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Vocational Training in Europe


Ellie
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For anyone who may be interested, the Conservatoire in Lisbon, Portugal have recently announced a partnership with a student accommodation organisation which will enable students from further afield to study at the school (previously host families were relied upon) The school website is http://www.edcn.pt/index.php?id_page=5 The English section of the site is a bit ropey and not quite uptodate..... but I believe the fees are about 3,500 euros p/a and accommodation circa 300 euros a month.

 

The Bottaini Merlo International Center of Arts in Munich has also announced auditions for it's professional program (12 - 19 yrs of age) I am waiting for more info on this, but there is a website and a facebook page. 

 

Hope that this info is useful ! x

 

 

 

 

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Swanprincess, regarding the Conservatoire in Lisbon all students study academics until year 12 (equivalent to year 13 and A levels in the UK) I'm not sure how they get around this with foreign students, as the academics are done in Portuguese) but I know that there are foreign students who finish the course with the European equivalent of A Levels, (perhaps made up of History of Dance, Music, Production etc where work can be done in English). If you and your parents are interested let me know and I will try to find out more. Regarding the school in Munich I have no further info at present. x

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Does anyone have experience of Hamberg Ballet School or the John Cranco School in Stuttgart? I'm pretty sure a forum member had a dd auditioning for Hamburg this year, would love to hear about it! Hope I've posted qu in the right place! Thank you

 

 

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Hamburg-very good school, extremely high level, takes only the best with an excellent placement and a very solid technique... People audition there from all over the world...

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Chaperone, from what I see, the school does not show a preference (other than for the 'typical ballet physique') for small or tall dancers. I will message you tomorrow with more info if you would like. x

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wildflowers,

 

just for the record: The “Big Five” in Germany are:

 

 

 

Ballettschule HamburgBallett John Neumeier

 

http://www.hamburgballett.de/e/schule.htm

 

 

John Cranko-Schule Stuttgart

 

http://en.john-cranko-schule.de/admission/

 

 

Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin

 

http://www.ballettschule-berlin.de/cids/englisch/index.html

 

 

Palucca Schule Dresden

 

http://www.palucca.eu/en.html

 

 

Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts

 

http://www.muho-mannheim.de/frame.php?path=/wirueberuns/Ballett

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Chaperone, from what I see, the school does not show a preference (other than for the 'typical ballet physique') for small or tall dancers. I will message you tomorrow with more info if you would like. x

Ellie if you have any more info about the school, a PM about it to me too would be great if you don't mind :) x

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I have big reservations concerning la Palucca... Knowing kids there, it's absolutely not what it use to be and is known here as a school not to go to to become a ballet dancer, ok for contemporary with strong ballet base though...

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Our DS started at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin this January (he was only 9, but already in year 5, which is why they wanted him to start as soon as possible, when he auditioned in November), as a boarder, and is loving it. They have very small academic classes (his class comprises 15 students) as well as small dance classes. At least 25% of the students comes from abroad. In his class are children (all aged between 10-12) from Japan, Italy, Bulgaria, Argentina, France and Russia. For him it has been a dream come true, as he has always been very clear that this is the route he wants to go, despite being so young. Both the school building and the boarding house are excellent and very welcoming and the staff are great too. They have a special programme to get to grips with the German language for children from abroad, who have two years to reach an academic level whereby they can do normal class work and assessments. The school has a close cooperation with the Berlin State Ballet and often pupils are selected to participate in their performances, such as the Nutcracker.

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Hi Ellie. Am wondering if you care to share more information about Cranko Schule. My dd will be studying there coming this fall.

Hi balletsoccermom ! I'm afraid I can't as I have no personal experience of the school. It is highly regarded here in Europe. All the very best to your DD, lucky girl !

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I trained at a German school for a year as I realised I had more job prospects there due to my height - we are talking 30 years ago! I liked the idea of doing something different and learning a language. It was scary but exciting. There were no fees, which was great for my parents and I still had full funding rights for college/university when I finished.

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