📖 Introduction

Beijing Dance Academy (BDA) is a prestigious institution dedicated to dance education, situated in Beijing, China. Founded in 1954, it stands as the first institution of its kind in the country and has earned a reputation for excellence in dance training and artistic development. As a specialized academy, BDA focuses exclusively on dance disciplines, offering a comprehensive range of programs in classical Chinese dance, ethnic dance, and contemporary dance.

Known for its commitment to preserving and advancing traditional Chinese dance forms, Beijing Dance Academy has played a pivotal role in nurturing generations of talented dancers who have made significant contributions to the national and international dance scene. As a key institution in the realm of performing arts, BDA's graduates often go on to pursue successful careers as professional dancers, choreographers, and educators. While specific university rankings may not be applicable due to its specialized nature, the academy is widely recognized for its cultural significance and the high caliber of its dance education programs.

🏫 About Beijing Dance Academy (BDA)

Beijing Dance Academy is a full-time institution of higher learning with commitment to developing excellent professional dancers, choreographers and dance researchers. Founded in 1954, the former Beijing Dance School was the first professional dance school ever established since the founding of People’s Republic of China. Beijing Dance Academy was officially established in 1978 with the approval of State Council, as an institution affiliated to the Ministry of Culture. In 2000, its governance was transferred to Beijing Municipal Government. The Academy provides BA and MA degrees and has become the only institution of higher learning for professional dance education in China, as well as the largest prestigious dance school with comprehensive concentrations in the world. The Academy, known as “the cradle of dancers” and adjacent to the picturesque Zizhuyuan Park, has admitted and graduated numerous students with fierce ambition of dance. Currently, it has about 600 in-service faculty and staff, and 2500 full-time students apart from over 5000 students from the School of Continuing Education. Every year, the School of Dance Grade Education trains over 50,000 teachers of dance grade examination at home and abroad, and nearly 500,00 students the examinations at different levels.   With commitment to building a world-class dance university with Chinese characteristics, the Academy now provides such divisions as the Department of Chinese Classical Dance, the Department of Chinese Ethnic and Folk Dance, Ballet Department,Ballroom dance Department, Musical Department, Creative School(consisting of departments of Choreography, Modern Dance, Art Design), Humanities School (consisting of departments of Dance Studies, Art Communication, General Education, and Ideological and political Science), Education School, BDA Youth Dance Company, School of Continuing Education, School of Dance Grade Examination and Affiliated Secondary School of BDA, involving academic areas of dance performance, dance studies,choreography, dance education, art design,etc.

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🏠 Accommodation

You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.

You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.

How to book:

  • Make a booking online after you have been accepted (in this case please let us know your choice when you apply).
  • Register when you arrive - its not possible to reserve a room before arriving. You can arrive a few days before and book it

📬 Admissions Process

31 Days

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3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

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Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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