Training program
Training program

Preparatory programs

Classical ballet preparatory training
You can download the general information chart about this training by clicking here.

Ballet training and education at HDA last for 9 years. The training prepares students for professional dance artist career. Preceding the BA studies, in Grade 1-6 students have the preparatory student status with HDA.
Preparatory training ensures 3-5 dance classes daily and stage experience according to age and talent.
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, repertoire, pointe, stretch and strength, folk dance, historical ballroom dance.

Students who speak Hungarian language may also join the secondary school of the academy for theoretical studies:
children begin their training at the age of 10 parallel with the 4th and 5th grades of the general school education.
Upon completing grade 6 on classical ballet, one can apply for BA studies. This way the end-term examination of the last preparatory semester will be the entrance exam to dance artist BA training. Students, who are not recommended for further studies at the Academy by the examining board, would finish their professional training at the end of the 6th grade.
The language of the preparatory training is Hungarian (with French vocabulary of ballet expressions) with possibility of English language instructions.
Students receive a certificate at the end of each academic year with marks.
Foreign students have to take an audition (live or video) to get into the program. Please check the admission possibilities and requirements here.
This programme is launched annually.

BA Dance Artist Specialized in Folk Dance
The training prepares students for professional dance artist career. This specialization was first launched at the Dance Artist Department of the Academy in 2008 and was built on the traditions of the earlier folk dance and folk dance-theatrical dance specializations.
The primary aim of the training is the acquisition of the dances of different nations living in Hungary and of the significant dance traditions of other nations.
The training and education last for 5 years. Students attending this department begin their education at the age of 14. Preceding the BA studies, in Grade 1 and 2 students have the preparatory student status with HDA. Preparatory training ensures 3-5 dance classes daily and stage experience according to age and talent. Upon completing grade 2 in modern dance one can apply for BA studies. This way the end-term examination of the last preparatory semester  will be the entrance exam to dance artist BA training. Those students who are not recommended for further studies at the Academy by the examining board, finish their professional training at the end of the 2nd grade.
Folk dance studies are complemented with other forms of dance (e.g. classical ballet, modern dance and ballroom dance) and theory (ethnography, folk music, acting, history of arts, history of music, history of dance, movement biology, cultural management).
Students speaking Hungarian may also join the secondary school of the academy for theoretical studies. The last two years of secondary education coincide with the first two years of their studies at the Academy, which means that the students become college students prior to passing their secondary school-leaving exam.
This training is launched in approx. every 3rd year.

Modern Dance Preparatory Program
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The training prepares students for professional dance artist career. This specialization was first launched at the Dance Artist Department of the Academy in 2007. The primary aim of their training is the acquisition of the following techniques: Graham-, Limón- and Contact Technique, Jazz Dance and European Modern Dances. One of the most important requirements for students to join the Modern Dance Department is good improvisational skills.
The training and education last for 5 years. The students attending this department begin their education at the age of 14.Preceding the BA studies, in Grade 1 and 2 students have the preparatory student status with HDA. Preparatory training ensures 3-5 dance classes daily and stage experience according to age and talent. Students who speak Hungarian language may also join the secondary school of the academy for theoretical studies. The last two years of secondary education coincide with the first two years of their studies at the Academy, which means that the students become college students prior to passing their secondary school-leaving exam.
Upon completing grade 2 in modern dance one can apply for BA studies. This way the end-term examination of the last preparatory semester will be the entrance exam to dance artist BA training.
The students, who are not recommended for further studies at the Academy by the examining board, finish their professional training at the end of the 2nd grade.
The students of this specialization also study the following professional and theoretical subjects: Classical Ballet, Pilates, Repertoire, Dance in Home-Country, History of the Arts, Music History, Dance History, Kinesiology and Cultural Management.
This training is launched in approx. every 3rd year.