the students of dance arts will perform a new choreography of Sleeping Beauty on the stage of the Viennese MuTh Theater. Rehearsals for the performances usually take place on Saturdays from the first Saturday in September. (Not every Saturday!)

Due to the ongoing 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,” “European Masters,” and ” Fanny Elssler.”

For more information regarding the number of hours and schedule, CLICK HERE.