Classical Ballet

Classical ballet preparatory training

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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.