6 months dance program 2023

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Join the CDS dance journey in a dance Mekka

Dance & Level up

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This program is only for UK residence and for the first time ever, we now offer a 6 months dance program in London. Just like our program in Copenhagen, the students will participate in multiple productions, get a huge amount of visual content and lots of experience with performances.

Our students in London have the opportunity to go on three inspirational dance trips. 10 days in Los Angeles to take classes at the core of the industry, a meet with the Swedish production company Benke and a trip to Copenhagen to audition for our in-house agency Bjerkensjoe&From and participate in a huge graduation show with our Danish students.

To become a professional working dancer stage experience is key, this is why we have many annual performances for our students.
As all of our programs we regularly have classes that will be filmed in L.A. style, with groups and solos as well as concept & creative videos

The program also gets two photoshoots; one creative full-body shoot at an urban London location and one photoshoot in the studio for a portfolio headshot.

2 Productions throughout your program at CDS #UK

Productions &

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Black box theater

The Black Box Project which is a solo/duo/trio project for all students, half way through the education, and will be performed in a Black Box theater in London together with our CDS #UK stundents. 

The idea is to give the students as much feedback on the styles that they are strongest in, so they can get many steps closer to truly mastering it.

The 3 genres are commercial, contemporary and hip hop. The student can pick one or two of the genres, after that they will learn a choreography for each genre that is the same choreography for all students.

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Graduation

The last performance experience on the list is the most important of them all; the Graduation Show that ends the year and will show the student and also the industry the transformation of the students throughout the full year of Copenhagen Dance Space’s 10 months dance program in Denmark.

This is a full theater production with costume-made clothing designs, makeup artist, danish large theater, original manuscript, and full creative concept build for the specific group.

The whole productions is created by Bjerkensjöe&From’s team (our in-housef production company), and will be choreographed by some of your main teachers from throughout the year. 

Full creative is done by Bjerkensjoe From productions.

CDSDK #9: Graduation Show

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Year #9 of our 10 months dance program in Denmark performed their graduation show; Joker at the Actor House and The Royal Theater in Copenhagen. The entire show was direction by our In-House agency CEO's Didde Mie From & Josefin Bjerkensjöe Canfield.

The graduation show gives all of students a time to shine by solo moments, and push them to be a part of a group and perform as a unit. They have to execute hard technical choreographies and express themselves through their movement as well as being able to tell the story on stage.

You can never have enough content

content for our
UK students.

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Video Classes

In Denmark our students have had a huge succes by weekly getting filmed doing classes. Not only does it help them improve their technical skills and performances in front of a camera, but it also helps them with their SOME and creating their professional resume. We do a huge deal out of our students leaning to perform in front of the camera in a choreography they just learned, since that is the reality of working as a professional dancer. Learning and performing a choreography within a small amount of time.

As a part of the program, you will often get picked out at the end of a class and dance the choreography you just learned, and the videographer will often give you feedback on your performance.

Class video
By year 10

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Concept Videos

The concept classes are created for our students to understand video productions, as the working dancer. You will learn formations, where to look, when to walk out of frame, how to perform to the lens, and all aspects of the live content performance part of being a professional.

These concept videos are created by the main choreographers and teachers as part of the education. Throughout the week the video is created, with maximum feedback for the students and help to understand how to catch the viewer’s eye. At the end of the week, the video is filmed, and a whole day goes to perfection and makes sure all students look amazing.

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choreographed by Ida Vibe

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Ready to shine in front of the camera?

Full-Body &

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As a working dancer, you need to bring headshots for our auditions, when applying for productions and jobs online. Therefore as a part of our programs, you get a professional headshot, that you will receive both digital and printed. The headshot shoot will have a professional makeup artist and photographer from London.

The full body shot is the first one the students get to take and they are the first step of defining the students as being working dancers. The shoot will be at a urban London location that reflects the students' personal style.

This schedule is for our 6 months dance program in London.

Full London
dance program Calender.

We are kickstarting this journey with 10 days in the sun. 
We are all going to Los Angeles to join our L.A. squad and get challenged like never before. So pack your trainers and bikinis, because we will do all of it.

*This trip is payed separately from the program.

From L.A. and straight into Black Box Project week.
All students will learn 3 different choreographies from renowned choreographers in the genres contemporary, commercial & hip hop. The students will from these choreographies prepare either solos, duets or trios and perform it at a theater in London on the 10th of February together with you fellow students from Copenhagen. For the show there will be choreographers and industry people to give feedback to the students on their performances. All pieces will be filmed as well.
Students will get feedback and help through out the whole process.

After an intensive period of going to Los Angeles and performing Black Box, the whole studio; Copenhagen Dance Space goes on winter break. This means that the whole studio will be closed down. 

After a good rest we go straight into large performance focus, with a final performance at Londons biggest dance event Move It. All students will work on perfect execution in the style of commercial hip hop, formation shifts, group dynamics and performance techniques.

For the first week its intensive training of the above and the second week is actual training for the show and creating it while in professional rehearsal space, where all dancers will be treated as professionals.

All students join together in London for the second week and after that the performance, which will be created by a a class choreographers. For year 10 it was Andye J from the US.
Training will take place in London and this week all students will also have mock auditions with working choreographers as Niko O Holi & Ainsley Ricketts.

*This trip is payed separately from the program.

In this period we stay in London to train and take all we have learned into a new way of training and working.
We will work hard with the students in these weeks and make them the masters. This is where they will work with owners and founders Didde Mie From & Josefin Canfield. There will be intensive work out sessions with physical trainer; Lin Samuelsen and multiple next level assignments, getting the dancers ready for the industry.
Students will meet Danish bookers, and be go to audition for Bjerkensjoe&From.

This is also where the students will get their headshots taken.

Together we all go two days to Stockholm in Sweden to session up with #1 booker in Sweden Frederik Benke on theater productions to get a chance to audition for him and with that get feedback.

*This trip is payed separately from the program.

It’s time for a small break before we start preparations for our yearly graduation show. 

The whole studio; Copenhagen Dance Space is closed in this week. This means that everyone goes on Easter Spring break. 

This is the last part of the education program, that will truly connect the dots of the 10 months of focused training.
We go into full production mode, creating a full theater production with commercial, contemporary and hip hop in focus.
Choreographers from all over the world will create pieces for the show. It will have full original manuscript, costumes and concept.

The roles and characters will be built for the students to develop into their own brand and artist name and with that become the full product of their 10 months journey.

The students also get their poster photoshoot taken for the graduation show, which they will get with their certificates. 

The graduation show will be on 15th of June 2023 in Copenhagen with the rest of the students from Copenhagen and Los Angeles, and all students receive education certificates.

We always thrive to become better

Frequently Asked Questions.

How many international teachers come to teach?

Copenhagen Dance Space #UK regularly fly in international teachers as well as our teachers from Denmark who has been teaching the program for years. In total the program has around 60 teachers coming from abroad to join us.

How often is there physical training?

We aim for physical training 3 times per week with each session lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes. The sessions focus on cardio, stamina, and strength.

Is there a certain level I need to be at before starting the program?

You cannot be a complete beginner and you have to be a UK resident if you want to join the 10 months dance programs. Whether your strength is in commercial choreography, freestyle, modern, etc. is not important, but you must be confident in your talents and prepared to work hard. You should be able to identify why you want to participate in the program and what you intend to get out of it.

Do I have to bring my own food/beverage?

We have lunch everyday from 11:30-12:15, and you do have to bring your own food. However, we have a refrigerator and kitchen that you can use to store and cook your food.

Is merchandise included?

No, unfortunately, it is not. However, you can buy t-shirts, hoodies, pants, suitcases, etc. for a good price at the studio; including designs with a special, vintage logo.

How many photoshoots do I get?

You get 2 photoshoots. One usually occurs before the Christmas/Winter holidays and provides you with full-body shots in black and white. For the second shoot, you will take headshots in the studio. These headshots are displayed in the foyer and in the program for the final show. We will also mail the prints with your diploma for you to use at future auditions.

Do I get videos of myself dancing?

We frequently have our videographers to come into various classes. There are also specific “video classes” where you will be given videos of yourself dancing the combination.

What is Black Box at Copenhagen Dance Education?

The Black Box Project is a part of the program that happens over winter, where you work on a solo or duet to perform in a black box theater. You will then receive personal feedback from agency dancers, industry people, and educators.

How many international teachers come to teach?

Copenhagen Dance Space #UK regularly fly in international teachers as well as our teachers from Denmark who has been teaching the program for years. In total the program has around 60 teachers coming from abroad to join us.

Is merchandise included?

No, unfortunately, it is not. However, you can buy t-shirts, hoodies, pants, suitcases, etc. for a good price at the studio; including designs with a special, vintage logo.

How often is there physical training?

We aim for physical training 3 times per week with each session lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes. The sessions focus on cardio, stamina, and strength.

How many photoshoots do I get?

You get 2 photoshoots. One usually occurs before the Christmas/Winter holidays and provides you with full-body shots in black and white. For the second shoot, you will take headshots in the studio. These headshots are displayed in the foyer and in the program for the final show. We will also mail the prints with your diploma for you to use at future auditions.

Is there a certain level I need to be at before starting the program?

You cannot be a complete beginner and you have to be a UK resident if you want to join the 10 months dance programs. Whether your strength is in commercial choreography, freestyle, modern, etc. is not important, but you must be confident in your talents and prepared to work hard. You should be able to identify why you want to participate in the program and what you intend to get out of it.

Do I get videos of myself dancing?

We frequently have our videographers to come into various classes. There are also specific “video classes” where you will be given videos of yourself dancing the combination.

Do I have to bring my own food/beverage?

We have lunch everyday from 11:30-12:15, and you do have to bring your own food. However, we have a refrigerator and kitchen that you can use to store and cook your food.

What is Black Box?

The Black Box Performance is a part of the program that happens over winter, where you work on a solo or duet to perform in a black box theater in London. You will then receive personal feedback from agency dancers, industry people, and educators.

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