Contemporary Dance Training

Professional program in Budapest
Applications for 2022/2023 will open in February 2022

– 3 focuses: technical knowledge, somatic approaches, creation

– main program in the morning: weekly 15 hours of training, total of 525 hours

– studio time in the afternoon for your own projects

– classes in the evening to strengthen your fundamentals

– extra workshops and projects with guest artists

– monthly demonstrations to showcase your work

– certificate of completion

Target Audience

This training program is for all those who want to become professional artists, want to prepare for higher education studies or consider self-knowledge and high-level movement quality important in their current or future profession (dance therapists, followers of other art forms and sports etc.)

Program Structure

 

Advanced somatic/performative technical training (mornings)

The classes run from Monday to Friday 9:00–12:30. Schedule (not final):
Monday: Body Awareness Dance, Dance Composition

Tuesday: Advanced Contemporary, Repertoire

Wednesday: Movement Research, Contact Improvisation

Thursday: Pilates, Graham Technique

Friday: Classical Ballet, Intermediate Contemporary

In the afternoon, you can work on your projects in the studio. There are monthly demonstrations and there is a closing performance in a theater at the end of the year, in June 2022.


Contemporary & ballet fundamentals (evenings)
You can strengthen your fundamentals with 2 contemporary and 2 ballet classes per week held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. You can also use the evening classes to prepare yourself and join the advanced program from September 2022.

Workshops (optional)

There are regular weekend and evening workshops to supplement the morning classes such as Physical theater, Improvisation and composition techniques, Movement analysis, Interdisciplinary creation etc.

Performing arts research program (optional)

Students who want to work intensively have the option to work with our teachers and guest choreographers for short periods outside the classes. Choreographers work with our students for 1-4 weeks, for 3-4 hours a day to create a piece that will be performed in the end of their collaboration.

Dates

13 September 2021 – 12 June 2022
Holidays: 20 Dec. 2021 – 9 Jan. 2022 and  11–17 Apr. 2022

Tuition fee

Advanced somatic/performative technical training: 1700 EUR (350 classes).
Contemporary & ballet fundamentals: 700 EUR (140 classes).
Advanced training and fundamentals combined: 2200 EUR (490 classes).

The fee can be paid in two installments.

Workshops and Projects in the performing arts research program have a separate fee that needs to be paid when they are held. A 9-hour workshop is about 40 Euros, and a week-long choreographic project is about 80-100 Euros.

Application

  • ​You need to be at least 18 years old to apply.

  • You need to be able to follow classes in English.

  • Please fill out this application form (including previous education, motivation and a link to a dance video of you).

  • If you are admitted to the program, you can finalize your participation by paying a non-refundable 70 EUR registration fee. This fee is part of your tuition fee (so it will be deducted from it).
     

Contact

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question. Write or call the program leader, Gyula Berger (zeroplusz.studio@gmail.com , +36705016802).

 

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Reviews by our students

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Lori Baldwin (USA)
Student of 2016/2017

The ZeroPlusz Somatic Course has given me new avenues through which to explore movement, a renewed appreciation for patience in approaching training, and a deepened awareness and understanding of my body's movement. I am more in touch with my bones, my breath, my organs. The teachers are empathetic and kind, with an ear to each individual's process. This experience has been unquestionably valuable and has contributed immensely to my practice as a performer.