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Are you a young aspiring dancer/choreographer ?

Are you a young aspiring dancer/choreographer? P.A.R.T.S. organizes a number of activities to get familiar with the school and the program, as a first step in the preparation of the next round of auditions, which will take place in Winter/Spring 2025.

During the winter of 2024, you can actively take part in two workshops with a variety of classes: contemporary dance classes, composition, yoga, repertoire, theory etc.

For the WINTER WORKSHOPS you have to be minimum 16 and maximum 25 years old. There are no specific requirements for the type, volume and duration of previous dance training you have had, but the workshop is aimed at people who are considering applying for a full-time professional dance and choreography training in 2025. If this is not your ambition, we would like to refer you to our SummerSchool, which includes dance classes and workshops for participants ranging from beginners to professionals.The Winter Workshops also include an information session about PARTS and its programs.Capacities are limited, so it is mandatory to register.


Wed-Fri January 3-5, 2024 - Fee €150 - Max. 25 participants
Sat-Sun February 17-18, 2024 - Fee €100 - Max. 25 participants


For the WINTER WORKSHOPS you have to be minimum 16 and maximum 25 years old.
You have to register through an online registration form. We can only confirm your reservation after we have received the fee for the workshop. Cancellations can not be reimbursed.

Registration for the Winter Workshop of Wed-Fri January 3-5, 2024:
The Winter Workshop of Wed-Fri January 3-5, 2024 is momentarily SOLD OUT.
If you want to be added on the waiting list please send a mail to, with the following info : name, birthdate and telephone number.
We will contact you the latest by Mid December if extra places have been added and registration is possible again.

Registration for the Winter Workshop Sat-Sun February 17-18, 2024:
Registration is possible from January onwards

Participants bring their own lunch.

Questions: mail us at


PROGRAM 1. Wed-Fri January 3-5, 2024:

Wednesday 3/01, from 9:45 until 17:00:
9:45-11:15 ballet with Libby Farr
11.30 -13:00 contemporary with Gabriel Schenker
13:00-14:00 lunch
14:00-17:00 theater with Eva Schram

Thursday 4/01, from 9:45 until 18:00:
9:45-11:15 ballet with Libby Farr
11:30 -13:00 contemporary with Laura Aris
13:00-14:00 lunch
14:00-17:00 creative practice with Femke Gyselinck
17:15-18:00 info session about PARTS with Steven De Belder, coordinator

Friday 5/01, from 9:45 until 17:30:

9:45-10:45 Pilates with Chloé Chignell
11.00 - 13.00 contemporary with Laura Aris
13;00-14.00 lunch
14.00 - 17.00 music analysis with Mattijs Van Damme

PROGRAM 2. Sat-Sun February 17-18, 2024:

Program to be announced

'Passing through' by David Zambrano ©Tine Declerck
'Passing through' by David Zambrano ©Tine Declerck


Libby Farr - Ballet for Contemporary Dancers

The ballet class is set up for the dancer to observe and reevaluate their body in the classical structure of a ballet class with the objective to focus on strengthening the dancers awareness of their own natural alignment and experience. The class is divided into two parts: the barre and the centre work . Exercises at the barre emphasise isolating the joints to find where the movement begins and to wake up the dancer's awareness to find their own functional alignment and efficiency . The second half of the class, conducted in the centre continually challenges the dancer to use the new found experiences when shifting weight , finding flow in transition, momentum and dynamics when executing the ballet vocabulary with the goal to find more freedom and expression .

Gabriel Schenker - contemporary

Based on the work developed by the Brussels based company ZOO/Thomas Hauert as well as through my own practice, I will bring for this class a series of practices, tasks, and exercises, aimed at challenging symmetric coordination and habitual movement patterns.

Eva Schram - theater

In an engaging workshop designed to stimulate both the intellectual and emotional faculties of students, participants will delve into various dimensions of theatre. The program aims to foster a holistic understanding and experience of theatrical elements, including but not limited to space, body dynamics, content exploration, language nuances, imaginative expression, and mastery of timing, embracing rhythm, deliberate pacing, and thoughtful arrangement of content.

Laura Aris - Play Full Body class

The class overviews some fundamental aspects of contemporary dance, such as weight transfer, use of space, breathing, speed, qualities and textures. Furthermore, we will look at the intentions behind the movement. Guided improvisations and specific technical exercises will be the work's starting point. Participants will play with their vocabulary within defined but changing contexts to experiment and observe specific bodily mechanisms and mental processes while dancing. Opening the doors of perception, we will search for those creative impulses that, once released, offer opportunities for new technical and performative achievements.
«As a teacher and an artist, I am committed to sharing thoughts, questions, tips, and accumulated experiences that inspire and encourage others - hopefully enhancing a collective intellectual curiosity. Through my years of teaching, I have learned to seek a balance between goals relating to technical mastery and the individual’s abilities to make their own choices, reflect deeply, discover anew, develop personae, and encounter imaginary universes. Teaching requires a dynamic interaction between what happens inside the teacher's mind and what happens with the group in the room. The act of teaching and my professional artistic practice have long been interconnected: they are in constant relationship and evolve together».

Femke Gyselinck - Creative practice

This workshop is an invitation to experiment with the idea of how a 'speaking' body can be a moving body and how we can translate rhetorical qualities into the body. How can musicality manifest itself in movements/gestures and how can we achieve various degrees of expressiveness in each individual body.
Specifically, the workshop consists of a first part where we will use simple improvisational exercises to warm up the body and focus on developing various qualities and dynamics to find an individual way of moving.
The second part of the workshop focuses on 'writing' movements. We will do this using one song where we will translate the lyrics of the song into movement.

Chloe Chignell - Pilates

'Deep Forms' is a movement and body training class. Starting with techniques and exercises from pilates, we blend dance and somatic practice. The class focuses on gaining greater articulation of the body through building specificity and clarity. We will build strength and find release as we work through particular muscle groups and joints with targeted exercises. We will work towards increasing our range of movement by physically understanding the shape of our joints. We focus on the initiation of movement through deeper muscle engagement.

Mattijs Van Damme

During the upcoming session, we aim to set up a deep listening practice and to trigger a profound feeling for graphic music notation which gains personal value and facilitates communication and understanding of diverse musical phenomena and experiences. We focus on works which nourish listeners and dancers, compositions which sharpen the ear and mind by such composers as Ph. de Vitry, J.S. Bach, Th. De Mey, A. Webern, G. Ligeti and others.