• Group price


    The group rate applies to 5 or more students from the same school if the registrations are sent together in the same envelope by the post. If the registrations are sent by email, the teacher from the school must send the list of students concerned.

  • Professional ballet school price


    The discount price for professional ballet schools is only for students from the Opéra de Paris Ballet School, the Ecole supérieure de danse in Marseille, the Lyon and Paris CNSMDs, and the Rosella Hightower Ecole supérieure de danse in Cannes. You will be asked to provide us with a certificate of attendance from the school. Students from the Basque Eurocity schools of dance (BAB and San Sebastian) also benefit from this discount price.

    The professional ballet school price is also applicable for students from London Royal Ballet School, New York City Ballet School, Vaganova Ballet Academy, the Madrid Conservatory, Rudra Béjart School, La Scala in Milan, Italy, etc. Don’t hesitate to contact us to check if you qualify for the discount price.

  • Class levels


    The class levels vary depending on the teachers and the group of students, the age is provided simply as a guide:

    • Preparatory : children aged 8-10 years with at least 2 years of dance training
    • Elementary: children aged 9-11 with 2 to 4 years of dance training
    • Average : students 10-14 years old with at least 4 years of dance training
    • Advanced intermediate : aged 12 and older with 4 to 6 years of dance training and who dance on a regular basis
    • Advanced : aged 14 and older with 4 to 6 years of dance training and who dance on a daily basis

    The Pointe class is advanced level.

    There are two pointe classes:

    • Intermediate – advanced intermediate aged 12 – 14
    • Advanced aged 14 and older

    The Advanced level is equivalent to the professional or pre-professional level of major professional dance schools or is suitable for students with over 10 years of classical dance training and a solid technical foundation.

    The Adage Repertoire and Workshops are exclusively advanced level classes.

  • Le cours adulte


    The adult class includes a barre warm-up and a classical ballet class. It is intended for adults who have learned the basics of classical ballet and who practice it as a leisure activity.

  • Boys dance classes


    The boys class is a smaller class (10-25 boys maximum).
    For boys over 13 years of age.

  • First class


    The first class at the Academy helps determine the student’s level. At the end of the class, the teacher may ask the student to go up or down one course level; the class card allows students to watch other classes.
    We recommend attending 3 days of classes with the same teacher (since progress is made during this length of time).

  • Cards


    A 6 class card equals 1 class a day or 3 days with 2 classes a day.
    A 12 class card equals 2 classes a day, but you may also attend 3 classes the same day and just 1 class another day.
    An unlimited card makes it possible to attend 3 or more classes a day.

    It’s possible to first purchase a 12 class card which we can change to an unlimited card during the week if the student actually attends 3 or 4 classes a day (by paying the difference in price).

    We do not give refunds for unused cards (except if a medical certificate is provided or for an important reason following a decision by the school’s board).
    It’s best to start out with a smaller card before purchasing a large quantity card.

    We strongly recommend not taking more than 4 classes a day (greater risk of injury). For that matter, not many students are able to do so unless they are professional dancers.

  • Public session


    On Tuesday evenings students demonstrate their work (from class) in front of an audience.
    This only concerns advanced levels.

    These shows take place at the Gare du Midi performance hall in the city centre.

  • Meals & lodging


    If you require student lodging:

    We have some space available with host families for children under 18. These families have children of their own who also attend the Academy. Prices, terms and conditions available on request.

    We can provide you with lodging at a discount rate – see the practical page.

    There is a public bus service between the Academy and city centre.

    Meals:

    Non-resident dancers and accompanying parents have the option of eating lunch at the Lycée Atlantique cafeteria between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost is 12 Euros per meal. Tickets are sold on-site.

  • Contacting us


    If you have other questions please call us after 8 p.m. at 00 33 5 59 47 01 28 from outside France, 05 59 47 01 28 or 06 50 10 16 06 in France or by email at contact@biarritz-academie-danse.com

  • Who are our students ?


    Every year we have many students from the Opéra national de Paris who come here to complete their training. We also have students from La Scala in Milan, European schools, Russia, and Japan just to name a few.

  • Dance shops


    There are on-site dance shops at your disposal.
    Biarritz Danse et Cadence.

  • Malandain Ballet Show


    Malandain Ballet Biarritz offers students discount tickets for its latest creative performance.
    Tickets are sold on the premises, and a bus transfer is provided free of charge.

  • Photographer & photos


    An official photographer takes photos and makes them available for purchase at the Academy.

    Taking photos or filming the classes yourself is strictly prohibited.

  • Can we come watch the classes ?


    Given the size of the classrooms, the number of audience attendees is limited.

    For the large classroom, attendees may come and go as they please free of charge.

    For the other closed classrooms, attendee cards are sold at the reception desk. On Fridays, the Academy’s last day of classes, attendance is free.

    Taking photos or filming the classes is strictly prohibited.