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University of Dance and Circus, DOCH

University of Dance and Circus, DOCH

University of Dance and Circus, DOCH


Our curiosity makes the world change. Expectation and longing turn our vision forward. The prerequisite for all artistic work and research is this wish to look beyond what is already known. Coming to DOCH must be a challenging, enterprising, stimulating, sometimes boring, more often entertaining experience in a caring environment where everything is possible and new frontiers are opened. DOCH is not a static room, but a well-organized chaos in continuous movement, with the kind of critical curiosity-driven research needed to make the world a better place and reality into something resembling our dreams.

DOCH is the only educational institution of its kind for dance and circus in Sweden's system of higher education. This prestigious institution has sole responsibility for instructing an expanding student body in a broad range of circus- and dance-related fields: Choreography, Circus, Dance Pedagogy and Dance Performance. DOCH is also the place for those who are already in the profession and want to expand their competence and we offer research education for artists. It is a dynamic and creative environment where art and research go hand in hand. At DOCH the tradition is challenged by innovation and experiment. It is a meeting place for art, pedagogy, and science, old and new theoretical concepts. Popular traditions gain new meaning and new artistic careers develop to change our ideas about what is known.

Each course or programme has its own specific prerequisites; these may include diplomas from earlier studies. Each student that applies has the right to have his/her merits evaluated to see if the informal merits (e.i. non-university studies, work experience) are the equivalent of the formal merits required for entry or as the basis of a degree. Admission tests for the school are comprehensive and differ with each program or course. All education is free of charge for students from the EES countries.

We do not educate for the present, but for the future. It is our students and their visions that will move the world!


  • Stockholm

    University of Dance and Circus Brinellvägen 58, 102 51, Stockholm