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Int'l Dance Journey Program

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC), hosts a unique 5-month and 10-month international study abroad dance program known as Dance Journey.  Open to dancers from 18 years of age and up from around the world, this incredible program provides an outstanding opportunity for professional development while dancing side-by-side with KCDC dancers while learning from one of the leading dance companies in the world.

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC), hosts a unique 5-month and 10-month international study abroad dance program known as Dance Journey .  Open to dancers from 18 years of age and up from around the world, this incredible program provides an outstanding opportunity for professional development while dancing side-by-side with KCDC dancers while learning from one of the leading dance companies in the world.

With a faculty composed of some of the best choreographers and teachers throughout Israel, the Dance Journey program includes KCDC repertoire, ballet, modern, contemporary, and a space for participants to create original choreographic work.  The program also offers Hebrew classes, tours around Israel, volunteering activities, and more.

Starting every September and February, the program takes place in the International Dance Village, Kibbutz Ga’aton, where KCDC's main company and second company dancers along with participants of the Dance Journey program study and live together.


Dance Journey dancers have an amazing opportunity to take part in the 'Nitzotzot' program where they are given the time, space, and tools to create an original choreography.  Dancers are given unlimited use and access to KCDC's professional dance studios along with professional guidance throughout the creation process. Ultimately, they work with professional lighting design and present their work in KCDC's main theater in two separate performances at the end of each semester.  In addition to this, each semester program concludes with a final performance performed by Dance Journey participants consisting of KCDC repertoire, as well as other repertoire by some of the premier international choreographers.

A growing number of Dance Journey's past participants are now dancing in KCDC's main and second companies and have received contracts with other professional dance companies in Israel and around the world.  The Dance Journey program offers dancers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for professional development and job networking with other Israeli companies. 

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company Dance Journey Program Video
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AUDITIONS  
REGISTER FOR AN AUDITION TODAY

 

Acceptance to the program is based upon an audition.  There are two ways to audition:

ATTEND AN AUDITION
  You are encouraged to participate in the open auditions we hold regularly around the world.  The audition information is posted and updated regularly on our website at www.kcdc.co.il/en/dancejourneyauditions .
   
SEND US A YOUTUBE VIDEO   Please send us a 3-minute video that shows you at your highest level and displays your technical abilities and skills as a dancer.  Your video should include ballet exercises from the bar, center and corner.  Please be sure that the center exercise includes an adagio and a pirouette exercise from the corner as well as a grand allegro exercise.  In addition, be sure to add a modern exercise that shows your technique and improvisation in space.  Please send your audition video to us as a YouTube link along with your CV (résumé) and headshot via e-mail to dance@kcdc.co.il


 

UPCOMING PROGRAM DATES

  Fall 2015 5-Month Program:  September 1, 2015 - January 28, 2016
  10-Month Program: September 2015 - June 2016
  Spring 2016 5-Month Program: February 4, 2016 - June 29, 2016
  Fall 2016 5-Month Program:  September 1, 2016 - January 26, 2017
  10-Month Program: September 2016 - June 2017
 

 

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS, PROGRAM FEES, & PAYMENT SCHEDULE

There are hundreds of grants and scholarships available for dancers seeking to study abroad.  Visit our Grants & Scholarships page HERE to learn about just a few available financial assistance opportunities, but we encourage you to do your own research in your home country to learn about foundations, organizations, government bodies and other sources who provide such support for study abroad programs like KCDC's Dance Journey program.

PROGRAM FEES 
Registration Fee for 5-Month Program:
$300 Non-Refundable
5-Month Program Fee:
$8,500
Registration Fee for 10-Month Program:
$500 Non-Refundable
10-Month Program Fee:$15,600

 **Program Fee For September 2016 Will Be Increased to a Fee To Be Determined.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
FOR SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS:
The first payment of $4,500 USD must be paid no later than May 1st
The second payment of $4,000 USD must be paid no later than August 1st
FOR FEBRUARY PROGRAMS:
The first payment of $4,500 USD must be paid no later than October 1st
The second payment of $4,000 USD must be paid no later than January 1st

The program fee includes all classes, program curriculum, extracurricular activities and field trips in Israel, medical insurance, and your accommodation. The fee does not include food nor international flights to and from Israel. 


 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Click here to view a sample of Dance Journey's weekly schedule of classes and events

For any questions and more information, please contact:

Ms. Roni Ronen

Administrative Director
International Dance Journey Program
Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

dance@kcdc.co.il
+972-4-985-9740

DOWNLOAD THE DANCE JOURNEY BROCHURE (PDF) BELOW: