New Education for Contemporary Dance (Danslinje)

Härnösands folkhögskola

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Due to the COVID 19 virus we will hold alternative auditions this springterm. You will be invited to a video audition and skypemeetings instead of the prior planned auditions.

So don’t hesitate to apply!

We are looking forward to seeing you.
Danielle Dietz
Leader for New Education for Contemporary Dance

2-4 year program of training before the next step in dance

Kurstyp: Profilkurs

Studietakt: 100%

Längd: 2 år - 4 år

Ansök senast: löpande

Lediga platser: Ja

Antagningsvillkor: Applicants must be over 18 years old by the August 31, 2020. The course is suitable for school leavers, students and dancers aiming to continue their professional development. Applicants must have previous experience in every day training.

Kostnader: Fees: Literature as well as a service charge (1150 SEK/semester). Both the education and the audition are free of cost.

Studiestödsnivå (CSN):
Gymnasienivå (A2)

Internat: Ja

Kurstid: 31 aug 2020 - 25 jun 2021

Danielle Dietz

Telefon: +46705504094

Through intensive training and creation periods this dance program focuses on artistry, technique, creativity, sophistication and maturity. The program will have positive effects on a dancer’s confidence and abilities so each individual can successfully move forward with their career in the dance field.

Every student gets a personal mentor directly from the dance field. The education works in strong connection to one of Swedens international dance companies “Norrdans”. Former students have moved on to higher educations, young companies or professional apprenticeships in Norrdans. We also collaborate with IlYoung.

The education is in english.

Course objective

The program will give you the best possible conditions for continuing with your career in the dance field. Today’s choreographers want dancers who can be creative, who are personal in their design language and can improvise material to a choreography. In the program you also get help with contacts to higher education in and outside of Sweden.

Course content

  • Contemporary dance

  • Graham

  • Ballet

  • Improvisation

  • Contact improvisation

  • Improjam

  • Composition

  • African dance


  • Producing with guest choreographers

  • Producing own works

  • Theme blocks: Yoga, Partner work, Acrobatics, Gaga

  • Physical training: Injury prevention (Pain Free, Safe Floor, Stretch), Strength Training (Horton technique, Cunningham technique), Cardio, Cardio boxing

  • Theoretical topics: Dance terminology, Dance history, Anatomy, Goal book work, contemporary arts analysis

  • Common arrangements at school (theme days)

Collaboration with Norrdans

The closeness to Norrdans gives us these opportunities:

  • Dancers as teachers and choreographers

  • Visiting guest teachers also comes to the school

  • Collaboration around “Windows”, display window performance in December

  • Collaboration on “Dansmix”

  • Students can freely see classes and rehearsals for performances

  • Students can sometimes take classes at Norrdans

  • If necessary, we can use Norrdans studio


The Teachers’ Team consists of Danielle Dietz (Teacher), Ian Butler (Graham, Contemporary, Contact improvisation, Choreographer and Rehearsal director), Andrea Svensson (anatomy) and Linus Gustafsson (boxing). We have several guest teachers, including different dance teachers who visit Norrdans.


Malmö: April 10
Stockholm: April 11
Härnösand: April 13

Callbacks April 14 – 15 in Härnösand.

You can also come and visit at other times for private auditions.

Private auditions until June 17, 2020.

More details concerning the auditions can be found over at our website.

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