Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Ballet Schools in Europe w/summer programs?

I was wondering about good ballet schools in Paris, France or Venice, Italy. I was also wondering if anyone has atteneded Ecole Superieure de Danse de Cannes ad if it was a good school with good training? Also does anyone know anything about the Conservatoire de Paris? The website is www.cnsmdp.fr
Is it hard to get into? Do they have a summer program? Please help?! Thank you!

Answer on Ballet Schools in Europe w/summer programs?

Paris Conservatorie is like the french equivalent of Juilliard. In fact they even have a student exchange program with Juilliard. I believe they do have a summer program but it is very elite and not strictly ballet but contemporary focus like the Juilliard full time program.

I don't know too much about Ecole Superieure de Danse de Cannes. I do know they have a full time pre-professional program that includes academics and they also have what they call an amateur program similar to what we would call recreational ballet. I don't think you can just take class with the pre-pro program and only the amateur program would be available for the summer. I am not 100% sure about this. The pre-pro program has produced some pro dancers. I no nothing much about their amateur programs except that they do exist. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.