Entrance Exams


  • Application period: 2 weeks before the audition.
    You will receive an invitation to the general entrance exams/audition by e-mail upon completing online registration.
    There are two audition dates for the Bachelor programme. During the online registration process please write the preferred date for your audition in the "Comments" field.
  • Bachelor programme:
    03.04.2020, 9:30a.m., Tanzsaal 2
    22.05.2020, 9:30 a.m., Tanzsaal 2
    Registration at 9:00 a.m.
  • Master programmes:
    23.05.2020, 9:30 a.m., Tanzsaal 2
    19.09.2020, 9:30 a.m., Tanzsaal 2
    Registration at 9:00 a.m.
  • Urban Dance Styles Course
    January 2021

Subject to changes!


Bachelor Programme – Contemporary Stage Dance / Dance Pedagogy / Movement Studies

Requirements: Particular emphasis is placed on openness to artistic processes, musicality, physical flexibility and co-ordination, and rhythmic ability. Knowledge of contemporary dance and ballet is desirable, however in some cases movement potential and physical creativity are decisive for admission.

The entrance examination:
This examination takes place twice in every academic year. New applicants are recommended to sit in on classes in the IDA Bachelor programme, to obtain preliminary knowledge of the scope and style of the training. The IDA teachers also permit participation in the teaching, when the size and content of the class allows. Applications for sitting in on classes to Beate Gschwendtner-Leitner, please.

Entrance examination programme: 

  • Warm Up 
  • Classes in - ballet, - contemporary dance, - improvisation
  • A solo dance in a style of the candidate´s choice. It should represent an individual artistic statement.
  •  A discussion of theory, designed to give a complete picture of the current state of the candidate´s knowledge of modern dance.
  • A written statement of motivation 
  • A discussion of this statement

The examiners reserve the right, when a clear decision can be made, to select candidates during the audition. Detailed feedback cannot be given for time reasons. 

Master Programmes

Special studies: Choreography, contemporary stage dance, pedagogy

Master Feedback:
Responses to the following questions are to be sent to Beate Gschwendtner-Leitner by 20, May.

  1. Among the artistic works and reading materials you have encountered over the last few months, which have especially impressed you?
  2. What would you want to know from us?
  3. What are your expectations with regard to the focus of the course Movement Research?

Urban Dance Styles Course

Please refer to the Urban Dance Styles Course's page.


Please direct enquiries about admission and programmes by mail to Beate Gschwendtner-Leitner.