Applicants should have turned 16 years of age
The National Conservatory Dance School welcomes both national and international students.
The school, based in Lisbon, offers a full-time Secondary Education (September-July) in both general and artistic studies.
The curriculum is designed for students who have turned 16 years of age with the highest artistic and technical skills in both classical ballet and contemporary dance, who want to pursue a career as professional dancers.
Our dance training and curriculum concentrate on multidisciplinary technique and style of dancing, required by international dance companies. It includes daily ballet and contemporary classes, as well as additional lessons in pas de deux, classical and contemporary repertoire, composition, music, contemporary duet, character and yoga/pilates.
Students will also receive coaching for auditions, competitions and school performances. Each trimester, the school organizes performances as well as different public events. At the end of the school year, a final performance is presented in one main theatre in Lisbon.
The National Conservatory Dance School offers a recognised dance education at national and international levels. All students graduating from the school will receive an official national diploma or certificate.
Admission to the EDCN is subject to an audition, which may be through a Video sent to the School, containing parts of a classical dance class and a part of contemporary dance. This video (similarly to what will happen if the student opts for the presential audition modality) will be viewed by a jury appointed by the Director. To proceed with the video audition, the candidate must follow the following steps:
1 – Open the “Candidate Information” field and fully read the PDF that applies to the candidate, with the conditions of access and attendance at EDCN;
2 – Open the “Video Audition Requirments” field to find out the contents that must be included in the audition video;
3 – Open the “Application Form & Video Link” field, fill in the entire application form and submit it.
European and International Students over 18 Years of Age
CANDIDATE INFORMATION OVER18 YEARS (ENG) | INFORMAÇÃO CANDIDATOS MAIORES DE 18 ANOS (POR)
European and International Students under 18 Years of Age
CANDIDATE INFORMATION UNDER 18 YEARS (ENG) | INFORMAÇÃO CANDIDATOS MENORES DE 18 ANOS (POR)
6th, 7th and 8th grade
Classical Dance | soft shoes
Barre with balance in retiré, atittude and arabesque:
1 – Pliés;
2 – Battements Tendus;
3 – Battements Fondus;
4 – Adagio with arabesque penché;
5 – Grands Battements;
6 – Extensions – foot in hand / grand écart in 2nd position and in 4th position on both sides.
7 – Battements tendus /jetés with détournés/soutenus/glissades;
8 – Pirouettes combination from 4th and 5th positions, en dehors e en dedans; and in big poses – attitude, arabesque and à la seconde;
9 – Adagio
10 – Small jumps including echappés in diferente positions, en tournant jumps and batterie,
11 – Medium jumps including some of the following steps: assemblés battus, jetés battus, sissonnes ouvertes and fermés, brisés.
For male candidates:
12 – Grand allegro containing cabrioles, entrechat-six e double tour en l’air, grand jeté entrelacé, pirouette à la seconde suivi, déboulés, etc,.
For female candidates | On pointe shoes:
13 – Echappés, retirés, pirouettes en dehors e en dedans;
14 – Grand allegro enchaînement including diagonals with piqués en dehors, en dedans and deboulés.
15 – 8 or 16 fouettés (only 7th and 8th grade candidates).
A contemporary enchaînement or variation (max. 2 minutes).
Audition for school year 2023/2024
All information about Presential Auditions in Portugal