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  The School Programme

- Teaching is free of charge.
- We are not a boarding school, so students must make own accommodation arrangements.
- The course covers two consecutive years.
- The school takes about 40 students.
- Classes are held from Tuesday to Sunday (inclusive), and are obligatory.
- There is only one day off every week.
- Attendance is checked every day.
- The schedule includes regular presentations in each subject, so that both students and teachers can present their work to the director, Michel Gascard.
- Student evaluation's letters are sent to their families ( for underage and adult students ).

Daily timetable:

8:00: The school opens
9:00-10:45: Classical ballet classes for first- and second-year students; generally separate classes for boys and girls.
For the classical ballet classes, all students must wear leotards set by the School.
Classical training for boys
Pas de deux, or Pointe for girls
11:00 : 14:00: Modern dance (Martha Graham technique) or music training
(voice placement, or rhythm and percussion).
For the modern dance classes, all students must wear leotards set by the School.
First- and second-year students are in separate classes.

There is a fifteen-minute break between each class.

14:15-15:00: Lunch break. Meals can be taken in the Béjart Ballet Lausanne canteen which is open from 12:00 to 15:30.
Outside these times, the refectory is open and the micro-wave, electric kettle etc. can be used.
15:00: Afternoon classes begin.
Afternoon classes include rehearsals, music studies, traditional dances, Maurice Béjart and Martha Graham repertoires, and workshops.
19:00: Classes end.
20h30: The school closes.

Monday is the day off.


Holidays:

  • Two weeks at Christmas
  • One month in August

We do not follow the local school holidays.
Special days off are given after performances or tours.


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