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Dance Teacher MA – Classical ballet specialisation


Institute for Choreography and Dance Teacher Training


master of arts in dance teaching

Level of degree:

master’s (MSc/MA)




evening training


state-funded /training offered for a fee

Length of studies:

2 semesters (60 credits) or 4 semesters (120 credits)

Credits to obtain:

60 or 120

Purpose of the programme:

To train teachers capable of education in formal and informal education, of individual and group tutoring both at the basic and at the professional levels of arts education. They know the pedagogical contents of the ‘Arts’ section in the National Core Curriculum. They are capable of leading dance classes in institutional dance education as well as occasional groups in youth and adult education. They are capable of researching in pedagogy and in their dance field, making plans and handling development issues; producing public performances for educational purposes. The programme also prepares candidates for a doctorate school.

Language requirements:

To obtain an MA degree, a state-accredited language examination, complex B2 foreign language exam.

The specific subject-related pedagogical knowledge of a master of arts in teaching classical ballet:
  • First and foremost, the acquisition of the Vaganova and the Hungarian methods, supplemented by the results of newer French and English methods. Knowledge of introductory gymnastics, children’s dance, pilates, pas de deux, and ballet-accompanying music.
  • The role of artistic education, various dance methods, educating children about a healthy life with their age and pedagogical peculiarities concerned, fostering national identity via dance art.
  • Knowledge about the positive impact of arts education on one’s personality; of communication and social problems of adolescence and their relief by means of dance.
  • Getting ready for supporting talents, preparing them for a professional dancer’s career and nourishing exceptional talents in art.
  • Knowledge Of dance forms, the analysis of technical aspects, methodology, their pedagogical application and incorporation into the teaching process through the didactics of dance teaching.
  • In addition to the dance form practised by the student, the application of teaching methods on a broader scale with the help of other dance specialisations and co-arts.
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