Professional program

Introduction

The professional training program school of Paris Marais Dance School, Ballet & Contemporay Graham, installed in the Marais Dance Centre, is a reference to training for young dancers aged 14 to 21 years who intend to join a dance company professional.
PARIS MARAIS DANCE SCHOOL offers an intensive program of 1 to 2 years formation according to candidate profiles. Pre-professionals 14 to 21 years, talented and wishing to acquire a high degree of technical and artistic mastery, selected by audition, can access many styles and work effectively with the best choreographers.

Auditions

Professional training program: age 17 to 21

25 students maximum
Young Ballet

To ensure a high quality education with personalized monitoring of students, the number of students in the training program is limited to 25 across all two years.
The best candidates have the opportunity to join directly the Young Ballet (second year).
A choice of several options makes finding the situation for every student.
Half-time formulas are compatible with the pursuit of academic studies or university.
A Ballet major and a Contemporary major offer students with different levels in both disciplines receive education adapted to their level in both classic and contemporary .
In the second year, the students join the Young Ballet, which allows them to learn the real life in company, with technical classes in the morning, study of classical and contemporary repertory in the afternoon, creations with choreographers and shows throughout the year.
The autumn, winter, spring workshops, the summer intensive and a quarterly improvisation workshop are part of the training. All formulas include classes (18 to 20 per week), intensive workshops and the intensive Virtuosity summer workshop in July  (20 classes per week).
Depending on student progress during the year, their individual programs are adapted several times a year to optimize their progression. Additional information is available on request.

Pre-professional training program: age 14 to 18

Part time studies up to high school diploma

For students enrolled from 14 to 18, flexible hours of formulas are available in schools and colleges of the district, to avoid students with time penalizing transport.

Disciplines taught

Interdisciplinarity

Year program

Combination of classical ballet and Graham technique

The VIRTUOSITY Training is based on two fundamental techniques: Classical Ballet and Graham technique (base of contemporary dance). The combination of these two complementary techniques gives dancers of today a rich preparation for an international career with todays top choreographers.
It allows each student to develop themself into an artist, while acquiring a brilliant style, increasing virtuosity, creativity, performance qualities and stage experience:
• benefit from the technical and artistic experience of recognized dance artists and choreographers, who share their knowledge as teachers
• discover the benefits of the combination of techniques (Russian, Balanchine, Graham)
• discover the repertory of Martha Graham and George Balanchine
• and enjoy the atmosphere of a historic 17th century building in the heart of Paris (Hôtel de Ville/City Hall subway)..

Daily program September to June

18 to 20 classes per week
Young Ballet

Every day from September to June, Monday to Friday:
• 18 to 20 classes per week: Classical ballet, point work, boys classes, variations, partnering, Martha Graham technique, Flow / Release / Contact-improvisation, floor barre, improvisation, repertory, creation.

3 Workshops + SUMMER INTENSIVE

Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer

• Option Ballet: Classical ballet technique, Variations & Partnering: Petipa, Balanchine, Kylian, Béjart … repertories
• Option Contemporary: Contemporary-Graham technique, Contemporary and Graham repertory, Choreographic laboratory & Composition classes, release technique
• Studio presentations and theater performances of repertory and students own creations, about 10 performances every year
• Lectures about the preparation for a dance career.

Coaching & close follow-up

Individual coaching

Students are trained in small groups and monitored closely by the teachers, with technical and artistic evaluations each trimester. Students objectives are accordingly redefined in collaboration between them and their teachers, to optimalize full personal development.