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BADance [Classical Ballet]

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Program description:
Education in this specialization is based on the Vaganova-method, acknowledged all over the world as well as the methodology based on the combinations of the traditions of the Nádasi school. The students are trained in the following professional subjects: Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Acting, Modern Ballroom Dances, Folk Dance, Modern Dance and Music. The academic subjects are: Dance History, Music History, History of the Arts, History of Culture, Motion Biology, Foreign Languages as well as Optional Subjects. In addition to attending the professional and theoretical classes, the students regularly take part in the ballet and opera performances of the Hungarian State Opera, thus gaining stage routine in compliance with their age and ability. At the end of the first semester of the 9th grade, students take a Qualifying Exam in the ballet studio, followed by a public Graduation Performance at the end of the 2nd semester of the same year. These performances are highly appreciated not only by ballet professionals but also the audience as well. The last year also includes theoretical work for the students, they have to write a degree thesis and defend it during the course of an exam.

Entry requirements:
previous ballet training

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Entrance exam description:
Application documents to be submitted: – certificate of education, professional qualifications, – CV with detailed ballet studies, – questionnaire of the Hungarian Dance Academy, – photo taken in leotards. Students who wish to join BA training have to undergo a BA application process organized by the state. Audition: The audition material is the following: 1. grand plié (with bending and port de bras) 2. battement tendu 3. fondu (with fouetté) 4. adagio In the Centre: 1. battement tendu with a tour 2. grand fondu 3. adagio with grand tours Allegro: 1. small jumps (sautés, échappés) 2. small allegros battus 3. various grand allegros (grand jeté, fouetté sauté, grand assamblé, jeté entrelacé etc.) 4. for boys: tours en l’air 5. various diagonal pirouettes (chaine, pique, tour pas de bourée, tour tire bouchon etc.) 1. Candidates living in Europe have to audition before the Audition Board. The audition consists of observing body aptness, dance talent, awareness of music and sense of rhythm. Any candidate having attended training will also be examined on their degree of qualification and the knowledge of the subject material. 2. Overseas candidates may send a video for pre-auditon (by DVD or a video link) with the audition material recorded. The DVD should contain the exercises listed above, shown combined. Please note that the proportion of the video content must be: barre exercised approx. 30%, exercises in the middle, jumps, turns approx 70%. If you have a variation recorded, you may also add to your video. Please note that we do not accept students by video, but you have to come to a live audition. Pre-auditioning means to ask for an opinion if it is recommended for you to participate at a live audition or your skills have to develop much to meet the criteria set for your age. With the video you have to send a complete audition package including the audition fee. In case of not recommendig participation at a live audition, the fee is non-refundable. This possibility is offered to overseas candidates only!

Ms. Csilla Sebők
international coordinator

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