School history

consbalanIn 1969 George Balanchine founded the Ecole de Danse de Genève for the Grand-Théâtre de Genève and entrusted the management to Beatriz Consuelo and Alfonso Cata. The school became private in 1975 and Beatriz Consuelo become sole director. By training several generations of young dancers who went on to work for some of the best european companies, she made it into an institution of international reputation.

In 1999 Patrice Delay and Sean Wood took over as directors of the Ecole de Danse de Genève. In 2007 the school moved to a building that was an old print works in the very center of the city.

In 2010 the Ecole de Danse de Genève was accredited by the state (Département de l'Instruction Publique) and is now part of the "Confédération des Ecoles de musique, danse et théâtre à enseignement délégué".

Association

RefletStudioThe Ecole de Danse de Genève is a non-profit organisation (association) since August 2010.

The Comitee

Beth Krasna president
Danute Rico
Walther Tessaro
Caroline Bertoldo
Cathy Day
Catherine Hoogenrad
Thomas Florestan

The directors

 

DelayWoodPatrice Delay and Sean Wood  have been co-directing the Ecole de Danse de Genève since September 1999.

They supervise the quality of the teaching, in the continuity of what built the school's international reputation, adding their own pedagogical vision adapted to the professional danceworld's evolution.

If rigour and high expectation are the corner stones of danse training, pleasure remains an essential drive, respecting the development of one's artisctic self unique to each person.

History

consbalantintIn 1969 George Balanchine founded the Ecole de Danse de Genève for the Grand-Théâtre de Genève and entrusted the management to Beatriz Consuelo and Alfonso Cata. The school became private in 1975 and Beatriz Consuelo become sole director. By training several generations of young dancers who went on to work for some of the best european companies, she made it into an institution of international reputation.
In 1999 Patrice Delay and Sean Wood took over as directors of the Ecole de Danse de Genève. In 2007 the school moved to a building that was an old print works in the very center of the city.
In 2010 the Ecole de Danse de Genève was accredited by the state (Département de l'Instruction Publique) and is now part of the "Confédération des Ecoles de musique, danse et théâtre à enseignement délégué".

Children and Teens courses

Classes for children and teens at Ecole de Danse de Genève are open to everyone from the age of 5.
The school offers students, girls and boys, a basic training in ballet and contemporary dance.
The diffrerent programmes (leisure, intensive, pre-professional) allow training to be personalised.
To answer any questions please contact Mrs Françoise Philippon, section coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Adult courses

Adullts, whether beginners, intermediate or advanced can enroll for classes in ballet, contemporary, jazz, floor-barre, and stretch.
A trial class allows you to familiarise yourself with the teacher, the group and the class. regular classes start back from Monday 4 september. Until then a special summer programme of classes is available. For more info contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Ballet Junior Genève course

The Ballet Junior de Genève is the flagship of Ecole de Danse de Genève. It is a dance company composed of about 40 student-dancers aged between 17 and 23 from the upper-level classes of EDG.
As a grass-roots training of dancers, the BJG constantly creates links with the profession; contacts with active artists being particularly sought after.
Admission to this section is by audition only.

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About the school

The Ecole de Danse de Genève is a school open to everyone. It straddles tradition and innovation. Children, adolescents and adults can discover dance, progress, improve and devote themselves to their passion with a chance to lead up to professional level.

CHARTA

Introduction

This charter sets out the Ecole de Danse de Genève’s mission, values and action principles. It concerns the students, teachers and any school partners or collaborators.

Mission

The Ecole de Danse de Genève offers it services to those wishing to study dance for leasure, as a pre-professional or professional aim. The school proposes a personalised supervision and a teaching vision adapted to the constant evolution of the professional scene and expectations of society.

Values

The school’s actions respect the following values :
• The respect of people in their diversity
• The individual development of each student
• The notion of transmitting dance techniques and repertoire
• The link with the professional environment

Action principles

These values are part of the action principles, in which , the school vouches towards the students, the teachers, the partners and collaborators:
• to offer a training structure adapted to different publics.
• to priviledge teaching methods respectful of each student.
• to adapt and enrich its offer constantly.
• to promote links with the professional world.
• to support ongoing training of the staff.
• to oversee the quality of the classes given.

HISTORY

consbalanIn 1969 George Balanchine founded the Ecole de Danse de Genève for the Grand-Théâtre de Genève and entrusted the management to Beatriz Consuelo and Alfonso Cata. The school became private in 1975 and Beatriz Consuelo become sole director. By training several generations of young dancers who went on to work for some of the best european companies, she made it into an institution of international reputation.
In 1999 Patrice Delay and Sean Wood took over as directors of the Ecole de Danse de Genève.
In 2007 the school moved to a building that was an old print works in the very center of the city.
In 2010 the Ecole de Danse de Genève was accredited by the state (Département de l'Instruction Publique) and is now part of the "Confédération des Ecoles de musique, danse et théâtre à enseignement délégué".

 L'IMPRIMERIE, a space for dance

The school is housed in an old refurbished printworks since 2007 in the heart of Geneva.
No less than three studios , changing rooms, offices, a media library and common room have been built on three levels to welcome the school's dance students and Ballet Junior members.

The main atrium houses three studios of exceptional size (140, 110 and 50 m2), two of which , illuminated by a glass roof can be joined into one space by a folding sound-proof wall. Inundated by natural light this outstanding space of 250 m2 offers many possibilities for artistic projects and events.

All studios are professionally equiped with sprung Harlequin dance floors and covering, high ceilings, even lighting, mirrors, sound racks with mixers and high-performance ventillation system. These optimised working conditions make it a perfect environment for dance.

The space was conceived by architect Jesus Fernandez Garcia.

DIPgeneve100pxThe Ecole de Danse de Genève is accredited by the Département de l’instruction publique, de la formation et de la jeunesse Service écoles et sport, art, citoyenneté and recieves funding from the République and canton de Genève. 
It is a member of  CEGM and certified Artistiqua .

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