Curricular units and teaching staff
from October 18, 2021 to
June 22, 2022.
Exam sessions will
take place in July
- 18 years old or older at start of course;
- High school diploma or equivalent.
Candidates whose applications are accepted will be
invited to undertake a selection process to be admitted
to the course. The process consists of a theory
and practice test on the basics of classical ballet.
Those who pass the theory and practice test will be invited
to an interview to assess their motivation, aptitude, and
The theory and practice test consists in an intermediate-
level (years 3 through 5 of an eight-year program) group
ballet lesson as follows:
Barre: 11 standard ballet exercises;
Floor: basic structure of simple compositions to
different rhythms (waltz, polka, galop);
Leaps and en-pointe: knowledge of basic intermediate-
Questions to test basic knowledge of the muscles
necessary for specific movements;
Questions about music, mainly regarding rhythm;
Questions on the teacher-learner relationship at
different age levels.
Candidates should present themselves wearing appropriate
dance attire and demi-pointe or teaching shoes.
Upon completion of the theory and practice test, the Selection
Committee will announce the names of those chosen
to continue on to the interview phase.
The final list of candidates admitted to the course will be
published on this website (under "News") on or before September 30, 2021.
Scholarships and loan
Scholarships will be available for students deemed suitable for the selection who will apply for them (DSU scholarships), in according with the funds that the Lombardy Region will grant.
The methods of applying for the scholarship will be specified in the specific call. The grants are awarded annually to students with certain income requirements with reference to the economic situation indicator for university services (ISEE) provided they are in compliance with the required CFA.
They will be assigned only following regular remittances by the Lombardy Region.
The Accademia Teatro alla Scala may also make available scholarships, in partial or total coverage of the participation fee, to students deemed suitable for the selection who apply for them.
There is also the possibility of accessing the loan called "Honor Loan" (at preferential conditions) provided by a banking institution.
The relevant information can be requested from the Secretariat
Didactics at the email address
segreteria.trienniodanza @ academialascala.it. "