The Alma Mater Dance Academy is the only accredited tertiary institution in Slovenia that offers a valid first Bologna (BA) degree in contemporary dance and ballet education.
The programmes are performed separately with joint classes of theoretical and non-specific subjects. Professors are esteemed and acclaimed international dance educators and pedagogues. The diploma acquired at the Dance Academy offers skills and competences for a successful career in dance as choreographers and dance/ballet teachers. After this BA degree, students can continue their studies to the MA level in artistic and other programmes throughout the world. The duration of the study programmes is 3 years with a total of 180 ECTS credits and the acquired title is graduated dancer/choreographer. The tuition fee is 3.800,00 Euros per year.
Tina Jeromen is a graduated psychologist. She is a former swimmer and after her competing career she remained in sports as a swimming coach. Since her interest lied in the human mind and psychology as a student she concentrated on sport psychology. Along the practical part with sportsmen she graduated with a research theses that analysed approaches and managerial features of Slovenian coaches. She acquired practical experience in the field of social prevention by working as a psychologist in schools and as an educator at the Youth Home. Today she runs her company called Psiholab and as a member of the professional committee is an active participant of the section for sport. She is a behavioural cognitive therapist (3rd degree) and is trained for a hypnotherapist. She works with sportsmen, coaches, and parents in various sport disciplines: swimming, basketball, skiing, tennis, athletics, dance, football … She gives workshops for coaches, parents and sportsmen in various sport clubs. She is a co-author of the manual with a CD for sport psychology titled Šport z bistro glavo.
Study at the Dance Academy is active. The programme is based on dance classes of selected dance orientation (modern dance, jazz dance, standard and Latin dance, and social dance) where dancers are trained in creativity and expressiveness, dance techniques, and understanding and controlling their bodies and space. They also acquire the required professional and practical knowledge for physical preparation of dancers, preventive medicine, physiology, music, ballet, psychology and pedagogy, acting and music, choreology and dance history, organisation and management in culture, and stage, audio, and video technology.
We, at the Dance Academy, wish to provide our students connection with external institutions where student deepen their knowledge and experience, make their professional name, exchange contacts and acquire practical training. The programme emphasises creativity, respect for diversity, consideration of human rights, solidarity and mutual help, humanism and responsible attitude towards work, students, lecturers, experts and general public, as well as social environment.
Dancer choreographer profession is highly oriented towards self-employment. The student acquires professional and practical knowledge, and the required social networking with dance and educational institutions and individuals. Dancers and choreographers work in theatres, dance groups, studios, institutions, schools, associations, and clubs. Dancers and choreographers also work in educational and healthcare institutions. The profession is mostly dynamic and requires work with a large number of co-creators or students.