The school’s philosophy

What is the essence of our approach?

Mosa wants to embody the ballet school of tomorrow. The school’s mission involves reconciling the demands of excellence in ballet training, the humanity of their students and teachers, and impact on the community, through the “When we dance” social program.

What are the key points of Mosa’s teaching philosophy?

Mosa Ballet School clearly focuses on an education where the students are adapted to the reality of the current and future ballet world.  When you think about ballet education, you have to think “global”.

It’s important that students have not only a classical education, but also a very strong and full contemporary education. Nowadays, almost all companies are very eclectic, so the school will work with choreographers and have them make workshops and create pieces for the students to guarantee an eclectic education.

As far as learning techniques are concerned, Mosa will use Russian training that is adjusted and evolved to reality and useful to the students.

Personal balance and well-being of the students are at the heart of Mosa’s vision. Yoga, tai chi, Gaga are therefore part of the curriculum. Besides, a team of professionals will support the students, physically and mentally.

Mosa Training Young Girl © Olympe-Tits

What does
“ conscious competition ” mean exactly?

The school’s base “conscious competition” reminds us that surely, you have to be competitive, demanding and put things at a higher level to be successful. But the idea is to be competing… with yourself. “Conscious competition” is what happens when you are competing to make the best out of yourself, in a positive way that is respectful to everybody. You then become not only a better dancer but also a better person: a future professional who is creative, independent, and has developed critical minds.

I wanted a school that integrates rather than divides. A school that anchors the students while giving wings to their talent. A school that innovates and constantly challenges itself through contact with other disciplines and artists from other horizons to prepare young dancers for a multiplicity of possibilities.

– Benjamine De Cloedt

Disciplines taught

  • Classical Dance
  • Contemporary dance
  • Variations/ classical repertoire
  • Variations/contemporary repertoire
  • Pas de deux
  • Character dance
  • Choreographic workshops
  • Gymnastics

Yoga and tai chi modules are also added.

Depending on the year of dance, the grid is completed by theoretical lessons in music, dance history, anatomy, nutrition, production, self management or classical dance pedagogy.

This list is indicative and subject to change. The precise grids per year will be communicated shortly.

The dance classes are taught in English but the general education is given in French.

For enrolled students who wish to familiarise themselves with the language, Mosa Ballet School offers an Intensive French Course just before the start of each school year, during the month of August. These courses are run by experienced teachers and students are divided into small groups according to their level. French language support is also provided throughout the first part of the school year for those who feel the need.

Olympe-Tits © Olympe Tits

Teaching team

To discover the artistic team, the teachers and the whole Mosa Team, click on the button below.

Mosa Team

School holidays

Our students can also train during school holidays if they wish. These holidays are divided into 4X2 weeks per year: autumn, winter, relaxation and spring holidays. Non-compulsory ballet classes are then organised at the school.

Participation in these classes is included in the annual registration fee; there is no extra charge for our students.

If an intensive course is organised by the school during these periods, our students can take the classical course free of charge. If they enrol for the whole intensive course, they will receive a pro rata reduction in price.

During the summer (July and August), intensive courses are also organised. Our students are welcome to participate in these if they wish, but they are charged the same registration fee as other participants.

Hourly load

 

The number of hours of dance training is gradually increasing to reach 26h30 in the third cycle.

At the same time, the schedule for the general education provided by the Athénée Charles Rogier is reduced from 26 hours in the first secondary year to 20 hours in the final cycle.

First year 14h

(26 h of general education)

Second year 15h

(25 hours of general education)

Third year 15h30

(23 hours of general education)

Fourth year 22h

(23 hours of general education)

Fifth and sixth year 26h30

(20 hours of general education)