Professional Diploma Program
Dance Educational is an inspirational independent school of dance to train and prepare students to enter the professional dance world. The program is designed to achieve the maximum potential of each and every student which is accepted into the school. The professional diploma program is a three year education program which has been intensified into two years. Based in the Nordic region Copenhagen /Denmark, it is an inspirational opportunity to give a high level of dance to the young and upper coming Nordic dancer as well as the European and international
dance community. The daily training is on a high international level in order for the students to obtain a firmand solid technical ability they will need to embark on a career in the ever growing competitive world of dance.
It is very hard for the human eye or any teacher regardless how good or talented they maybe, to focus and give the students individual attention in a room filled with 25 -30 students. It is for this particular reason Dance Educational keeps the amount of students in the entire school to a maximum of 15 students at the very most, in order for the teachers to have time to see all the students, focusing on the important finer details and the way the students work, to ensure they are working hard in the right way and not in the wrong way, so inquiries can be prevented.
Giving them vital corrections, individual personal attention and development during the dance lessons, ensuring each student grows on a daily basis and in each given lesson, so when the students graduate from Dance Educational they have a very realistic chance of obtaining work in the professional dance world.
It is of the utmost importance to give the students a valuable education so they may keep it for the rest of their life’s, focusing solely on them and for them, to give all the students the technical and artistic knowledge they will need to succeed in whatever direction they would like to take their professional dance career and to ensure all the hard work is for a higher and magnificent purpose.
The independent study program will be suitable for those that wish to have the same high quality and technical training as a three year dance program, those which have finished a one year preparation dance line or those that are on a satisfactory level of dance with a good ground level and knowledge that wish to study independently. The age of admittance is from 18-23. Dance Education will also consider the age of 24-25 proving the student in question is on a high knowledge of dance which shows a talented and prosperous capability.
Dance Educational is not only for those that wish to become active performing dancers, it is also for those that wish to take their dance knowledge and training in a different direction, to use the high technical training they have received, to develop their own unique way and style of working that will lead and shape them to their own projects, be it full choreographic works or performing events, working and using their own ideas to develop themselves and others.
The Independent program will consist of 14-15 technical classes weekly, that will contain Classical Ballet, Contemporary Modern Dance and Jazz which will be the foundation and core of the program. The modern class will be Graham, Release, Limon or Horton based. Additional classes will be given in Street, Lyrical, Modern and Afro based. Pilates, Composition, Improvisation, Repertoire, Anatomy. The students will also take part in, drama classes with emotional expression and movements, in order to bring out feelings to enhance their choreographic dance works. Wellbeing classes will be given in addition, where the students can express themselves verbally, as well as Nutrition and food intake information. Singing lessons will also be given. The School hours are from 08.30 until 14.40, Monday to Friday.
Each semester contains 16 weeks and the total completion of the program is four semester (two years). Official examinations will be conducted at the end of each completed semester, where the students undergo and present the work that has been carried out throughout the term, to be presented to a panel of experienced and knowledgeable adjudicators.
Performance and working relationship
Year one will consist of small and selected chorographic works in national dance festivals and other dance related public appearances, communicating and working with known dance organizations and media. At the end final year, (year two) will consist and lead to a full performance where all students are excepted to take part to make a final presentation of the works that has been created throughout the two years at Dance Educational.
On completion of the full four semesters, the participating students will receive a certified diploma as proof and confirmation of their dance education. Awards of distinction will be given to the student that has gained the highest achievement throughout the full four semesters.
Fees and enrolment
Enrolment will be once a year and will start in the autumn term of mid-August. The tuition fee is 45.000 Danish kroner annually. Payments can be made into divided portions. A deposit of one semester should be paid in advance to secure your place at Dance Educational after you have been accepted, thereafter one semester should be paid in advance. Thereafter payments can be divided in alternative portions. Alternative 2 x 22.500 or 1 x 45.000.
Special financial arrangements can be made for students wishing to pay in portions. An agreed payment plan should be made with the Artistic Leader/Administrator of Dance Educational to make payments easy and suitable for the individual student.
European students with the Euro currency, the rate is 45.000 Danish kroner annually. Dance Educational will only accept applications from students that is within Europe and the European community.
On acceptance to Dance Educational all students are expected to pay the first year tuition fee 6 weeks in advance before the semester begins.
Photography by Ole Overgaard.