The families must:

  • Obtain a certificate of good conduct
  • Have family insurance
  • Not have any conditions regarding the origin, religion, or other discriminating factors regarding the young dancer.
  • Live in Liège or close suburbs to drive the student into the city or close enough for them to easily travel using public transport if needed.
  • Have a bedroom for one person or a room to share with a child in the family.
  • Have a suitable area where the dancer can quietly work.
  • Preferably be a non-smoking household.

During the dancer’s stay, they become a family member and are neither a guest nor an au pair.

By becoming a host family, you agree to:

  • mindfully welcome and help this young person in their objective. Interpersonal communication is key. Families must be attentive to the young person’s needs (for example, avoid organising too many activities during the weekend as their weeks are already very gruelling!)
  • ensure any medical issues are either followed-up or treated
  • guarantee they sleep enough and eat healthy meals
  • have good Internet connection for both schoolwork and to communicate with their family abroad
  • wash their dance wear: leotards, tights, etc. each weekend
  • be actively involved in both the Mosa and Athénée Charles Rogier schoolwork all throughout the year. We offer homework assistance should the student so request
  • contact the school whenever they feel it relevant or necessary.

The host family offers home and board and also organises the commute for the student to the school if possible.

The student pays for any public transport fees, doctor fees, Internet/telephone expenses and possible excursions and entertainment (cinema, extracurricular activities, outings with friends, etc).

The host family does not receive any remuneration as such. However, a small fee is paid per night.

The host family is not the legal guardian of the student.

Furthermore, the Athénée Charles Rogier and the Mosa Ballet School are always available for any advice or practical help if needed.

If, at the time of registration, you have made a request for a host family for your child (either for the duration of the intensive French course or for the whole school year), you will be contacted by the Mosa Ballet School team.

The proposal of a family for your child will be made once all the applications and requests have been collected and analysed. If you have any questions about your application, you can contact us at hostfamilies@mosaballetschool.eu.