Art & Dance education

for high school diploma in dance at Jean Monnet high school © Didier Lacour
for high school diploma in dance at Jean Monnet high school © Didier Lacour

Support for high school diploma in dance at Jean Monnet high school

Following ministerial guidelines for the development of dance and artistic education in high schools, the ICI—CCN supports the high school diploma in dance as a specialised or optional course at Montpellier’s Jean Monnet high school.

This course aims to help students obtain a general artistic culture in the field of dance. The training is aimed at “enlightened non-professionals” and is characterised by a critical approach to choreographic creation as well as personal practice. There are no technical pre-requisites for this course and it is not intended for professional purposes.

The teaching of dance is based on the same principles as art education in high school:

  • balance between artistic practice, cultural knowledge and technical and methodological input,
  • close links to traditional and contemporary works of choreographic art,
  • links to other art forms (visual arts, film, music, theatre, literature, etc.) as well as the spectrum of philosophy and social studies.

Teaching of dance offers students a three-range experience: the experience of spectator, dancer/performer and dancer/composer.

Training courses for teachers in high school Art-Dance programmes

The ICI—CCN works with the French National Education Board to train teachers running specialisation or optional art-dance high school courses. Two training courses for teachers are on offer, run by artists whose field of work covers the content of the BO programme.

highlighted dates: public open activities


July 2019

  • 31 July to 3 August
    "d'après une histoire vraie" by Christian Rizzo

    Lycée Decourt, Paris (France)
    — in the framework of the Festival Paris l'été

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September 2019

  • 21 to 22
    Visites d'ICI—CCN

    Journée du patrimoine.
    ICI—CCN → [entrée libre]

October 2019

  • 3 to 6
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Mercat de les Flors – Casa de la Dansa, Barcelone (Spain)

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  • 5
    Fêtons ensemble la nouvelle saison d'ICI—CCN !

    → à partir de 16h