Intensive training in contemporary dance
Every year, in collaboration with a teaching team, Stéphanie Decourteille offers two intensive training programs. Each program includes about 357 hours of contemporary dance, contemporary ballet bar and urban dance technical classes, creative laboratories, research and writing laboratories, workshops in anatomy and functional body movement analysis, discussion panels and workshop adressing various subject in the dance world. A program is held 3 days a week, and takes place over a period of 4 months. BIG BANG is an intensive training for artists who want to perfect or acquire an artistic maturity and develop a rich and singular body and artistic language.
Who should apply ?
The training is for artists aged 18 and over, dancers, circus performers, actors / actresses or any other individual with physical and artistic practice. Whether you are self-taught or have previously completed a training program, you must have a solid and developed technical approach to dance, a mature physicality and an evident ease and understanding of movement. BIG BANG is a dance training program open to foreign students.
What are the educational objectives?
The BIG BANG team work focus on enable the artist to acquire solid technical tools in dance, to open up and to learn a multitude of artistic, cultural and disciplinary approaches around the body in motion. Throughout the duration of the program, the artist will confront technical and physical challenges. Seeing these challenges through will allow the artist to progressively and naturally let loose, be fully connected with their body and the sensations and emotions that arise throughout the process. This element of authenticity will allow the artist to listen to his or her instinct and recognize the creative freedom within this trust. Through questioning, exchanges, and personalized accompaniment, the artist will develop artistic maturity and his own own body language.
What is the content of the training?
Each program of BIG BANG includes technical dance classes (contemporary dance, contemporary ballet bar and urbain dance), partnering workshops, floor work, improvisation, choregoraphic explocation, contact-improvisation, choreographic creation, research and writing labs, workshops in anatomy and functional body movement analysis, discussion panels and workshop adressing various subject in the dance world.
What is the schedule?
The entirety of the program involves 357 hours in class, separated into 4 modules throughout the duration of 17 weeks. Each week of training includes nearly 20 hours of classes and worshops on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 5 pm. Each module entails 90 in class hours. The course schedule has been structured to allow artists to manage their other responsibilities and jobs, all while taking part in an extended program that is both personalized and demanding.
What are the dates of the next programs?
PROGRAMME #5 - WINTER
JANUARY 13 TO MAY 8, 2020
Module 1 : January 13 to February 7
Module 2: February 10 to March 6
Module 3 : March 9 to April 3
Module 4 : April 6 to May 8
PROGRAM #6 - AUTUMN
AUGUST 24 TO DECEMBER 18, 2020
Module 1 : August 24 to September 18
Module 2 : September 21 to October 16
Module 3: October 19 to Novembre 13
Module 4 : Novembre 16 to December 18
NOTE : The program’s modules are progressive. The course level will intensify from module to module. Depending on your level and individual needs, it is possible to attend only one module throughout the program’s duration. If and when you are selected, the choice is to either attend the program’s entirety or to begin at the time of a later module. Artists who choose to participate in all 4 modules will evidently accomplish a wider variety of knowledge and skills set then one who chooses to attend only one module.
Where is the training held?
All classes and workshops are held at 5000 Iberville (door 312) in Montreal. The space of 2000 square feet includes a dressing room, a kitchen, a study room, a bathroom, a space of relaxation or warm-up on a mezzanine and a dancefloor of 1300 feet covered with an Harlequin dance floor
What are the prices?
PRICES FOR PROGRAM #5
- 596$ tx. incl. per module to attend 4 modules (2 384$ for the 4 modules)
- 713$ tx. incl. per module to attend 3 modules (2 139$ for the 3 modules)
- 808$ tx. incl. per module to attend 3 modules (1 616$ for the 3 modules)
- 917$ tx. incl. to attend 1 module
NOTE :Stéphanie Decourteille Danse is a recognized educational institution. Students who complete the training may be eligible for a tax credit for tuition fees they have paid.
To attend Big Bang
January 11, 2020 from 1 to 6pm
5000 Rue Iberville (# 312) Montreal
In order to participate to the audition,
you must send your resume and a short letter of intent to , before the day of the audition for which you will participate.
Founder, teaching director, contemporary dance classes, contemporary ballet barre, improvisation workshops, impro-contact, creative labs, horeographic workshops and ballet.
Exchange and debate workshops about
events in the world of dance, career management and support
Alexandra SPICEY LANDÉ
Urban dance coordinator
Anatomy and functional analysis of the body in danced movement
Acrobatics techniques workshops
Sarah BUENO FREDETTE
Kung-Fu / Wushu
But also ...
7STAR - Urban dance / krump
ALEXIA MARTEL - Contemporary dance
BLACK KAT - Waacking
DOMINIQUE SOPHIE - House
GUILLAUME BIRON - DJ / Music during classes
GILLES PLOUFFE - Interpretation performance
JEAN DANIEL SENESI - Dramaturgy / clown / voice
LAURIE-ANNE LANGIS - Kalaripayattu
LADY DEVA - Waacking
MARIE-PIERRE LIPPENS - Intervenante (Accompagnement des ateliers d’Improvisation et de partenaire au violon)
MÉLANIE KURLZ IKG - Hip-hop + freestyle hip-hop
P.A.X - Urban dance / free style
SERGE MANDEVILLE - Theater performance
SOVAN ROCHON-PROM TEP - Urban dance / breakdance
VENOM - Urban dance / popping / funk style
VICTORIA MACKENZIE - Floorwork
Sofia El IRAKI
Graduates - Program #3
Graduates - Program #2
Sofia El IRAKI
Graduates - Program #1