Contemporary Moves Beginners

Dive into the world of contemporary dance.

Start building a relationship with your body-mind.

Photo by Laurent Ziegler


The Contemporary Moves Beginners Study Group is a process oriented program that is centred around the contemporary dance and movement research. Cultivating body intelligence and physical expression as well as a general sense of trust in one's self are the core of the program.

The half a year program (20 weeks) is a professional training that is open for any person regardless of age or background and is designed specifically to accommodate the needs of complete beginners without any dance background.

The program aims to help each individual to develop their physical-emotional intelligence, a strong foundation that is necessary for any future engagements in field of dance/embodiment. By gradual exposure to experiential and theoretical knowledge, each participant will receive the tools to maintain a physical relationship with the body and to develop an independent dance practice.

The Program’s Structure

The program constitutes two core modules that are being taught 1.5 hours per week and lasts for 20 weeks. The core modules are built as a gradual process of accumulation of knowledge and skills.

Together the two modules are an in-depth process oriented learning experience.

For detailed information about each model Click here for the full curriculum.


October 2023 - February 2024


Every Tuesday afternoon: 17:30-20:45



Including in the program's fee are all the classes, discount price to the Thursday workshops, a Q&A session and individual feedback session.

Teacher's Team

Elda Maria Gallo

Elda is an Italian dancer, performer and emerging choreographer involved in artistic creations for adults as well as for young audience.

Besides working for different choreographers in Austria and abroad she pursues her artistic research about the division and the link between human and nature.

Christa Stöffelbauer

Christa Stöffelbauer is a dancer, performer, dance facilitator and produces dance performances in collaboration with artists from different disciplines. She studied contemporary stage dance, movement pedagogy and social work in Kassel and Vienna. As co-founder of several artistic collectives, she researches approaches in her work that seek the connections between the body, dance and socio-political issues.

Application is open!

The Info Evening for the upcoming study group cycle took place already.

You can watch the recording of the info evening down below.

If you have watched the info evening and would like to apply,

click on the button below where you will be able to do the following:

1. Schedule a personal short meeting with us.

2. Fill the application form with your infos and the programs you want to join.

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15th of June 2023, 17:45, Schönngasse 2, 1020 Vienna.

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