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PDFR is accepting submissions
PDFR is accepting submissions

Professional Dance Training French Riviera


The Professional Dance Training French Riviera (PDTFR) is based in Grasse, the world capital of perfume.

Housed in a 1000 m2 space dedicated exclusively to dance, PDTFR is a multi-disciplinary program designed for highly skilled young dancers aged 17 to 25 who strive to make a career in the Ballet and Contemporary Dance world scene.

Exceptionally the world-known ballet senior teacher, Michel Gascard will lead masterclasses during the year.

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

Dancers will be trained in contemporary and ballet dance techniques:  counter-technique, lyrical jazz, partnering, improvisation skills, choreography and performance, theatre, mime, dramaturgy, singing and video making, all with an emphasis on 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 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:

Please send these materials to:

Ballet Program: 

– 1 video  (a 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, and space analysis, 2min maximum).

– 1 improvisation video (create a narrative, tell a story, up to 3 minutes).

– CV

– Motivation letter

The selected candidates will be invited for a meeting via Zoom with our director and team board.

They will have an interview.

Candidates will be informed of the result by email. Successful candidates will then receive an admission form to The PDTFR.

More information & Tuition:

Email submissions to:

Please submit your application by: June 30, 2023

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