About Quorum Academy
AQK Associação Quorum Cultural aims to promote cultural and human development through the arts and the identification, promotion and creation of cultural activities with quality in the field of dance.
QUORUM ACADEMY is the venue for the promotion of these goals among the general population, having started dance classes in 2007. Under the direction of Daniel Cardoso, it mainly aims to promote the teaching of dance as a factor of cultural qualification of the population, quality of life and citizenship.
From the start, the Academy has sought to adapt its educational offer to the needs of the community, diversifying it. It has also increased its level of demand, aiming at its goals of an ever-increasing quality, not only in terms of the content taught, but also in terms of the pedagogical team, with some of its teachers being dancers from the renowned dance company Quorum Ballet.
In order to increase the students training level, Projecto Quorum was created in 2011, with the aim of encouraging and training students with aptitude for dance and who have goals of professionalization.
Thus it was possible to create a young dance company linked directly to Quorum Ballet which enables a better technical and artistic training. Throughout the year the young dancers work with several choreographers and participate in shows presented in the city of Amadora and in several showrooms in Portugal. To date, more than two dozen works have been produced with a wide range of guest choreographers.
In September 2021, Quorum Academy inaugurated a new space located in Alfragide, offering the best conditions for dancing.
It has a wide range of modalities aimed at all ages, such as Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Creative Dance for the Disabled, Tap Dance, Floor Bar, Stetching, Progressive Ballet Technique, Physical Conditioning, among others, also promoting workshops of different types of dance throughout the school year.
Daniel Cardoso graduated from the National Conservatory School of Dance, and had a scholarship at Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and Joffrey Ballet School in New York City.
Quorum Academy and its Artistic Direction thanks to the Amadora City Hall, Contimpacto (Accounting and Financial Consulting), DCE (Design and Advertising), Lawyer Miguel Alves Coelho, Massage Sport Clinic, Turn it Visual, teachers, students, parents and to all those who believe, support and collaborate to carry out this project.