Focus on Today – an online conference on 27 March at 14:00


1. Adapting Education-content and Teaching Methods to Present Circumstances

Jason Beechey: Education and Employment – striving forwards together

Photo by Ida Zenna


How can we evolve professional dance education to best prepare the dancers of tomorrow?

Focus on some changes being made in both Education and from the side of the Employers, about how we can evolve together and “bridge the gap” that so often exists between the two worlds.

Tamás Moricz: The Need of Versatility of Dancers Today

Photo by Joerg Letz


Offering a variety of tools and a preparation through exercises and ‘improvisational’ ideas, that result in a higher level of awareness in the body during movement. The resultant knowledge is then applicable to any style and technique of dancing.

István Simon: Safe return to on-site dance education after a longer break

Different dance pedagogical strategies to successfully guide students back to active dance after health problems, summer break, or home isolation due to epidemiological reasons.


2. Different Approaches of Physical and Mental Safety in today’s Dance Education

Alex Munz: The SAFE® BARRE; Bournonville, Balanchine, and Biomechanics

This multi Award-Winning barre method preserves ballet technique while making no compromise with preserving the health of dancers. Trained at Paris Opera Ballet, its originator Mr. Alex Munz was Principal Soloist at the Berlin Opera Ballet.


Sophie Sinthavong: Alexander-method in ballet class

Proven effectivity of applying some of Frederick. M. Alexander’s basic principles in the teaching process of classical ballet technique.


Boglárka Simon-Hatala: Safety and injury prevention start with ethical community standards

Health benefits of anti-abusive and anti-discriminatory practices in professional dance environments.


3. Supplementary Scientific Support for Dance Teaching

Fruzsina Geréby: The physiotherapist’s role in classical ballet education

How the physiotherapist can help the dance teacher in movement teaching techniques; / Similarity in rehabilitation methods in neurorehabilitation and dance teaching.

Melinda Szitt / Judit Benedek: Projections of nervous system immaturity in professional ballet learning

Symptoms of nervous system immaturity / What difficulty does this cause in learning and teaching professional ballet? / What effect does developmental support for nervous system maturation have on the acquisition of movements in professional ballet?


Kristóf Kerekes: Role of Kinesiology in Dance-pedagogy major students’ education

What is Kinesiology? Why is it useful to form a sense of analysis regarding dance movement? How does it help preventative perspectives? The presentation describes everyday dance class issues from a scientific point of view, and the role of kinesiology in dance education.


Katalin Lőrinc DLA Moderator, Head of the Art Theory Department of HDU

Education: classical and contemporary dance (Budapest, Brussels, London); journalism, educational theories, DLA course in theatre (Budapest).
Professional carrier: dancer, performer (Cullberg Ballet, Tanztheater Wien, Pécsi Balett / after a long break, at age of 48 returning as a freelance dancer, choreographer, actress, model); teaching (Hungary, Austria, Luxemburg, Italy, – teacher and expert of professional dance and theory education); Special interests: Community dance projects, coaching, didactics and methodologies in teachers-training, publishing essays, interviews and critics.


The conference will use the Zoom platform. Please, register by sending an e-mail to

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