Basis Program

Basis Program

In addition to our 9-month Dance Education the Dance Program, motion*s dance studio Berlin offers a 6-month part-time intensive course in dance, starting in September of each year.
The Basis Program is for people who want to integrate dance more into their lives – in addition to work or study. We offer you training in a closed group on two days as well as access to the entire weekly schedule of the motion*s Tanz- und Bewegungstudio with about 50 different classes per week.

Designed for people who simply enjoy dancing, as well as for already active artists from other areas of the performing arts who want to integrate dance into their artistic expression. Likewise, the basis program can be an introduction to the large field of body therapy / bodywork or an addition to an education in this area.

Previous experience in dance and movement is always helpful, but unlike our 9-month dance program is not required. For dancers who want to pursue a career as professional dancers, there is the motion*s Dance Program in preparation for further dance studies and a career in dance.

The diversity of the Basis Program covers the span from urban dance to contemporary dance. Hip Hop, African Dance, Contemporary, Jazz, Healthy Ballet, Alignment, Tribal Fusion, Contact, Freestyle and Improvisation techniques will be part of your training.

Photo: Egbert Idler / design akademie berlin


The Basis Program lasts 6 months and runs from September 2023 to February 2024. Training starts on Monday, September 4th 2023.
At the end of the Basis Program there will be a Showcase of the participants for friends and family. The following week we’ll have personal individual feedback sessions with each participant.


Total costs will be 2.190€ (incl. VAT)
Can be paid in 6 installments of 365€ (incl. VAT)

25 € for the processing fee which has to be paid beforehand.


Training in closed group
You can expect dance training in a closed group on two days per week. There are at least 52 lessons for the closed group.
The mandatory group lessons will be on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Fridays between 11am-5pm.
The classes will be held both in english and in german.
Evening Classes
In addition to the group training you shall join at least 4 open classes from the motion*s weekly schedule. Up to 7 weekly classes are included in the price for participants of the basic program for the duration of 6 months.



Internal presentation
Individual feedback talks
Certificate of completion


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


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) Sunday, 7th May 2023
2) Sunday, 2nd July 2023
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: 25th June 2023

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.

Nevertheless, participating in one of the audition workshops allows you to get to know us and the other applicants directly. Therefore, we recommend that you attend one of the two workshops if possible.
By the way, the processing fee of 25€ is the same for both options.

Register for the Audition-Workshop

Live Audition May 7th 2023 / July 2nd // 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?

    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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