Introductory course to the Professional Life
Specially designed for young dancers following professional (or pre-professional) training, this course guides them through the dance profession and the performing arts' field, in which they will work in the future. Danse Transition provides young dancers with tools to facilitate their integration to the professional environment straight after their artistic education.
The course is structured in five classes of an hour and half, but it can be organized differently depending on the school/university needs. Lessons cover the following topics:
- Professional dancer: vocation and profession
- Professional dance in Switzerland (the job market, different types of contracts, professional field organization, resource organizations)
- Job hunting (auditions, networking, cvs and biography, job application dossier)
- Employability (contracts, pension funds, social insurances)
- Professional career : mid-term to long-term (projection to 1, 5 and 15 years, career transition)
The course is tailored accroding to the age and needs of the young students.
If you are interested to learn more or to propose these classes at your school or institution , please contact Alessandra Mattana au +41 78 878 58 01 ou par email.
Trampoline Day - Workshop for young dancers
Trampoline Day is a full day workshop dedicated to young dancers.
It is organized on a biennial basis by Danse Transition as a continuation to the regular introductory courses taught at recognized dance training institutions such as the Ballet Junior de Genève, the Manufacture Bachelor program in Contemporary Dance, the Marchepied from Lausanne and the CFC danseur/euse interprète from Geneva.
Trampoline Day is a bridge between dance training and professional life. It aims to broaden the perspectives of young dancers by showing the richness and variety of professional paths, while allowing them to develop a more concrete vision of their own strengths for their future.
Organized in a "neutral place", Trampoline Day brings together young dancers from different dance training programs and allows them to meet each other, overcome shyness, develop social skills and expand their network. By generating a platform for ideas, experiences and information exchange, Trampoline Day proves to be a very relevant exercise in view of young dancers' professional career development.
A time to think on the dancer's career.
The Trampoline Day first edition took place on November 11th, 2015 and its second edition on November 7th, 2017. Danse Transition would like to thank its partnering schools/universities and l'Abri Geneva for hosting both events.