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AluapDans - Paula Marques Dance Company is a Non-Profit Association, established in January 2010, headquartered in Cascais.

Since then it works as:

  •  Paula Marques- Dance Company

  •  Paula Marques- Conservatory of Dance and Arts

As a COMPANY, he is responsible for two sub-structures: Companhia da Escola de Dança and Companhia de Dança Inclusiva de Cascais. It has developed his own repertoire both at a professional level and in the context of working with students at the school, as well as at the level of inclusive dance, an existing project since 1998.

As a SCHOOL of Dance, the Conservatory of Dance and Arts, began by developing a regular education with a free character, until it was recognized by the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) in 2012, since then it includes a certified vocational education in its offer. 

In 2017, the homologation to the Ministry of Education and Science is added, allowing the teaching of official courses within the scope of Specialized Artistic Education in Dance.

For reasons of social responsibility, the school assumes a scholarship program for students in need and who are distinguished by their technical-artistic qualities. 

Currently it has several partners, a highly specialized faculty and a diverse offer, from the ludic to the professional, for all age groups and in the most varied styles of dance. The school is known for its good work environment and family atmosphere.

Dance Company

Dedicated to projects such as:

- Production of Shows and Professional Events,
- Support for New Emerging Artists,
- Dance Company Project.


Paula Marques
Lídia Silva
Susana Ramos
Beatriz Pereira
Carla Nunes
Diana Costa

Welcome to our School and
Dance Company

Conservatory of Dance and Arts
We offer a variety of dance training for students:

- Certified Vocational Courses recognized by the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA)

- Recognized Courses by the Portuguese Ministry of Education,
- Regular Lessons and Non-Certified Courses,

- Workshops,

- Scholarships.

General Assembly :


Mafalda Antunes


Mafalda Almeida


Lídia Silva

Fiscal Council : 


Helena Martins


André Pimenta


Júlio Fonseca


Pedagogical Direction :

Paula Marques


Board of Direction:


Paula Marques


Cristina Fernandes


Bruno Santos

Paula Marques

Pedagogical and Artistic Direction

Academic Skills:

- Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy from Escola Superior de Saúde de Alcoitão (ESSA).

- Licenciate Degree in Physiotherapy from Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa (ESTeSL)

- Masters Degree in Dance Teaching Education from Escola Superior de Dança (ESD).

- Theatre Branch Associate Diploma by the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA).

- Theatre Branch Training Course by the South African Dance Teachers Association (SADTA).

Profissional Experience:

- Started her dance experience at the age of 3.

- 29 years of teaching experience, mostly in Cascais.

- Several awards by SADTA in the subjects of Modern Jazz, Contemporary, Tap and Open Production.

- Artistic director and choreographer for the AluapDans Dance Company since 2010.

- Pedagogical Director of the Cascais Conservatory of Dance and Arts.

Matriculas 2020/2021

Schedules 2020/2021

Fees and Methods of Payment

School Regulation



Complexo Desportivo de Alapraia Rua António Costa Carvalho nº 247

2765-016 São João do ESTORIL

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