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1. Entry level

1.1. Extent

  • dance teachers (MA 120), classical ballet artists (MA), folk dance artists (MA): 70.000 characters with spaces included
  • dance and coach (BA), choreographers (BA): 50.000-60.000 characters with spaces included
  • dance artists (BA): 35.000-40.000 characters with spaces included

1.2. Cover and inside


  • the inscription THESIS in the upper middle part of the page at its one third
  • in separate lines in the right bottom corner: name, university, major, specification, year

Inside cover:

  • in the upper middle part of the page at its one third: title
  • in the right bottom corner:

Written by:

Zita Kiss

Hungarian Dance Academy

Majoring in Dance and dance coaching

Fashion dance specialisation


  • in the left bottom corner:


Dr. János Szabó

Senior lecturer

1.3. Contents

Indication of titles of chapters, sub-chapters with relevant page numbers

1.4. Type of font, lead, margins, size of letters

The thesis must be prepared as a Word document following the parameters listed below:

  • the text should be printed on the right side of the opened thesis
  • format: standing A/4 pages, supplements can use unerect charts and graphs
  • Times New Roman font
  • Size of letters: 12
  • quadding
  • lead 1,5 throughout the entire thesis
  • page numbering: at the bottom, in the middle
  • all margins: 2,5 cm, with the exception of the left-side: 3,5 cm (for binding)
  • Space should be used proportionally, the maximum gap between two chapters is: two lines.
  • The titles of chapters should appear in hierarchical order: titles, subtitles in a decimal distribution (e.g. 1., 1.1, 1.1.1 etc).


1.5. Literature in alphabetical order

  • in other words: applied sources
  • authors by their surnames in alphabetical order, omitting “dr”

2. The structure of the thesis

2.1. Structural units of the thesis

Cover, inside


Text (main body)

  • Chapters, subsections



  • A declaration of originality signed by the student is an integral part of the thesis, one is supposed to attach it as annex No.1.
  • Annex No.2. to be attached is a document certifying the completion of the entry level.


As supplement / appendix the following elements can be attached to one’s thesis:

  • the list of graphs and charts with precise sources
  • interviews made by the student and referred to in the main body of the text
  • means used in an examination (e.g. questionnaires, observation guidelines etc.)
  • charts and graphs larger than one page
  • further supplementary graphs, charts


If audio- or audiovisual material is part of the thesis, attach the given data medium onto the internal back cover of both printed and bound copies in an envelope.


2.2. The structure of the main body of the text


  • the aim of the thesis
  • relevance/importance/up-to-dateness of the chosen theme
  • what kind of question(s) one seeks an answer to
  • what is one’s hypothesis (= pre-supposition in form of a statement) to study
  • how the thesis is organized


  • the theme positioned within its discipline
  • the theme in a Hungarian and international context
  • possible approaches based on different sources
  • a synthesis of available literature
  • the description of a phenomenon / work of art
  • the interpretation of a phenomenon / work of art
  • the empirical study of a phenomenon / work of art in the mirror of research methodology
  • the interpretation of data collected

Deductions, summary

  • a brief summary of the thesis
  • deductions
  • answering the questions listed at the beginning of the thesis
  • rejection or justification of the initial hypothesis
  • proposals, thesis permitting

2.3. Structuring the thesis

  • the whole thesis should be clear-cut and organized aesthetically.
  • The text should be organized according to the decimal system (1., 1.1., 1.2. etc.).
  • One graph should not take up more than one third of the page, full page or larger charts must be attached as supplement and referred to in the main corpus.
  • A passage should incorporate minimum three sentences. Placing charts, graphs should not interfere with the continuum of the text.
  • Above and under graphs and charts there should be minimum three lines. Larger graphs (e.g. notations, notes) should appear as supplements referred to in the main corpus.

3. The layout of the thesis

3.1. Marking works of art

The titles of plays, films and dance performances must be written in italics.

3.2. Graphs

  • Photoes, drawings, paintings, posters, leaflets, and charts are considered graphs.
  • Graphs should fit into the context and not crowd out the text.
  • Pictures, graphs in the text should be numbered with separate Arabic numerals and given a title, followed by the source (picture: the Theatre at Bethlen Tér, photo by: Mihály, Palotai, 2017)
  • When using one’s own photos the indication should be “my own collection”, whereas after a graph composed by the student the labelling is “my own edition”
  • Graphs should be referred to in the text (1. picture).
  • Numbering and titles come under the picture. This text should be smaller than the main text.
  • The list of pictures must be compiled on the basis of their ordinals and placed among the supplements.



  • Charts should also be numbered by Arabic numerals and given a title.
  • Charts in the text must be numbered separately with Arabic numerals, given a title, with sources indicated (chart: A Pre-conditions of 1st year fashion dance students in 2015. Source: Kiss, 2016)
  • In the text charts are referred to by their numbers (2. chart).
  • Applying a chart made by someone else implies reference to its source; using one’s own chart is marked as “my own edition”.
  • Charts and their data should be apt for interpretation by themselves without a deeper insight into the corpus.
  • Thus graphs and charts have a separate numbering.

3.3. Paragraphs

  • No retractions are allowed in the first line of the first paragraph of a given chapter.
  • Further paragraphs of the chapter however should have a 1cm retraction.
  • A paragraph should be longer than a single sentence (min. 3 sentences) but should not exceed the length of a page.

4. Handling citation

4.1. Citation in the corpus


4.1.1 Referring to one item

The name of the author(s) and the year of publication are referred to in the text.

  • The names of author(s) can be part of a sentence:
    • … as the results in the study of White (1998) …
  • can be put into brackets
    • … the interrelation of the two elements had turned up before (White, 1998), therefore …
  • a pair of authors: the names of two authors are separated by the word “and”
    • … the phenomenon is relation with social expectations (Black and White, 1998).
  • several authors, one book: in case of several names, those are separated with a comma, the last two ones with the word “and”.:(FeketeFehér and Barna, 1998).

In case of more than three authors, all names occur at the first occurrence. FeketeFehérSzürke and Barna, 1998), at further occurrences the first author’s name is followed by the abbreviation “co-auth.” (i.e. co-authors) (Fekete and co-auth., 1998).

Names appear in the text in italics.

  • referring to audio- or multi-media sources: (Bergman, 1957, 00:59:45-01:02:34).


4.1.2 Referring to more items/works

  • several works of the same author
    • within brackets when referring to several works of the same author the name is written only once, followed by the different years separated with commas (Bloom, 1955, 1956a, 1956b).
    • when referring to different items published in the same year by the same author at different places in the full text, those are identified by the combination of the year and letters (Nagy, 1988a). This is mentioned in the bibliography as well.
  • several items by several authors
    • within the same brackets the items of different authors are separated with semi-colons (;) (Fekete, 1988; Fehér, 1989; Szürke and Barna, 1990).


4.1.3 Quotation

  • Word to word quotations are placed in quotation marks, with reference to page numbers as well (White, 1998: 32.). The quoted section is in italics. When omitting part of the original text the sign. (…) is

4.2. Reference in the list of sources

General rules:

  • The major information source is indicated with letters in italics. In case of books it is the title itself, in articles, studies it is the name of the publication/periodical/volume.
  • When the source is also available online, the date of downloading should be given after the necessary bibliographic data. URL: web-address, date of downloading: 09.09.2018. web-access by itself is not acceptable without the bibliographic data neither in the corpus, nor in the bibliography.


4.2.1 Individual books

Author(s) (year): Title, publisher, place of publication (town)

  • In case of Hungarian authors their full names should be used.
    • Lénárd Ferenc (1986): Pedagógiai ellentmondások. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.
    • Bedő Andrea és Schlotter Judit (2008): Az interaktív tábla. Műszaki Kiadó, Budapest.
  • If the source is foreign/international only the family names of authors are written down (even if they are Hungarians), and after a comma the initial letter of their first name is used with a dot following it.
    • Ginnis, P. (2007): Tanítási és tanulási receptkönyv. Alexandra, Budapest.


4.2.2 Edited books

Author(s)) (year, edit. Title. Publisher, place of publication (town). the title of the book is in italics.

  • In case of Hungarian editors their full names are used.
    • Falus Iván (2004, edit.): Didaktika. Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó, Budapest.
    • Kollár Katalin and Szabó Éva (2004, edit.): Pszichológia pedagógusoknak. Osiris Kiadó, Budapest.
    • Halász Gábor and Lannert Judit (2006, edit.): Jelentés a magyar közoktatásról. OKI, Budapest.
  • If the source is foreign/international only the family names of editors are written down (even if they are Hungarians), and after a comma, the initial letter of their first name is used with a dot following it.
    • Mandl, H., De Corte, E., Bennett, N. and Friedrich, H. F. (1990, edit.): Learning and instruction. European research in an international context. Volume 2.1. Social and cognitive aspects of learning and instruction. Pergamon Press, Oxford.
    • Németh, A., Stöckl, C. and Vincze B. (2017, edit.): Survival of Utopias – Life Reform and Progressive Education in Austria and Hungary: Weiterlebende Utopien – Lebensreform und Reformpädagogik in Österreich und Ungarn. Peter Lang Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, Wien.


4.2.3 Book chapters

Author(s) (year): Tiltle of Chapter (or monograph/study). In: Editor(s)’ name (edit.): Title of book, publisher, place of publishing (town). Page numbers: the first and last page number of the chapter. The title of the incorporating book in italics.

  • Neves, D. M. and Anderson, J. R. (1981): Knowledge compilation: Mechanisms for the automatization of cognitive skills. In: Anderson, J. R. (edit.): Cognitive skills and their acquisition. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, Hillsdale. 57-84.


4.2.4 Articles published in journals

Author(s), (year): Title of the given essay/study. Title of Journal, volume. Number. Page numbers: the first and last page number of the study. The title of the incorporating journal in italics.

  • Larkin, J. H. and Simon, H. A. (1987): Why a diagram is (sometimes) worth ten thousand words. Cognitive Science, Vol.9. No. 11. pp. 65-99

In the bibliography page numbering omits “p” for page ; Volume is “Vol.”, number is “No.”

Online periodicals may lack page numbering, consequently there are no numbers in the thesis either.

If the study has a DOI number, please mark it.

  • Fügedi János (2016): A Néptánc Tudástár adatbázisának rendszere. Néptánc Tudástár. MTA BTK Zenetudományi Intézet. DOI: 10.23714/


4.2.5 An odd volume of a book series

Author(s) (year): Title. Title of series, number of volume. Publisher, place of publishing (town).

  • Gordon Győri János (2004): Tehetségpedagógiai módszerek. Oktatás-módszertani Kiskönyvtár, Vol.VII. Gondolat Kiadó, Budapest.
  • Nádasi Mária (2003): Projektoktatás. Oktatás-módszertani Kiskönyvtár, Vol.V., Gondolat Kiadó, Budapest.
  • Petriné Feyér Judit (2004): A problémaközpontú csoportmunka. Oktatás-módszertani Kiskönyvtár,Vol. VI. Gondolat Kiadó, Budapest.


4.2.6 An article or interview in a daily, weekly or monthly paper

  • daily paper

Author (year: Title. Title of daily paper, day of publication. Page number.

  • Ferdinandy György (1993): Csatlakozás. Magyar Nemzet, 06.1993. 20.

If there is no author, the title is the first element.

If the article was published on an internet website: Author (year): Title., the exact date of publication, URL: web-site, date of downloading: 09.09.2018.

Author (year: Title. The name of the weekly/monthly paper. Vol. Number. Page.

  • Sáska Géza (2011): Klebelsberg újratöltve. Heti Világgazdaság, Vol.33. No. 46. 96–97.


4.2.7 Indicating earlier publication or translation

If one wishes to refer to the translation, a reprint version or a re-published form of a work in an omnibus edition, it is possible to indicate the original and the later date of publication. In this case there will be two years. The original year is followed by a slash, then comes the second year. Further data belong to the version the writer is referring to.

  • In the corpus text: (Neisser, 1976/1984). In the bibliography: Neisser, U. (1976/1984): Megismerés és valóság. Gondolat, Budapest.


4.2.8 Statistical figures

Name of organization (year): Title. Title of Incorporating volume. Publishing organization, date of publishing, URL, date of downloading.

Name of organization (year): Title. Publishing organization, date of publishing, URL, date of downloading.


4.2.9 Educational documents

Name of document (year): Title of incorporating work, date of publication, URL, date of downloading.


4.2.10 Dissertations, theses

Author (year): Title. Type of work. Institution.

  • Lőrinc Katalin (2014): A test szövege. DLA dissertation. Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem,
  • Szélpál Éva (2014): “Egy élet e tánc…”: Végső Miklós táncoktatói tevékenysége. MA-thesis. Magyar Táncművészeti Főiskola.

If a DOI-number is available:

  • Lanszki Anita (2018): A digitális történetmesélés mint tanulásszervezési eljárás tanulástámogató és kompetenciafejlesztő hatása az oktatási folyamatban. PhD értekezés. Eszterházy Károly Egyetem. DOI: 10.15773/EKE.2018.004


4.2.11 Manuscript

Author (year): Title. Manuscript. Place of publication.

A printing press is not a publisher. After bibliographical data it should be mentioned if the given source is a private edition or a manuscript.

  • Gönyei Sándor (1951): Beszámoló az 1951.11.03-04-én, a Népművészeti Intézet megbízásából, Bag Pest megyei községben végzett táncgíűjtő útról. MTA BTK Zenetudományi Intézet, Néptánc Archívum, Akt. 106.


4.2.12 Private edition

Author (year): Title. Manuscript. Place of publishing (if any). Private edition.

  • Szabó-Józsa Éva (2016): Magyarország a HAZÁM, de Svájc az otthonom. Private edition.


4.2.13 Blog entry

Use the name of the author they use in their blog. (year), title. Blog address, date of publishing. URL. Date of downloading.


4.2.14. Lexicon entries

Author (year): Title: In: Editor(s): Name of lexicon. Publisher. Page number.

  • Martin György (2001): Legényes. In: Pálfy Gyula (szerk.): Néptánc kislexikon. Planétás Kiadó. 95-96.
  • If there is no author the title comes first.


4.2.15 Conference presentation

Lecturer/presenter (year): Title. Title of conference. Place and time of conference.

  • Sándor Ildikó (2017): Rekonstrukció és adaptáció: énekes népi játékok a művészeti nevelésben. Táncművészet és intellektualitás: VI. Nemzetközi Tánctudományi Konferencia. Magyar Táncművészeti Egyetem, 17.11. 2017.


4.2.16 Choreography

The author in this case is the choreographer (director, date, the year of premiere): Title. Participants. Venue, the date of premiere.

  • Miloss Aurél (choreographer, 1942): A csodálatos mandarin. Composer: Bartók Béla, Conducted by: Ferencsik János, Performed by: Corpo di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala. Teatro alla Scala, 12.01. 1942.

A choreography in a stage performance:

  • Horváth Csaba (choreographer, 2016): Pál utcai fiúk. directed by: Marton László, Music by: Dés László, on the basis of Molnár Ferenc’ novel written by: Geszti Péter and Grecsó Krisztián. Vígszínház, 05.11.2016.


4.2.17 Stage performances (not choreographies)

the author in this case is the director (director, date, the year of the premiere). Title. Participants, venue, date of premiere.

  • Pintér Béla (director, 2016): A bajnok. Using the works of Giacomo Puccini written by Pintér Béla, Music director: Kéménczy Antal, Dramaturge: Enyédi Éva. Katona József Színház, 19.03. 2016.


4.2.18 Dance scores /notation

Choreographer (date): Title. An informant (= notation-maker) is not an author. Publisher.

  • Rábai Miklós (koreográfus, 1971): Ecseri lakodalmas. Noted by: Szentpál Mária. Népművelődési Propaganda Iroda.


3.2.19 Music scores

Composer (The date is that of the birth of the music, in absence of that the year of the premiere.): Title. Participants. Place, Date.

  • Erkel Ferenc (1861): Bánk bán. Written by: Egressy Benjámin, Conducted by: Erkel Ferenc. Nemzeti Színház, 09.03.1861.


4.2.20 Audio materials

  • Author (date of recording if different from the year of copyright): Title. Performer. Type of device. Distributor.
    • Bach, J. S. (1984/2003): English Suites. Performer: Gustav Leonhardt. CD. EMI Records Ltd, Virgin Classics – Veritas.
  • Author – who is the performer at the same time – (year of publishing): Title.
  • Title of the album. Type of audio- device. Distributor, headquarters.
    • Björk (1988): Birthday. The Sugarcubes. One Little Indian Records, England.
  • Folk song

Title (year of publication). Performers. In: author of incorporating work: Title of incorporating book. Publisher. Page number.

  • Kanásztánc (2010). Performed by: Ferencz Józsefné Balázs Mária, Collected by: Olsvai Imre and Katona Imre, 1978. In: Paksa Katalin: Az ugrós táncok zenéje. MTA Zenetudományi Intézet / L’Harmattan Kiadó. 126.

4.2.21 Moving pictures

  • Film

Name of director (director, year): Title. Distributor, headquarters.

  • von Trier, L. (director, 2005): Manderlay (film). Budapest Film, Budapest.
  • referring to a film extract in the text when analyzing the film: 0:12:40-0:12:45
  • television programme

name of director (director, time of broadcast: day, month, year): Title. Participant(s). Broadcasting channel, its headquarters

  • Szurdoki Erika (director, 2011): A rejtélyes XX. század. A programme of Kun, Miklós. Magyar Televízió 1., Budapest.
  • Series

Episode (year). Title of series. Season. Episode. Broadcasting channel, date of broadcasting of the given episode.

  • Week Zero (2010). Dance Academy. 1. season, 2. episode, TV Tonight, 01.06.2010.

In case of series with an author the director must be identified. Name of director (director, year): Title. Broadcasting channel, date of premiere.

  • Woody, A. (director, 2016): Crisis in Six Scenes. Amazon, 30.09.2016.


4.3. The language of the thesis


  • clear-cut, logical wording
  • avoiding Germanisms, Anglicisms
  • checking the correlation of the subject and object of the sentence


4.4. Technical terms

The writer of the thesis applies the technical terms of the theme’s discipline discussed. Available sources and students’ consultants can lend them a hand in this.

4.5. Accuracy

  • the basic principles of Hungarian orthography
  • initials of institutions with a capital letter
  • common names with lowercase
  • preserving the original spelling /initials of works
  • when citing foreign language sources:
    • using existing translations (with precise reference)
    • in absence of that: using one’s own translation in accordance with an accurate Hungarian language and terminology (indicating it is one’s own translation)

4.6. Vocabulary, style

  • an expected level of language use (conscious style, discipline, technical terms)
  • avoid
    • poetic language, the abundance of qualifiers, complex metaphors, emotional outbursts, sighs
    • laxity (e.g. as a matter of fact, isn’t it, as I see it)
    • slang, student language, humorous turns
    • dilogy within the same sentence / coherent unit
    • too long chapter and sub-chapter titles
    • too many highlighted elements – if it is necessary use bold types and use them consistently
    • underlining as a form of highlighting

5. The choice of theme/topic

5.1. Defining the extent of the theme

Students should not undertake the analysis of a too broad topic (e.g: The relationship of film and dance or The impact of ballet from the beginning to our times). This will not enable them to have a deeper insight into the chosen question. Limiting or narrowing a theme can be done in time, in space, according to age, sex etc.; e.g. one should not include the entire primary education system, rather the junior section of it.

Ideally a thesis provides a synthesis of available bibliography, as well as an individual critical approach and thorough examination. Choosing a smaller unit with relevant background material is recommended.


5.2. The title

The title should precisely describe the chosen theme. The main title is general, broad, it can be a quotation as well. The subtitle is narrowed, more direct, e.g. “Therpsikore in gym shoes. The history of modern American dance.” Or: “The Hungarian language is being written down.” Literary thinking in mediaeval Hungary.

5.3. The purpose of the thesis

The thesis should focus on problems with a few questions asked at the beginning to seek an answer to. The reader should understand the aims and their realization from the work.

5.4. Questions, hypotheses

The student should give an answer to the questions asked at the beginning and/ or attempt to justify or reject initial hypothesis/es – all in accordance with the chosen topic.

6. Theoretical founding

6.1. Literature

One should use the rich and relevant Hungarian literature available and if permitted foreign literature as well – as far as possible.


The following sources cannot be accepted:

  • a Wikipedia entry
  • publications from tabloids/gutter press
  • publications from uncertain sources

6.2. Definitions

On one conceptual notion the student is supposed to present and contrast the viewpoints / definitions /opinions of several authors.

7. Analysis

7.1. Logic, coherence

Fundamental literature referred to (or methodology) should be in accordance with the analysis, deductions and the aim of the thesis.

7.2. Description

The student is supposed to provide a detailed description of the phenomena discussed and give countenance to them with precise reference.

7.3. A critical analysis

  • The analysis should be based on antecedents in literature and/or individual, reliable examination data from the viewpoint of research methodology.


  • The student is supposed both to enlist theories, models, works and to interpret and analyze them with a critical approach.
  • Descriptive and analytic parts of the thesis should be well balanced.

7.4. Deduction

  • The student is asked to derive conclusions from the analyses and if research permits, make proposals.
  • Thoughts and suggestions of the student and those from resource literature should be separated.
  • Units of the thesis should show a logical sequence.

8. The originality of the thesis

8.1. What is plagiarism?

Each thought, quotation which derives from someone else and is used in the thesis without referring to its source is considered plagiarism.

To avoid this:

  • The source of something cited literally must be indicated with the relevant page number after the quotation.
  • When /while or after/ providing a precis of ideas/thoughts of one or several authors the source must be indicated.

Declaration of originality



Name of student:

Student’s NEPTUN-code:…………………………….




Title of thesis: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………




As a student of the Hungarian Dance Academy I declare under the penalty of perjury and hereby certify with my signature that my thesis is my own, individual intellectual property. Printed and electronic resource literature is referred to according to the general rules of copyright.


I acknowledge that in case of theses the following is considered plagiarism:

– literal quoting without quotation marks and source reference;

– quoting contents without indicating the references;

– using someone else’s published thoughts as one’s own ideas.


I as undersigned declare that I have been acquainted with the concept of plagiarism and acknowledge that in case of plagiarism my thesis will be refused and a disciplinary procedure can be initiated.


Furthermore I declare that my thesis was handed in in the form accepted by my consultant.

Budapest, … ………………………………20……









Rules of practical classes:

  1. Student must be in the studio by the beginning of classes. 0 and 1st grade students may not enter the studios before class, without the ballet master.


  1. If Student got injured or feels sick, he/she should inform the ballet master about it before class. If one gets injured during the class, he/she should report this to the master immediately. If Student is unable to come to school for any reasons, he/she must report it to the international coordinator by telephone until 9 am on the respective day.


  1. Student may leave the studios during classes only with the permission of the ballet master.


  1. Lockers should be kept under lock and key during practice classes, also, keys should be kept in the studio. The order and cleanliness of the dressing-rooms and the shower are supervised continuously by the pedagogical assistants, as well as a locker check-up is held once in every month by the pedagogical assistance and the ballet master. New students must pay for the expenses of locker keys (500 HUF).


  1. Dress code:
    Students use uniformed leotard (ballet tights) and ballet outfit on practice classes (boys: white T-shirt, black trousers, white socks/anklet; girls: white leotard/ballet tights, white socks/stockings). Student must ensure outfits and cleaning soaps for oneself.
    Student’s hairstyle must be formed so that the line of forehead and neck can be seen.
    No jewels are allowed on practice classes because of safety reasons. Also, the use of makeup and coloured nail polish are not allowed in the institution.
    It is strictly forbidden to enter the studios in outdoor shoes!
    Student must wear white blouse/shirt and dark skirt/trousers at the ceremonies of the Academy.



Rules of professional theatre practice:


  1. Student must complete his/her stage practice at the theater designated by the curriculum. The professional order of practical classes is valid for all stage rehearsals and performances.


  1. Weekly theater rehearsal notices are displayed on every Friday. As alterations may happen, student must follow the rehersal notice board day by day and appear punctually on rehearsals and performances.


  1. Student may not stay in the auditorium before and after performances, only in the dressing-room. For performances one must be prepared with the help of the tire-woman and the hairdresser as well as must be warmed-up by him/herself. When student is called by the stage-manager, he/she must go to stage and wait at the place the ballet master assigns.


  1. Reporting illness:
    Student’s illness is reported to the theater officially by the Academy. Reports are accepted by the Ballet Office of the theater until 9:30am on the first day of illness, this is why Student must report illness to the international coordinator by 9 am on the respective day.

Rules of concert and competition rehearsals:


  1. Weekly schedule of concert and competition rehearsals are displayed from Mondays to Mondays. On reherasals one must appear punctually. Reaseonble excuses for not appearing must be reported to the ballet master immediately.


  1. For primary and secondary school students the concert and competition rehearsals last until 1pm. Rehearsals in the evening usually have the duration of 1,5 hours.


  1. Performers of midterm concerts will be noticed about the date and time of performances one week in advance by the directorate of the Academy (except in case of special occurents).


Public appearances:


Students may only appear in public (eg. TV, film, advert, theater, photo) only if permission is granted by the general director. Until the end of studies in the 9th grade the Academy is entitled to make the contract about financial and objective conditions of the students’ public performances at all times.


Insurance and medical treatment:


  1. All students must pay attention to his/her and other students’ state of health. Because of the increased health risk of the nature of the technical education at the Academy all students are obliged to take out an insurance. A copy of the insurance must be submitted to the international coordinator upon arrival.


  1. Medical examinations of the Academy students are held by Országos Testnevelés- és Sportegészségügyi Intézet (Sportsclinic). Students attend these examinations in groups, coordinated by the Department of Education of the Academy.


  1. Students may use the health facilities of the Academy: the gym and the osteopath of the house.


Smoking and alcoholic drinks:


It is strictly forbidden for students to smoke or to consume alcoholic drinks on campus grounds, in its proximate surroundings or at any of the Academy events.


Regulations regarding studies


Schedule of academic year and education

(1) An academic year consists of two semesters.

Semesters consist of a 15-week- long study period and a minimum 4-week-long exam period in each major.

The length of the study as well as the exam period may alter by a week on the proposal of the directors of the institute.

For Students of different majors the length of the study period may alter.

(2) The exact date of winter and spring holiday is determined by the Rector considering the proposal of the directors of the institute. State and church holidays respectively bank holidays are days off. In addition, the Rector of the institute can allow maximum 5 days-off. If necessary, further holidays may be assigned on the consent of the Senate.

(3) In partial training program (evening of correspondence) a part of the classes are held on Saturdays, which are rest-days.

(4) The registration period involves the first two weeks of the given semester.

(5) Final-exam period lasts from 1 June until 15 July respectively from 1 September until 15 October every year.

Other dates for final examination can be appointed by the Rector on the proposal of the head of departments and the directors of the institute.

(6) A class at HDA takes 45, 50, or 55 minutes, depending on the subject, on the decision of the directors of the institute. At least a 10- minute-long break should be held between the classes, except for blocked classes.

(7) For dancers the education of professional practical subjects is not suspended even for the exam period.

(8) Classes in certain subjects are held on Saturdays (on the weekly rest-days) for dancers, except for free Saturdays appointed by the Rector or the director of the institute.

(9) Professional practical classes can be held uninterrupted on the decision of the directors of the institute and head of departments

(10) A part of the summer holiday (maximum 5 weeks) can be spent on professional practice (course, practice) considering the education. Credits may be imputed.



(1) Student status is realized by registration. One can register personally, in exceptional cases through authorization.

(2) Once registered, Students shall register in the given period of each semester (registration).

At the time of the registration the Student should notify the College whether he intends to pursue active or passive studies in the respective semester. Notification on passive semester can be submitted only in written form.

(3) A Student applying for the in-school deferment of the studies has to register and start/continue his studies in active form after two suspended semesters, except the Student can start/continue his studies in the respective subject only by further deferment of studies in conformity with the education system of HDA. In this case deferment is valid till the following launch of the subject or specialization.


Enrolment of subjects

(1) At the beginning of every study period the HDA shall make the schedule of the respective semester public-in written form or/and on its web site- containing the basic requirements of subjects and the criteria for the enrolment of subjects.

(2) In the registration period Students receive the study booklet (=index) from the study executive officer.

Students paying tuition fee can receive their study booklet only upon paying off the first installment of the fee. To certify the payment Students should bring the certificate of payment (original cheque or a certificate of bank transfer) and a copy of it to the registration to be forwarded to the finance department by the study executive officer.

(3) Subjects to be completed in the respective semester are enrolled through Neptun-system with the help of the study executive officer on the Student’s request. The list of enrolled subjects is printed out after registration and attached to the study booklet of the Student.

(4) The so-called compulsory subjects (mainly the professional main subjects) are to be enrolled. In special cases (for example pregnancy, illness) Students can apply for deferment of studies submitting a petition to the director of the institution.

(5) Enrolment can be modified during the registration period (for example, the cancellation of a subject). Upon modification, the schedule is regarded final, including free choice subjects.

(6) Units taught outside the curriculum are exceptional that can be enrolled to until the end of the following study period.

(7) Upon enrolment until the end of the registration period Students shall give back their study booklet to the study executive officer

In exceptional cases Students submitting a petition to the director of the institution may get a 15-day-long delay to give back their Student book

Student booklets given back after the deadline shall be taken over by the study executive officer only for payment of delay stipulated in the regulation of Student allowance

(8) Repeated enrolment occurs if the Student can not complete an enrolled subject.

In case of subjects ending in practice mark repeated enrolment is allowed twice, in case of subjects ending in examination it is allowed once in accordance with the education system of HDA, with the exception of main professional subjects in dancer and choreographer training program where repeated enrolment is not allowed (qualifying exam).


Subject Requirements

(1) Subject requirements are specified in subject programs that are included in the training program accessible on the web page of the institution.

Training requirements containing subject requirements are approved by the Senate.

(2) Upon registration the Student shall get a copy of the program scheme and the Student Allowance.

(3) At the beginning of the semester all teachers shall inform the Students about the requirements of the respective subjects, the criteria for the signature of the subject (or practice mark), the requirements connecting the exam of the respective subjects and the specialized literature to be used for preparation.

(4) The Student is responsible for the study drawbacks on absence and making up for the missed classes.

(5) Arrears due to the absence of teachers are made up by replacement, changing or move of classes, organizing extra classes by the directors of the institute.


Student participation in classes

(1) The participation of Student in classes and practice –depending on the requirements of the subject- is compulsory, or rather recommended. Participation is controlled by teachers (in case of dancers the pedagogues) and study executive officers shall be notified about absence.

(2) Student status may terminate due to absence:

  1. a) in case the absence (whether reasonable or not) of the Student exceeds 33 percentage of the professional main classes of the respective semester.
  2. b) in case the absence (whether reasonable or not) of the Student exceeds 33 percentage of the compulsory professional classes of the respective semester.
  3. c) in case the number of uncertified classes exceeds the total number of weekly classes in full-time training.

(3) In case the absence of the Student is at least 33% in a given subject, the teacher is entitled to refuse to sign the study booklet obliging the Student to re-enroll the subject, with the exception of professional main subjects that can not be re-enrolled, consequently the exceeding of the absence limit may result in the termination of the Student status.

(4) In case the Student exceeds the absence limit specified in (2) due to illness, childbirth or for any acceptable reason, a request of equity can be submitted to the director of the institute who may permit the replacement until the appointed deadline upon agreement with the head of departments and the teacher of the respective subject.

(5) The absence is considered as uncertified in case the Student appears at compulsory practical class not in the clothes prescribed by the teacher.

(6) The Student shall certify his absence in compulsory subjects to the teacher of the subject-if necessary, with the involvement of the study executive officer- at the very firs class or on the 7th school-day following his absence at the latest.

(7) In dancer training program in the event of absence excessing two days due to some illness only medical certificate can be accepted indicating the first day of the illness or injury, the day of recovery and the medical derogation of visiting classes. Absence from Saturday classes can be certified only with medical certificate.

(8) In dancer training program if the teacher refuses to accept the certification of absence

  1. a) a ballet master warning shall be given in written form for the first time
  2. b) a ballet master reprimand shall be given in written form for the second time and the head of department shall be informed
  3. c) a senior warning shall be initiated for the third time and the director of the art institute shall be informed.
  4. d) disciplinary proceedings shall be initiated for the fourth time and the Rector shall be informed.

(9) If the absence exceeds three days following, the master can initiate

  1. a) proceedings specified in 8/c for the first time
  2. b) proceedings specified in 8/d for the second time


Preferential schedule

(1) Students can apply for a preferential schedule from the beginning of the second academic year. Application forms should be sent to the Education Board every semester.

(2) Students obtaining a preferential schedule are derogated fully or partly from visiting classes. Exams can be taken outside the exam period, marks during the term can be obtained upon agreement with teachers till the end of the exam period at the latest.

(3) Application for the preferential schedule shall be submitted to the director of the institute with the involvement of the study executive officer referring to the reason for the application and the expected period of the preferential schedule.

(4) Preferential schedule can be applied for by subjects. In this case the approving document of the teacher of the given subject should be attached.

(5) Applications are considered by the director of the institute, the heads of department and teachers involved within 15 calendar days.

Upon notifying the Student of the decision, he shall be informed about the duties (deadlines, etc.) regarding the preferential schedule.

Decision of the board mentioned above shall be recorded in the Student booklet and in the register by the study executive officer.

(6) Application for preferential schedule should not be submitted in case special situation arises on the proposal of the professional board (e g changing of subject or specialization, grade-jump)

(7) Preferential schedule can be withdrawn in case the achievement of the Student declines or in two semesters following less than 20 credits are obtained (except when no further credits needed for the completion of studies).

(8) Preferential schedule do not derogate the Student of fulfilling the duty of studies.


Practice marks

(1) Simultaneously with the signature at the end of the semester practice marks are recorded in the study booklet reflecting the Student’s achievement in an evaluation of 3 or 5 grades.

(2) In case the Student fails to complete the subject requirements until the end of the study period, the teacher may permit him to make up for the arrears until the end of the third week of the exam period at the latest.

(3) Insufficient practice mark can be corrected only once during the respective exam period the criteria of which are determined by the teacher. In event of failure the Student shall complete the subject again.


Exam period, times of exams, the alterations of exams

(1) Exam period usually runs from 20 December until 31 January, respectively from 15 May till 30 June.

(2) Exam period can be prolonged by the Rector should the Student be prevented from preparation through no fault of his own.

(3) Exams-with the exception of pre-exams, permitted cases, such as preferential schedule, exam moved to another time on request-should be taken only within the exam period on obtaining the signature of the respective subject and showing the study booklet.

(4) On the basis of the Student’s achievement during the study period the following marks can be offered by the teacher: pre-eminent, excellent (5), good (4). The Student is not liable for accepting the offered evaluation, but if the weaker one is received at exam it should be recorded in the study booklet.

The offered and accepted mark is recorded in the study booklet and on the exam sheet as well. (7) Exams depending on the subject can be practical ones; taken in oral or written form, respectively in groups or individually.

(8) About the date of the exam Students should be informed

  1. a) in case of professional main exams minimum 2 weeks
  2. b) in case of other exams minimum 3 weeks

before the exam period.

(9) No need to apply for professional main exams. The time of the exam- according to the character of the training- can not be altered.

If the Student fails to appear at exam, semester in the relevant subject is considered as invalid and studies can be continued only by positive consideration of a request of equity submitted to the Rector.

(Equity can not be rejected in event of absence due to illness or other reason through no fault of the Student’s own.) In this case opportunity should be provided for the Student to take the exam until the beginning of the next exam period.

(10) If the time of an exam is appointed for a group of Students (grade, specialization), no need to apply for it individually.

  1. a) In event of practical exams taken in group the time of the exam can not be altered. If the Student fails to appear at the exam, semester in the relevant subject is considered as invalid. Application for making up for the subject should be submitted to the head of department.
  2. b) In case of theoretical exams the date of the exam may be altered 48 hours before the exam at the latest.

(11) If Students have the opportunity to choose the date of the exam; it shall be applied for two weeks before the given date.

(12) An exam can be altered or cancelled only once in an exam period except for the exams specified in points (9) and (10).

(13) An extra fee is to be paid in case the exam is cancelled (altered) in 48 hours or in case of absence.


The process of the exam, correction of failure

(1) In major Dancer the professional main exam is held in the presence of an examination board of minimum 5 members, at theoretical exams in the presence of an examination board of minimum 3.

(2) At oral exams some preparation time should be provided.

(3) Students shall be informed about the result of the exam

  1. a) in case of practical exam within 72 hours after the exam
  2. b) in case of written exam one week after the exam
  3. c) in case of oral exam on the very day of the exam.

(4) In case of failure a corrective exam shall be taken. If the exam consists of different parts only the failed one shall be repeated.

(5) In case the corrective exam results in failure a repeated corrective exam may be taken.

(6) If the repeated corrective exam results in failure, the respective subject shall be repeated.

(7) There should be at least five days between the day of the exam and the day of the corrective exam respectively the day of the corrective exam and the day of the repeated corrective exam.

(8) Should the Student not take an exam through no fault of his own during the exam period, it can be taken in the first two weeks of the next study period. Application should be submitted to the director of the institute.


Comprehensive exam

(1) Criteria for the comprehensive exams stipulated in the curriculum are to complete all the semesters in the subjects constituting the complex curriculum for the relevant comprehensive exam.

(2) The comprehensive exam can be a practical or an oral one or the combination of the two.

(4) Comprehensive exam shall be taken in the presence of an examination board. The examination board consists of at least 3 examiners among who one shall be a college associate professor or a college teacher.

(6) In case of failure a corrective comprehensive exam should be taken. Should the corrective exam result in failure a repeated corrective exam shall be taken.

(7) Should the Student fail to take the comprehensive exam in the exam period through no fault of his own, a request shall be submitted to the director of the institution for making up for the exam during the study period, except for the mid-term mark constituting the basis for the respective subject is insufficient


Professional practice

(1) Participation in professional practice is mandatory. Absence can be made up for exclusively by practice implemented according to the syllabus determined by the competent department.

(2) Professional practice of Dancers is controlled by the director of the Art Institution with the involvement of the head of department.


Correction of marks (= modifying exam)

(1) If the Student intends to correct the mid-term mark or the mark obtained at exam modifying exam can be taken in maximum two subjects during the exam period per semester. Result of a comprehensive exam shall not be modified.

(2) The result of the modifying exam is valid even if it is worse than the former one.

(3) The result (at least sufficient) of the modifying as well as that of the repeated modifying exam shall not be corrected.


Calculating the average result of marks obtained

(1) Upon completion the semester the study booklet should be closed without reference to the fulfillment of duties.

(2) Upon completion the semester the average result of marks shall be calculated at a moment’s notice and recorded in the study booklet along with the number of credits.

(3) Marks received in other subjects or results of studies pursued at higher institutions abroad are to be considered while calculating the average result of marks.

(6) The achievement of the student is evaluated by the average result of studies weighted with credits by the HDA taking quality and quantity aspects into consideration.

(8) Weighted average result of studies may be:

– Pre-eminent if the average result of studies is 5,00

– excellent if the average result of studies is 4,51-4,99

– good if the average result of studies is 3,51-4,50

– satisfactory if the average result of studies is 2,51-3,50

– sufficient if the average result of studies is less than 2,51

– insufficient in case of an uncorrected failure when there is no further opportunity to correct it.


Consideration of credits

(1) The Student can apply for the consideration of credits until the end of third week of the study period at the latest completed in other subjects of HDA or at a higher institution other than HDA as well as the consideration of subjects intended to complete as a guest Student at a higher institution other than HDA

(2) Consideration is decided and controlled by the Committee of Credit Consideration.

(4) On the applicable rule of 1993 on Higher Education any degree issued by the HDA is considered as an equivalent of those attained in bachelor trainings governed by rule of CXXXIX of 2005.

Bachelor degree is considered with 180 credits in the two-cycle training program, irrespectively of the fact that the diploma was obtained through credit-system or the former one.

(5) To attain a degree of HDA supplementary subjects completed at other higher institution shall not exceed one-third of the whole credit number, the remaining two-third shall be completed at HDA.

(6) Life Competence may also be considered as complimentary subjects by the Committee of Credit Board.


Finishing higher education studies

(1) In each cycle higher education training is a graduate education.

(3) Final exam should be taken on obtaining the leaving certificate (completion of studies)

Leaving certificate is issued if the Student fulfilled all the study and practice requirements stipulated in the curriculum, except for the obtaining of language examination certificate and the preparation of extended essay.

(4) Leaving certificate does not attest any qualification.


Extended Essay

(1) Students participating in higher education training shall prepare an extended essay.

(2) Preparing an extended essay involves writing up a theme individually using national and international specialized literature connected with the Student’s studies proving that the Student is able to put the acquired skills into practice.


Final essay in dancer BA training

(1) In dancer BA training extended essay is equivalent of a minimum 15-page theoretical essay connected with the open concert exam of the Student proving that the Student is prepared theoretically.

(2) For detailed information see separate information.


Final exam

(1) In conformity with the character of the training at HDA final exam may consist of several parts.

Parts of the final exam:

In BA training program, major dancer specializing in classical ballet:

Qualifying exams, open stage exam, extended essay, protection of extended essay

(2) The criteria for final exam (in event of exams consisting of several parts the protection of the extended essay)

– attaining of final certificate minimum 2 weeks before the final exam

– submission and approval of extended essay by the consultant before the deadline

– fulfilling payment duties to the institution

(3) Final exams shall be applied for. Deadline is 31 March for the exam period of June-July as well as 30 June for the exam period of September-October.

(4) Postponement of the final exam shall be reported in written form maximum 15 days before the time of the final exam or else extra fee is to be paid.

(5) In case of failure the Student shall re-take only the part of the final exam he fails. Failure may be corrected only once.

(6) Final exam may be taken upon attaining the leaving certificate in the study period within the frameworks of student status; upon termination of the student status in any study period in conformity with the study requirements.


The diploma

(1) Diploma is a public document supplied with the coat-of-arm of the Hungarian Republic.

(2) Graduation of the diploma involves:

-marks for comprehensive exams considered as single

-marks for protection of extended essay considered as single

-marks for final exams considered as single

-marks for open stage exam considered as double

averaging (and rounding up to 2 decimals) the grades stated above.

Graduation of the diploma may be:

Pre-eminent 4,81 – 5,00

Excellent 4,51 – 4,80

Good 3,51 – 4,50

Average 2,51 – 3,50

Sufficient 2,00 – 2,50

(3) Diploma is obtained on fulfillment all payment duties to HDA


Change of subjects, specialization as well as acceptance from other institution

(1) Change of subjects or specialization can occur on the proposal of the Student or the Exam Committee of Major.

(2) In case the Student fails the aptitude test or fails to make up for the arrears by deadline, his studies shall not be pursued at HDA.

(3) Request on acceptance can be submitted to the head of Study Committee until 30 May of the respective semester. Upon submission of request of acceptance aptitude exam should be taken.


Re-acceptance upon termination of student status

(1) In case the student status is terminated unilaterally by HDA, request on equity can be submitted to the Rector within 30 days upon termination of the student status.

(2) In case student status terminated for other reason, for the re-acceptance of the Student new admission process shall be started.

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