Dance Auditions for Training Program in Berlin
To be admitted to our contemporary dance education, you need to attend one of the dance auditions at our Dance Academy.
Dance Audition procedure
At our dance auditions you will participate in a ballet and modern/contemporary training (2x 90 minutes) of the dance training classes.
This way we can evaluate your technical knowledge and your ability to implement corrections.
It gives you the opportunity to get to know the atmosphere at our dance school better and to talk to the dance students personally.
Afterwards, you will present a one to two minute solo that best showcases your natural movement qualities. Your solo should have been worked out independently by you, but can also include elements from combinations learned in a dance class.
Following the practical part of the dance audition, there will be a group information about our dance education, where you can ask any questions that are on your mind.
After that, we will have a short one-on-one meeting with you so that we can get to know each other better personally.
At what time the audition ends exactly we can not predict 100%, because this always depends on the number of auditioners and the length of the individual interviews.
Friday, march10th, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, april 21st, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, may 12th, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, june 9th, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, august 11th, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Please choose your favorite dance audition date and register one week before the audition at the the latest. In case you can’t make it to any of the dates, please contact us or send us your Videoaudition (for more info please scroll down).
The audition fee of 30,- Euro is to be transferred to the bank account of the Academy. Please write your name and audition date on the intended purpose and note that the fee is not refundable. You will then receive your invitation to audition.
Account holder: Tanzakademie balance 1
Bank: Berliner Volksbank
IBAN: DE04 1009 0000 2347 0980 03
You will be informed about the outcome of your audition about a week later by Email.
Please understand that a potential refusal will not be justified by us. It represents neither a personal evaluation nor a general statement about your suitability for a professional dance education.
Video audition is possible
In case you cannot make it in person to a live audition you can send us a video audition for the contemporary dance education program in Berlin.
Please introduce yourself shortly at the beginning of the video and tell us something about yourself, because we are very curious about getting to know your personality and why you would like to attend the dance education program.
What are your previous dance experiences? How long have you been dancing? What are your favorite dance styles? Are you open-minded enough to get involved with different dance styles? Do you think you are obsessive enough to keep up an exhausting dance training? Why would you like to become a professional dancer? Do you already have any ideas about the direction you would like to go with dance later on?
After we would like to get an impression of your technical skills.
Please wear tight dance wear and make sure, that your whole body is visible for us during the whole time.
It is sufficient to show the sequences at the barre and the center work from one side only.
If you don’t have a dance studio available, try clearing a room and using a chair as your ballet barre. Do the jumps possibly staying on the same spot if.
Just use smaller steps in your choreography. Nevertheless try to bring in full power dancing on a smaller area, as if you could fully dance out your solo in the dance studio. Even if it feels weird to you, we are still able to judge your work well.
It would be nice if the video doesn’t shake so we can see you well. The whole length of your video should not exceed 10 minutes.
Personal introduction ca. 1-2 minutes
Barre work approx. 3 minutes: pliés, tendus, adagio, grand battements
Center approx. 3 minutes: Pirouettes en dehors and en dedans, small jumps, assemblés, jetés
Solo approx. 2 minutes: you may choose the style which you feel represents you the best
Upload video audition
You can load up your video in the internet such as on YouTube or Vimeo and send us the appropriate link (with opening code in case it is not public) to open it or via WeTransfer.
Please send the video at the latest on one of the live audition dates, so you enter the same round.
You will receive your feedback about a week later.
Your video audition can save you traveling costs, long journeys and overnight stays.
If you are accepted, you can still visit us to experience the atmosphere at the Dance Academy in person.
You need to make sure that you want to consider moving to Berlin. Berlin is a very big and exciting city that attracts a lot of people, but it is still not the right choice for everyone. And that you have found the Academy where you will spend a lot of time for the next 3 years.
It is a very important choice for you!
Therefore you will be given enough time to reflect before signing your training contract.
In case you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
Your Academy: small guide for the right choice
Nowadays, there are more Academies in Germany to choose from than there used to be. On your way to start a training as a dancer, the choice of the right Contemporary Dance Education for you is crucial. Since the content and structure at each Academy differs somewhat, we advise you to audition at several, so you can find out for yourself where you would prefer to be trained. You can also get your first impressions via the websites and social media.
It is also important to know that there is a difference between indicated and recognized training centers, although both variants are entitled to BAföG (financial government student support gor german students). Fortunately, there are now several good Academies for stage dance in Germany that are recognized.
In case you are asked to sign a training contract immediately after an audition, always be careful! You do have the right to think about which Dance Academy you will choose.
Furthermore, if you are told that other dance institutions would not be as high quality as the one you just auditioned for, caution is advised. Just imagine how bad it would be if there was only one good Training Academy and all the others were bad! So don‘t let yourself be influenced by such statements. Always form your own opinion and learn to listen to your inner voice. Because that too is your right!