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Dance Journey Program

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC), hosts a unique 5-month and 10-month international 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 'Nitzotzot' 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 on KCDC's main theater.

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 Video Dance Journey Program Video
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Acceptance to the program is based upon an audition.  There are two ways to 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 the following link .
OPTION TWO :   You may also audition by sending us a short video of free dance which represents you best.  The audition video will be viewed with the following in mind: line, placement, physique and quality of movement.  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



  Fall 2014 5-Month Program: August 29, 2014 - January 29, 2015
  Spring 2015 5-Month Program: February 5, 2015 - June 30, 2015
  10-Month Program: August 29, 2014 - June 30, 2015
  Fall 2015 5-Month Program:  September 1, 2015 - January 28, 2016
  10-Month Program: September 2015 - June 2016



Visit our Grants & Scholarships Page HERE to Learn About Available Financial Assistance and Opportunities.

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


The program fees 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. 



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

For any questions and more information, please contact:

Mrs. Roni Ronen
Administrative Director
Dance Journey Program
Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
E-mail: dance@kcdc.co.il
Tel: +972 4 985 9740