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The Professional Dance Training French Riviera (PDTFR) is based in Grasse, the world capital of perfume.

Housed in a 1000 m2 space dedicated exclusively to dance, PDTFR is a multi-disciplinary program designed for highly skilled young dancers aged 17 to 25 who strive to make a career in the Ballet and Contemporary Dance world scene.


The main goal of the PDTFR is to cultivate an environment where dancers feel safe to explore, try new things, fail, and to challenge their physicality and performative skills, all the while encouraging vulnerability, growth, and success.

Dancers will be trained in contemporary and ballet dance techniques :  countertechnique, lyrical jazz, partnering, improvisation skills, choreography and performance, theater, mime, dramaturgy, singing and video making, all with an emphasis in embodying and speaking their own voice.


In addition, dancers will be offered a healing practice: Yoga, Breathwork, Pilates, Functional Anatomy, Floor Barre, and nutrition.

Exclusively in this program, dancers have mental coaching regularly.

The dance program is directed by
Elodie Auger and has a duration from 9 months to 2 years.  

Over this period dancers will get the chance to work with different artists from various dance companies as: DV8, Eastman Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Punchdrunk, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Paris Opéra, Batsheva Dance Company, La Véronal, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Hofesh Shechter, Kidd Pivot Crystal Pite, Nederlands Dance Theater, and Peeping Tom.

The weekly training schedule is to be 30 hours minimum per week.

To guarantee the excellence of the program the number of places is limited per section.



How to apply:

Please send these materials to:


Ballet Program: 

- 1 video  (personal variation on pointe shoes, 2min maximum).

- 1 video ( repertory variation on pointe shoes mandatory).

- 1 improvisation video (2min maximum, on pointe shoes or without).

- CV

- Motivation letter


Contemporary Program:

- 1 video including ( jumps, floor work, spirals, dynamic changes, space analysis, 2min maximum).

- 1 improvisation video (create a narrative, tell story, up to 3 minutes).

- CV

- Motivation letter


The selected candidates will be invited for a meeting via Zoom with our director and team board.

They will have an interview.

Candidates will be informed of the result by email. Successful candidates will then receive an admission form to The PDTFR.





Processing Fee (non refundable):

  • 75€ Registration Fee and 300€ Deposit

  • All fees are non-refundable and subject to change. 

  • Tuition Due Date

    Students must pay ½ of their tuition no later than 8 weeks prior to their program start date. Tuition must be paid in full for the year by their program start date.

Ballet Section, Full Tuition: 6900€

Session Length: September the 9th, 2024 to May the 31st 2025

Vacation: 4 weeks per year (maximum)


Contemporary Section, Full Tuition: 6900€

Session Length: September the 9th, 2024 to May the 31st 2025

Vacation: 4 weeks per year (maximum)

Scholarships can be offered only, for dancers who audition on site on April the 14th, 2024.

(1000€ to 1700€)

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