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New Education for Contemporary Dance

Due to the COVID 19 virus we will hold alternative auditions this springterm. You will be invited to a video audition and skypemeetings instead of the prior planned auditions.

So don’t hesitate to apply!

We are looking forward to seeing you.
Danielle Dietz
Leader for New Education for Contemporary Dance

2-4 year program of training before the next step in dance

Through intensive training and creation periods this dance program focuses on artistry, technique, creativity, sophistication and maturity. The program will have positive effects on a dancer’s confidence and abilities so each individual can successfully move forward with their career in the dance field.

Every student gets a personal mentor directly from the dance field. The education works in strong connection to one of Swedens international dance companies “Norrdans”. Former students have moved on to higher educations, young companies or professional apprenticeships in Norrdans. We also collaborate with IlYoung.

The education is in english.

Short facts

Length: 2-4 years
Study tempo: Full speed – 100%

Fall semester 2020:
August 31 – December 18

Spring semester 2021:
January 11 – June 25

August 30 – December 17.
January 10 – June 24

Application deadline: April 3

After the closing date, we have continuous acceptance if there are places left and audition has been arranged.

Applications are then processed in the order they come in.

Applicants must be over 18 years old by the August 31, 2020. The course is suitable for school leavers, students and dancers aiming to continue their professional development. Applicants must have experience in every day training previously, to be able to fulfill the classes both physically and mentally.

Instructions for pre-screening (pdf)

Malmö: April 10
Stockholm: April 11
Härnösand: April 13

Callbacks April 14 – 15 in Härnösand.
You can also come and visit at other times for private auditions.

Private auditions until June 17, 2020.

Student Support Level (CSN): Higher Education Level/Gymnasienivå

Fees: Literature as well as a service charge (1150 SEK/semester). Both the education and the audition are free of cost.


Click here for instructions in English on how to create an account to apply for New Education for Contemporary Dance.

Contact info:
Danielle Dietz
+ 46 70-55040 94

Course objective

The program will give you the best possible conditions for continuing with your career in the dance field. Today’s choreographers want dancers who can be creative, who are personal in their design language and can improvise material to a choreography. In the program you also get help with contacts to higher education in and outside of Sweden.

Course content

  • Contemporary dance
  • Graham
  • Ballet
  • Improvisation
  • Contact improvisation
  • Improjam
  • Composition
  • African dance
  • Producing with guest choreographers
  • Producing own works
  • Theme blocks: Yoga, Partner work, Acrobatics, Gaga
  • Physical training: Injury prevention (Pain Free, Safe Floor, Stretch), Strength Training (Horton technique, Cunningham technique), Cardio, Cardio boxing
  • Theoretical topics: Dance terminology, Dance history, Anatomy, Goal book work, contemporary arts analysis
  • Common arrangements at school (theme days)

Collaboration with Norrdans

The closeness to Norrdans gives us these opportunities:

  • Dancers as teachers and choreographers
  • Visiting guest teachers also comes to the school
  • Collaboration around “Windows”, display window performance in December
  • Collaboration on “Dansmix”
  • Students can freely see classes and rehearsals for performances
  • Students can sometimes take classes at Norrdans
  • If necessary, we can use Norrdans studio


The Teachers’ Team consists of Danielle Dietz (Teacher), Ian Butler (Graham, Contemporary, Contact improvisation, Choreographer and Rehearsal director), Andrea Svensson (anatomy) and Linus Gustafsson (boxing). We have several guest teachers, including different dance teachers who visit Norrdans.