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New Education for Contemporary Dance

Due to the COVID 19 virus we will hold alternative auditions for the upcoming school year. You will be invited to a video audition and online meetings.

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 will get direct access to performance- and career coaching with Coco Regina, known from TAW (The Audition Workshop).

NEW for the study year 2021/2022!!

In depth focus on the course Dance and Film, taught by the established choreographer Helena Franzén (https://helenafranzen.se/eng/), and filmmaker, photographer and scenographer Håkan Jelk. Ongoing course with the camera and editing programs will be led by Mathieu Hebeisen.

Unmissable to the education is the strong connection with ilDance (http://www.ildance.se/); yearly workshops and choreographic projects with Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer as well as the possibility to audition for their young company ilYoung (http://www.ildance.se/ilyoung).

The coming study year will start with a circus course on the slack rope, to learn how to accept being off balance and negotiate ‘balancing’.

We also operate in connection with one of Swedens international dance companies “Norrdans”.

Former students have moved on to higher educations, young companies or professional apprenticeships in Norrdans.

From the 19/20 group all the students continue within dance; they will be found in Artesis(Antwerp), Fontys(Tilburg, The Netherlands), Pera(Cyprus), Expanded Contemporary Dance(Amsterdam), London Contemporary Dance School, Artez(Arnhem,The Netherlands), DOCH (Stockholm), Ballet Academy (Stockholm) and Anton Bruckner Privat Universität (Linz).

The education is in english.

Short facts

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

Semesters:
Spring semester 2021:
January 11 – June 24

2021/2022:
August 30 – December 17
January 10 – June 23

Application deadline: May 28

Auditions are available the whole year round, so one can audition at any moment through the year.

After the closing date, we have continuous acceptance if there are places left and auditions can be arranged.

Applications are then processed in the order they come in.

Requirements:
Applicants must be over 18 years old by  August 30, 2021. 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.

Audition:
The auditions this year will have the first 2 rounds online.

Both rounds consist of an online task and interview.

If the situation around the pandemic allows us to, we will organise a final round meeting physically in Härnösand.

This is still preliminary and will be decided at a later date.


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.

BEFORE YOU APPLY!

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
danielle.dietz@hfs.se

Course objective

The program will give you the best possible conditions for continuing with your career in the dance field. 

Today’s dancefield needs dancers that are independent artists (dancer/maker):

-Artists that are equipped with tools to support a creative process with a                
choreographer (both on a technical and on a creative level).

-Artists that are equipped with tools to create their own works.

-Artists that are equipped with tools to reflect and discuss around the contemporary dance in relation to the arts and to our surrounding world

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
  • STOMP
  • Alexander technique
  • Producing with guest choreographers
  • Producing own works
  • Theme blocks: Dance and Film, Gaga,Partner work, Acrobatics,
  • Physical training: Injury prevention (Pain Free, Safe Floor, Stretch), Strength Training (Horton technique, Cunningham technique), Cardio, Cardio boxing
  • Theoretical topics: Dance terminology, Dance history, Practical Anatomy, Goal book work, Contemporary Arts Analys

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

Teachers

The Teachers’ Team consists of Danielle Dietz (Contemporary, Ballet, Improvisation, Composition, Choreographer), Ian Butler (Graham, Contemporary, Contact improvisation, Choreographer and Rehearsal director), Marja Bennet( Alexander technique and practical anatomy) and Linus Gustafsson (boxing), Mathieu Hebeisen (camera course). We have several guest teachers, including different dance teachers who visit Norrdans.