NOMAD DANCE ACADEMY was initiated during a Balkan Express meeting within the frame of IETM conference in Belgrade, in March 2005 when Balkan Dance Network was established. It became flexible and informal network of friends and collaborators, through which contacts and information were provided to its members.
For the members of the Balkan Dance Network, it was crucial to establish regional partnership through number of different small-scale activities, so that informal connections could be formalized and deepened.
The period 2005 – 2007 was very important for the development of regional cooperation, as well as for the establishment of new links among different individuals and organizations active in the field of theory, practice, critique and management of contemporary dance, in order to foster education, professionalization and promotion in this field.
Nomad Dance Academy pilot phase was created as a one-year set of activities which enabled the network of partners from the Balkan region to establish deeper connections, create possibilities of exchange and prepare full version of Nomad Dance Academy 2007-2010. Since then, we have been realizing different parallel programs within the project, and planning Nomad Dance Academy as long-term sustainable collaboration.
In 2007 Nomad Dance Academy became part of European proejct Jardin d' Europe.
Nomad Dance Academy Macedonia is a partner of EEPAP.