Beijing Dance Academy

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Beijing Dance Academy (simplified Chinese: 北京舞蹈学院; traditional Chinese: 北京舞蹈學院; pinyin: Běijīng Wǔdǎo Xuéyuàn), also known as Beijing Dance Institute, is a renowned institution of higher education of dance in China. There are three specialties: performance, choreography and dance studies. It offers Master's degrees and Bachelor's degrees.

The school was founded on September 6, 1954 and is located in Haidian District, Beijing. Dai Ailian was its first president. There are almost 500 teachers and administrative staff and about 2,000 students. Admission to the school is competitive.

The academy also teaches pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school students. Students attend full-time school at the academy and learn basic math, reading, writing, and other standard subjects. Students also choose a dance specialty such as ballet or Chinese traditional dance.

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