L'école de danse de Québec

Attestation of College Studies in Contemporary Dance

3 years

The Attestation of College Studies (ACS or AEC in French) in Contemporary Dance (NRC.0A) is a technical training program offered on a higher educational level. This program will enable you to take your artistic and physical potential to the next level so that, by the time you graduate, you have all the tools you need to start your career as a professional dance artist.

Next auditions

In Quebec City - Day 1

Saturday, March 9, 2024

9 a.m. - L'École de danse de Québec

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In Québec City - Day 2

Sunday, March 10, 2024

9 a.m. - L'École de danse de Québec


In France

Monday, February 26, 2024

9 a.m. - Pont supérieur de Nantes

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This program is for you…

  • If movement is a way for you to express yourself, especially contemporary dance. 
  • If you dream to become a professional dancer. 
  • If you wish to pursuit a career in performing arts. 
  • If you wish satisfy your passion for dance before completing your university degree. 
  • If you have a strong background in dance. 
  • If you are in good shape.

What you need to know about our ACS


Students receive approximately 25 hours of classes each week - most of which are practical - at L'École de danse de Québec's premises. It starts in early August and lasts until May. 

With the "AEC", you will develop the ability to physically embody the emotions and intentions associated with contemporary choreographic languages. 

On top of a demanding training and of daily technical classes, you will come to understand the role of the professional dancer in all of its ramifications : choreography, creation and interpretation.

In the third and final year, you will get to put into practice all of your key learnings with the final year project. Through an integrative project, dance students work with renowned artists who create original works for them. Ultimately, they produce and present a professional-level performance that showcases their talents. Students also develop the foundations of sound project management, with support and guidance from the entire L’EDQ team.

The perks of studying at L'EDQ

Your development is L'EDQ's prime concern. Our training program in contemporary dance has been conceived so that you can reach your full potential and be ready to enter the world of professional dancers by the time you graduate. By choosing L'EDQ, you : 

  • Increase your versatility since you will get to work with several experienced and emerging artists with diverse choreographic signatures. 
  • Reveal how expressive your body can be thanks to the most up-to-date methods in teaching dance such as the somatic movement approach, yoga, pilates, Feldenkrais and Franklin®'s methods... 

  • Engage in a sane and safe practice of contemporary dance thanks to the emphasis we put on training, bio-mecanical knowledge and preventing/handling injuries through personal coaching .
  • Interact with the milieu right from the start by coming across experienced dancers and choreographers on a daily basis and by taking part in projects borne by professional dancers and choreographers. 
  • Will perform on stage multiple times each year in new or existing creations.
  • Broaden your horizons by being part of international dance creations or multidisciplinary creations with other art schools (circus, acting...).  
  • Benefit from the synergies within the Groupe Danse Partout inc. (which comprises L'École de danse de Québec, la Maison pour la danse, La Rotonde) : discounted tickets, more opportunities as a young choreographer, etc. 
  • Forge meaningful and lasting relationships thanks to the friendly and trustful atmosphere we are building in the school. 
  • Practice dance in inspiring premises : our studios are spacious, filled with light and up to professional standards. 
  • Experience living in lovely Québec, a buzzing city filled with culture, history and nature. 

Admission criteria and process

  • Successfully take part in the live virtual auditions;
  • Have a DES or a diploma deemed equivalent;
  • For international students, perform all the administrative duties required to attend college in Québec. 


Registration fee : 200 $

Our tuition fees differ for Canadian and non-Canadian citizens*.

For getting detailed information about them, please contact us!

*Please note that it is possible to make a series of payments.  

Annual costs for clothing, school supplies and cultural activities amount to approximately 500$. 

Student for a day

See for yourself what awaits you at L'École de danse de Québec thanks to our "Student for a Day Program" !

By taking part in it, you will see what it is like to be a student in our Professional Program during a day or half a day. You'll be given the chance to observe and even participate in certain classes, meet both students and professors, visit our studios... This is a great opportunity for you to ask all the questions you may have and make sure it is the right program for you! 

Please get in touch with us directly if you want to take part in it! 

Need more information?

418 649-4715 #235 tpaquet@ledq.qc.ca