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Erasmus+ | Applications | Incoming

Erasmus+ | Applications | Incoming

In order to clarify your Erasmus+’s incoming application program when applying to Escola Superior de Dança, please, be aware:



Autumn Semester 2024/25 - From April 15th to May 31st, 2024
Spring Semester 2024/25- From October to November, 2024

  • The whole process is done online;

  • To start your application process - to be able to have access to the platform and be able to fill in the application form - your school’s Erasmus+ Coordinator - must send to our Erasmus+ Coordinator ( the following information:

    • your full name,

    • your e-mail address,

    • the semester you will apply.

  • After that, you will get an email with a link to fill in the application;

  • All documents must be uploaded and filled in link send to you;

  • The videos for the audition must be send to



  • Students must attend the full semester;
  • Our semesters have a length of 18 weeks. Each semester is organized in 3 Blocks and 3 Cycles, meaning 3 periods 6 weeks. A Bloco has 5 weeks of normal curriculum (practical and theoretical), and all the work done during the week of Cycle is practical/ technical. Therefore, is a time used for students to show the work developed by them during the 5 week’s Block.
  • This organization is why students must be aware that to have all the needed credits and to get the Erasmus+ Transcript of Records they must comply with being at Escola Superior de Dança from day one to the last day of the semester;
  • Some more information concerning our semesters:
    • Dance Techniques include Classical and Contemporary (Graham, Contact Improvisation, mixed European);
    • All repertory studied is 20th century onwards (Modern American, Post-Modern American, Contemporary Portuguese, Contemporary European);
    • In Interpretation the students participate with a choreographer in the creation of a new work, aiming to develop the skills required from a contemporary performer, namely the ability to engage actively in the process of creation;
    • In the area of Project, the students put to practice the skills acquired, with progressive autonomy, and have access to/contact with other matters/art forms not studied in the core curriculum;
    • the curricular semesters available:
      • Autumn semester are the 1st, 3rd, and 5th (academic semester);
      • Spring semester are the 2nd, 4th, and 6th (academic semester).



The student must send a Video to, through WeTransfer or YouTube:

  • The video (1-Ballet /2- Contemporary Dance / 3-Choreography - each one 3 or 4 minutes long):

This video allows us to evaluate the candidate's knowledge and its ability to perform in Dance Techniques: physical and coordination skills / knowledge and technical execution / musicality and quality of movement, all required to meet the high demands placed today on dancers.

  • 1 - Ballet - The candidates must show and adagio, enchainment de Pirouette, a Petit Allegro, and a Grand Allegro;
  • 2 - Contemporary Dance (Floor work, standing work - spine mobility, back, legs and arms work, balance, and off balance… and across the floor – changing levels, turns, jumps, falls…);
  • 3 – Choreography (composition and written assignments – a theme or whatever they might think as important to say about).

Please, pay attention: not sending one of these parts may allow school not to accept the application, once is important to correctly watch your technique level.



  • Credits:
    • The Polytechnic Institute (IPL) has an Intensive and a Regular Portuguese Course each granted respectively 4 and 6 credits. These credits are cumulative with those acquired in classes.
  • According to the “audition” students will be integrated in the classes judged more suitable to each one. However, any possible change will be made after classes have begun and if it happens, the Learning Agreement will have to be changed.



IPL has very few accommodation places in student residence for Erasmus.

There are also private organizations that are working with Erasmus+ students and you can check them out on the internet.

You can always get in touch with our student association for some help:


Organizations for Erasmus students:
ESN - Erasmus Students Network Portugal


Erasmus Life Lisboa