In 1991 a new programme of studies in Modern Dance Education was launched by the Department of Dance of the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (VŠMU). The study programme incorporates the techniques of the modern and contemporary dance, including improvisation. The first graduates, who predominantly focused on contemporary trends, have created the foundation of a community of young professionals working in the area of contemporary dance. It was they who initiated the creation of the Dvorana Atelier of Movement, which from 1995 to 2001 created space for acquiring new experience in the field of choreography. The outcomes, product and premieres in the work-in-progress phase were presented at regular public meetings. Creative workshops with foreign and domestic dance educators, presentations in co-operation with students of other art schools and foreign dance schools (EDDC Holland, Duncan Centre Prague) formed a part of the studio. After several years, the Motion Studio started operating again in the season of 2005/2006. The main goal continues to be to get to know each other on the premises in a way that is a bit more tolerant than reality.
In 1994 a dance specialisation was opened at the Ján Levoslav Bella Conservatory with Zuzana Hajkova as its initiator and founder. It is the only school in Slovakia whose curriculum (designed by Hajkova) equally incorporates the techniques of classical, modern and contemporary dance. Of course, modern techniques are also taught at other Slovak conservatories, but not to such an extent and without overlapping with the most current trends in this field.
Since 2011/2012 a Private dance conservatory has been operating in Liptovský Hrádok, whose founder and director is MA Art Eva Ohradanova. It is the newest music school, in which thanks to a number of hosting and internationally recognised pedagogues students can meet with current trends in contemporary dance.
In addition to the systematic education workshops and seminars also play a significant role.
In 1999 Anna Sedlackova founded together with other teachers the Summer Dance School of the Association of Contemporary Dance (LTŠ). The first year was held in Bratislava, another 11 in Liptovský Mikuláš under the auspices of a local music school. The LTŠ participants (about 50 a year) were the teachers of music schools and dance ensembles, young amateur dancers and students of art schools (several former graduates of LTŠ became students of the Department of Dance of the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (VŠMU)).
Laban Atelier Bratislava – L.A.B. under the leadership of its founder Marta Polakova it primarily organises workshops open to the general public and accredited education for teachers at primary art schools. It is also aimed at research activities, activities related to movement therapy and at spreading the artistic legacy of Rudolf Laban.
New premises were established by Katarina Brestovanska in Bratislava as the ‘International centre for the blending of education and artistic searching in the new dance and physical theatre’. It is open with its activities to the public as well and it offers an educational programme for the general public but also the possibility of meeting with artists.