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  • Welcome to Paris Marais Dance School

    A difference to understand

    All classes of PARIS MARAIS DANCE SCHOOL take place in the studios of the Marais Dance Centre.
    PARIS MARAIS DANCE SCHOOL is a separate entity from the Marais Dance Centre.

    A unique setting

    In the Marais, almost a pedestrian area, in the historic heart of Paris, close to the famous Centre Pompidou and the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall), the school uses the studios of the Marais Dance Centre.
    The Marais Dance Centre, a seperate entity from  PARIS MARAIS DANCE SCHOOL, is the largest dance center in France, established in a mansion of the 17th century, originally called “Hôtel de Berlize”and enjoys a very quiet situation thanks to its private courtyard.
    The dance classes of PARIS MARAIS DANCE SCHOOL are given in the studios of the Marais Dance Centre.
    Perfectly served by public transport, the studios are close to all amenities and the historic center of Paris – Notre Dame Cathedral, Pompidou Center, Picasso Museum, Saint-Louis Island, the Louvre …
    Between classes, enjoy this magical setting to quench your thirst on the terrace!

    Le centre de danse du marais


    For (pre)professional dancers, every morning

    Advanced-pro ballet class at 11am, Monday to Friday.
    Contemporary Martha Graham technique class at 9:30 am, Monday to Friday.
    Access without reservation or registration.
    The classical ballet classes are accompanied by a pianist.

    For amateurs

    PMDS offers classes open to all, for amateurs of all levels.
    Disciplines : classical ballet, contemporary dance and floor barre
    From age 4.
    Classes limited to 15 or 20 participants depending on the studios.
    The annual registration is advised to guarantee its place.

    International workshops

    PMDS organizes 5 international workshops per year during the school holidays, accessible to all, from beginner to advanced level: Autumn, New Year, Winter, Spring, Summer (summer intensive, July).

    Professional training program

    The Paris Marais Dance School is a reference dance professional program for talented young dancers who want to join a professional dance company.
    Intensive program over 11 months, from September to July, with 15 to 19 classes and rehearsals of 1.5 hours per week, with workshops and summer intensive.
    In an international atmosphere, with a personalized approach
    Initial Pro Training
    For ages 8-18, before high school graduation, initial training on audition, with flexible hours.
    Intensive program over 11 months, from September to July, with 3 to 12 classes of 1.5 hours per week, and workshops.Professional higher education
    A vocational training of reference, on 2 years, for dancers age 17-21
    First year: technical reinforcement program, repertory, creation, performances
    Second year: Preparation to auditions. Technique, repertory, creation, performances
    25 students maximum on the 2 years, on audition.
    Exclusive classes:
    Classes of male and female variations, pas-de-deux, points, flow / release / contact and improvisation classes are reserved exclusively for the professional training program.
    Advanced classical and contemporary technical classes also welcome professionals, enabling students to frequent professional dancers and principals from various companies around the world (ABT, Graham Company, Alvin Ailey Company, Pilobolus, Kremlin Ballet, others …) or advanced students from other reknown international schools (ABT, Rudra, London Contemporary Dance School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Paris Opera Ballet School …)
    As part of their technical reinforcement, the dancers in the 1st year of vocational training also take part in intermediate level classes possibly frequented by amateurs of this level.

    An exceptional team of teachers

    The team of qualified teachers, former professional soloist dancers, pays a special attention to each of the students, amateur and pre-professional dancers, to enable them to progress and excel at every moment through dance.
    Know more about the teachers



    An up-to-date and demanding pedagogy

    Individual coaching for both pre-professional and professional dancers, a large choice of classes, high technical and artistic standards worthy of the great dance companies, with the objective of preparing you efficiently for your performances, auditions, competitions and exams!

     Crossing the techniques

    At PARIS MARAIS DANCE SCHOOL, the technical virtuosity is rooted in the combination of classical and neoclassical ballet (Balanchine) and Martha Graham contemporary technique: discover and learn this unique alliance and dance exceptional technical combinations while developing your knowledge!