Auditions – professional training program – age 12 to 21

The pre-professional and professional training program of PARIS MARAIS DANCE SCHOOL prepares young talent to enter dance companies worldwide. An audition is obligatory to enter either the Pre-Professional High School Division (for students age 12-18), or the Professional Training Division (for students age 18-21).

AUDITION PROCEDURE – for all applicants:

1 – FIRST FILL OUT OUR < ONLINE FORM >

Fill out the online form below.
Your online form must contain the following items:
• Paste your letter of motivation in the “motivation” box, stating why specifically you want to train at Paris Marais Dance School and your precise goal in dance
• Your CV/resume
• Pictures, including your headshot, a picture of you in arabesque and a picture of you in a grand jeté (less than 1 Mb)
• 2-3 Video links on Youtube or Vimeo where you dance a classical, neo-classical and/or contemporary variation.
NOTE: only complete online forms will be taken into account.

2 – TRAIN WITH US or SKYPE MEETING

CHOOSE: A) WORKSHOP or B) 1 week of TRAINING or C) SKYPE :

• A) WORKSHOP: Applicants who can come to Paris, should participate in one of our intensive workshops (choose your intensive workshop) and do notify us that you are auditioning for our program
• B) WEEK OF TRAINING: Applicants who can come to Paris, yet not during in of our workshops, should train at our school during one week with a choice of 8-18 of our open classes in their level (see our open class schedule here)
• C) SKYPE: Applicants who can not come to Paris at all, foreign or oversees students, should make an appointment for a SKYPE SESSION with our faculty. Make an appointment by sending an e-mail requesting a skype session to: maggieboogaart@pmds.fr
After the student has successfully completed step 1 + step 2 + step 3 (the SKYPE session), the applicant can be “pre-approoved” and enter our training program. The applicant will be “fully accepted” as a student in our program based upon his/her progress and behaviour during the first trial* week at our program.
(* Should either the faculty or the student desire to end our program within the first week of his/her participation at our program, then the applicant will receive a full reimbursement of the school fees, minus the fees for the classes he/she has already participated in).

3 – FINAL INTERVIEW

All applicants will have a final interview with our faculty, either:
– at the end of their training with us (workshop or week of training)
– or, for foreign/oversees students, at the end of their first week attending our program.
Admission : at the end of the final interview, the faculty of PMDS decides about your full and official admission in our program.

INFORMATION

WHEN ?

Auditions take place all year long, for the start of following season in September.

WHO ?

All candidates age 12-21, either pursueing a career as a classical, neo-classical or contemporary dancer, will participate in both classical ballet and contemporary dance classes, in technique, repertory and improvisation classes.
Entry level required: age 12-16 : intermediate or advanced level in classical ballet. Basic knowledge of Graham technique is an advantage. Age 17-21: advanced level in classical ballet.

WHERE?

A) AUDITION IN PARIS: follow step 1, 2, 3, 4 below (participate in one of our workshops, or train with us during a week of your choice, by appointment)
B) Foreign candidates living abroad and/or OVERSEES CANDIDATES: follow step 1; 2, 3, 4 and opt for “SKYPE SESSION”

WHAT LANGUAGE?

At Paris Marais Dance School, the faculty and all teachers speak both French and English. Your entire audition can thus be in French and/or in English. All candidates auditioning for our program should speak either English or French, and, once accepted in our program, study French to reach at least a basic understanding of French.

HOW?

Are you ready to be one of the dancers of the 21th century ? At Paris Marais Dance School we ask all candidates to follow step 1, 2, 3 and 4 (see below). We observe all candidates during at least 1 week before accepting them in our program. This procedure allows all candidates to understand the specific pedagogy of Paris Marais Dance School and personally experience it’s benefits. Teachers will closely observe your listening skills and integration into the group, your progress, your technical and artistic potential and your personality as an artist.

And more

Please carefully study all pages of this website and our YouTube Channel

APPLICATION FORM

* obligatoire / compulsory / obligatorio / 必填

* Prénom / First name / Vuestro apellido

* Nom / Last name / Vuestro nombre / 名字

* Age / Edad / 年龄

* Sexe (F/H)/ Gender(F/M) / Sexo (M/H) / 性别 (男、女)
Femme / FemaleHomme / Male

* École de danse précédente / Your dance school / Escuela de danza precedente / 以前的舞蹈学校

Dominante / Major / 强项
Classique /Ballet /现代舞Contemporain /Contemporary/芭蕾舞

Diplôme d'études secondaires / High School Diploma / Escuela diploma / 学校文凭 / Escola diploma / ディプロマスクール

* Do you apply through the program "Studio Arts" of IES Abroad Paris?
OUINON

* Taille (en cm) / Height (in cm) / Altura / 身高

* Poids (en kg) / Weight (in kg) / Peso / 体重

IMC / BMI

Nationalité / Nationality / Nacionalidad / 国籍

Numéro de téléphone / Telephone number / Numero de teléfono / 电话号码

* email / mail / 电子邮件

* Confirmation email / Confirm mail / Confirmación email / 确认电子邮件

* Adresse / Address / Dirección / 地址

* CP / Postal code

* Ville / City / Ciudad / 城市

* Pays / Country

* Passeport (copie) / Passport (copy)

* CV / Resume

* Photo PORTRAIT / Photo Headshot

* Photo ARABESQUE

* Photo GRAND JETE

* Liens video de votre présentation / Videolinks / Enlace video de vuestra presentación / 您表演短片的链接

* Motivation / Motivación / 动机和目标

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