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We are proud to having had intensive classes with Bboy El Nino of Floorlords Crew from Boston.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon back again!

The first diploma exams of the HF ZUB are done // Words of the artistic director I

A huge piece of work over the timespan of three years of the teachers, the students and the artistic director has come to its climax.

Jochen Heckmann, the artistic director of HF ZUB, took the opportunity to send a spontaneous word of appreciation and thank to his teachers, students and experts which we want to share with you below:


Dear Pioneer students (3.year) and teachers of the HF ZUB in Zürich I

What a WOWing Diploma-exam -session today.Already yesterday you proved, that you all understood what Ballet is doing for you as professional dancers and you succeeded very well the demanding class of amazing Lesli Wiesner.

And today you flashed me with your Urban exams. What joy and pleasure seeing you execute some incredible power moves, flow steps and freezes in the Breakdance with your own flavours, prepared by the gorgeous Olivia Marinoni.
Getting the dancefloor burning with your extreme personalities, styles and mixes in the HipHop/House sections and battles in the set up of Michael Bredy (the fire extinguisher was definitely needed...)

And finally the very subtle, complex variations and beautiful interpretation in the Popping exam of Seng'Kit Danny.
You made me feel so proud today and demonstrated, that the idea and set up of this first curriculum of the HF ZUB is on an excellent way.

Thanks to Udo Kersten and Sara Narbutas-Bocek for their time and effort to judge the first official Ballett Diploma exams.
Thanks to Poppin-Hood (Sven Weller) and Saul Hernandez to be so brave and taking on the challenge to judge the 3 Urban exams.

You are all pioneers and deserving my highest respect.

The first diploma exams of the HF ZUB are done // Words from the artistic director II

Dear Pioneer students (3.year) and teachers of the HF ZUB in Zürich II

It's done.

My final students from the HF ZUB finished up the 2. part of the Diploma-exams and did such a wonderful job. The last two classes in Contemporary Dance with the highly appreciated and experienced Paula Lansley and the lecture in my style (supported by the inspiring and dedicated musician and corepititor Christina Weidmann-Weber) were just such a pleasure and I have got tears in my eyes, watching those 12 students dancing, moving and going to and beyond their borders and limits.
Congratulations to all of you.
A big Thank you to Jacqueline Beck and Etienne Frey to take over the responsability for judging those young dancers and supporting the HF...

I am looking so much forward to keep the next 4weeks working on my piece with you and cant wait to see the other 4 creations of Paula Lansley, Philipp Egli, Bollwerk Andrea Boll / Michael Bredy and Rafael Smadja in Tanzhaus Zürich on the 7./8.July.



The students get the possibility:
– to apply what they learn in the education on stage
– to socialize and to network, which is important for their career as a dancer afterwards
– to become acquainted with a new environment and new people

These were some places where students of the HF ZUB passed an internship:
 • Dana Foglia Co. / London (GB)
• Tanz Luzerner Theater
• Parsons Dance L.A. (USA)
• Theater St. Gallen Tanzkompanie
• miR- Compagnie / Basel
• Breakthrough Dance Festival / Zürich
• Ballett des Landestheater / Linz (A)
• Bollwerk / Zürich
• Ballett Tiroler Landestheater / Innsbruck (A)
• Ballett Theater / Nordhausen (D)
• Theater Basel ( Schauspiel)
• Bounce Streetdance Company (SWE )
• Theater / Kempten (D)



The HF ZUB is cooperating with the theatre of Gessnerallee, Zurich
The theatre of Gessnerallee works closely with students of the HF ZUB to provide an insight into the prospective occupational field. The students get to know the whole process of a production in Gessnerallee (from the idea to the realization) using the example of the student's real or fictive projects. This is a great possibility for students of the HF ZUB to gain experience with and on stage as well as to widen the own network.

Are you in between 13 and 17 years old? Do you want to prepare professionally for a dance education? APPLY NOW FOR THE K&S-JUNIORPROGRAM!

The curriculum of the Bachelor in College of Higher Education and Training (B Chet)

We are happy to announce that the curriculum of HF ZUB's Bachelor in College of Higher Education and Training ( interpretation, creation and procurance of urban and contemporary dance) has been approved by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) You find the whole curriculum here in: Deutsch / Französisch / Italienisch

First on the stages and now it is finding it's way into the academies: The Urban dance is jumping into the the knowledge society and is looking for the collaboration with the contemporary dance

Get to read the article „Von der Straße an die Hochschule“ (tanz Zeitschrift für Ballett, Tanz und Performance) in German HERE

„ New dance forms conquer the stage“ - an article of Jochen Heckmann, artistic director of HF ZUB

 Read the article in German HERE.