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3-Year Diploma Programme

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The finest task of Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School is to support the international group of highly ambitious dancers who wish to develop their full potential, gain profound technical and artistic skills and knowlegde and attain a long and distinguished career as company- or freelance dancer and artist internationally.

This combination gives the students the opportunity to both immerse themselves in dance as a craft and to use Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School as a creative and network building point of departure for the future.

The goal of the 3-year Diploma Programme at CCDS is for the students to develop into highly skilled and aware dancers who can take full charge of their own development and handle their careers as professional dancers and artists for a long career in the future.

Structure of a typical day:

In a typical week (Monday-Friday) students are expected to work physically 6 hours per day and dedicate 2 hours per day for research, to individually optimise their body potential and for theoretical work. Some weeks are dedicated fully to a workshop or rehearsals, others are organised as classes. During periods of productions at Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School, performances and rehearsals can take place in evenings and weekends.

Every school year the students take part in several public productions. Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School collaborates with a number of choreographers, cultural institutions and organisations. Collaborators are for example choreographers such as Gustavo Ramirez Sansano (ES), Mauro Astolfi (IT) and Tamas Moricz (HU). To see more, please visit Teachers. Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School has performed at The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen Music Theater, Ministry of Culture, Royal Cast Collection,  Østre Gasværk Theatre, Royal Danish Ballet, Nimb in Tivoli, The National Museum, The Lapidarium of Kings, as well as a long list of sight specific performances.

The Diploma Programme includes individual coaching and mentoring of the students to optimise their artistic and technical development to the fullest. By the end of every semester (Winter and Summer) there will be an exam followed by individual feedback.

Selection procedure

Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School is looking for dancers who have already achieved a solid technical experience in classical and contemporary dance and are ready to challenge themselves in order to develop their full potential.

To audition for the 3-year Diploma Programme is to audition for becoming part of an international ambitious team for 3 years. The first 2.5 year all the dancers support each other in developing their potential and skills to the fullest; through daily training, personal coaching and through performance periods. In the final semester, the dancers specialize through individual apprentice periods with choreographers and companies.

Please read about the audition and application process here.

Diploma

To obtain the final diploma students must past the annual exams and pass the school year.
If absence exceeds 10%, a diploma will not be issued.

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Ballet
Contemporary
Repertoire
Partnering
Performance practice; inc. work with choreographers & public performances
Rehearsals
Personal Coaching & mentoring
Uptimizing performance
Composition, including individual specialisation
Improvisation / Contact improvisation
Management
Training Planning, Injury Prevention, Anatomy & Physiology
Music
Voice training
Dance history and performance analysis

Subjects and apprentice periode 3rd year

Apprentice periode (January  – June)
Ballet
Contemporary
Performance practice; inc. work with choreographers & public performances
Personal coaching & mentoring
Composition focused on solo work
Webpage creation & management incl. filming of choreographic work for audition
Individual specialisation
Repertoire
Uptimizing performance
Improvisation / contact improvisation

Teaching language

The daily working language as well as all correspondence is in English.

Course fee

The total education fee for the 3-year Diploma Programme 2019/2022 is 145,000 DKK to be paid in six instalments.
Students in the 3-year Diploma Programme 2017/20 and 2018/21 please refer to your acceptance letter for the terms of payment.

The first instalment of 20,000 DKK is due to be paid 2 weeks after acceptance.
The second instalment of 20,000 DKK is due to be paid June 1st 2019.
The third instalment of 17,000 DDK is to be paid December 1st 2019.
The fourth instalment of 40,000 DKK is due to be paid April 1st 2020.
The fifth instalment of 17,000 DDK is to be paid December 1st 2020.
The sixth instalment of 31,000 DKK is due to be paid April 1st 2021.

Do you not have a European passport?

CCDS is an independent institution. Under Danish regulation only students applying for a state school are eligible for student visa, and therefore student visa unfortunately does not apply to CCDS-students. However, Denmark has special agreements to selected countries regarding visa for long-term stays in Denmark. Please go to www.nyidanmark.dk/eng (“new in Denmark” – the official site for immigration to Denmark) to find information on what options applies to you depending on your home country. It is a very good idea to consult your local Danish embassy to help guide you.
Note that Visa application takes 2-3 months to process, and therefore we must have received your application to audition before the 1st of July in an audition period if you are a non-EU citizens.

Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School - info@cph-dance.com - +45 30 24 53 51

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