The International Professional Training Course is an original programme created by l’École des Sables in 2018 to strengthen the technical, theoretical and creative skills of professional dancers engaged in their profession. It also aims to provide quality teachers with international experience within the immersive setting of École des Sables, recognised as a professional choreographic centre in Africa.

Each year, the international course brings together professional dancers from all over the world to immerse themselves in the essence and the heritage and contemporary universe of the dances of Africa and its Diaspora. It’s a unique opportunity for dancers from all over the world to exchange, discuss, practise and reflect alongside African dancers, in an exceptional environment renowned for its artistic and educational excellence.


This training is aimed at professional and advanced dancers from Africa, the African diaspora and the rest of the world and is limited to 40 participants.

The course also invites professionals that are using dance for professional reasons (dance therapy, music therapy, actor-singers, etc.), to enroll if they have an intermediate level of dance of at least 3 years of regular weekly dance practice.

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Apply by completing the FORM bellow no later than 20 May 2024 and attaching the following documents:

  • a C.V,
  • a motivational video explaining why you want to take part in this workshop, (YouTube, Vimeo or Instagram link, no Wetransfer)
  • a recent portrait,
  • a one-minute video of you dancing solo in your personal style. (YouTube, Vimeo or Instagram link, no Wetransfer)
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