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Institut National des arts du Music-hall

Full member

FEDEC member since 2015

Only training center in France dedicated to the music hall arts, the INM enables the professionalization and integration into the workplace of artists by focusing all of its pedagogy towards employment.

It was founded in 2006 by Alain Heuzard and has two main objectives:

  • Integrating artists into the workplace
  • Participating in the renewal of the Music Hall genre

It offers training to professional artists to maintain or develop skills.

It provides multidisciplinary training (dancing, singing and comedy) for young artists who are proficient in a ‘core’ discipline upon admission (circus (all disciplines), dance, singing, music, ventriloquism, magic, etc.).

4 teaching principles:

  • Confrontation with the audience: the choice of work-study
  • The purpose of professional integration
  • Learner empowerment and differentiation of pathways
  • Cultural openness

Two main functional choices are informed by these structural premises: reflective teaching and transversal employment/training support.

The INM has been an apprentice training centre (CFA) since 2010 and has a 93% employment rate with 90 apprentices integrated over 10 years. The artists who leave us perform in multidisciplinary shows in France and internationally, in cabarets, musicals, circuses and even companies.

Training offered

  • Preparatory trainings:
    • Technical training of the dancer - preparation for EAT (Technical Aptitude Exam) jazz (580h)
    • Preparatory training for admission to apprenticeship (500h)
  • Training by apprenticeship "Artist Performer of Music-hall" (2 years)
  • Lifelong training: internships, intra-company training, AFDAS approved training, VAE, etc.
  • Support and support mechanisms for artistic emergence


  • Applications opening : 21 November 2022
  • Applications deadline : 31 March 2023
  • Audition dates :
    • 1st round on application / online pre-registration: https://inm72.ymag.cloud/index.php/preinscription/
    • Final selection by convocation during 3 days (in the form of an internship) in 3 cities:
      • Le Mans - April 14, 15 and 16, 2023
      • Marseille - April 21, 22 and 23, 2023
      • Bordeaux - April 28, 29 and 30, 2023
    • Publication of the selections in May 2023.
  • Learn more : https://www.institut-national-musichall.com/

Disciplines taught

  • Dance, song, comedy, improvisations, mask, mime, etc: all performing arts disciplines can be mobilized in training on the basis of a network of trainers at the international level
  • Acro dance
  • Clowning
  • Juggling / Object manipulation

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Founded in 2005


  • Managing Director: Marion Louveau
  • Head of studies: Carole Gouvazé

Pedagogical referents: the pedagogical referents ensure the individualized support of the learner, they propose the speakers and the training contents in their disciplines, they exchange on the evolution of the needs of the profession in order to provide training as close as possible to the issues of the profession of performer.

  • Dance referent: Carole Gouvazé
  • Singing referent: Yoann Launay
  • Comedy and circus referent: Antoine Leveau

Academic year

September - June

Training languages

  • French: standard. Good oral comprehension.
  • French lessons are available to improve language level during the year.


Institut National des arts du Music-hall 
12 rue Béranger
72000 Le Mans


+33 (0)2 43 80 38 94