Dance Education

Dance Education Whether at home or abroad, many dancers decide in the course of their lives, because of their work experience, to teach dance- pupils. These dance teacher are very motivated and often very successful. But because of the lack of experience and lack of competence, it may happen that only patchy and methodical knowledge is passed on. The profession of a dancer is accepted by the state, when a state-approved or sponsored school was attended and passed. But the profession of dance educators, with the exception of a university degree, is still not recognized by the state. Unfortunately, there was hardly a possibility to distinguish a competent dance teacher from a true motivated, but unfortunately as a teacher less suitable dancer. Nowadays, everyone can call oneself a dance teacher and open a dance school, of presence or absence of skills. With the completion of our study dance education we provide unprecedented transparency and set new standards for quality and competence for the dance school of tomorrow. By successfully completing our study the occupational profile of dance education is nationally, financially and socially recognized (research work agencies in Germany). The German pension fund differs, as in all other professions, between unskilled dance teachers and teachers with a state-approved and completed vocational training. Type of training: Postgraduate Studies / Full Training Duration of training: Two years, each consisting of one full weekend per month. The duration and content of studying are the 3, 5 and 8-year training of Waganova Methodology equate and can be part-time. The Subjects: –  Methodology of Classical Dance –  Dance Education –  Dance Psychology –  Anatomy of Dance The education goal: Nationally recognized vocational qualification with diploma “dance teacher / dance instructor” The lecturers: All our faculty come from academic institutions. Prof. L. Dobrozhan Larisa Dobrozhan was born in St.-Petersburg / Russia and trained at the “Waganova Dance Academy” in Leningrad. Two of her teachers were Natalya Dudinskaya and Alexander Pushkin. Among others she danced at the Mariinsky Theatre (now in St. Petersburg) and the Comic Opera Berlin and made the training of teacher at the GITIS in Moscow. There and in Tokyo she passed as a teacher her knowledge on. She worked in Essen and Munich, but her path led her back to Berlin, where she was very successful as a teacher for classical dance at the State Ballet School of Berlin until 2014. Dr. C. Wrede Christine Wrede was educated at the University of Greifswald with two specialist trainings – general medicine and sports medicine. For more than 20 years she practiced, researched and published in dance and as a Doctor in German-speaking she may be called as a dance physician. She has her own medical practice in Berlin and teaches at the State Ballet School of Berlin and at the School of Dramatic Art “E. Busch”. Prof. D. Seyffert Dietmar Seyffert, a world-renowned choreographer, began his training as a dancer at the Palucca School in Dresden and began a four-year study in choreography in Leipzig. In addition he studied education and psychology of high performance sport at the German University of Physical Culture in Leipzig. At the Humboldt University in Berlin he studied music, music theory and harmony. He started a research assistantship for 2.5 years in Leningrad at the Conservatory “R. Korsakov” and methodology of classical dance at the Dance Academy Waganova. His doctorate was the introduction of the chair “choreography” at the School of Dramatic Art “E. Busch” in Berlin. He was a solo dancer and later the only salaried choreographer at the “Deutsche Oper Berlin” and at the same time he was a choreographer and artistic director of the Grand Opera Leipzig. He worked in over 30 countries (USA, Mexico, Denmark, Russia, India, Italy, France, Japan, England and many others). At the CID Unesco Paris he was president for 16 years. His first book, “Pedagogy and Psychology in the dance,” he wrote in 2012 in the Russian language is now transferred to the third edition. A new version takes place in spring 2015 in English. Further information on the costs, promotions and terms of registration will follow soon.