Dance, Health & Ageing

The EUR HEALTHY at the Université Côte d’Azur and PNSD Rosella Hightower offer a University Diploma (DU) entitled « Dance, Health, Ageing. »

It falls within the current context aiming to develop physical practices to improve people’s health, notably within typical « ageing well » and « sport and well-being » policies, that prioritise seniors, fragile individuals, and those suffering from long-term conditions, particularly people with some prior experience or an interest in dance.

The training contents of the DU DSV aim to optimise the potential for adapted physical activity in dance, and to encourage the use of such activities for preventive health purposes and non-drug therapy.

The DU DSV is designed for the formal and continuing education of dance teachers and professionals in physical activity instruction who wish to train in the design and implementation of dance activities for successful ageing and health. It also caters to health and care professionals, specialising in physical and mental health, and somatic techniques teachers.

Application-based access with a minimum entry level of Bac+2 or equivalent

The DU DSV comprises 150 hours of in-person training over the whole academic year. They are conducted by each contributor at their respective venues in Nice and Cannes-Mougins. The courses shared with the Vocational Bachelor’s Degree SVAPA span two semesters. Classes are grouped into 3 consecutive days, from Wednesday to Friday, between September and April.

Back to school in September 2023 : Registrations are opened on the E-Candidat online platform of Université Côte d’Azur until 12th July 2023.

Tuition Fee : 2500€

Reduced Tuition : 1500€ > Initial training and self-funded individuals

Diploma open to continuing education programmes. Please contact the continuing education department at Côte d’Azur University for more information and tuition fees : or Continuing Education Website

The hours delivered by PNSD Rosella Hightower consist of specific courses dedicated to the design and implementation of « health dance ».

The hours delivered by the STAPS Campus, Sport Sciences, are shared with the Vocational Bachelor’s Degree SVAPA and address the scientific evidence and its applied practice in ageing to develop Health Sport through dance with seniors.

The shared courses span two semesters. They address scientific knowledge on ageing and physical activity mainly in the first semester. The second semester offers a more practical approach.

Further studies

Complete your training :

Job outcomes :

- Opening dance classes adapted for seniors in a variety of venues (associations, sports clubs, dance schools) ; activities in retirement homes
- Launching senior dance workshops in dance schools, associations, practices, retirement homes, or any other establishment specialising in seniors

PNSD Rosella Hightower is attentive to any specific requests in case of disability, in order to facilitate your participation in our training. Please contact our Disability representative

Year 2022/2023 (87.5% pass rate) :

- Satisfaction rate of trainees regarding the goals and objectives set out at the beginning of the training : 88%
- Overall Trainee Approval rate : 83%
- Pass rates 100%

No 2021-2022 session.

Year 2020/2021:

- Satisfaction rate of trainees regarding the goals and objectives set out at the beginning of the training : 88 %
- Overall Trainee Approval rate : 83.5 %
- Pass rates (1st graduating class) : 100%

For more information, please contact Mme Amélie Clisson