BPDT Elite Training Program provides participants with a unique opportunity to train as versatile and multi-disciplinary dancers, working and training alongside with Budapest Dance Theatre, one of the leading dance companies in Hungary. Members will also be able to learn from the Director of the BPDT Company.
Where: Budapest, Hungary
When: September – June
The program’s faculty is composed of some of the best choreographers and dance teachers in Hungary and worldwide. Alongside dance techniques, participants will explore the rich repertoire of BPDT, which has been built up with work from internationally well-known choreographers such as
– Földi Béla (Hungary, director of the Budapest Dance Theatre)
– Raza Hammadi (Paris, Vichy),
-Krisztina de Chatel (Amsterdam),
-Bruce Taylor (Paris),
-Amir Kolben (Jerusalem, Jerusalem Dance Academy),
-Joseph Tmim (Tel-Aviv, Tolada Dance Company),
-Neel Verdoorn (Amsterdam- Guest teacher at Codarts Academy),
– Lorand Zachar (Rotterdam, Guest teacher at Codarts Academy),
-Glenn van der Hoff (Hague),
-Marie-Laure Bedel-Tarneaud (Limoges),
-Gustavo Ramirez Sansano (San Fulgencio, Spain),
– Jiri Pokorny ( The Netherlands- ex Netherlands Dans Theatre dancer, current choreographer).
-Fernando Troya (The Hague- former NDT Dancer)
The company has significant educational activity as well. The regular training of the dancers are held by the qualified dancers of the Budapest Dance Theatre.The versatile training involves classical ballet, european modern,contact, release and contemporary techniques and repertoire classes. We also have Student Exchange Program with Ivanson Center (Munchen), and Ballet Jazz Art (Paris), Spellbound Dance Company (Rome).
Furthermore, during the year, the participants have the chance to take part in Courses of
-Raza Hammadi (FR -Ballet de Jazz Art),
– Joseph Tmim (ISR – Tolada Dance Company, former Batcheva Dance Company solist)
– Lorand Zachar (HUN- Guest teacher at Codarts Dance Academy),
– Peter Juhasz (HUN),
Neel Verdoorn (NL- Guest teacher at Codarts Dance Academy),
Michael Kropf (AUT),
Jiri Pokorny (NDT, The Hague- The Netherlands- former Netherlands Dans Theatre dancer, current choreographer).
– Alice Valentin (FR, former dancer of di Scala di Milano)
-Fernando Troya ( ES, former NDT dancer- The Hague)
In addition during the Program, students have performances as well, from the repertoire of the Budapest Dance Theatre.
After finishing the Program, several pupils are picked to work for professional companies, also in Hungary or in other countries.
Working side by side with BPDT in repertoire rehearsals, students will gain an insight to the working environment of a professional company.
At the end of the Program participants recieve a Certificate, they have fullfilled the Program.
What are the advantages of spending your training time in Hungary? First of all you can not only work together with professionals but can also learn from the above mentioned famous teachers and choreographers. Furthermore the cost of living in Hungary is much cheaper than in the other cities in Western Europe.
The Elite Training Program will be held in Budapest at the home of Budapest Dance Theater. 15 Koppany Street, in the 9th. district, Budapest 1097.
The BPDT’s Elite Training Program is 10 months long of intensive training over the period of a year, and optional participation in the International summer intensive dance course organized by BPDT towards the end of the program.
The Program runs from September till June.
Students must be able to commit to all weeks of the course.
The Program consists of the classes from Monday to Friday, from 9:00- 13:00.
3 weeks intensive summer course (optional)
Applicants must be over 18 years old by 4th September 2017. The course is suitable for school leavers, students and experienced performers, dancers aiming to continue their professional development. (Applicants must be able to commit to all weeks of the Program.)
Applicants must have had every day training previously, to be able to fulfill the classes both physically and mentally.
For European Union members:
The cost of the BPDT Elite Training Program is 1500 Euro/ Semester. The Program contains 2 semesters a year.
Fees have to be paid in two installments at the beginning of September and at the beginning of February, which are non-refundable.
For non- European Union members:
The cost of the Program is 3000 euros, which includes 10 months of intensive training, which has to be paid in the beginning of September.
The audition for BPDT’s Elit Training Program 2017/18 is an OPEN audition.
It is held by video audition.
To apply for the BPDT Elite Training Program’s audition please send your CV, a motivation letter, a photo of yourself and your dance video to
We welcome you to join the colourful Hungarian dance scene!
For further information, please visit www.budapestdancetheatre.hu