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.
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
Jazz performance teacher
Clarissa, a local native, received her classical dance training in the region and quickly desired to explore new techniques such as jazz, tap dance, hip hop, Latin dances, and her latest passion: heels.
In 2016, she won the title at the Swiss Championships in the professional division.
In 2019, she flew to the United States and earned her diploma from the prestigious “Millenium Dance Complex Los Angeles” school.
From a young age, she dedicated herself to choreography. In addition to participating in performances, she coaches artists and collaborates with them to prepare for competitions. She also creates various “tableaux” for different shows.
Clarissa is a passionate professional dancer who conveys her art with energy and determination!
Courses : Modern Dance
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”
Alix Janssens (Guest Teacher)
After obtaining her diploma as a professional contemporary dancer and performer in Geneva, she ventured to Los Angeles to further her training and learn from the great names in dance whom she admires.
Presently, Alix has co-founded her professional company “JanssensMandorino,” based in Neuchâtel, and she continues to dance for other companies and projects.
Alix is always overflowing with a desire to learn and, above all, to share her passion.