Dansopleidingen van Fontys Dance Academy 2016-2017
Fontys Dance Academy educates strong and creative dancers who are not afraid to be artistically different. Our students are not your regular, standardised beings, but personalities who know their own minds. And we take notice of each and every one of them. Our students are acknowledged throughout the world. They possess that slightly different approach, something which makes us really proud.
We strive for excellence. You are challenged by outstanding training programmes. We offer an inclusive learning environment; a clear focus on individual growth and cooperative exploration; diverse training and research in performance and movement practices. Our students are the creators of and performers in their own work. We specifically appreciate students who challenge our ideas of what a dance artist is. We invite dancers with different backgrounds with an urgent interest in creative, playful and conceptual dance training.
You have the talent it takes; we help you evolve into that contemporary, internationally-oriented, creative dance artist. The main programmes are Theatre Dance Performance and Choreography. The first one has two branches of training: Dance Arts in Context and Contemporary Urban. The program Contemporary Urban is unexampled. We started this branch because dancers who have also fully mastered ‘Urban skills’ are increasingly in high demand.
In both profiles, students are challenged to collaborate with other art disciplines on different locations in- and outside the theatre through various kinds of projects. This is made possible in and around the beautiful building of Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, in the heart of Tilburg. We share the house with fourteen other art educations stretching from Circus and Architecture to Visual Arts and Music. We offer an audacious English speaking programme with a congenial and people-oriented environment. Fontys Dance Academy is your starting point for a route towards an international career. We introduce you to reknown teachers and choreographers. On top of that, every year students get the chance to participate in outstanding dance festivals for professionals such as Deltebre Dansa in Spain, Summer Dance Forever in Amsterdam and Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dancing Days).
The working field is perpetually looking for strong personalities who are apt at adding something to the creative process. As dancers and/or choreographers, our students find their ways in the international field of activity. Various alumni have already worked with companies/choreographers the like of Eastman/Sidi larbi Cherkaoui, Jan Fabre, Damien Jalet, Ann Van Der Broek, T.R.A.S.H, Les Ballets C de la B, Sascha Waltz, Jan Martens, Scapino, etcetera.