1937: The leading figure of the dance world in Greece, Koula Pratsika, founds the first Professional School of Dance in Greece.
1973: This spirited artist and great teacher retires and licenses the school to the Greek State the school is renamed National School of Dance and sets off on a dynamic course, of which its original founder would be very proud today. As a result, a curriculum employing international standards and the practice of always using new sources render the School not only the axis of contemporary dance in Greece - as a great number of professionals come from its classes - but also an internationally acclaimed and creditable centre for the arts.
We offer a fully up-to-date curriculum, enabling our students to stay in touch with current trends and to also work with renowned artists from all over the world, both in class and on stage. Our student exchange program collaborating with higher education institutes abroad, in addition to the Open Studio and the Hellenic Dance Company - offering audiences professional quality performances - all assure that our students receive a high level of education and training, making our School the foundation on which to build the future of dance in Greece today.