Admission requirements: Pre-skills in Contemporary dance and Classical dance
To enter the contemporary dance education in Berlin, you should have previous experience in Contemporary dance / Modern dance, Classical dance or Jazz dance. Your technical skills must be demonstrated at one of our dance auditions or by a video audition. Your show us your natural moving talent in a solo that your prepare for the audition (not longer than two minutes). The age limit is 26 years. Exceptions may be possible under certain circumstances.
- a completed school education (you can hand in your intermediate or advanced school leaving certificate after your successful audition)
- a Sport Fitness Certificate (can also be handed in after your successful audition)
- you should be 16 years and above (under 18’s require a signed permit from their guardians)
Your application must include
- a CV
- Portrait photo
- summarized report of dance experience
- short personal statement why you want to be a dancer
Please register at the latest a week prior to the audition and think about marking your favorite audition day.
A lateral entry after the beginning of a semester is possible. Please contact us for an extra audition date.
International applications are welcome!
Our international dance program has welcomed students from different parts of the world since its founding and we love bringing diverse cultures together.
If you want to come to study Dance and live in Germany, we recommend you to take some german classes beforehand. You do need sufficient language skills in the english language. Lessons are held in english and german.
European applicants from countries indside the EU as well as citizens of Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Israel, USA, Australia and New Zealand do not need to apply for a student visa to Europe. You apply for your residence after entering Germany.
Applicants from countries outside of the EU who have passed the audition, the issue of a student VISA by the German embassy in their respective home countries is a condition to be admitted to the professional dance education.
Among other prerequisites for this VISA is proof of resources to finance education and living expenses in Germany. A student VISA does not include a work permit. Further questions concerning student VISA must be clarified with the German embassy of your country.
In case you come from a country from which no student visa can be issued, it could be an opportunity to audition at our cooperation partner Eurasia Dance Project International Network.
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!