Activities for secondary education

For secondary school students, we offer a combination of activities focusing on modern dance and NDT. All activities are designed to introduce students to the art of dance. Our objective is to teach them that dance should be experienced not just by watching it and reflecting on it, but also by moving yourself and using your own creativity.

Combined activities
We can assist secondary school teachers in creating a diverse educational program. It is possible to adjust all (combinations of) activities to the level of the participating group and the teacher’s objective. These activities are always based on our most recent performances and may include the following activities:

A look behind the scenes at NDT
Welcome to our home! Pupils are taken along through our theatre and discover what everyday life is like at Nederlands Dans Theater.

Meet one of our employees
Do our dancers ever get stage fright? What is it like to work in a costume department? How do the dancers get so muscular? And just how big is our stage? During a meeting with an employee from Nederlands Dans Theater, pupils are given the opportunity to ask any questions they like about our company.

Attend a dance workshop 
Being a dancer takes a lot of hard work and dedication – not to mention discipline, concentration, body awareness, strength, creativity, willpower and passion. You will get to experience this firsthand during a dance workshop, as you’re breaking a sweat in the studio trying to come up with the most spectacular moves, and you will discover just how much fun dancing can be!

Experience a dance performance
As you take your seat in the audience, the noise of chattering voices dies down, making way for an expectant silence… Let the dancers on stage inspire you and marvel at their visible strength, concentration and technique. Please note: pupils can only attend a performance in conjunction with one or more of the activities listed above.

Practical information

We offer opportunities for activities throughout the year. For questions or comments regarding our offer for secondary education, please contact the Talent Development & Education department at +31 70 88 00 146 or We are also open to new ideas and suggestions you may have.

If a dance performance is part of your chosen educational combination, we have the following dates available for the 2020-2021 theater season*:

– Thursday October 8, 2020
– Friday October 9, 2020
– Friday, November 27, 2020
– Friday, February 12, 2021
– Saturday, February 13, 2021
– Thursday, March 4, 2021
– Friday, March 5, 2021
– Wednesday, April 7, 2021
– Thursday, April 8, 2021
– Friday April 9, 2021
– Friday, May 21, 2021

*These dates are subject to developments regarding the COVID-19 virus.

If you are interested in one of the dates, please contact us using the above information.