About the workshop

VIDP Vision and Objectives

Acknowledging the need of young dance artists for experiential guidance and guided experience, we aim to foster the essential passage from being a student to becoming a dancer. VIDP professional faculty and extensive curriculum is focused on cultivating individual talents and abilities, introduction to a wide range of dance approaches, providing ongoing support and accompanying students on their maturing process as dancers.

VIDP Unique Attributes

VIDP seeks to implement the Vertigo Dance Company’s practice routine allowing students to experience with various dance and movement methods incorporated in the Vertigo dance language including Release, Classical Ballet and Contact Improvisation. VIDP curriculum, both comprehensive and challenging, offers individual mentoring while setting and maintaining the highest artistic and professional standards.

Executive Coordinator – Sigal Roth

Artistic Director – Rina Wertheim-Koren

Professional Counsel – Keren Horesh-Begun

VIDP Background

Established in 2012, VIDP offers young dance talents from Israel and around the world the opportunity to further explore their potential and hone their skills. VIDP operates alongside VDC Prep-Workshop (established in 2002) at the Vertigo School of Dance (established in 1998) in Jerusalem and at the Vertigo Eco-Art Village (established in 2007) in Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed-Heh. Directed by Rina Wertheim-Koren, VIDP provides an in-depth and stimulating training comprised of 5 days of intensive learning over 35 weekly hours of experiential practice.

VIDP Graduates

VIDP graduates are accomplished contemporary dancers who have mastered the tools of the trade and are well equipped to further pursue their professional career. Primarily we aim to groom our students to become professional dancers in leading dance companies such as the Vertigo Dance Company. In addition, VIDP graduates are adequately prepared to seek further education at prominent dance academies, and to collaborate and work on fringe productions and as dance instructors. We always encourage our graduates to continue exploring their own path in dance throughout their professional and community life.

VIDP Curriculum

7000$ for five months program

13000$ for ten months program

5 days a week, 7 hours a day

A comprehensive training program for dancers that includes: a selection of classes and workshops; an introduction to various repertoires including the Vertigo dance language and repertoire as developed by choreographer Noa Wertheim; on-stage practical experience with 4 annual Bazir performances and 3 annual studio performances; as well as various creative projects at different locations in Jerusalem and at the Vertigo Eco-Art Village in Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed-Heh

VIDP program 2018/9

  1st semester from Sep. 4, 2019 to end of January 2019

2nd semester from February 3, 2019, to end of June  2019

Conditions for cancellation / termination of studies

1) Registration fees of 300$ will not be refunded in any case.

2)  Cancellation of participation up to 30 days from the start of studies – 75% refund of the tuition fee (from the balance after deduction of 100% registration fee)

3) Cancellation of participation from the 31st day from the beginning of the first semester to the 31st day before the end of the first semester – reimbursement 50% of the tuition fee (less 100% of the registration fee)