Ballet Academies in Spain
Carmina Ocaña Ballet School .
It is the only one in Madrid specialized in teaching Classical Ballet, since its foundation in 1968. Being the Classic Ballet the essential base for the learning of any technique, not only they specialize in Classic Ballet but also in Spanish Dance, Contemporary, Neoclassical, or even studious of the dance that consider fundamental in their formation of the Classic Academic Technique. For them, everyone has the right to receive the best classes, so it is open to all audiences who want to receive a quality education.
For the youngest students, or those who do not live in their homes because they are from outside Madrid. In addition, they are insisted on the need to continue their academic studies outside of dance, in order to achieve a complete formation of the individual before they leave school.
The level corresponding to each pupil is determined by the teaching they received before their arrival at school, and by their characteristics and psychology.
Beatriz Luengo Academy
Located in the area of Mar de Cristal. They pay special attention to classical dance. It is a combination that includes the methodology of classical dance in Spain and that extracted from the Royal Academy in London.
It offers the following styles: dance, Latin rhythms, Street dance, martial arts, and many other activities and dance styles.
It was born with the aim of promoting dance among all audiences, regardless of age, race or social status, whether professional or amateur, by hobby or devotion. It has a very flexible program, where, based on the availability of students, so that they can combine it with their school or work routine.
Maria Mata Dance School
School founded in 1997. At first I specialize in classical and Spanish dance. But its important growth had a brief tour in various formations such as flamenco, oriental dance, contemporary, salsa and ballroom dancing, as well as other activities more focused on health and physical well-being, such as Pilates and gymnastics maintenance.
Victor Ullate Ballet School
In 1983 the master Victor Ullate founded the dance school and AAEE Victor Ullate, a Center of Excellence, offers a Private Degree in classical dance, integral actor and modern dance and has trained dancers of international prestige, other activities offered are: funky dance, hip-hop or even belly dance.
In total, there are five schools in different areas of Madrid
Some of his well-known students are Tamara Rojo, Ángel Corella, Joaquín de Luz or Lucía Lacarra.
Carmen Senra Academy
Carmen Senra Villarrubia was born in Madrid in 1944. She began her studies at the Escuela Sindical de Coros y Danzas de Madrid. In 1973 she returned to Madrid to open her own school specialized in these subjects. But it was not until 1982 that the academy was inaugurated and is located in the Chamartin district.
This academy specializes in studies such as contemporary dance and modern jazz in Madrid. It boasts of having had the best teachers in this modality both nationally and internationally.
It offers a private degree in classical ballet, its offer extends to theatre and music for children, young people and adults.
Karen Taft School
Founded in 1949, in the Madrid district of Chueca, it would be the first dance centre in Spain. It is considered by all professionals, both dance and theater, film and television, as emblematic, for its quality of teaching and training of true professionals.
It has facilities spread over almost a thousand square metres in the heart of the capital: six studios with a capacity for one hundred students in which the most qualified teachers teach more than ten disciplines, such as classical dance, contemporary dance, jazz, hip-hop, contact-improvisation, ballet for children, Pilates, stretching, tap, among others.
It was closed in 2016.
Charlie Hussey School of Dance
Very well known for his participation as a jury in the program ¡A Bailar!, the American dancer and choreographer Charlie Hussey has two high level centers in Madrid. One of them is the Broadway Dance School and the other is the Relevé Dance School.
The schools are open to people of all ages who are interested in dance. More than 20 years of pedagogical experience endorse the professionalism of our schools that gives cavity both to those who are interested in dance professionally, as well as to those who see it as a way to exercise, having trained important dancers of international success.
It has all kinds of disciplines such as funky, Hip-Hop, Ballet, zumba, contemporary jazz, Street jazz, ballroom dancing, which allows them to excel in modern dance and the formation of more current trends. There are also private and private dance classes.
Royal Professional Conservatory of Mariemma Dance
Going back to the first third of the 19th century, it was founded on July 15, 1830. In 1966 the first Classical Dance Chair was created for Ana Lázaro. Under her direction, this speciality began. In addition, a seven-year classical dance program was incorporated.
In 1969, they opened a third stage that was fundamental for Spanish dance, since the Spanish dance chair was created for Mariemma, who gave away a teaching system in which, for the first time, dance is ordered in the four current forms: School of bolero, folklore, flamenco and stylized dance.
In 1991, a new stage began for the Conservatory where new projects such as the creation of the choreographed Talle, the speciality of contemporary dance and the implantation of the superior degree were implanted.
Currently the Conservatory has experienced an important advance and expansion, with new quality projects and a significant boost in terms of the number of new and interesting activities inside and outside the Conservatory.
In September 2016, the Conservatory moved its headquarters to the Carabanchel district in a historic building that had been refurbished for this purpose.
For them an optimal preparation is not enough to occupy the positions in the best national and international dance companies. It is also of great importance that they are able to transmit their already reinforced love for dance, as well as the rest of the values that are proper to it. Offering an ‘official’ title that accredits as a professional dancer.
In order to enter, it is necessary to take an entrance test. The difficulty is higher for girls, for boys becomes less because they have a lot of ease to enter.