Summer Intensive – European Preselection

Registration for our Summer programme for young Swiss and/or European dancers is now open! Don't miss this amazing opportunity that might open the doors to the Prix de Lausanne 2024 for you!

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The Networking Forum: a springboard to success

Organised at the end of the competition week, the Networking Forum gives the candidates who are not selected for the Finals an opportunity to be seen by schools and companies Directors from all around the world.

Following an audition class, interviews are organised with Directors of the Prix de Lausanne partner schools and companies wishing to recruit one or more candidates. Interviews with Finalists who do not receive a prize are also arranged after the award ceremony.

Networking Forum

In 2023, 35 Partner Schools and Companies made offer at the Networking Forum.

  • 83 candidates participated in the Networking Forum.
  • 77 candidates received at least 1 offer and some up to 13 offers.
  • A total of 280 potential offers were made.

In 2021, the Prix de Lausanne was held via video due to the COVID pandemic. Since we wanted to give the candidates a chance to be seen by Directors and get offers in spite of the situation, we set up an Online Networking Forum app, developed thanks to our partner Akson. The app proved incredibly effective, user friendly and helpful and many offers could be made, despite the competition not taking place on site.

Since then, the app has been kept in reinforcement of the in-person Networking Forum. This way, Partner School / Company Directors who cannot attend the competition are able to watch the candidates and to make them personalised offers

Year Number of offers taken up
2005 14
2006 7
2007 12
2008 14
2009 22
2010 31
2011 17
2012 27
2013 23
2014 19
2015 18
2016 30
2017 42
2018 41
2019 34
2020 21
2021 35
2022 19