Prix de Lausanne is a dance competition reserved for young student dancers aiming to pursue a professional career. It is open to candidates of all nationalities between the ages of 15 and 18. It has been held each year for a week at the end of January since 1973.
The purpose of the Prix de Lausanne is to facilitate the professional debut of its young prize-winners by granting them scholarships which enable them to improve their skills for a year in one of the schools which are partners of the Prix, or in one of the professional dance companies also partnering the Prix.
Competitors benefit from individual discussions with members of the jury, take daily lessons and workshops, meet dance professionals and share their experiences with competitors from a wide range of countries.