NDT Summer Intensive

NDT Summer Intensive 2024

We are very excited to announce that we will host the NDT Summer Intensive from July 29 until August 10 2024!

Registrations for the NDT Summer Intensive 2024 will open on 29 January 2024, 10.00 AM (CET)
More information on registration will become available begin December 2023.

NDT Summer Intensive is a unique experience which takes place in the atmosphere and surroundings of our company’s home. We offer a professional training course aimed to help you grow as a contemporary dancer and deepen your personal development. We use our tradition, knowledge, vision, and innovation in dance, art, and education to generate a fruitful artistic experience by creating a space for different perspectives, conversations, and exploration facilitated by an international team of choreographers and teachers. The participants can take these tools with them in the near future, and throughout their dance career.

Practical information

  • NDT Summer Intensive 2024 will take place from Monday 29 July – Saturday 10 August in The Hague (The Netherlands);

Registrations for the NDT Summer Intensive 2024 open on January 29, 10 AM (CET)

Photo: Sacha Grootjans


The two–week summer intensive is designed to offer (pre-)professional dancers a range of dance approaches and styles that aim to provide a thorough dance experience. Different elements of the course build upon the student’s technical base, as well as upon improvisation. Participants get to apply the learned principles in different components of the course whereby NDT repertoire, and the opportunity to create new work occurs.

Within the context of repertoire and new work, the participant simultaneously trains partnering, solo, group and compositional skills. Extracurricular activities of the course involve panel talks, artist exchanges and other activities designed to bring NDT staff, NDT dancers and the participants in closer contact. These activities also give peers the opportunity to form social and creative bonds that can last well after the intensive ends!



The NDT Summer Intensive is specially created for (pre)professional ballet and/or contemporary trained dancers aged 15 – 25 years old (X/F/M).  Diversity is an important part of NDT talent development and education. We encourage anyone to apply regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, religion or financial status.

There is a limited amount of 60 places available for the Summer Intensive. NDT’s artistic staff selects based upon a range of criteria including, but not limited to retention of movement, musicality, attitude, work ethic, potential and creativity.


NDT Summer Intensive seeks to reduce inequalities and access in dance education. Therefore, no dancer should feel deterred from applying to NDT Summer Intensive due to lack of financial means. Scholarships are granted to participants who prove to be in financial need. NDT can offer a limited amount of (partial and full) scholarships.

More information on the criteria to apply for a scholarship will be provided on our website early 2024.

Jasmine Robinson. Photo: Sacha Grootjans

Being a part of the NDT Summer Intensive has been so enriching and fulfilling. I’m leaving with such profound information on various movement ideologies and techniques, and more sensory approaches to class and repertoire. I’ve gained a different perspective on dance, and a newfound level of awareness of my body.

Jasmine Robinson
participant NDT Summer Intensive