The Dancing University Programme started in 2000, since then nearly 30 000 students have participated in 60 different courses. The Dancing University holds the Guinness world record for the most people belly-dancing at the same time, which we have set in 2005, and won again in 2010 with 826 registrated participants.
The UP Dance Team was founded in 2011, who perform at prestigious events both at the university and outside the university as well. They often dance for famous performers and sports teams.
You can apply for the courses at the website of the Dancing University12-18 February 2018. The classes start on 19 February at the Dance and Sports Hall (6. Ifjúság str, Building 'B').
The Dancing University, an absolutely unique leisure-time activity in Hungarian higher education. The project, which offers a wide range of courses in classic, folk and modern dances and other different movements, provides the students and the employees of the different faculties with an excellent opportunity to meet one another. These courses combine exercise and entertainment and can be taken as sports classes or for credit.
As there is still no other Hungarian higher education institution, which has such a project or dance team as the UP, nor are there courses similar to the Dancing University’s newest one. Dance has been scientifically proven to have beneficial effects on people. This feature is extremely important when some negative effects reach the body. This is the reason of the project’s newest course being offered specifically for Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis patients. This creative dance aims to strengthen the nervous system, mood and muscles with a multitude of dance styles, using a variety of equipments, great music, in great company, in order to contribute to the participants’ balanced lives.
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The main purpose of the Dancing University project is to introduce the world of dancing to the university citizens and the adult inhabitants of the region. During the 15 years we could apply for almost 60 kinds of dance courses and exercise courses. The more than 25.000 registered participants of the courses prove the popularity of the initiative.
The Dance and exercise room in the Ifjúság Street campus was handed over ceremoniously on the occasion of the jubilee which means the PTE has the biggest dance room of the city and the county.The more than 300 m2 big, beautifully decorated room with mirror, parquet floor and ballet rod is ideal place for the courses of the Dancing University.
On the occassion of the anniversary we could enjoy a Carnival Party with the PTE Brass Band and PTE Dance Team in the yard of the Faculty of Sciences. Together with them several visitors arrived the place of the Gala after the Dancing University Carnival from Ifjúság Street to Szigeti Road.
There were dance shows, dancer’s fashion show in the programme and the audience could take part in cheerful games. The evening was closed with the show of the Szenes Iván Award winner singer, Csaba Vastag with the cooperation of the PTE Dance Team.
Participation is for free but it is due to previous registration! Armbands can be recieved only at the venues given at the registration. Entrance to the Gala (dr. Romhányi György Aula) is possible only until18:45!
- 18:15 Carnival Party with the PTE Brass Band and PTE Dance Team – Parking place in front of TTK Sportshall (6 Ifjúság Street) - 18:45 Dancing University Carnival – from Ifjúság Street to Szigeti Road - 19:00 Dancing University 15th Anniversary Jubilee Gala – Dr. Romhányi György Aula