We are keen on meeting open-minded people with a passion for dance and a fresh spirit. We have students from all over the world at DANCEWORKS studying with us and look forward to get to know you. Main school languages are English and German but of course you will also hear a lot of other languages such as Portugese, Danish, Swedish, Spanish, Polish, etc. and get to know inspiring people from many countries.
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DANCEWORKS berlin was
founded on May 6th 1986 under the name of the Association for the
Advancement of Modern Dance. Quickly, DANCEWORKS managed to establish
itself as an educational institution
for highly qualified and professional dancers. During the years the
school grew to become the oldest dance education institution in Berlin,
was officially recognized by the Land Berlin as a
vocational school and entered the school register. In 2016,
DANCEWORKS celebrated its 30th anniversary.
continuous work of representatives, from the area of classical, modern
and contemporary dance as well
as from the educational area have contributed and guaranteed the
success of DANCEWORKS, which has facilitated the offering of an
interdisciplinary education programme. Through the provision
of a wide spectrum of disciplines, our dance students are equipped
with versatile experience, applicable in various fields and are thereby
enabled to pave their individual way to the practice of
their chosen profession.
alignment with the developments in the cultural sector over the last
years, particularly in the
field of dance, DANCEWORKS has increasingly specialized in the
education of contemporary dancers. Consequently, the practical and
theoretical teaching content in both the three-year
education programme and the therewith connected pre-education
programme "Tanz als Beruf" ("Dance as Profession") have been structured
so that students, immediately upon graduation, will
have achieved the necessary level of maturity to be employed by
state theaters and independent dance companies.
September 2016, Lars Anderstam as the new director of the school,
continues to lead DANCEWORKS in
line with its longstanding tradition and innovative input. With his
expansive experience as a school director in the field of public and
private education, he focuses on the students and on
facilitating their artistic development through on the one hand,
dance technique, and on the other, practical work with established
choreographers, as to ensure that the goal of 'being
on stage' is achieved.
are welcome to visit us anytime, whether
it be to watch our performances or to participate in an open class.
We would like to particularly extend an invitation to those who are
interested in completing a professional dance education and
who thereby would like to share our love and passion for dance and
various creative forms of development and expression.