Frequently Asked Questions

We welcome you to the 1 year Proficiency in Advanced in Dance and Healing Arts program – PADHA.

Here you will find some answered questions you may have, so as to clarify few things that you need to know. If you still have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at education@unityspace.org and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

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What is PADHA?

PADHA is a full intensive professional dance and healing program – The initials PADHA mean Proficiency in Advanced Dance and Healing Arts – and PADHA in Greek, pronounced as panta means always and forever. The initiative of this program was after the many years of enquiring about the current dance studies and development in dance artistry we are experiencing. The question is on what and how can dance offer to the world nowadays that we are experiencing rapid changes in all different aspects of life.

The PADHA program aims to bring a sustainable and long-lasting training to new inspiring dance teachers, performers, choreographers and somatic practitioners who can in turn develop and enhance the dance industry in the 21st Century.

The main focal point in the PADHA program is the holistic integration of diverse disciplines and modalities so as to offer a greater embodied and integrative practice in body, mind, heart and spirit through dance, somatics and healing.

The course is specifically designed for the dance artists who wish to discover dance artistry as a holistic dance and healing practice and contribute in the well-being of all dancers and educators.

When and where is the next PADHA program?

PADHA program will be between 01 March  2021 till 09 January 2022.

It will take place at a studio / resort located in Ubud Bali, Indonesia, as well as in Hong Kong (during the HKICAROS residency and HKICF festival) and in Kuala Lumpur (during EPW | IFE festival plus extra period).

The program is intensive working full days and having 1-2 days off per week, however we do offer longer breaks and a full month break in August.

Full schedule is in detail at the schedule page.

Is the accommodation included in the PADHA program with the tuition?

All the participants will need to be responsible stay at an accommodation they will choose by themselves and the organisation is not responsible to find an accommodation for you, however we will be able to guide you where to look for to find a reasonable priced accommodation and also near the studio / resort. There is also the option to stay at the resort in Bali at a discounted cost, however this will be decided and arranged later when we will have all the exact details.

For the festival periods in HK (24 May – 20 June 2020) and KL (21 July – 01 August) the organisation covers your accommodation in shared rooms. At the occasion you do not wish to share a room or bed, please take a look the terms & conditions for this program and communicate your enquiry to the organisation at this email education@unityspace.org

What are the approximate costs for accommodation in Bali and Kuala Lumpur?

In Bali a good quality house with 2 rooms and queen sized bedrooms is around 500 Euros per month. We suggest to communicate and find another participant from the course to share accommodation which will save you money and will make the experience even more exciting.

In KL accommodation at a hotel is around 12 Euros a night. We also suggest to find an AirBnB with the other participants to share the costs. From 20 July till 01 August you will have an accommodation at a hotel as part of the EPW | IFE festival.

Email us to guide you further if you need: education@unityspace.org

Is food included in the PADHA program with the tuition?

Food is not included during the entire program apart from the EPW | IFE festival period in KL  21 July – 01 August 2021.

Am I eligible to participate to this program?

This program is open for dance artists who have had good dance experience and education and good knowledge and practice in dance. You are required to have at least one year of dance education or strong dance background outside tertiary dance education.

During the course, you will pass through a thorough and deep physical and analytical understanding of the principles of different dance styles, choreography, performance as well as healing, energy work and spiritual modalities.

Towards the end of the program, we will have a final evaluation session for each artist, which you will be asked to demonstrate your understanding and knowledge of what you have learnt by teaching 2 hours professional class. Furthermore you will be evaluated in performance, choreography, yoga, qigong and in the understanding and implementation of integrating of all the modalities.

NOTE: The examination for teaching dance technique will be shared by other 3-4 participants.

How many participants will be admitted to the PADHA program?

To ensure the quality of the program, we will only accept maximum 16 participants.

We are also running the PADHA program as a professional dance company, thus all dance artists will be working together with all teachers and between each other for developing new productions or to dance in productions of visiting choreographers.

If I successfully complete the PADHA 1 year program, do I receive a certificate?

Yes, you will receive an official certificate (digital and hard copy) after you have graduated from the program. The certificate will be issued having the stamp and credibility of Unity Space as well as signed by each teacher in the program who will be evaluating each dance artist. We are working closely to also recognise the program by other established educational institutions and organisations.

After graduation we will include your personal profile on Unity Space database page on our website, where aspiring students, producers and dance companies can find your productions, dance activities and your teachings.

If and where appropriate, we will also provide an additional support to promote and share your upcoming workshops, performances, classes and activities on our website event calendar as well as on our facebook and Instagram pages.

A NOTE: Being certified does not mean you will be included in our database and website, this depends on different factors which we will discuss at the opening circle when we start the program.

Do you offer a Scholarships for the PADHA program?

We are not providing scholarships for this program, however, according to individual circumstances we can create a payment plan and discuss on how to pay the full amount of the course. Do get in touch with us to find out more: education@unityspace.org

What happens if I want to cancel after I made the payment?

The program has a limited capacity, and we select only candidates who we think are suitable for the course. As a not for profit self-sustained organization, we can’t take any responsibility for participants cancelling their attendance and therefore, full payments including deposit are non-refundable according to a time frame we have uploaded at your website. For more detailed information about Cancellation Policy, please refer to Terms & Conditions. However, if you could attend a future course, you may differ to another course date (within the same course) or you may give your spot to another person. The above possible arrangement will need to be within one year time counting from the original course commencement date, which you were supposed to attend.

For this reason, we highly recommend always taking out travel insurance, to allow you to reclaim costs in case of injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances and flights.

Also we remind you to make sure to check your passport and visa status to the country you are travelling to avoid any problem with immigration.

How can I apply?

You may submit an online application form here or you may send us your CV, brief backgrounds, a letter of interest and a video showing your dance experience to education@unityspace.org.

Where can I get more information about Unity Space and the other festivals and projects that are included in the PADHA program?

Please check our UNITY SPACE EDUCATION official website for more information on the CBC | FTC, GS | TTC, ISA | TTC courses.

Also can visit the main website www.unityspace.org where we have all links for projects and festivals

Or you can send us your enquiries to education@unityspace.org

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