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Dance Certificate Program

The AEF Dance Certificate Program is a three-year program that trains dancers with choreographic skills and professionals in the dance industry, structured in 3 levels - Foundation, Advancement, Completion - in turn divided into 2 semesters each - Fall and Spring -. At the end of each semester and each level, students receive an AEF Diploma.
Thanks to an internationally renowned teaching staff, the AEF Certificate Program is able to offer quality training, without neglecting the care and attention paid to each individual student. The courses are taught by expert teachers in classrooms perfectly equipped to achieve a solid preparation, necessary to transform the passion of dance into a successful career. The program also provides extraordinary performance opportunities in shows and events.
Admission to the program is subject to an Audition process. Students will be assessed on the basis of their previous preparation, technical characteristics, maturity of movement, potential. To participate in the auditions, we recommend training in classical ballet, jazz and modern dance.

The courses are offered in collaboration with Florence Dance Center

First Level: Foundation


Course UnitECTSU.S.
Music History and Literature I 4,5 3,0
Music Fundamentals 4,5 3,0
Music Theory I 3,0 2,0
Dance Techniques 6,0 4,0
Modern Dance Technique 1 7,5 5,0
Dance History 4,5 3,0
Total 30 20


Course UnitECTSU.S.
Musical Drammaturgy 4,5 3,0
History of Art and Design 4,5 3,0
Choreography 1 6,0 4,0
Contemporanea 6,0 4,0
Ballet Technique 1 6,0 4,0
Dance History II 3,0 2,0
Total 30 20

Second Level: Advancement


Course UnitECTSU.S.
Applied Piano I 3,0 2,0
Voice I 4,5 3,0
Choreography 2 4,5 3,0
Musculoskeletal Anathomy 4,5 3,0
Ballet Technique 2 6,0 4,0
Modern Dance Technique 2 4,5 3,0
Partnering 3,0 2,0
Total 30 20



Course UnitECTSU.S.
History of Opera 4,5 3,0
Choreography 3 4,5 3,0
Dance Pedagogy I 3,0 2,0
Nutrition Course 4,5 3,0
Jazz Dance 4,5 3,0
Modern Dance Technique III 4,5 3,0
Theatrical Design and Production 4,5 3,0
Total 30 20


Third Level: Completion


Course UnitECTSU.S.
Language and Art Phylosophy 4,5 3,0
Choreography 4 4,5 3,0
Ballet Technique 3 4,5 3,0
Modern Dance Technique 4 4,5 3,0
History of Ballet 3,0 2,0
Italian Topics Dance 4,5 3,0
Professional Development of PA 4,5 3,0
Total 30 20



Minor 1: Choreography and Stage

Course UnitECTSU.S.
Choreography 5 3,0 2,0
Musical Theatre Techniques 3,0 2,0
Dance in Different Cultures 3,0 2,0
Career Preparation for PA 4,5 3,0
Scenography 4,5 3,0
Stage Direction 4,5 3,0
Recital Capstone Project - Stage PA 7,5 5,0
Total 30 20


Minor 2: Dance Education

Course UnitECTSU.S.
Management of a PA Company 4,5 3,0
Dance in Education 6,0 4,0
Dance Pedagogy II 4,5 3,0
Contemporary Dance 4,5 3,0
Movement and Creative Practices 3,0 2,0
Teaching Capstone Project 7,5 5,0
Total 30 20

The online AEF Certificate Programs Course Curriculum indicates an ideal study plan. The definitive course plan is indicated by the professors, and agreed upon at the beginning of each semester based on the student's individual progress and objectives.

The Accademia Europea di Firenze is an International School of Italian Arts and Culture.
Founded in 2005 as a school of Italian for foreigners, over time it has expanded its offer to Italian art and culture, music and dance.
The AEF also offers three-year Certificate Programs in Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting and Dance, a Semester Certificate Program for Italian as a Second Language (CILS), Study Abroad Programs in collaboration with prestigious American Universities, Summer and Winter Programs and Joint Academic Programs developed with university institutions all over the world.
The experiential approach and the quality of the professors make this school, strongly rooted in Italian history and culture but endowed with European academic standards, an international environment in the city of the Renaissance and of widespread beauty.

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