Based in the world capital of perfume in Grasse, the professional dance training French Riviera (pdtfr) is a multi-disciplinary program designed for highly skilled young dancers aged from16 to 25, who strive to make a career in ballet and contemporary dance world scene.
Exceptionally, for the pdtfr, the world known ballet master teacher, Michel Gascard will lead masterclasses

Where: Grasse, France, zone commerciale de la paoute, 34 Trav. de la paoute

When: April, the 30th

Deadline for applications: April the 20th

The main goal of the pdtfr is to cultivate an environment where dancers feel safe to explore, try new things, fail, and to challenge their physicality and performative skills, all the while encouraging vulnerability, growth, and success.

Dancers will be trained in contemporary and ballet dance techniques : countertechnique, lyrical jazz, partnering, improvisation skills, choreography and performance, physical theater, mime, dramaturgy, singing and video making, all with an emphasis in embodying and speaking their own voice.

In addition, dancers will be offered a healing practice: Yoga, Breathwork, Pilates, Functional Anatomy, Floor Barre, and nutrition.

The dance program is directed by elodie auger and has a duration between 9 months and 2 years.

Over this period dancers will get the chance to work with different artists from various dance companies as: dv8, eastman sidi larbi cherkaoui, punchdrunk, les ballets de monte-carlo, paris opéra, batsheva dance company, la véronal, théâtre du corps pietragalla-derouault, tanztheater wuppertal pina bausch, hofesh shechter, kidd pivot crystal pite, nederlands dance theater, and peeping tom.

The goal of this program is to support dancers and to give them a chance to grow as artists.

The weekly training schedule is to be 30 hours minimum per week.

To guarantee the excellence of the program the number of places is limited per section.

How to apply:
send the materials listed below for the audition in grasse to:

– a personal variation of your choice ( up to 1min30sec)
– cv
– letter of motivation

be prepared to stay from 9am-3pm

michel gascard will audition ballet dancers
julie magneville will audition contemporary dancers

the live audition is highly recommended.

for the candidates who are unable to join the audition in april the 30th, please send these materials to:

ballet program:
– 1 video (personal variation on pointe shoes, 2min maximum).
– 1 video ( repertory variation on pointe shoes mandatory).
– 1 improvisation video (2min maximum, on pointe shoes or without).
– cv
– motivation letter

contemporary program:
– 1 video including ( jumps, floor work, spirals, dynamic changes, space analysis, 2min maximum).
1 improvisation video (create a narrative, tell story, up to 3 minutes).
– cv
– motivation letter

Costs for participants: Free to audition. For Tuitions about the program, please contact us at:

Contact details:
Head of Admissions, Registry and Student Support:
Claudine Magneville:

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