Proda is an independent foundation. The aim is to work to promote a continuous offering for daily training, dance technical and professional development for professional dance artists, independent of attachment to organizations.

Proda is short for Profesjonell Dansetrening (literally: Professional Dance Training).


(Objekt ID 6532)
Object type Organization
Also known as Profesjonell dansetrening
Organization type Competence centre
Main focus Dance
Established May 21, 1989

Contact information

Address Marstrandgata 8, 0566 Oslo, Norway
Telefon 004722870500

Other information

Legal entity Foundation
Org nr. 975529568
Member of The Union of Norwegian Dance Artists/NoDa

Proda was established in 1988 on initiative from Norwegian Ballet Union (now NoDa, the Norwegian association for dancers, choreographers and dance pedagogues). The endeavour is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture as part of improving the group of artists’ working and living conditions.

Practice and conveying of dance demand continuous and specific training. Proda arranges classes within all dance expressions and benefits everyone who works with dance.

Proda is an important part of dance infrastructure and its centres function as resource centres and meeting points throughout the country. Proda is mainly financed by governmental support, but it also receives support from the municipality of Oslo and economic contributions from several other municipalities and counties.

To use the offering the criteria of three years higher education within dance and/or several years of working professionally is a criteria.

Source: Proda website. 25.10.2010:

Contributors (6)
Tinna Gretarsdottir – Member of board
Lene Hafstad – Manager
Anne Astrup Trebler Kværner – Leader of board
Marianne Skjeldal – Member of board
Gry Bech-Hanssen – Member of board
Siri Jøntvedt – Member of board