The Dance FoundationAlicia Alonso", count with one Historical Heritage valued at more than two million euros. In the year 2000, the center with a specific name, Instituto Superior de Danza "Alicia Alonso", through Order 3908/2000 of the Department of Education of the Community of Madrid, has pedagogical autonomy of organization and management in accordance with the Provision Additional Sixth regarding the autonomy of higher artistic education centers of RD 1614/2009 of May 3 On higher artistic education.
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ON May 16, 2001, signed the affiliation agreement, under a regime of autonomy, from the “Alicia Alonso” Higher Dance Institute (Dance Foundation of the same name) to the Rey Juan Carlos University under article 10 of the University Reform Law, with the purpose of giving this center a university character. Likewise, on September 18, 2001, it was ratified by the Minister of Education through the signing of a framework agreement that is an integral part of the affiliation agreement in accordance with its seventh clause.
Three aspects stand out from the Department of Education of the Community of Madrid. First of all, what considers the greatest academic interest, scientific and cultural the affiliation for academic purposes of the “Alicia Alonso” Higher Institute of Dance to the Rey Juan Carlos University. The second, that its duration is indefinite and the third that its headquarters will be located in the Community of Madrid and that it will be procured by the Department of Education of the Community of Madrid.
It should be noted in this sense that the institutes and/or centers attached to universities, unlike their own, do not depend on the University, but are regulated by their statutes, the affiliation agreement and the regulations that develop them in which they are established. the forms of cooperation in certain areas. The fact that the “Alicia Alonso” Higher Dance Institute has signed an affiliation agreement with the Rey Juan Carlos University in no way modifies the differentiated nature of both centers and therefore their autonomy cannot be superimposed.
In 2004 the “Alicia Alonso” Higher Dance Institute was designated to participate in the design of the White Paper of the University Degree in Dance within the III Call of the European Convergence Program, convened by the National Quality Assessment Agency, taking into account that it was the first center authorized in Spain to teach higher dance degrees with full equivalence to a University Degree.
In the same way, he developed the design and implementation of the first Official Master of Performing Artsplatforms, European Diploma of Advanced Studies in Performing Arts and first PhD program in this branch of Art, taking into account the affiliation agreement signed in 2001 in an autonomous regime with the Rey Juan Carlos University.
In 2009, he designed the Degrees in Visual Arts and Dance which begins to be taught in the 2010/2011 academic year. In this same school period she designs and teaches the university master's degrees in Performing Arts and in Management and Leadership of Cultural Projects, becoming a European reference center for being the first to develop postgraduate degrees for dance professionals.
At present, the “Alicia Alonso” Higher Dance Institute hosts the Spanish Delegation of International Theater Institute; World Organization for the Performing Arts/UNESCO (ITI/UNESCO) and is part of the Executive Council of ITI/UNESCO, Chairs the International Dance Committee/UNESCO and is a member of the Executive Council of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chair of Universities and Centers for Higher Artistic Education made up of 42 universities from all continents.
As a center of artistic excellence, it has numerous national and international recognitions, such as: