Anyone with the ambition of becoming a professional dancer needs to receive the right training from a young age. The Dance department offers an introductory course for children in groups 4 to 8 of primary school.

The Orientation Programme gives children the opportunity to become acquainted with the professional nature of the Dance programme. In addition to a preparatory course in classical ballet technique, the course emphasises individual expression, discipline, coordination, rhythm, musicality and collaboration in a group.


During the orientation programme the pupils are already taught the principles behind the school’s vision of the training of the dancers of the future:
“To train dancers who have mastered classical techniques and who combine an open, creative mind with professional skills, passion and ambition.”

Participants in Young KC Dance do not automatically advance to the Dance programme itself. The children who will go on to the first year of the Dance programme are selected at the final audition in March. The children who are admitted to the programme then receive Entree classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays in April, May and June.
Children in group 5 or 6 of primary school who have no previous dance experience can enter Young KC Dance 1 until the end of December.
Children in group 7 and 8, or from a different dance programme can enter Young KC Dance Extra in January.

Audition

In Young KC Dance 1, the children have classes on Saturday, with a preparatory course in classical ballet, as well as blocks of lessons devoted to world dance, creative dance, flamenco and acrobatics.

Preparatory course in classical ballet
The lessons are based on the academic classical ballet technique, in combination with coordination, musicality and a feel for dance.

World Dance
The idiom of different cultures, with the focus on pleasure in dance and collaboration.

Creative Dance
Lessons that bring together fantasy and empathy, dreams and reality.

Flamenco
The basic elements of these lessons are rhythm, feeling and the Spanish temperament, in combination with control and refinement.

Acrobatics
The key elements of these lessons are agility, courage and control.

Admission: following an audition (free of charge)
Dates of auditions for Young KC Dance 1: see Auditions
Period of course: from September until the end of June
Cost: € 550 per school year

In Young KC Dance 2, the programme is extended to lessons twice a week. Saturday mornings are devoted to preparation for classical ballet and blocks of lessons devoted to world dance, creative dance, flamenco and acrobatics. On Wednesday afternoons, there are classes in preparation for classical ballet and music lessons.

Preparation for classical ballet:
The lessons are based on the academic classical ballet technique, and the combination of technique with coordination, musicality and a feel for dance.

World Dance:
The idiom of different cultures, with the focus on pleasure in dance and cooperation.

Creative Dance:
Lessons that bring together fantasy and empathy, dreams and reality.

Flamenco:
The basic elements of these lessons are rhythm, feeling and the Spanish temperament, in combination with control and refinement.

Acrobatics:
The key elements of these lessons are flexibility, courage and control.

Music Lesson:
Dance and music are interconnected and these lessons show the various facets of the use of music in dance.

Young KC Dance 2 is a transition year from Young KC Dance 1 so there are no auditions for admission to the course.
Period of course: from September until March.
Cost: € 800 per school year

Young KC Dance Extra is for children in groups 7 and 8 of primary school, who can do auditions in October, November and December of the year in which they have done the final audition. They can enter the Orientation Programme from January and have lessons twice a week. On Saturday mornings they are taught preparation for classical ballet and have blocks of lessons devoted to world dance, creative dance, flamenco and acrobatics. On Wednesday afternoon, there are lessons in preparation for classical ballet and music lessons.

Admission: following an audition (free of charge)
Dates of auditions: see Auditions
Period of course: from January until the final audition in March.
Cost: € 250

The Entree classes are the final step in the introduction to the Dance programme and are intended for the children who have passed the final audition. The lessons are on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Period of course: April, May and June.
Cost: € 300

Teachers

Activities

Pupils Day

The Pupils’ Day is an annual event organised in November to introduce children between the ages of 7 and 11 to our programme. Lessons are given in various types of dance and the participants are treated to a performance in our theatre by students of the Dance programme and guests.

For more information and registration: aanmeldingLeerlingendagKC@koncon.nl

Open Days

Open Days are held twice a year. An Open Day exclusively for the Dance programme is organised in October, when you are very welcome to come and watch a variety of dance lessons. The Royal Conservatoire also organises an Open Day for all the disciplines and the School for Young Talent in January.

Boys Day

The Boys Day is organised specially for prospective male dancers. It is an opportunity for future Nureyevs to attend lessons in various dance styles and watch a performance in our own theatre.

For more information and registration: aanmeldingJongensdagKC@koncon.nl

Check out all the Dance Department activities.

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