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If dancing is in your blood and you feel a strong attraction to the fascinating world of ballet and modern dance, our Dance programme is for you. To reach the pinnacle of dancing with one of the major national or international dance companies, you have to start training by the age of ten. Dancing is an art form, but the physical demands made on performers are similar to those of top-class athletes. We train talented dancers for a future career as creative and independent artists, with an open mind, craftsmanship, passion and ambition.

In the School for Young Talent, students combine their training as dancers with regular primary and secondary education. They attend daily classes in the normal school curriculum and dance classes. The final stage of the programme is the Bachelor of Dance course.

With input from leading figures such as Jirí Kylián, Nils Christe and Hans van Manen, we have enriched the programme’s curriculum with the famed and unique movement idiom and musicality of the repertoire of ‘The Dutch School’. We work closely with the Netherlands Dance Theatre (NDT), with whom we present a joint annual production by the Young Talent Project. Under the guidance of repetitors/dancers from the NDT, students work on a varied programme of works from the NDT’s repertoire, as well as new works and solos created under the guidance of the choreographers.

The Dance programme is a partner of the Prix de Lausanne, the renowned international ballet competition in Switzerland.

In 2020 the Royal Conservatoire will be moving to the new Education and Culture Complex on Spuiplein in The Hague, a complex that will also house the NDT, the Residentie Orkest and The Hague Dance and Music Centre.






45 hr per week


2 years


Bachelor Dance

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Jan Linkens

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