Welcome to the Fondation Dance Area website
A foundation for dance, born from dance.
The Foundation’s goal is to promote choreography, dance education, training, and support for young dancers and artists in Geneva. The intention is to encourage the creation of multi- and trans-disciplinary artistic endeavors involving dance, and to promote dance projects that benefit the health and wellbeing of the local population. Established in 2016, the Dance Area Foundation is a non-profit organization under the supervision of the cantonal authority for foundations.
A space of formation, creation and encounters
The foundation benefits from a privileged partnership with the Dance Area school, private company, which offers a wonderful place for training, creation and encounters.
Founded in 1997, Dance Area is a private institution whose mission is artistic education and professional training through a complete dance sursus, from awakening to the program of Higher Education leading to professional integration.
For twenty years, the school has been welcoming young dancers and helping them develop their talents and achieve their ambitions. The school provides an inspiring learning environment that mixes amateur, pre-professional and professional artists, advocating diversity and encounter between artists from all walks of life.
The school is a unique dance institution with seven beautiful, light and airy studios in the center of Geneva. Its location on the banks of the Rhone and its large windows make it an exceptional site.
The infrastructure, the high level of faculty competence and the artistic direction of the school have over the years acquired Dance Area a solid reputation for quality, friendliness and ethics.