Forms part of a repertory company dedicated to contemporary choreographic creation. Within the school, the training aspect is its priority: developing students and teaching classical and contemporary dance. It seeks to develop techniques and artistic languages both present and with a view to the future and, accordingly, incorporates different training approaches that contribute to the knowledge and the awakening of artistic creation in its participants.
The Escola da Companhia de Dança de Almada, (Company School), forms part of Ca.DA Centro, a meeting place for the practice and study of dance. It provides a dance training regime comprised of both vocational and non-vocational courses.
Within the community it also promotes activities aimed at various ages, motivations and artistic skill levels, such as: workshops and courses for advanced students and performing arts professionals; dance classes for schools, colleges and centers for after school activities that want to offer this activity to their students, (whether as an extra-curricular activity or integrated into the curriculum).
Dance contributes to the individual’s development on a physical, emotional, intellectual and aesthetic level. It improves one’s coordination, flexibility and tone and also develops expressive, creative and aesthetic skills. From a psychological point of view it may have a preventive action in emotional and behavioral changes, attenuated by the body language of the individual with himself and in interaction with the group and society. The practice of Dance contributes positively to improving the quality of life and socio-cultural intervention.