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Audition 2014-15, Professional dance studies

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Contemporary dance and movement analysis: : Martine KAISSERLIAN  
July 22 to 27  -  July 29 to August 3  -  August 5 to 10
After many years of training in France, Martine gained a scholarship from the British Council of Arts for the LABAN Centre in London, which made it possible for her to work with great masters such as Yuriko, Merce Cunningham, M.Louis aswell as Karin Weahner, Clay Tagliaferro and many others. Constantly trying to deepen her knowledge and understanding of these techniques, Martine Kaisserlian developed a work based on fluidity, sensitivity and awareness of the body. Besides contemporary dance she also teaches movement analysis which is fundamental for any dance student. She is a resident teacher at OFFJAZZ
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offjazz denis giuliani

Contemporary dance:  Denis GIULIANI   July 22 to 27
Initially trained at the Rosella HIGHTOWER International Dance Center. He then joined the "jeune ballet de France" dance company before working with contemporary choreographers ("systeme Castafiore", Boivin, Decoufle), also creating later his own dance company called ''Mobil Home'' in 2008.
Denis Giuliani works as a dance instructor for the University of Nice where he teaches contemporary dance and stage production. He also works for different Conservatoires and dance schools and he is a national jury member for the FFD (French Federation of Dance). His work focuses on the notion of "the body in motion" and he's been developing techniques that enable the optimization of movement in correlation with an artistic project, could it be dancing or acting.
He is a resident teacher at OFFJAZZ

Jeff BIZIEAU - Offjazz

 Contemporary dance:  Jeff BIZIEAU  (official site)   July 29 to august 3 
Danseur dans plusieurs productions lyriques et Ballets : avec l'Opéra de Paris, l'Opéra de Saint-Etienne, l'Opéra de
Nantes, l'Opéra de Nancy... interprète et assistant à la Mise en scène et à la chorégraphie pour la compagnie «Système
Castafiore» (de 1994 à 2011), la Compagnie Orteils de sable ( Ballets contemporains de Saint-Etienne).
Chorégraphe de la compagnie «Le Sixièmétage» (Danse Théâtre), Tournées internationales, crée également des pièces pour
d'autres structures; BCSE - Dansencorps - ESDC Rosella HIGHTOWER.
Intervient en tant que professeur à l'Université de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis. Jeff BIZIEAU est également plasticien (diplômé
de l'Université Jean Monet de Saint-Etienne et Paris VIII – Licence, Maîtrise et DEA d'Arts-plastiques).

emmanuel-soulhat Offjazz

Contemporary dance:   Emmanuel SOULHAT-G   5 au 10 août
While studying ballet with Daniel Franck and José Ferran, he discovers through Alvin Nikolais the contemporary dance, studies with Peter Goss, He then performed with Gigi Caciuleanu, in the Ballet-Théâtre Joseph Russillo in Toulouse, in the Ballet Preljocaj at Aix-en-Provence. He studied also intensively baroque dance and paticipated in several movies: « Le Roi dance » choreography by Béatrice Massin, to the dance companies of Christine Bayle (L’Eclat des Muses) at Royaumont, and Geneviève Massé (L’Eventail) at the Opéra de Paris and the USA with « Les Arts Florissants » led by William Christie. Choreographer himself, teacher, he builds very interesting links between contemporary technique and baroque style, both developped in his dance class and workshop.
                               Video: "DANSE ET CINEMA" productions starring Emmanuel SOULHAT


Ballet: Luca TOZZI    July 22 to 27  -  July 29 to August 3
Luca Tozzi works as a dancer for the Ballet de l'Arene de Verone, Theatre Regio in Turin, Ballet de Venise, Capitole de
Toulouse. The choreographers that Tozzi has worked with include Oscar Araiz, Fernando Bujones, Nacho Duato, Robert North,
Hans van Manen, Glen Tetley, Angelin Preliocaj, Lionel Hoche, Mario Pistoni, Roberto Fascilla, Joseph Russillo, Luc Bouye,
Mauro Bigonzetti, Thierry Malandain and David Bombana. Tozzi has also worked as a choreographer for a few international
dance companies and in 2009, he won the award for best choreography at the dance contest "Prix de Danse" in Cuneo, Italy.
Tozzi teaches ballet in a personal way where the strength of the Russian technique is combined with the swiftness and the
modernity of the Balanchine style.
He is a resident teacher at OFFJAZZ

Jean sebastien colau - offjazz

Danse classique: Jean Sebastien COLAU   July 22 to 27  - August 5 to 10
Jean-Sebastien COLAU was trained at the "Ecole du Ballet de l'Opera National de Paris" (Claude BESSY) joined the prestigious Opera dance company in 1996, the "Ballet National du Canada" 2005 and the Opera of Leipzig where he was awarded the title of "Danseur Etoile" . Received the "Medaille d'Argent" during the dance contests in Paris and Nagoya, and "Medaille de Bronze" in Varna. In 2010, best dancer of the year at the Re Manfreddi Festival for his performance as Albrecht in "Giselle" by Carla FRACCI. As a "Danseur Etoile", he performs internationally. Jean-Sebastien COLAU has performed all the major parts of the classical repertoire. Paul Chalmer created the "L'Oiseau de Feu", "Giselle", "Piaf a Deux" and "The Nutcracker" especially for him; David BOMBANA created the part of Jason in "Medee" especially for him too. also worked with Maurice BEJART, Roland PETIT, Lucilda CHILDS, John NEUMEIER, James KUDELKA and Glen TETLEY. It is an honor to be able to host such a great artist during our workshop.

Soliste Jean Sebastien COLAU  


Ballet:  Lorella DONI   July 29 to August 3  -  August 5 to 10
After a complete dance training in ballet in Italy and United States, she follows a marvellous experience as a dancer : artist for the Teatro Verdi at Verona (Italy), soloist at the Salzbourg Opera (Austria), Wiener Ballett Theater (Vienna), Arena di Verona.
Through her professional experience she danced different repertories (M.Petipa, A.Bournonville, M.Fokine, A.Tudor, J.Cranko, J.Butler,…) and worked with very famous choreographers such as R.North, B.Cohen, L.Massine, L.Bouy, A.Amodio, Y.Vamos, M.Levaggi, D.Parson, D.Parker, P.Chalmer, P.Lacotte,…. around the world. Teacher in Italy,
she is our guest for this summer dance workshop.

Jazz dance: Angelo MONACO   July 29 to August 3
Prized for best interpretation at the Torino Jazz Dance Festival, he currently teaches at Offjazz and the Cultural Centre of Biot. He danced with Off Jazz Dance Company and in other productions in Monto Carlo and Paris. He is very apreciated by the students for his creativity and for the very special music he uses in his classwork, a very urban dynamic and sensual work.


hugues salgas - offjazz

Jazz dance: Hugues SALGAS    July 29 to August 3
He performed as a dancer with Paris Jazz Ballet, OFF JAZZ DANCE COMPANY (Gianin Loringett) and Danse Ensemble (G.Armstrong and W.Barbaste). He has also performed in various musical productions such as La Vie en Bleu (R. Hossein), worked as the choreographer for the production of Sirella ( Water ballets with M.Hermine). He currently teaches in Paris at the Harmonic Dance Studio and travels as guest teacher through out Europe
His work may be caracterised as lyrical jazz. He is very ap^preciated by the students for his patience and kindness..


gianin Loringett - Offjazz

Jazz dance:  Gianin LORINGETT    July 22 to 27  - August 5 to 10
 Choreographer and artistic director for OFF JAZZ DANCE COMPANY in Paris and founder of OFF JAZZ DANCE CENTRE in Nice, he devotes all his energy to teaching for festivals, dance workshops and choreography for performances all over the world: Europe, Russia, China, India, South America.
He is a well known and respected choreographer and an exceptional teacher who brings many different dance and musical styles to life. He recently staged a original version of "Swan Lake" in Calcutta (India) the choreography was a melting of Indian Kathak and jazz. dance. His work is based on a strong work on fundamentals, rhythme and specific hand work (mudras).
He currently teaches jazz and tap at Off Jazz in Nice and trains students for the french National Diploma in Dance Teaching.
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Jazz dance: Katiuscia ONNIS   July 22 to 27
Jazz dance
for children, musical comedy  
Started dancing in 1980 at the "Julie's School of Dancing" in Cuneo (Italy) then continued his professional studies at The OFFJAZZ Academy with Gianin LORINGETT , Angelo MONACO and René LEJEUNE and Martine KAISSERLIAN,
after several years of performing in companies, cabarets events and other artistic happenings she discovered the pleasures of teaching. her work is very appreciated by the students because it has a very personal touch. She is currently teaching in Biot, Grasse and at Offjazz.


Tap dance: Denise BALDWIN  (children)    July 22 to 27
Denise trained in London at the Elizabeth HARDIMAN School of Dance and Arts in ballet, jazz, tap and musical theatre. She has performed in numerous shows and cabarets throughout the world ( Folies Russes, Monte Carlo, Lido de Paris, musicals...)
She passed the french teachers diploma in 2003 and teaches with passion and devotion since.
Very appreciated by the students for her patience and good mood
She is a permanent teacher for tap dance at OFF JAZZ.


Claquettes:  Yorma LORINGETT  ;  July 22 to 27  -  July 29 to August 3  -  August 5 to 10
After completing training in ballet contemporary and jazz, he turned to tap. Trained by Michel Leveillé and Gianin Loringett he follows the work of Uwe Meusel during his workshops. As a dancer he takes part in many productions; musicals (La Rue, staged by Miran), performances with musicians (Caveau de la Huchette, Cannes Water Smposium), Nice Traditional Jazz Festival, events and conventions. He dances with the OFF JAZZ JUNIORS dance company and teaches at the Centre. His strong points are musicality and improvisation.
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HAPPENINGS - shows, dance, music

Nice Jazz Festival 2014  
Nice concerts 2014
Monte Carlo concerts été 2014
Cannes culture été 2014
Agenda culture Alpes Maritimes 2014
06 Agenda culture 2014


The school is located in the centre of NICE, near to the port and the old city, about 300 meters from the sea. 1200 m2 ,with 4 dance- studios, cafeteria, dressing rooms with showers.......

NICE: the city         NICE:  the centre         NICE:  Offjazz          
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Résidence pour students, independent or boadings for school
Lodging for students (doing a minimum of 2 classes a day)
Flat sharing for 2 to 3 students, near the dance centre (about 150 euros/week a person)

Student residences
Résidence Ségurane
6 rue Passeroni 06300 NICE - Tél. 04 93 55 95 95 Studios avec cuisine, douche (séjour de 2 semaines minimum) à côté du centre.(nous conseillons de prendre contact x mail

LA MAISON DU SEMINAIRE lunch and dinner possible,rooms for 2/3/4 persons.
HOTEL KYRIAD-** 6 rue Emmanuel Philibert  06300 Nice Tél: 04 93 55 80 00   lunch and dinner possible,rooms for 2/3/4 persons.
HOTEL CAMPANILE ** : 58 boulevard Risso 06300 NICE Tél. 04 93 26 20 60 – fax :04 93 26 00 34
Hôtel LA MALOUINE ** -  62 bd Carnot  06300 Nice  -  Tél:  04 93 89 56 80   Parking, jardin, calme
Hotel MEURICE *** 14, avenue de Suède - 06000 Nice   web
ALL SEASONS - ***  8 rue Emmanuel Philibert 06300 Nice - Tél. 0492005900 
CYTEA Brd Risso Nice (apart-Hotel)
HOTEL GENEVE rue Cassini Nice (same street as the dance center)
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By plane: From the airport take the bus to the centre of Nice, Gare Routière (bus station). The school is 2 minutes walk away, ask at the Gare Routière.
By train:
From the main train station get bus Nr 15 (Port) and get off at "Promenade des Arts", then ask. The school is 2 minutes walk away.
Gret tram and get off Place Garibaldi (Port)
By Tram: Take direction Pont St. Michel and get off at Place Garibaldi; Map of tram
By car: 1) From Italy: leave the motorway at the "Nice EST exit" (first exit for Nice), then follow signs for the Port. When you arrive at the port ask for rue Cassini.
2) From Cannes: leave the motorway at "Nice CENTRE- Promenade des Anglais", keep going along the sea to the port, ask for rue Cassini.


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By phone monday to friday from 9h to 18h.  Ask for a brochure of the workshop:


Tél: 0033 (0) 4 93891010 - Port.0033 (0) 6 76541757



Classes for all levels, amateurs and professionals, special classes for children.  
Everyday classes except on Sunday


1) Summer  Workshop prices :

One week programme
6 classes:  120 €    12 classes: .200 €     18 classes: 280 €    24 classes:360 €
Single class : 20 € Professional dancers ticket: .12 € 
(must present  professional card or document (contrat-equity membership)
FULL PASS 3 Weeks (3 classes a day) 700€

3) Tap dance workshop:
Children programme 9-12 years : one week 12 classes: 150 € 18 classes:  210 €
Teachers programme: one week ............
3) Special  prices:
For groups and dance schools

International and Professional dance schools and academies: 10%

4) Full workshop 3 weeks:

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Bank to bank payments:
Banque BNP PARIBAS Nice Port
Code IBAN:   FR76 3000 4019 7100 0100 4445 841
Fees: any application not accompanied by payment in full will not be registered. Cancellations made before July 6th can be reimbursed, but once the Summer-school has comenced refunds are no longer possible. In the event of illness (on production of a medical certificate) the sum may be credited to the student in the form of lessons or towards a later workshop.
Please note that all bank charges engendered by Direct Debit or cheques from abroad are the responsibility of the student.


For professional dance education , teaching diploma 

SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015

3 dance departments, 3 different orientations

For entry onto our professional dance courses, candidates are assessed in 3 disciplines: classical ballet, contemporary and jazz

PART-TIME Dance Studies (school programme)
For secondary school pupils between the ages of 11 and 18, a special part time dance course is available.
Auditions held by appointment. Registration must be done at the school once accepted by the dance centre;


Full time dance course from intermediate level to advanced in all disciplines/ classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, movement analysis, repertoire, choreographic studies, music for dance, theory and other subjects related to the arts. The dancers can major in ballet, contemporary or jazz. Auditions will be held during the summer courses.

National Diploma in Dance Teaching
Diploma course for training teachers. This programme is offered full-time (2 years) or part-time for people who are already working as teachers. The dance centre is validated by the Ministère de la Culture. Preparation for the entrance examination (E.A.T. ballet, contemporary, jazz) during the summer course , during the school year (Required level: Advanced). Information on request by mail, telephone or E-mail.

May be given after previous audition to french and foreign male students having already a confirmed level in dance     |    E-mail
OFF JAZZ DANCE CENTER 16 rue Cassini 06300 NICE / FRANCE tel: 04 93 89 10 10