GNO Professional Dance School Dancers and Dance Teachers Programme

INFORMATION - APPLICATIONS

ADMISSION EXAMS PROCEDURE for the Professional Dancers & Dance Teachers Programme

 

The admission exams for the Greek National Opera Professional Dance School for the academic year 2021-2022, will be held in two rounds: the first selection round will take place on 12 and 13 September and the second (final) selection round on 14 September 2021. All candidates must be present in both rounds of exams.

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 Wednesday the 1st of September. Candidate groups will be formed following an alphabetical order. Successful candidates of the first round will pass to the second round (finals), 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 an optional preparation round from the 8th to the 11th of September, aiming to acquaint participants with the techniques in which they will be tested. Candidates who will not attend the preparation round retain the right to take part in the admission exams. Candidates interested in attending the preparation round must state this in their application form and attend all preparatory classes.

  • Each candidate is placed 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 must be at the School at least 45’ 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 Monday the 3d of September 2021.

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

Latecomers will not be allowed to enter the classes.

The admission exams as well as the preparation week will be conducted in line with the instructions and health protocols issued by the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the National Public Health Organisation (EODY).

Candidates must be wearing:

Girls:

Ballet

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

Modern Dance

  • Black leggings or footless 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.

The admission exams application period for the Professional Dancers & Dance Teachers programme of the GNO Professional Dance School begins on 19 July and ends on 27 August. Exceptionally and due to the pandemic, applications for the GNO Professional Dance School admission exams for the academic year 2021-2022 will be submitted only via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The secretariat will remain closed during the August holiday period.

You are kindly requested to send the supporting documents as clearly scanned PDF files attached to your email.

Applications submitted after the specified deadline will not be accepted.

The necessary supporting documents are:

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

You can download the admission exams application form here.

You are kindly requested to make sure that you have received the reference number of your application by the application deadline (via email), as you will need it to access the platform where the results will be announced.

Notice: The application to the Greek National Opera Professional 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 should state that their specialisation is in Dance Teaching. (For more information, please contact: Department of Theatre & Dance Training, Ministry of Culture and Sports, tel: 210-8201758)

 

Placement exams:

Eligible to participate in the placement exams are candidates who hold a Degree in Dance obtained from an Accredited Vocational Dance School in Greece or a Diploma in Dance/Dance Teaching obtained from an Accredited Vocational Dance School abroad.

The necessary supporting documents are:

  • Application form and GDPR consent form duly filled in and signed
  • Photocopy of identity card or passport
  • Photocopy of Degree in Dance obtained from an accredited Higher Vocational Dance School in Greece or a Diploma in Dance/Dance Teaching by an accredited Higher Vocational Dance School abroad
  • Photocopy of high school diploma (lyceum)

Holders of foreign qualifications must 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 admission exams application here.

Transfers

Transfer applications are targeted at students of vocational schools accredited by the Ministry of Culture.

The necessary supporting documents are:

  • Admission exams application form and GDPR consent form dully filled in and signed
  • Transfer application
  • Photocopy of identity card of passport

You can download the admission exams application here.

You can download the transfer application here.

 

Secretariat:

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

364 Andreas Syngrou Avenue, Kallithea

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 10.00-15.00

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