Educational programmes

New season of educational programs began on September 7th, but we accept new members all year round.

You can enrol a course any weekday, 10-18h at the Zagreb Dance Centre, in Ilica 10.

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or by phone: 01/4833 083.

Programs for adults and youth

Classical ballet 1 / beginner level /
tue & thu | 16:30 - 17:30 | with: Iva Višak
Classical ballet 2 / advanced level /
tue & thu | 17:30 - 19:00 | with: Iva Višak

This classical dance form is ideal for the development of the posture, regulating breathing, strengthening muscles and increasing the overall physical condition in addition to developing the often sought after sense of harmony and graceful movement. These weekly classes are for those who have a basic knowledge (however beginners are welcome) from the age of 18 and upward. The classes will allow you to learn more about yourself and to develop a more coordinated body in addition to increasing flexibility. Each class starst with exercises at the barre, and continue with movement combinations through space. In addition to basic elements you will also master twirls (pirouettes), and develop balance.


Classical ballet for contemporary dancers
mon & wed | 10:00-11:30 | with: Spomenka Šparemblek

Starting this season at the Zagreb Dance Centre, ballet mistress Spomenka Šparemblek, will offer a series of advanced ballet specifically for those who are professional dance artists and at times that will accommodate their specific schedule requirements. The body is the most important instrument for the practicing dance artists. Classical ballet technique is one of the best tools to maintain the body and regular exercise is recommended which will consist of intensive sequences on the floor, at the barre and through space.
Combo dance / beginner level
tue & thu | 19:00-20:00 | with Aleksandra Mišić
Combo dance / advanced level /
mon & wed | 19:00-20:30 | with Aleksandra Mišić

Combo Dance is intended for beginners who want to get to know dance. It is a combination of techniques - jazz dance and contemporary dance. Working on these two styles simultaneously we spontaneously adopt a wider vocabulary of movements and challenge our body to move in more directions. As a basis for further dance education it enables the attendees to experience variety at the very beginning, an supports their personal preferences when it comes to movement. Once the techniques have been adopted, in the end of the class we perform choreographic sections which match what has been learned so far and their creation in complete freedom of our dear beginners.


Feldenkrais method
thu | 09:00 - 10:00 | with: Irma Omerzo

In the Feldenkrais Method the individual learns to be more alert and aware of habits, and how to free oneself of their often negative impact on one's life. Movement and moving are natural and, for most people, an acceptable form of discovering one's own pattern of habits simultaneously allowing the development of quality experiences and a more integrated body.

Because the Feldenkrais method impacts on several levels, it is especially suited for all those who have to deal with a variety of existing painful conditions resulting from lack of mobility (various issues related to the skeletal and muscular systems), as well as for those under stress (such as management, medical and teaching personnel), as well as all those who wish or need to develop more their motion range (actors, dancers, sportsmen); those who need to use their arms frequently (musicians, physical and massage therapists, dentists, hairdressers); or, those who spend a significant amount of time in unusual positions (people who sit a lot, or who work long-hours at computer stations.) Aside from the fact that this method helps in resolving a number of painful conditions, it contributes to improved posture and improved coordination of movement ultimately resulting in a sense of psychological and physical balance.

Integral Dance
tue & thu | 21:00 - 22:00 |
with: Rusi Yosifov & Kristijan Žaper

The method of integration and processing as approach to learning and education is a more comprehensive approach to teaching and coaching based on social, educatonal and technological innovations, as well as current research in the field of teaching and education. Thereby: integration - means approach to designing the structure and processes
of teaching and education, as well as the context in which the educational process takes place, according to the principles of integrated global system; process - means a principle that is itself a method adapted to the changes occurring in society and in individuals, as well as processes of social development and evolution.

As such, IPPUO includes basic common factors of existing approaches, including active learning, reflective learning, learning through play and experiential learning, which observed through the prism of an integral system forms the following principles of the integration-processing approach:

  • The principle of the environment.
  • The principle of equality.
  • The principle of group dialogue.
  • The principle of self-observation.
  • The principle of (positive) examples.
  • The principle of the game.
  • The principle of reality.
  • The principle of moderating.

Kristijan and Rusi have years of experience and are experts in urban dance technics.

More about them:

wed | 16:30-17:30h
sat | 11:00-12:00h
With: Jasna Vuljević

BodySense is a combination of exercises of dance stretching, breathing, posture, with elements of pilates and yoga, merged with strength exercises. Through light dynamic and few repetitions we go through all muscle groups. Sets of exercises are learned and repeated several times, and then changed. The training can be very simple if the attendees wish to relax, or very hard if they decide to flex their muscles while they work - the choice is up to them.

This training is suitable for mothers, people who sit a lot and have problems with the spine and the neck, as well as older people and post- injury recovery. Comfortable clothing is required, as well as a mat. Shoes are not required, only thicker socks or slippers, or you can work out barefoot.

Hip hop
mon & wed | 20:00 - 21:00 - younger group
mon & wed | 21:00 - 22:00
with: Anis Habibović

These Hip-hop classes will introduce you to the hip-hop culture and urban dance techniques. We will work on self-confidence, sense of rhyhm and groove. Moving from basic steps towards more complex elements and variations of learned steps, expands the vocabulary.

At each lesson the learned steps will be repeated through combinatoins. Give in to your creativity and join the class!


Jazz dance - beginners
tue &thu | 20:00 - 21:00 | younger group
tue & thu | 21:00 - 22:00 | older group
with: Iva Richtermoc

One of the most popular dance styles will be presented by our young but experienced pedagogue, Iva Richtermoc. Jazz Dance is an energetic and fast dance form, but it can also be lyrical and gentle, depending on the dancer's tendencies, because it allows for individuality and originality, meaning that each move can be adjusted to one's own body.

The class begins with a warm-up through stretch and strength exercises and continues through mastering classic jazz dance steps - isolations, suspension, jumps and spins.
Throughout the season several choreographies will be produced, adjusted to the group's abilities.


Jazz dance - advanced
mon & wed | 20:30 - 22:00 | with: Aleksandra Mišić

A combination of contemporary dance, jazz and ballet, Aleksandra's original style explores a wide spectrum of the organic, often expressive and energetic motion and synchronous movement. Aleksandra's contemporary jazz class accentuates the art and musicality, while challenging the dancer to move in a new, unconventional way. The classes are combined, focusing on the technique of jazz with a basis of ballet and contemporary dance, as well as the release technique. It's about pure execution of movement and simultaneous release of impulse, dynamic, expression and emotion. The class ends with a choreography, which the attendees learn and enjoy in its maximum possibilities.

Previous knowledge of classical or contemporary vocabulary is desired!


Club Dances
(House Dance / Vogue / Waacking)

wed | 20:00 - 21:00
fri | 18:30 - 19:30

starts on October 2nd
with: Tina Duran

House music was born in the 1970s in Chicago. However House Dance is a culture linked to New York. House dance was born under the influence of folklore dances: Afro Dance, Latin-American dances, Jazz Dance and Tap, popular in the 50's and the 60's, and in the 1980's Social Dances made the biggest influence, such as Rocking, Hip hop, Breakdance, Popping and Locking.

Vogue first appeared in the 1960s in Harlem, mostly characterised by strong, straight-lined hand motion, performed to house music. It was mostly influenced by LGBT communities that later connected into "Houses". Vogue is divided to Old Way, New Way and Vogue Fem.

Waacking appeared in the 1970s during the disco aera in Los Angeles. It is danced to disco and funk music. Its main characteristics are rhythmic arms and elements of Posing and Footwork. It requires musicality and a strong interpretation of music and rythim.

Dance kinetics
Dance kinetics 1 (beginners)
tue & thu | 17:30-19:00 |

Dance kinetics 2 (advanced)
mon | 20:00-21:30 |
wed | 17:30-19:00 |
sat | 16:00-17:30 |
with: Sven Copony

A sequence of anatomical exercises which are conceived with the objective to increase flexibility develop strength, improve coordination and a different sense of awareness for the dancer's (AND the non-dancer's) body. Kinetics are an exceptionally recognized approach which contributes to the rehabilitation in case of injuries and is also considered in movement therapy. It combines elements of classical ballet, with elements of the Franklin method, isometrics and uses also visualization.


Areal Silk Dance
Beginners group:
mon & wed | 19:00 - 20:30 new schedule!

Advanced group:
mon & wed | 20:30 - 22:00 new schedule!

with: Nikolina Komljenović

Dance with Silk is an aerial acrobatic activity, comprising of dance and gymnastics. This is a very new, still evolving, new circus discipline which was first introduced by Cirque du Soleil end of the last century. The workshops are facilitated by Nikolina Komljenovic, one of the pioneers of this art form in the region. She has been active performer for over 11 years, and has been teaching since 2008.

About the Workshop:
The actual class is 90 minutes (2 p/w) and comprises of three segments:
a) raising awareness of one's body, warm-up and mastering the basic motorics required for arial acrobatics;
b) the second part takes place in the air, on the silk material, the participants acquire skills, learn specific forms and develop their artistic styles;
c) stretching concludes each class to minimize stress on the muscles. Regular attendance is a must to avoid injury and to maintain physical condition.


Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance is the art form of the 20th century which is comprised of a number of diverse styles. There is no universal definition which would describe this form of dance as it manifests itself in so many different ways, and much is dependent also on individual expressions and definitions. Regardless, contemporary dance is energetic and open to all sorts of possibilities and it prompt to consider the world we live in and, it frequently engages in dialogue with another art discipline (visual arts, film, video, music, theatre, new technologies)

This dance style includes a dynamic transitions through space, the use of fluid movements and the use of all parts of our body as well as encouraging creativity. It is an activity which which prompts us to think of the world around us, and frequently questions the relationship between the individual and society. In comparison to classical ballet which most often will be comprised of virtuos movement patterns contemporary dance uses the more natural body alignment and movements. A typical contemporary dance class will comprise of of a warm-up portion executed through a sequence of structured moves which will build into a sequence (or a short dance phrase) and which contributes to developing the awareness of our body as well as developing a sense of liberation.

Contemporary Dance / beginners /
mon, wed & fri | 16:30-17:30 | with: Iva Višak
Training begins with core exercises aiming to ensure alignment of the dancer’s body, and then develops into sequences which raise awareness for the movement and different body impulses. The class is conceived for recreational purposes for those with average skills: for beginners with some experience in dance or any other physical activity, and who are keen to express themselves through a creative practice.

Contemporary Dance / intermediate /
mon & wed | 17:30-19:00 | with: Iva Višak
Contemporary Dance / advanced /
tue & fri | 19:00-20:30 | with: Ognjen Vučinić
This class is for those who have an average dance experience and who wish to develop it further as a recreational activity and be challenged as well as for those curios who wish to explore the potential of their creativity through movement.


Vinyasa flow yoga
sun | 10:00 - 11:15 |

with: Nikolina Maraković

Vinyasa flow is one of the most popular yoga styles today, especially cherished by those who desire a dynamic and physically more demanding, yet variable yoga practice. The basic principle of Vinyasa flow is synchronisation of breath and movement into a continuous "flow", in sequences of connected asanas, and this fluidity of form is what makes this practice resemble dance sequences.
The selection and sequence of asanas, as well as the structure of each class will depend mainly on the selected focus (opening the ribcage, hips, rotating the spine, core work etc), and the specific dynamic of each class will be partially defined by the amount of attention appied to specific aspects of body posture and asana performance. Classes will sometimes be slower, calm and grounding, and sometimes faster, more intense and physically demanding, energising.
By practicing the yoga asanas we not only develop strength, flexibility, balance and motion coordination, this also has a very positive influence on our general physical health. By understanding and correctly performing the asana, we become more aware of the ways in which our body functions, we learn to respect its limitations, but also discover a zone within which these limitations can be moved. We enable a certain kind of "resetting" of its posture, becoming aware of some physical or mental, or even more subtle energetic blocks, learning to change some of our deeply inset habits which lead to injury, and subsequentially we can change some of our long-established patterns of thinking and behaviour.


For children

Classical Ballet for Children (ages 7-12)
mon | 16:45-17:30 |
sat | 10:00-10:45 |

with: Spomenka Šparemblek

Give your child an opportunity to experience from an early age the art of classical ballet (and fall in love with it!). Classical Ballet for Children is aimed at children who are enrolled in primary school (7 to 12 years of age). An early start in the practice of Classical Dance will give your child a sold base as their body develops physically (muscle become long and strong); as well as psychologically (children learn discipline and improve memory). Allow your child to discover and make use of all the benefits of Classical Ballet as it is tought by one of Croatia’s most acknowledged ballet artists and teachers: Spomenka Šparemblek.


Rythmic Dance for Kids 1(ages 3-5)
mon & thu | 17:30 - 18:15 new schedule!
Rythmic Dance for Kids 2 (ages 5-7)
mon & thu | 18:15 - 19:00 new schedule!
Rythmic Dance for Kid 3 (ages 7 to 9)
mon & wed | 19:00 - 20:00 new group!

mentor: Jasmina Zagrajski Vukelić
Andrea Pofuk

Creative dance and movement is the starting point into the imaginative world of fun and games for kids ages 3 to 6. With and through dance, music, song and story the children develop their own creativity, fostering a stronger imagination and develop new friendships.


Dance Playground for Kids
(ages 3-4)
sat | 10:00 - 11:00
mentor: Jasmina Zagrajski Vukelić
Mirna Horvat

Creative dance and movement experience open doors to a world of playful creativity and imagination for children between three and six years of age. Through games and dancing, accompanied by story-telling and song the children develop their creative potential as they express their ideas and imaginatory worlds, in addition to making new friends. Activity with (Jasmina Zagrajski Vukelić, Mirna Horvat) are experienced dance practitioners who are fully qualified to work with children of this age group.


Dance Stories (1st-4th grade primary school)
please call +385/1/4833-083 to check exact times
Pedagogue: Tatjana Rupcich

The Dance Stories programme is a new educational programme of modern contemporary dance, with the aim to develop a quality application of dance expression as a method of motivation and creation of creative content. While working with children we will develop their feeling for space, time and intensity of movement, motion inside a group and pairs, creation of content with choreographic tasks, use of improvisation, simple rhythmic motives in motion and connecting the visual and literary movement-word-image.

Through regular observational classes for parents we will present the methodic of working with the children, their progress and achievements, interest and motivation. At the end of the educational year, all that has been learned will be rounded up and used in the final choreography, which is part of the yearly ZDC production.

This approach is based on the modern educational dance of Rudolf Laban, the teachings of Ana Maletić, personal experience and concrete examples from existing dance projects - dance stories.

Introduction to the Art of Dance and Motion for Pre-School Children
(ages 5-7)
tue & fri | 17:00 - 18:00
with: Maja Drobac

This program is intended for pre-school children with the intention to introduce them to the basics of ballet and contemporary dance. This encourages creativity and awareness of one's own body in motion. Each class lasts 60 mintues (2 x week) and consists of four parts. The exercises include stretching on the floor as well as exercises that require motion through space and contain elements of "dancing it out", or telling stories through dance, inspiring chilren's imagination, creativity and physical coordination, feelings of working within a group and encouraging each child's unique personality.


Dance and motion
(ages 7-9)
tue & fri | 18:00 - 19:00
with: Maja Drobac

"Dance and motion" is a continuation of "Introduction to dance and motion for pre-school children". By creating body awareness, children become aware of themselves and each other in space and learn to be part of a group and group creation. Dance technique and development of personal creativity are in the focus of the class.

The child should have some previous dancing experience.


Upcoming events:
27/11 20:00Ona/Her Žak Valenta and Aleksandra Mišić
28/11 11:00IMRC dance integration workshop
28/11 14:00Intensive - Ballet workshop with André Mesquita
28/11 20:00Ona/Her Žak Valenta and Aleksandra Mišić
28/11 21:00Trip Iva Korenčić & Andreja Široki Multimedia installation and film screening
29/11 14:00Intensive - Ballet workshop with André Mesquita
29/11 20:00Ona/Her Žak Valenta and Aleksandra Mišić
29/11 21:00Trip Iva Korenčić & Andreja Široki Multimedia installation and film screening
5/12 21:00The Stranger BADco.
6/12 17:00Integral Dance Open class by Rusi Yosifov and Kristijan Žaper
11/12 20:00Sequel for the Future // A Dance in 2043 / A Dance in 2044 Willy Prager & Sonja Pregrad premiere
12/12 11:00Contact improvisation workshop
12/12 20:00Botanike Martina Granić & Ana Mrak
13/12 11:00Contact improvisation workshop
13/12 14:00Contact impro jam
13/12 20:00Botanike Martina Granić & Ana Mrak
15/12 21:00Y Por Qué John Cage? (And Why John Cage?) mont de dutor (ES)
17/12 20:00Staying Alive Jasna Layes Vinovrški
18/12 20:00Hermafrodites of the Soul Žak Valenta
19/12 16:00Fluid balance workshop
19/12 20:00Staying Alive Jasna Layes Vinovrški
20/12 12:00Fluid balance workshop
4/01 10:00Workshop and audition by Staša Zurovac
(every day from 4th to 10th January)
16/01 10:00Public relations (workshop/seminar) 10:00-13:00
2/02 10:00Public relations strategic planning (workshop/seminar) 10:00-13:00
27/02 10:00Move the Audience: Quality content and social networking (workshop/seminar) 10:00-13:00
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