PROFITRAINING – TANZFABRIK IN BERLIN
In the mornings, Tanzfabrik in Berlin offers Contemporary Dance classes for professionals. Monday – Friday at 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. There is a different teacher every week. For more details, check the schedule below.
PROFITRAINING IN TANZFABRIK – MY EXPERIENCE
I have participated maybe two or three times in the ProfiTraining (training for professionals) offered in Tanzfabrik, and each time, it was a great experience. I wished I could have gone more often. The reason I didn’t was that these classes were only during the weekdays in the mornings. Theoretically, I could have participated in them twice a week, as I had two days off in a week.
But, ProfiTrainings are with the same teacher throughout the whole week, and they are led progressively. Of course, the level and the content of the classes depend on the teacher. In some cases, it doesn’t matter if you are there from the beginning of the week or you join the lesson in the middle of the week. If you are a dancer with good memory skills, who catch the moves fast, I guess it wouldn’t be a problem for you to participate in the professional training at any moment you wish.
My concern, though, was that I wasn’t really a professional dancer. Some of the classes were already difficult for me to catch up with. This is why I preferred to go to the other classes for regular students, which were at the same time and which were also very enjoyable.
REGULAR DANCE CLASSES – TANZFABRIK IN BERLIN
Tanzfabrik offers open morning classes – from 9:30 to 11:00
meaning they are for everybody including beginners and professionals. These classes do not focus on choreography. They aim to broaden your understanding of movement by focusing mostly on your own body experience. The schedule of the classes changes each year. But they include topics, like Feldenkrais, Gaga, Body-Mind Centering, Pilates, and Movement Research.
Tanzfabrik also offers afternoon classes. The first class starts at 4:45 p.m. The last class ends at 9:45 p.m.
and in these classes, I participated the most. My favorites were:
- Contemporary Dance – Chaim Gebber (16:45-18:15),
- Vinyasa Yoga – Alexander Detlev (18:30-20:00),
- Contemporary Ballet – Chandana M. Hörmann (20:15-21:45).
I have to admit that I didn’t try many other classes because of my work time. Also, as I mentioned above, each year the schedule undergoes some changes. Check their current training plan below.
IS TANZFABRIK THE BEST CONTEMPORARY DANCE SCHOOL IN BERLIN?
MY LAST PIECE OF ADVICE IF YOU WANT TO MOVE TO BERLIN TO DANCE
Tanzfabrik was the first contemporary dance school that I found on the internet and also the first place in Berlin I went dancing. I liked this venue so much that I decided to find my workplace based on the location of Tanzfabrik. I got my job impressively fast but finding a flat close by was much more difficult. Renting an apartment in Kreuzberg, in that moment and with my situation – not earning much money and not being a German – was simply mission impossible. This is why I end up living in Spandau, very far away from my work and any dance classes.
Spandau is a nice district in Berlin, but not a good place to be if you want to dance. My goal and reason to move to Berlin was to dance. In consequence, I spend 4 to 5 hours a day in U-Bahn and S-Bahn. I didn’t go only to Tanzfabrik. I was exploring many different dance studios. If you are interested, which dance schools in Berlin were my favorite, check this article.
Luckily, after one year, I moved to a flat 5 minutes walk away from Tanzfabrik. Only then, I realized how exhausting my life was when I was living in Spandau. This is why, if you come to Berlin to dance, make sure you rent a flat close to your favorite dance school.
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