Dance department

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.

The Royal Conservatoire’s Dance Department has close associations with leading Dutch dance companies, including Dutch National Ballet, Introdans, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and, in particular, Nederlands Dans Theater. Its international partners include Prix de Lausanne, Assemblée Internationale (National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada), Gailene Stock Memorial Award and S&H Centre (Tokyo, Japan).

Read more about the Bachelor of Dance and the Royal Conservatoire Dance Ensemble.

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Professional Preparation and Integration

The dance programme prepares you for the professional world by collaborating with the most important Dutch dance companies and by offering courses which focus on developing artistic, creative, reflective and research skills, CV writing, how to make an audition video and how to deal with contracts. Students do an internship with (inter)national professional dance companies or with the Dance Ensemble at the Royal Conservatoire. Take a look at the last (2019) Young Talent Project, an annual collaboration with Nederlands Dans Theater.


Search our bachelor programme, Royal Conservatoire Dance Ensemble or check out the programmes for young dancers leading up to our bachelor programme.