movementors - dance intensive workshops 2022

Foto: Chris Rogl, 2021

SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance is tucked away into the tree lined hillside of Kapuzinerberg Salzburg. SEAD is a ten-minute walk away from the center. You will have access to both a small city environment as well as scenic woodlands and nearby lakes. SEAD will be your home away from home during your intensive workshop weeks.

SEAD will give students a chance to experience SEAD in a one-week workshop that gives the participants a taste of what daily life is like in our academy program. MoveMentors dance intensive workshops offer daily morning classes in somatic practice, contemporary and ballet techniques, followed by an afternoon creative practice taught by SEAD faculty.

Our aim for the MoveMentors workshop series is to provide a format that will be inspiring, supportive, and informative, giving students very practical skills and sound advice so that they can continue on their way in dance, surefooted and clear about what they need to focus on in order to progress as dancers. We also aim to offer an affordable workshop in a small group setting, where you can be in close communication with the teachers with individualized coaching and mentoring. MoveMentors dance intensive is also highly recommended as a preparation for those who want to apply for SEAD’s Auditions 2022. Participants should have prior dance knowledge and adequate physical fitness in order to follow the intense pace of the workshop. Suitable for people 16 years of age or older – please mind that minors must have a written consent from a parent or a legal guardian.


MoveMentors I: January 3 - January 8, 2022
with Milan Herich and Giulia di Stefano 
MoveMentors II: February 21 - February 26, 2022
with Milan Herich, Yaghvali Falzari and Andrea Givanovitch
MoveMentors III: April 11 - April 16, 2022
with Christine Gouzelis, Anne-Laure Dogot-Dos Santos and Angelika Thiele

Summer MoveMentors: Summer MoveMentors 2022 will take place in August 2022. Exact dates and teachers will be announced in spring 2022.


Please note that a proof of 2G (vaccinated, recovered) is needed to attend the workshop.

For online registration, please click here.


Fee: 430 EUR (registration 50 EUR + 380 EUR)
Early bird: 390 EUR (registration 50 EUR + 340 EUR)
Deadline early bird bookings: MoveMentors I: December 6, 2021 | MoveMentors II: January 24, 2022 | MoveMentors III: March 14, 2022
(Prices include course, accommodation and lunch)

In case of cancellation by SEAD or due to force majeure (including COVID-regulations) all fees paid will be refunded in full.


The intensive 6-day workshop week will provide an insight into SEAD’s academy program and daily structure. Classes take place Monday to Friday from 9am-6pm and from 10am-3pm on Saturday. Promising an intensive physical training, awakening creativity, and providing guidance with international guest teachers leading through the following arrangement:

1h YOGA class (Monday-Friday)
1,5h BALLET class (Monday-Saturday)
1,5h CONTEMPORARY class (Monday-Saturday)
-1h break-
2h 45min CREATIVE PRACTICE (Monday-Friday)
Feedback session with mentors (daily in technique classes and individual talks 2x a week).
Possibility to use SEAD studios for individual practice in the evenings.


Sleeping at SEAD is included in the workshop fee. Alternatively, you could use one of the hostels or hotels in Salzburg, however this will be an additional expense for you to cover. The workshop participants share the dormitory and must bring their own sleeping bag or sheets. SEAD provides mattress and pillows.


One hot vegetarian meal will be provided daily, included in the workshop fee. We will also have a closing dinner together by the end of the workshop week. There are lots of markets nearby and many restaurants in town.

Scholarship from Land Salzburg 

Criteria for acceptance
Previous dance training
Minimum age of 17 years
Home in Salzburg (at least 4-year residence)

Please send your application including the following documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Letter of recommendation
One-minute dance video

Application deadlines
MoveMentors I, II & III: 12 December 2022
Summer MoveMentors: tba.