:: Technical training
The professional training offered at LADMMI is intended to help students:
- master the techniques of contemporary dance;
- increase their artistic and intellectual knowledge;
- develop performance versatility; and
- become professional dancers in contemporary dance.
LADMMI’s professional training programs are only offered on a full-time basis and lead to either a Diploma of college studies (DCS) in Dance, performance in contemporary dance, 561.B0 (in collaboration with Cégep du Vieux Montréal) or an Attestation of college studies (ACS) in Modern Dance, NRC.05.
Spaces are very limited in these programs. Twenty spaces are available in all, including a maximum of two ACS students. (For the ACS, priority is given to students from abroad.)
Please note that the general academic courses (French, philosophy, complementary courses) are given at Cégep du Vieux Montréal for students registered in the DCS program. Students can also take these courses in English due to an agreement between Cégep du Vieux Montréal and Dawson College.
Registering for the DCS
To be accepted into the program, the applicant must satisfy the college requirements and successfully pass the auditions. After the auditions, the evaluation committee will deliberate over a period of one week. The candidates will receive their final answer approximately two weeks after the second audition, in mid-April.
Also, to ensure that the candidates are not penalized in terms of their schooling (and if they want to pursue their college studies), we strongly recommend that they apply for another program through the regional admissions office of their choice before March 1. It is very important, however, not to indicate the program “Dance: performance in contemporary dance 561.B0” as the first choice during the first round. This way, individuals who do not pass the auditions will be able to continue their studies in another program.
Once the student is accepted into the program, he/she must complete an application for LADMMI as well as the Cégep du Vieux Montréal during the second round through the Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain (SRAM), respecting the policies and regulations of both facilities. Foreign students must provide a copy of their student visa before beginning the summer training courses.
Registering for the ACS
The individual must apply to LADMMI following the policies and regulations in effect. Foreign students must provide a copy of their student visa before beginning the summer training courses.
Registering for summer school
All students admitted to the professional program must also agree to take part in summer school lasting three weeks before they return to school in Fall. For more information, consult the Summer school section.
For information about the courses offered, click on the following links:
DCS - Residents of Quebec
Quebec students pay no tuition as long as they register for four courses or 180 hours of courses per session; however, certain fees apply. For information about the registration fees or any other fees related to studies, consult the Cégep du Vieux Montréal Web site.
Given that you must also apply directly to LADMMI for admission to the auditions, a non-refundable registration fee of $50 is required. Details are provided in the Admissions criteria section.
DCS - Canadian students from outside Quebec
International students can obtain more information from the SRAM under International students.
ACS - Foreign students
A non-refundable registration fee of $50 is required and must be paid by international draft in Canadian funds. Tuition fees for international students are $3,500 per session, in addition to $250 per session for related fees.
Summer training courses
The registration fees for summer school are subject to change yearly.
I’ve already completed my DCS and/or university courses. Am I eligible for professional training? Can I take the program without having to re-do all of the courses?
If you pass the audition, you will be admitted to the program and credit will be given for general courses (French, philosophy, etc.) that have already been completed. All students must pass the standard French exam and take the art history course.
What is the difference between the DCS and the ACS?
There is no difference between the two programs in terms of dance training. The ACS program is offered to students from abroad.
Is LADMMI a bilingual school? Can I take my courses in English?
The professional training courses (performance, technical classes, etc.) are given in French. However, as a result of an agreement signed between Cégep du Vieux Montréal and Dawson College, students who wish to do so can take the general courses in English.
Can students be admitted in the winter session?
No. Admissions only take place in the fall.
Would I be a student of LADMMI or of Cégep du Vieux Montréal?
Students in the DCS program attend both LADMMI and Cégep du Vieux Montréal; therefore, they must meet the requirements of both facilities in terms of registration, tuition fee payments, and so on. Those in the ACS program are only students of LADMMI.
Do you offer scholarships?
There is no scholarship program offered at this time.
What are the employment prospects? Do your graduates find work?
The program is intended to help students acquire the skills that are sought in the job market. LADMMI offers training that meets the strict standards of the major contemporary dance companies. Students have numerous occasions to build relationships with potential employers and prepare for their entrance into the professional milieu. On an international level, our graduates perform on stages in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Do you work with a particular company?
In Quebec, there are approximately 40 choreographers and dance companies that require qualified LADMMI graduates: O Vertigo, Cas public, Fortier Danse-Création, Compagnie Marie Chouinard and Flak are just a few examples. LADMMI also works with several independent and upcoming choreographers.