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Study Dance in Paris with IES Abroad


Take your Dance studies to the next level with a semester in Paris.

Through our French Studies Program in Paris, University of Rochester students can enroll in Dance courses at the Paris Marais Dance School, a private institution offering student-centered classes to beginning and experienced dancers alike.

Imagine performing diverse dance styles one day, and attending a live performance at a French theater the next. Talk about raising the bar!

About Our French Studies Semester Program

  • Dance Credits - Dance majors can enroll in 12 credits of Dance, and non-majors can opt for the 3-credit Dance option
  • Housing- Homestay or Apartment
  • Language of Instruction - French
  • Language Preprequisites - 4 semesters of college-level French

Learn more about the program, including details about Academics and Field trips.


About the Parais Marais Dance School 

The Paris Marais Dance School, part of the Marais Centre Dance, is located in a former hôtel particulier that dates from the 1600s in the stylish 4th arrondissement, and boasts three recently renovated dance studios.

Full-year and semester students can take classes at the Paris Marais Dance school, which are held once a week in the following styles:

  • Classical ballet
    • Classical ballet technique
    • Partner work classical and neo-classical
    • Point work
    • Strengthening
  • Contemporary dance
    • Martha Graham Technique
    • Techniques flow, release, contact
    • Improvisation
    • Floor bar





Wendy Viggiano
Rochester's IES Abroad Representative
[email protected]