Entry Requirements

Participation in the course is only possible after a successful audition. The entry level of the Bachelor Dance is equal to the ultimate level of the students of the School for Young Talent. At this school, students are prepared for higher education in dance, while also completing a regular school curriculum.

During your audition for the Dance Department, we consider your technique, coordination, and musical abilities, as well as your physical aptitude and your potential for entering a career in the world of (neo)classical, contemporary, and modern dance. Ambition and discipline are crucial traits to pursue a dance career.

Furthermore, students should meet the following requirements:

  • The minimum age for all candidates is 15. Women should be no older than 18, men no older than 19, counting from the start date of the course.
  • Candidates must have been trained or educated in dance professionally.
  • Students must be in possession of their secondary school diploma or certified equivalent (or higher), by the start of their course in August.
  • Students must know English sufficiently to speak and write in order to follow the course. This will allow them to achieve the most out of their degree and to be able to communicate with other students.
  • The Health Certificate should be in order.

Selection Procedure

For the preliminary selections, all candidates must provide a video recording and a CV. If this first evaluation is positive, you are asked to audition live.

The video recording should show the following:

  • Bar and au milieu work
  • Adagio
  • Pirouettes
  • Small and large jumps
  • Short variations classical and modern
  • Pointes work (women)

Your CV mentions your age, weight and height, as well as your previously completed education, including the subjects. Based on this information, you may be able to get exemptions in the first two years. You must have completed your secondary education.

After a positive evaluation of your video, you are invited to audition live. The audition consists of a classical and a modern class. The director and several teachers and the coordinator of the Dance Department will be present at the audition. Afterwards, they decide about your acceptance to the Dance Department, considering the skills listed above. The results are delivered and explained in a personal conversation with the director. In the case of acceptance, this conversation will also include more information about your previous education to determine whether exemptions are in order.

Audition Dates

The audition for the Bachelor Dance is being held on the following date:

21 April 2020

If attendance on this date is impossible for you, for example because you live outside of Europe, please contact coordinator Sacha Steenks.

Contact

For questions, please contact the auditions coordinator Sacha Steenks (Mon, Tue, Fri).

Or the ballet reception: +31 (0)70 3151505