FAQ: Here you find the answers to frequently asked questions

1. What happens at the audition? What is examined and what technical skills do you expect ?

At the audition you will take a ballet, a modern or contemporary dance class. Afterwards everyone will present their solo of 1-2 minutes.
The acceptance at our dance academy does not only depend on the age and/or the technical skills of the applicants.
In order to become and also stick to be a professional dancer later on, you need a lot of passion and motivation as well as a very strong will and stamina. We do want to be able to see these qualities at the audition.

2. I did not take classes in all three styles (ballett, modern and jazz). May I apply for the audition anyway?

Since we do not only consider the existing technical skills, but also look at your moving abilities, your physical condition, your performing potential as well as your existing motivation, it is definitely possible to apply.
Ideally, you should have completed a Dance Pre-Education, but you need to have experience in at least one of the three styles: Contemporary Dance / Modern Dance, Classical Ballet  or Jazzdance.
We cannot judge your chances beforehand, we need to see you live at one of the audition dates.

3. I cannot come to the indicated audition dates! Are there other dates?

Please apply per Videoaudition. In case of acceptance, you can still come and get to know us personally before having to sign a contract.

4. Is it possible to enter the education after the schoolyear has started?

Entering the education later on is generally possible.
In case you’re interested please contact as in order to find an audition date as soon as possible.

5. Can I receive government student support?

German students can receive german government student support. Students coming from abroad must inform themselves in their home countries where to ask for government student support.

6. Does the possibility exist to drop in and visit the Dance Academy Balance 1, have a look at the classes or even take classes in order to get to know the dance academy?

Unfortunately this is not possible. If you take part at a class audition you have the possibility to get to know the school, the students and teachers. You may actually come in and watch classes after you have succeeded the audition and still need some time to reflect before making up your mind.
Training with the dance students is only possible during a class audition.
Otherwise the dance academy would be crowded all the time, disturbing and affecting daily classes working processes, preparations for the examinations, rehearsals etc. During their ance education dance students have to work intensively, concentrated and focused.

7. Can I go to university during the dance training?

Studying dance is a full time education. The times of the dance education and universitiy lectures often overlap. The dance students are expected to work by themselves individually beside the daily classes and in addition there are rehearsal times, so university studies are very difficult be made at the same time.

8. Is there an age limit for the dance training?

Our age limit is 26 years. Exceptions are possible. Most students begin their dance education after their school leaving examination or after a Dance Pre-Education.

9. Do you offer preparatory classes, summer workshops and/or beginners classes?

Beside the Dance Education we offer a Dance Pre-Education and a Dance Intensive Program but no open classes or workshops.

10. What are supplementary schools and what is the difference between notified and recognized supplementary schools?

Supplementary schools are schools in the general and vocational education sector that “supplement” the public school system and alternative schools. They offer school forms and training courses that the Berlin education system does not offer or does not offer in the respective form. The operation of a supplementary school must be reported to the school supervisory authority before classes begin.
The school supervisory authority may grant a supplementary school the status of a state-recognized supplementary school if there is a public interest in the vocational training it provides and the instruction is given in accordance with a curriculum approved by the school supervisory authority in consultation with the members of the Senate responsible for the subject and the final examination is held in accordance with approved examination regulations.

Recognition may only be granted if, in terms of scope and requirements, the education is comparable to a state school education, the examination, as evidenced by the examination regulations, meets the requirements for an orderly examination procedure, and the possibility of a representative of the school supervisory authority being present at the examination is ensured.
You can read about this (only in german) in the Berlin School Law.