Coline is looking for the next promotion of its 2 years professional course in contemporary dance in Istres (South of France).
We seek dancers (M/F) aged from 18 to 25 with a good technical level and knowledge in contemporary dance.

Where: Istres, France

When: October 2022 – June 2024

Deadline for applications: May 25 2022

Coline is a professional training for dancers in contemporary dance, and is based at the Maison de la danse in Istres.

Coline offers a full time 2 years course and is aiming to guide 12 / 14 dancers towards a professional career. It gives a major place to artistic commitment, to creation and repertory work by inviting guest choreographers to share the experiment of creating new pieces or repertory works through stage experiences.
Coline develops technical abilities of the dancers as well as their artistic skills and potentials by confronting them to the realities of the professional dance world – especially – through pedagogical actions related to contemporary pieces from the guest choreographers by leading workshops with young publics mainly from schools.

The global training course is articulated around four main lines inherent to the dancer’s profession :
> classes and workshops (Improvisation, composition, movement research ) 2 classes of ballet and 5 contemporary classes a week. Feldenkrais or yoga classes are also given ;
> repertory pieces and creations with invited contemporary choreographers representing the present artistic landscape and a wide range of aesthetics ;
> stage experience through performances in France and abroad. Those performances are sometimes related to pedagogical actions for school students ;
> an artistic and cultural exchange abroad

How to apply: First selection on file

First audition / Preselections
JUNE 3 2022 – PARIS
JULY 1 2022 – ISTRES

Final audition
JULY 2 & 3 2022 – ISTRES

Followed by a training period audition
JULY 4-8 2022 – ISTRES

Definitive admission after the training period audition.

To apply, please send us a file by mail before May, 25 2022, with all documents below :
– registration file (you can find it on our website)
– detailed resume (dance studies, artistic experience…)
– motivation letter
– medical certificate to be able to practice intensive dance activity (dated 3 months max)
– identity photo

Costs for participants:
Registration fees : 40 euros ;
Then for selected candidates for the training period audition : additional fees 50 euros.

Contact details: POSTAL ADRESS :
Maison de la Danse, Bât G – 2, chemin de la Combe aux Fées

If you have any question, the best way to reach us is by sending us an email (
We will usually reply within two or three business days.

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