53 new students for the Training cycle 2013-2016
Between May 7 and 12, 180 candidates gathered in PARTS for the final audition for the Training cycle 2013-2016. They had been selected through 31 preselections that were held in Belgium, Europe and beyond.
The final audition had a very intensive program with classes in ballet (Francesca Caroti, Libby Farr), contemporary dance (Prue Lang, Dominique Duszynski, Samuel Wentz, David Hernandez), improvisation (David Zambrano), theatre (Carly Wijs and Tiago Rodrigues) and Rosas repertory (Clinton Stringer, Marta Coronado, Taka Shamoto) and the candidates showed and created solo work and wrote an essay.
After six days of audition, the final jury made a definitive selection. 53 candidates were invited to start their training at PARTS in September 2013. The 29 boys and 24 girls come from 32 different countries and their average age is exactly 20 years, which makes it the youngest generation in the history of PARTS. The team and teachers of PARTS are looking forward to start the three-year trajectory with them!
PARTS thanks all candidates for their interest in the school, and wishes those who did not make it to the final selection all the best for their future endeavors in dance and choreography.
Next audition Training cycle Spring 2013
PARTS will organise auditions for the Training cycle 2013-2016 in Spring 2013. See below for more information.
PARTS will introduce a new Training curriculum from September 2013 onwards. More information on that curriculum will be announced in January 2013.
General information Training cycle
An overview of the Training program can be found under the chapters 'curriculum training' and 'curriculum research'. The renewed 3-year Training programme will cover the current Training curriculum, as well as parts of the current Research curriculum. The detailed program for the upcoming 3 years 2013-2016, including an overview of the faculty, will be available on the website from January 11, 2013.
Number of students
There will be room for approx. 50 new students.
The minimum age of entry is 18, the maximum age is 23 (both ages on Dec 31 in the year of entry).
Candidates must have a secondary school diploma.
Only candidates who are selected in a preselection audition can participate in the final audition.
Due to the highly international body of teachers the working language at PARTS is English. It is essential that students have a good knowledge of English when starting the course.
At the final audition the candidates will have to take a language test.
PARTS does not have exchange or guest programs.
Sometimes, PARTS organises open classes with PARTS teachers in Brussels or in other places. Check the news & activities page on the site to find out if there are any planned in the near future.
Registration & Tuition fees
The registration fee is € 4.500. This amount is due only once, irrespective of the number of years the student spends at PARTS. It has to be paid before the start of the courses.
The tuition fee for Training Cycle is € 2.500 a year, with the daily lunch included.
For the full 3 years Training Cycle, the cost will be € 4.500 + (3 x € 2.500)= € 12.000
Candidates are encouraged to apply for grants awarded by their local (municipal, regional, national)authorities. Ideally the application should be submitted immediately after the candidate's pre-selection. The PARTS secretariat will provide the necessary certificates at the candidate's request. As soon as the grant application is decided on by the local authorities (positive or negative) the candidate may apply to the PARTS Foundation for a scholarship. Copies of the correspondence with the local authorities should be enclosed with the application to the PARTS Foundation.
The PARTS Foundation provides grants to students at PARTS. A great part of the Foundation comes from the European network DÉPARTS, that grants scholarships to young people coming to study at PARTS, with the support of the European Commission, under its "Culture" programme.
The DÉPARTS scholarships are complementary to the grant awarded to a student in his or her country of origin. The DÉPARTS grant covers at most the tuition fee,food, travel expenses and part of the living costs. The student will receive the application forms for the DÉPARTS scholarship immediately after the final audition. Students who have applied for a grant to their local authorities, will have priority for the attribution of the DÉPARTS grants.
Auditions Training Cycle 2013
Preselections – dates & venues
The preselections are organised on the following dates and places:
February 16 (10am)
March 30 (10am)
April 6 (10am)
April 13 (10am)
Brussels, Belgium, PARTS, Van Volxemlaan 164, 1190 Brussels
January 5 (10am)
Athens, Greece, Danc.C.Ce – Pireos 76, 3rd floor, Keramikos, Athens
January 12 (10am)
Bordeaux, France, Département danse du Conservatoire de Bordeaux – 2 Rue Fieffé, Bordeaux
January 26 (10am)
Sevilla, Spain, Conservatorio Profesional de Danza “Antonio Ruiz Soler” – Paseo de las Delicias s/n, Sevilla
February 2 (10am)
Helsinki,Finland, The Finnish National Opera and Ballet School - Kaikukatu 4A,Helsinki
February 9 (10am)
Vienna, Austria, Tanzquartier Wien - Museumplatz 1, Vienna
February 23 (10am)
Belgrade, Serbia, Cultural Center Majdan, Kozjacka 3-5, Belgrade
March 2 (10am)
Istanbul, Turkey, Aydin Teker Studio, Abide-i Hürriyet Cad. NO: 141, Istanbul
March 2 (10am)
Riga, Latvia, Dzirnas Dance School, Brivibas Street 224/5, Riga
March 9 (10am)
Lisbon, Portugal, Companhia Nacional de Bailado, CNB – Sede Chiado, Rua Vitor Cordon 20, Lisbon
March 9 (10am)
Lausanne, Switzerland, La Manufacture - Haute Ecole de Théâtre de Suisse Romande (HETSR), Rue Grand-Pré 5, Lausanne-Malley
March 16 (10am)
Moscow, Russia, Dance Agency Tsekh, Stolyarny Pereulok 3, BLD 34, Moscow
March 23 (10am)
Paris, France, Centre National de la Danse, Rue Victor-Hugo 1 Pantin, Paris
March 23 (10am)
Oslo, Norway, Rom for Dans, Marstrandgata 8, Oslo
March 29 (10am)
Berlin, Germany, Radialsystem V, Holzmarkstrasse 33, Berlin
March 30 (10am)
Ljubljana, Slovenia, Španski Borci, Zaloška 61, Ljubljana
April 6 (10am)
Budapest, Hungary, Jurányi Incubator and Production House, Jurányi Utca 1-3, Budapest
April 13 (10am)
Roma, Italy, Ials, Via Cesare Fracassini 60, Roma
April 13 (10am)
Stockholm, Sweden, The Royal Swedish Ballet School, Söder Mälarstrand 39, Stockholm
April 20 (10am)
Barcelona, Spain, Institut del Teatre, Placa Margarida Xirgu, Barcelona
April 20 (10am)
Bucharest, Romania, Working Art Space & Production (W.A.S.P.), Flaros Factory, Strada Ion Minulescu 67-93, Bucharest
April 21 (10am)
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Dansmakers, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203-205, Amsterdam
April 27 (10am)
London, United Kingdom, Greenwich Dance, The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, Greenwich, London
Good to know
The preselection will take a whole day; the doors will open at 09.00 am, the first class starts at 10.00 am.
The results will be announced by the end of the day. The exact end time will depend on the number of participants.
To participate in the preselection, you will have to pay the obligatory sum of €10,- (or the equivalent in the local currency, which will be communicated through mail once you registered).
Attention! The obligatory registration fee does NOT cover any insurance. Particpants are responsible for their own medical or liability insurance!
At the start of the preselection, we need 2 recent photos: you can send them either by regular mail (to Eva Vanhole, Van Volxemlaan 164, 1190 Brussels) or bring them to the preselection.
It is not possible to apply by multiple preselections. Make a choice!
How to apply?
1. Choose a preselection date and location.
2. Register by filling out the registration form.
3. After maximum two working days, you will receive an e-mail confirming your presence in the preselection of your choice.
4. One week before the actual preselection, you will receive an e-mail with all the details about the preselection.
5. You are ready to participate in the preselection!
We would like you to inform us when eventually you cannot participate in the preselection, so we can give your place to candidates on the waiting list.
Who can apply?
Candidates must be at least 18 years old and maximum 23 by 31 December 2013.
Candidates must have obtained their secondary school diploma before September 1st, 2013.
Candidates must have good English skills.
Only candidates who have been selected in a preselection can participate in the final audition.
Candidates have to be present for the full six days of the audition. Participation to the Final audition is required to enter the school.
The Final audition for entry in the 2013-2016 Training programme will take place May 7-12, 2013. Mark the days in your agenda!
A few preselections will be organised outside of Europe:
Johannesburg (South Africa), 6 April 2013
The Dance Space
1 President Street
between Miriam Makeba and Henry Nxumalo Streets
PO Box 91331, Auckland Park 2006
New York (United States), 16 March 2013
Gina Gibney Dance, Inc.
890 Broadway, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
Tokyo (Japan), Architanz, January 5, 2013. More information here.
Other overseas audition dates and places will follow, so if you are interested in auditioning at one of those places, we advise you to regularly check this webpage.
All conditions for the preselections apply.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the selection criteria?
2. I am older or younger than the age limit for one of the cycles. Can I participate in the preselection?
3. Do I need to send or bring recommendation letters and a cv to the audition
4. Can I participate in multiple preselections?
5. How do I know if I can participate in a preselection?
6. What will happen during a preselection?
7. How long will the preselection last?
8. When do I know if I am selected for the final audition?
9. What will happen during the final audition?
10. When do I know if I am selected to come to PARTS?
11. Is there a dress code for the auditions?
12. Do I make more chance auditioning in Brussels rather than elsewhere?
13. All the places for the preselections are extremely far from where I live. What do I do?
14. Can PARTS financially support my coming to Brussels for the final audition or the preselection?
15. How many students does PARTS take in?
16. Does PARTS provide scholarships?
17. Can you send me a brochure or prospectus?
18. Can I visit the school?
1 What are the selection criteria?
PARTS is looking for dancers, dance makers and choreographers with intuition and openness, physical intelligence, potential, talent, stage presence, mental availability and focus, and a clear capacity for looking, listening and digesting information, and for autonomous learning. top
2 I am older or younger than the age limit for the Training cycle. Can I participate in one of the preselections?
If you are younger than the age limit, you can participate in the audition, but only if you are sure you will have the necessary diploma
(secondary school diploma) before September 1st, 2013.
If you are older than the age limit, you have a smaller chance of acceptance. PARTS will occasionally make an exception to this rule and accept an older student. top
3 Do I need to send or bring recommendation letters and a cv to the audition?
If you apply through a preselection, you don’t have to send a cv and recommendation letters, nor bring them to the audition. All the information we need is in the registration form. top
4 Can I participate in multiple preselections?
No, you must choose one preselection only. top
5 How do I know if I can participate in a preselection?
One week after sending in your application form, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. If you have not received this until three days before the preselection, contact Eva Vanhole at the PARTS office. top
6 What will happen during a preselection?
The preselection will consist of a contemporary dance class, a classical class and a short personal work. The precise format of the personal work will be explained in an email to the registered candidates a week before the preselection. top
7 How long will a preselection last?
The exact length of a preselection varies according to the number of participants, but it usually takes up around 6 hours. You will be able to register from 09.00 am; the actual preselection will start at 10.00 am. Make sure to take this into account when you need to book travels beforehand. If you are not sure, contact Eva Vanhole at the PARTS office. top
8 When do I know if I am selected for the final audition?
The selection is made on the day of the preselection, maximum two hours after the end of the audition. If you have to leave earlier, you should warn the selection responsible, and call the PARTS office the next week to know your result. Candidates who have been selected for the final audition will receive a confirmation letter, which they also can use for getting a visa. top
9 What will happen during the final audition?
The final audition will last several days and will consist of the following elements:
- two ballet classes, with different teachers
- four contemporary dance classes, with different teachers
- repertory: study of Rosas repertory material, and performing it
- theatre classes
- music session
- writing a short essay
- personal work
- group talk and individual interview top
10 When do I know if I am selected to come to PARTS?
The final selection will be made one week after the end of the final audition. top
11 Is there a dress code for the auditions?
In dance classes, the candidate must wear clothing that permits correct observation by the teacher. Wide clothes or too many layers of clothes hinder the precise observation of the position and workings of the body. For classical classes there is a dress code: ankles, knees and hips must be clearly discernible. top
12 Do I make more chance auditioning in Brussels rather than elsewhere?
The preselections are carried out by the same group of people for all the preselections, holding on the same criteria for evaluation. Moreover, auditions in Brussels are usually more crowded than in some other places. top
13 All the places for the preselections are extremely far from where I live. What do I do?
If you have trouble finding the right location for a preselection, please contact Eva Vanhole who will give you advice. top
14 Can PARTS financially support my coming to Brussels for the preselection for the Training Cycle or for the final auditions?
No, we do not cover any expenses for the Training Cycle auditions. We will give you a list with cheap accommodation in Brussels. Contact Eva Vanhole if you have serious trouble getting to Brussels. top
15 How many students does PARTS take in?
In the new Training Cycle, PARTS will take in approximately 50 students. top
16 Does PARTS provide scholarships?
PARTS can provide some scholarships to those students that do not have enough financial resources and have not succeeded in getting scholarships from other funding bodies. PARTS depends for scholarships on external sources, so nothing can be guaranteed. Even if you are not yet sure if you will be accepted or not, it is good to start looking around for scholarship funds in your own country, and start up the application procedure, because in many cases the application deadlines will have expired before you get the final confirmation. If you need help or documents from PARTS, contact the office. top
17 Can you send me a brochure or prospectus?
Unfortunately we have no printed material about PARTS. Please check the website where you can find the necessary information. If you still have further questions, contact the PARTS office.
You can also buy the book 'P.A.R.TS. - Documenting 10 years of contemporary dance education'. This book contains a lot of interesting information and stories about PARTS. The book can be ordered online, for 20 Euros plus shipping. If you are interested, go to the 'News & activities' section. top
18 Can I visit the school?
You can visit the school during selected Open days when the school is functioning in its normal rhythm. The dates for these Open days are announced on the website. Outside of these Open days, visiting the school is not possible. top