Basis Program

Openstage 2023 Kursperformance choreografiert von Christoph Viol. Video: Nik Goetz


In addition to our 10-month dance training, the Dance Program, we offer a 6-month part-time intensive dance course.

The Basic Program is for people who want to integrate dance more strongly into their lives – alongside their job or studies – and who want to engage more with their body and their personal dance strength.

It is designed for people who simply enjoy dance as well as for already active performance artists from other areas of the performing arts. The Basic Program can also be an introduction to the large field of body therapy/bodywork or an extension to training in this area.

Previous experience in dance and movement is always helpful, but unlike our 10-month Dance Program, it is not required. Classes take place two days a week in closed groups and you also have access to the entire weekly motion* schedule.

Like the Dance Program, the variety of styles in the Basic Program covers the spectrum from urban dance to contemporary dance. Hip hop, afro, contemporary, jazz, healthy ballet, alignment, tribal fusion, contact improv, freestyle and improvisation techniques are included.

For dancers who would like to pursue a career as a professional dancer, the Dance Program is available as preparation for studies, for example.


The Basis Program lasts 6 months and runs from September 2024 to February 2025.
Training will start on Monday, 02.09.2024.

Training in closed group
You can expect closed group lessons on two days and access to motion*’s entire weekly schedule. This means at least 52 teaching units for the closed group. The closed group lessons take place either on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Friday between 11 am and 5 pm.

Lessons are held in English and German.


Evening Classes
In addition, at least 4 motion*s classes per week should be attended, preferably more. Up to 7 open classes per week are included in the price for the participants of the Basic Program for the 6 months in all courses of the motion*s dance and movement studio. (For the duration of the program).

Individual feedback talks
Certificate of completion


To get to know each other and for you to get a feel for the basic program, there are two audition workshops. Please chose one of the following dates:
1) Saturday, 13th of April 2024 | 10:30 – 16:00
2) Sunday, 19th of May 2024 | 10:30 – 16:00
3) Sunday, 16th of June 2024 | 10:30 – 16:00
A processing fee of 25 € will be charged beforehand. Detailed information will be given with the audition confirmation email after your registration. This does not guarantee the participation in the program neither from our side nor from your side, this decision and finally the conclusion of the contract takes place in the days after.
The workshop will take place at motion*s in Berlin . Details about this workshop will be sent to you by e-mail after registration.
Participation in a recording workshop is mandatory. For registration please use the form below on this page.

Online Audition

This year we offer you the possibility of an online audition!
Application deadline:30th June 2024

Here’s how it works:
  1.  You fill in the registration form on our website and type “online” as an audition date.
  2.  You will receive an e-mail with the information to transfer the processing fee of 25 €.
  3.  You submit the following videos online (Vimeo, YouTube, GoogleDrive):
    – two or more short videos (min. 1 minute each) in which you dance. Show your versatility and passion!
    – a short “self-interview video” in which you will tell you why you want to participate in the BASIS PROGRAM: your motivation, your goals, why exactly this program, etc.

Please upload your videos to a hosting service such as Vimeo, GoogleDrive, YouTube or other. Thank you for not sending video files or download links.

We recommend  to participate in one of the audition workshops. It will allow you to get to know us and the other applicants directly. Applications fee for the online audition is 25,- €. 


The costs amount to a total of €2190,- (incl. VAT)
Can also be paid in 6 installments of €365,- (incl. VAT)

One-off processing fee of €25,- (incl. VAT)


Eliane Hutmacher, Stella Caric and Christoph Viol are responsible for organization and supervision of the program.

Register for the Audition-Workshop

Introductory workshops April 13, 2024 / May 19, 2024 / June 16, 2024 or Online Audition

    full name


    date of birth

    phone number


    Will you be attending the audition workshop or will you send a video?

    Please take a moment to answer the following questions. Simple honest answers are most helpful

    What point in your life are you at currently?

    What kind of dance experience do you have?

    What are your goals you wish to achieve within the program?

    [honeypot phone]

    I hereby accept that my information is stored by motions*s / Stella Caric GmbH.
    (Your data will only be used for the managing of your application and not given to third parties .)

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