Activities for primary education

We organize a combination of activities for primary school children (Kindergarten and grades 1 through 6) that focus on modern dance and NDT. The goal of the activities is to acquaint young children with the art of dance. The point of departure is: to experience dance not only by looking at it and talking about it, but also by moving and creating dance.    

Practical information
All educational activities by NDT are programmed by the Talent Development and Education department. For more information on our activities for primary school, please contact us at 070 - 88 00 144 or onderwijs(at)

Dancer in the Classroom -
A school visit from a professional dancer
Group 1-4
This special project involves a classroom visit from NDT. The dancer will perform a solo piece for the class, which is seated in a surrounding circle. The dancer’s visit is preceded by an introductory class and followed by a dance workshop taught at the school.
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NDT School Performances -
Visiting the theatre

Group 5-8
Twice every season, NDT stages a performance featuring highlights from NDT 2 performances (some beautiful, some humorous). These performances are created especially for students in the upper years of primary school (Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 in the Dutch education system, or the international equivalent depending on your country).  Schools have the option to enhance the performance experience by adding a behind-the-scenes tour or a dance workshop taught at the school.
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NDT Apps
Discover the fun and educational dance apps created for teachers interested in creatively bringing the world of dance into their classrooms. The app is centered on the ballets Parade and Dreamplay . Read more

'Danswaaier' - A dance curriculum for schools
This is a curriculum (comprising three to five classes in all) to introduce pupils to NDT and modern dance. The curriculum is adapted to the learning goals in primary schools and suits the various stages of development of children in the various years/levels.
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By profession Dancer -
Discover dance as a profession!
Group 5 - 8
During By Profession: Dancer, students discover within three activities which talents you need to make dance your profession. As part of the activity, a visit will be made to both Nederlands Dans Theater and the Royal Conservatory Dance Department. Read more

NDT Together - Partner schools
NDT works with a number of partner schools to create room for experimentation and develop new educational resources. The main focus of these partnerships is the interaction between the two institutions.