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ADMISSION EXAMS PROCEDURE

Departments for professional dancers & dance teachers

The admission exams for the Greek National Opera Dance School, for the academic year 2019-2020, will be held in two one-day rounds. The first round (selection) will be held on Sunday 22 September and requires the presence of all candidates.

The time as well as the groups of the first round of exams will be announced in the section “NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS” of the Greek National Opera’s official website (https://www.nationalopera.gr/nea-anakoinoseis) by Thursday 19 September. Candidate groups will be formed following an alphabetical order. Successful candidates of the first round will pass to the second round (finals) which will be held on Monday 23 September, and from which the students of the new academic year will be selected. Candidates will take an exam in ballet, modern dance and rhythmics, in the presence of the selection panel.

Prior to the exams, there will be a week of preparation from the 16th to the 20th of September, in the above mentioned subjects aiming to acquaint participants with the techniques in which they will be tested. Participation in the preparatory classes is optional. Candidates interested in participating must state this in their application form and attend all preparatory classes.

The preparation week includes 5 days of classes in the aforementioned techniques.

  • Each candidate is listed by the School in groups. Candidates are not allowed to change groups, unless in exceptional circumstances and after prior communication with the School.
  • On the first day of the preparation week, candidates should be at the School at least 30’ prior to the start of the classes.

The detailed programme of the preparation week as well as the candidate groups will be announced in the “NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS” section of the Greek National Opera’s official webpage (https://www.nationalopera.gr/nea-anakoinoseis) by Thursday 12 September.

Classes will be held in the afternoon at the venues of the GNO Dance School in the SNFCC.

Latecomers will not be allowed to enter the classes.

Candidates should be wearing:

Girls:

Ballet

  • Black leotard
  • Pink tights
  • Soft ballet shoes
  • Pointes

Modern Dance

  • Black leggings or footless (pink or skin-coloured) tights
  • No shoes

Boys:

Ballet & Modern Dance

  • White T-shirt
  • Black leggings
  • Black or white ballet shoes (only for the ballet class)

Applications:

Eligible to participate in the admission exams are all candidates who have not exceeded 25 years of age. For those who already hold a diploma from a higher educational institution the age limit is 30 years.

The application period for the admission exams for the departments for professional dancers and dance teachers is from 15 July until 6 September. Applications can be submitted via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or, alternatively, at the School’s secretariat, from 15 until 26 July and from 2 until 6 September, every day  from 10:00 to 14:00.

The secretariat will remain closed during the August holiday period.

You are kindly requested to send the supporting documents as clearly scanned attachments in pdf format.

Applications submitted after the specified deadline will not be accepted.

Necessary supporting documents:

  • Application form and GDPR consent form duly filled in
  • Photocopy of identity card or passport
  • Photocopy of high school diploma

You can download the application form here.

You are kindly requested to ask for the reference number of your application ( via email or telephone), as you will need it to access the announcement of the results.

Notice: The application to the Greek National Opera Dance School does not substitute the application that candidates must necessarily submit to the Ministry of Culture and Sports. We recommend that candidates who hold a high school diploma to inform the Teacher's Department. (For more information, please contact: Department of Theatre & Dance Training, Ministry of Culture and Sports, tel: 210-8201758)

 

Placement exams:

Necessary Supporting Documents:

  • Application form and GDPR consent form duly filled in
  • Photocopy of identity card or passport
  • Photocopy of diploma or degree in Dance or in Dance Teaching by an accredited Greek or foreign Higher Vocational Dance School
  • Photocopy of high school diploma

Holders of foreign qualifications should moreover submit:

  • Official translation (from the Translation Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) of their qualifications in Greek
  • Certificate of studies (stating the place, the duration of studies, the curriculum and hours of teaching) accompanied by its official translation in Greek
  • Curriculum vitae

Candidates who are non-Greek nationals must moreover submit:

  • Residence permit
  • Official document stating their father’s name
  • Official translation of this document in Greek

You can download the application here.

 

Transfer

The transfer application is targeted to students of vocational schools accredited by the Ministry of Culture.

You can download the transfer application here.

 

Preparatory classes

Entrance exams for the preparatory classes are targeted to students aged 12-17. Exams for the teaching year 2019-2020 will be held on Thursday 26 September for the 12-14 age group, and on Friday 27 September for the 15-17 age group. The time of the exams will be announced after the end of the applications period  in the section “NEWS &ANNOUNCEMENTS” of the Greek National Opera’s official webpage (https://www.nationalopera.gr/nea-anakoinoseis).

Candidates taking the ballet and modern dance exams should be wearing:

Girls:

Ballet

  • Black leotard
  • Pink tights
  • Soft ballet shoes
  • Pointes

Modern Dance

  • Black leggings or footless (pink or skin-coloured) tights
  • No shoes

Boys:

Ballet & Modern dance

  • White T-shirt
  • Black leggings
  • Black or white ballet shoes (only for the ballet examination)

 

Applications:

The application period for the preparatory classes entrance exams is from 15 July until 6 September. Candidates can submit their applications via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or alternatively, at the School’s secretariat from 15 to 26 July and from 2 to 6 September, every day from 10:00 to 14:00.

The secretariat will remain closed during the August holiday period.

 

Supporting documents should be sent as attached pdf files.

Applications submitted after the specified  deadline will not be accepted.

Necessary supporting documents:

  • Application form and GDPR consent form duly signed
  • Birth certificate or a photocopy of identity card or passport

You can download the application here.

You are kindly requested to ask for the reference number of your application (via email or telephone) as you will need it to access the platform where the results will be announced.

Secretariat:

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

364 Andreas Syngros Avenue, Kallithera

Tel. 213088-5971, -5974 (extension 5971, 5974)

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public hours: Monday-Friday 10.00-14.00

You are kindly requested to enter through the Dance School entrance. The School’s venues are on the 6th floor.