BUDAPEST: International ELITE Programme (application deadline 31th May)

Join BDT’s ELITE Training Programme 2019/2020 where you can experience professional dancing scene in the vivid and dynamic city of BUDAPEST

Learn contemporary dance from our comany members and also famous international teachers

Classical ballet, contemporary and repertoire classes are held 5 times a week, from Monday to Friday

You can have an insight to the everyday life of a professional dance company

Duration: September 2019 to June 2020.


BDT Elite Training Program provides participants a unique opportunity to train as versatile and multi-disciplinary dancers, working and training alongside with Budapest Dance Theatre, one of the leading dance companies in Hungary.  

The program's faculty is composed of some of the best choreographers and dance teachers in Hungary and worldwide. Alongside dance techniques, participants will explore the rich repertoire of BDT, which has been built up with work from internationally well-known choreographers from the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Israel etc.
The company has significant educational activity as well. The regular training of the dancers are held by the qualified standard of Budapest Dance Theatre.The versatile training involves classical ballet, modern, floorwork and contemporary techniques and repertoire classes.
Furthermore, during the year, members of BDT give dance classes to participants and they also have the chance to take part in courses of international dance teachers from France, Israel, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Spain etc.

In addition during the Program, students have performances as well, from the repertoire of Budapest Dance Theatre.
After finishing the Program, several students have been picked to work for professional companies, in Hungary or also in other countries.

Working side by side with BDT in repertoire rehearsals, students will gain an insight to the working environment of a professional company.
Those who fulfill the Program with outstanding quality, have the chance to recieve a private diploma of BDT. In the end of May there is a one-week long examination time.

The ELITE Training Programme will be held in Budapest at the home of Budapest Dance Theare.
15 Koppany Street, in the 9th district, Budapest 1097.

The BDT's ELITE Training Programme is 10 months long of intensive training over the period of a year, and optional participation in the International Summer Intensive Dance Course organized by BDT towards the end of the programme.
The Programme runs from September till June.
Students must be able to commit to all weeks of the
The Programme consists of the classes from Monday to Friday, 4 hours each day.

Advantages of coming to Budapest
First of all you can not only work together with professionals but also learn from famous teachers and choreographers.
Budapest is a breezy and juvenile city,which offers severaly opportunities to the young, and has a lot to explore.
There are numerous cultural programmes as well as plenty of out and indoor events, which is a must for you to explore.
We also give you some infomation of the avarage living costs:

- living alone in the capital costs just approx. 100.000 HUF (300 EUR/month)

- you can have shared apartments from approx. 60.000 HUF
(200 EUR/month)

If the participant needs, we can help finding apartment via internet.


Applicants must be over 18 years old by the 9th September 2019. The course is suitable for school leavers, students or experienced performers, and dancers aiming to continue their professional development.
Applicants must have experience in every day trainings previously, to be able to fulfill the classes both phisically and mentally.


For European Union members:

The cost of the BDT ELITE Training Programme is 1500 Euro/ Semester. The Programme contains 2 semesters a year.
Fees have to be paid in two instalments in the beginning of September and at the beginning of February, which are non-refundables.

For non- European Union members:

The cost of the Programme is 3000 euros, which includes 10 months of intensive training, which has to be paid in the beginning of September.

The Program includes 10 months intensive training, Studio presentation, and one ticket to the premiere of BPDT's new production which is displayed at the National Dance Theatre.

Application Process

The audition for BDT's ELITE Training Programme 2019/20 is an OPEN audition.
It will be held by video audition. Therefore applicants do not need to travel to Budapest for auditioning. There is no audition fee either.

To apply for the BDT’s ELITE Training Programme's audition please send your CV, a motivation letter, a photo of yourself and your dance video to [email protected]
Application deadline is the 31th of May 2019.

We welcome you to join the colourful Hungarian dance scene!

Contact info:

[email protected]

Hereby in the video links you are able to see
the dance life of BDT:

a few pieces of the repertoire:

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