Since its foundation in 1957, Balettakademien in Stockholm has developed into one of Scandinavia’s largest dance schools. In addition to the 3-year vocational course for dancers, a broad variety of dance classes are offered, catering for adults, young people and children in a diverse range of dance disciplines.
Balettakademien is situated on Birger Jarlsgatan in central Stockholm. In 1996 new premises were built – entirely designed for dance. Ten studios of various sizes, a physiotherapy studio, a restaurant and rest and recreation facilities for students and visitors cover some 3000 square meters – all surrounded by a beautiful park. The building has received much attention and has won awards for its architecture. The interior is designed to create a pleasant and stimulating atmosphere with the best possible conditions for dance.
The Coffee Shop on the ground floor is a popular meeting place.
The fully equipped Studio Theatre, “Scen Studio 4”, has seats for 100 spectators. It is used both for school performances as by guest artists.
Located in central Stockholm, Dansens Hus has two stages with 800 and 140 seats respectively. Dansens Hus presents around 35 performances a year and has between 60,000 – 90,000 visitors on an annual basis.
Dansens Hus was founded in 1991 and works actively to strengthen the role of contemporary dance in Sweden. In addition to performances, Dansens Hus arranges seminars, lectures, workshops and exhibitions.
There are wi-fi connections throughout the building.
Stockholm City Conference Centre AB is one of Scandinavia’s largest, centrally-located meeting venues.
The `Ballet: Why and How?´ conference will be held in the Pillar Hall of Norra Latin. Norra Latin was formerly one of Stockholm’s classic seats of learning and is an iconic building from the end of the 19th century, filled with many interesting art-works from that era. The building enjoys modern conference technology with Wi-Fi throughout the venue.
Danscentrum was estabilished as a national artistic center in 1971 and has over the years evolved into an organization for the freelance contemporary dance field. Danscentrum is a national organization with four independent regional organizations; Danscentrum Stockholm, Danscentrum West, Danscentrum South and Danscentrum North.
Danscentrum is also an employers’ organization for employers in the freelance dance area and has concluded a collective agreement with the Swedish Theatre Union.
Danscentrum receives a funding contribution from the Swedish Arts
Council allocated to the regional organizations. Danscentrum is also one of the owners of the Dance Alliance as well as one of the founders of The House of Dance (Dansens Hus).