BA Dance Programme


Students learn about dance in a complete and diverse way. In touch with practical classes with varied teachers of our staff and guests in classical ballet, contemporary and modern dance, improvisation, pas de deux, partnering, repertoire and composition, they can learn different skills, techniques, and approaches to find more freedom and strength in their dancing. With theoretical seminars and lectures, such as dramaturgy, dance and art history and analysis, Laban analysis technique, dance and media, dance and architecture, and dance management, students have the chance to also gain different perspectives and a deeper understanding for different layer of dance and its meaning and context, also developing an understanding for practical skills as a professional in the field of dance. 

To ensure the best development as artists and professional dancers, the studies include several artistic projects, such as creational processes with renowned choreographers and performances of relevants repertoire, such as George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Stijn Celis, William Forsythe, Aaron Watkin and others, but also have their own individual creational processes with their own choreographies.

The goal of the programme is to prepapre the young individuals for their career in a very individual and autonomous way, with a variety that is present in the dance world today.


1st Year2nd Year3rd Year
Dance Technique IDance Technique IIDance Technique III
Artistic Process IArtistic Process IIArtistic Process III
Elective subject

Elective subject

Elective subject
Bodywork Bachelor thesis

Semester Dates

Semester starts on:

  • 1 August 2023

"Welcome Back Workshop" (voluntary):

  • 21 to 25 August 2023

Orientation Week (for BAT 1 and guest students):

  • 21 to 25 August 2023

Lectures start on:

  • 28 August 2023

Lecture-free time:

  • 02 to 13 October 2023

  • 30 October 2023

  • 17 December 2023 to 2 January 2024

  • 12 to 23 February 2024 (subject to the "Sleeping Beauty" rehearsals and performances in the Semperoper Dresden)

Semester ends on:

  • 28 February 2023

Semester / lectures start on:

  • 1 March 2023

Lecture-free time:

  • 7 to 14 April 2023
  • 19 May 2023

Lectures end on:

  • 7 July 2023

Semester ends on:

  • 31 July 2023