The Dance Journey program includes KCDC repertoire lessons as well as ballet, modern, contemporary, and pilates classes. Here you will develop and learn about Israel’s leading dance scene through workshops and classes with the leading dance company in Israel. This phenomenal program also offers you Hebrew classes, tours around Israel, volunteering activities among local communities, Israel studies, and more.
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 choreographic work. 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.
The program's faculty is composed of some of the best choreographers and dance teachers in Israel and worldwide. In addition to advancing your career as a dancer, the program's aim is to introduce you to Israel’s vibrant culture. The program takes place in the International Dance Village in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel where the KCDC dancers and participants of the Dance Journey program study and live together.
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.
This program is open to dancers from all over the world and begins every February and September of each year.
Acceptance to the program is based upon an audition.
There are two ways to audition:
1. You are encouraged to participate in the open auditions we hold regularly around the world. The audition information is posted and updated regularly on the KCDC website.
You may also audition by sending us a short video of free dance which you represents you best. The audition video will be viewed with the following in mind: line, placement, physique and quality of movement. Please send it to us as a YouTube link via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Fee: $300
September 2013 Program: $8300
February 2014 Program: $8500
The program fees includes the program itself, extracurricular activities and field trips in Israel, medical insurance, and accommodations. The fee does not include food for flights.
Scholarships are are available for Jewish dancers through MASA Israel Journey
** To find out if you are eligible for a MASA grant, click HERE
Click here to view a sample of Dance Journey's weekly schedule of classes and events
For any questions and more information, please contact:
Dance Journey Program
Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
Tel: +972 4 985 9740
Mobile: +972 52 379 9729