Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Dance Department

DANCE - Choreography and Theory of Dance, second-cycle

Level of study: second-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: ogólnoakademicki Duration: 2 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units


from 2020-05-01 to 2020-05-10




Having obtained the intended learning outcomes, graduates in the Specialty of Choreography and Theory of Dance obtain a title of MA in Arts (magister sztuki). As part of second cycle studies students acquire practical skills in the art of dance, with a special focus on the knowledge about choreographic work composition. Graduates in the Specialty of Choreography and Theory of Dance are prepared for unassisted creative work.  They are qualified for research work, feature writing and editorial work in the field of the knowledge about dance.

Classes are held in a form of sessions (Sundays, Mondays) every two weeks and continuously during winter session (January/February) and summer session (June/July).

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.


  • practical test of dance skills (classical and contemporary dance lesson)
  • presentation of a movement composition (about 2.5-minute long, prepared earlier) to selected music, in any style or dance technique, in person
  • improvisation inspired by a music piece or a topic, selected at random by a candidate
  • answering two out of three drawn questions from the area of theory, history and knowledge about dance

Scope of material

  • test of knowledge about theory and history of dance and ballet, and knowledge about dance,
  • test of dance skills (classical dance, contemporary dance),
  • test of dance composition skills,
  • performing a chosen movement composition prepared earlier (about 2.5 minutes),
  • test of movement improvisation skills according to a randomly chosen topic: a figure, emotion, fragment of a music piece or a text task


  1. I. Turska, Krótki zarys historii tańca i baletu. Warszawa 1983.
  2. J. Rey, Taniec jego rozwój i formy. Warszawa 1985.
  3. B. Sier-Janik, Post Modern Dance. Warszawa 1995.
  4. I. Turska, Spotkanie ze sztuką tańca. Kraków 2000.
  5. R. Lange, O istocie tańca i jego przejawach w kulturze: perspektywa antropologiczna. Poznań 2009.
  6. A. Rembowska, Teatr Tańca Piny Bausch. Sny i rzeczywistość. Warszawa 2009.
  7. W. Klimczak, Wizjonerzy ciała. Panorama współczesnego teatru tańca Kraków 2010.
  8. Tańcząc piórem. Nauka w służbie Terpsychory. Redakcja H. Raszewska. Warszawa 2014.

Date of exams

01.07.2020 - 06.07.2020 (on-line)