The Center

Acknowledged by the Swiss Federation of dance schools

What is a dance school that is recognized by the Federation?

It’s a school visited by experts and held by a professional.

It’s a school that meets specific criteria: the facility’s sprung dance floor, designed precisely for this purpose, provides both comfort and support. Through a structured learning program, students are able to express their individuality whilst developing a solid foundation of the art.

We offer classes of limited numbers held in an encouraging yet disciplined environment, enabling those who choose to trust us to reach their full potential.

The studio is also recognized by the Municipality of Montreux, meaning that families with low or medium incomes can benefit from subsidies in order to partially cover their children’s tuition fees.

If they wish to, the students can also pass exams; Montreux’s dance center also offers a preparation for national and international competitions.

Exams and training

The exams will be held annually in front of experts exterior to the dance school and will be prepared in classes organized especially for this. All students interested should let their teacher know. Montreux’s dance center also offers preparation for national and international contests.

Preparation for vocational schools. The Center de Danse offers individual coaching of the student in order to return to the schools attached to a company.

Competition Preparation. The Dance Center also offers preparation for national and international competitions.


Denis Mattenet

Founder and director of the Centre de Danse de Montreux

Professional dancer for fifteen years, he started by teaching ballet and realized how important the children’s first years of dancing are. He will then create the “Rhythm and Dance” classes to allow children to grow up and flourish through the techniques of Ballet and modern dance whilst developing their own creativity.

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” Martha Graham

Courses : Ballet, Rythme & Danse and Stretching

Julie Barthelemy

Modern dance teacher, French State Diploma

After learning the fundamentals of dance, Julie entered the Centre de Danse Professionnel l’Epsedanse, in Montpellier, directed by Anne-Marie Porras, where she successfully obtained her state diploma as a modern-jazz dance teacher.

Afterwards, Julie decided to fly to New York to perfect her technique at the Peridance Center school and was hired by the Sam Yung Company. The following year, Julie continued her career with the Le Ponant Company.

Since her return, Julie teaches dance to children and adults and continues her career as a professional dancer in different companies and music-hall suchs as Glam Show, Swings, Elegance, Le Paradice to fulfill her passion for the stage.

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” Martha Graham

Courses : Modern Dance

Pascale Chinotto

Certified Pilates teacher Romana’s Pilates.

After a solid training in classical dance, Pascale discovers over the years the modern techniques which allowed her to dance professionally for 20 years (Ballet Royal de Wallonie, Capitole de Toulouse, Alcazar de Paris, Freelance in Mexico for 15 years)

Seduced by the Pilates method which allows her to keep in shape, she undertakes her training to become a teacher (Romana’s Pilates Certification, New-York 2015), in order to make her students discover pilates’ numerous benefits such as muscle strengthening, posture improvement, and stress evacuation.

Her teaching is based on her Pilates training that she did for 2 years in Paris but also on her dance practice which gives her body awareness and perseverance in the effort.
Mens sana in corpore sano

“Mens sana in corpore sano”

Baptiste Le Cloarec

Modern Jazz teacher (guest teacher)

From Brittany (France), he tooks his first dancing lessons in Vannes. After participating in the Biarritz International Dance Competition, he quickly moved on to the professional path. He joined the Epsedanse school in Montpellier where he obtained his state diploma in Jazz dance teacher.

In 2013 he decided to move to the United States in order to perfect his technique. Baptiste will take courses at the school Peridance Capézio Center. He joined the company The Next Stage Project (TNSP).

Back in France he moved to Paris where he continued his career as a freelance dancer between shows, events, cinema, and advertising. He is invited as a professor at the Harmonic Studio and the Centre des Arts Vivants in Paris.

Baptiste focuses his course on different dynamics: musicality, energy and space. It combines a strong Jazz influence with fluidity and a more modern approach with the ground. His holistic approach gives his course a respect for the body and personality of each student.