NDT Summer Intensive

NDT Summer Intensive 2023

We are very excited to announce that we will host the NDT Summer Intensive from July 24 until August 5 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 2023 will take place from Monday 24 July – Saturday 5 August in The Hague (The Netherlands);
  • Registration for the audition will open Monday 30 January 2023;
  • A Taste of NDT Summer Intensive is a online workshop to kickstart your NDT Summer Intensive experience and will take place on Saturday 28 January 2023
  • Course tuition will amount €1300,- including VAT (excluding accommodation costs);
  • Accommodation costs (optional) for Mercure Hotel will amount €1000,- including VAT and city taxes.

 

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Photo: Sacha Grootjans

Programme

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!

 

Participants

The NDT Summer Intensive is specially created for (pre)professional ballet and/or contemporary trained dancers aged 14 – 30 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.

Audition

You can send in your audition for NDT Summer Intensive starting Monday January 30, 2023, 10 AM (Amsterdam local time). To start your audition, fill out the audition form on our website. The audition form will become available on Monday January 30.

Registration will stay open until Monday March 6 2023, 5 PM (Amsterdam local time) or when we reach the maximum amount of registrations. After registration opens, we advise you to send in a complete audition as soon as possible if you want to be considered. When the maximum has been reached, we will inform you in advance on our website when we will close the registration.

To audition for NDT Summer Intensive we ask you to send in an audition form, an audition video and a headshot.

You can find all of the criteria to audition in our audition procedure

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Scholarship

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. NDT offers scholarship possibilities for those dancers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend. We can provide scholarships due to the generous support of sponsors and guest families.

A scholarship for NDT Summer Intensive 2023 can fund: (partial or full) course fee, travel costs, living expenses and/or offers housing with a guest family. Scholarships are granted to participants who prove to be in financial need.

NDT can offer a limited amount of (partial and full) scholarships. Therefore, if your participation in the course depends on external funding, we highly recommend you to also apply for a scholarship elsewhere.

For more information on the criteria to apply for a scholarship, please read the scholarship procedure

Accommodation

NDT offers affordable accommodation at Mercure Hotel centrally located and right next to our theatre. It’s optional to book the accommodation with us. Accommodation costs for Mercure Hotel will amount €1000,- including VAT and city taxes for 14 nights (23 July until 6 August 2023) Please indicate on your audition form if you want us to arrange accommodation for you.

Read more about this accommodation possibility here

Ruth Lee (right) with fellow participants during NDT Summer Intensive 2022 Photo: Sacha Grootjans

It has been an absolute gift to experience these two weeks with such a diverse group of people from around the world that share this commonality—a passion for dance. I’ve made unforgettable memories that I will cherish and take on in my future endeavors. I hope to continuously have many, more “light bulb” moments!

Ruth Lee
    participant NDT Summer Intensive 2022

    COVID-19 situation

    If needed, we will follow certain restrictions put in place by, the Dutch government, local authorities and medical institutions. To stay safe and healthy and to minimize the risks, all the staff are asked to adhere to strict guidelines, whatever they may be at the time of the Sumer Intensive. We also kindly ask all the participants to do the same.

    We will keep you informed about the effect that COVID-19 measures may have on our NDT Summer Intensive on this webpage.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How and when do I audition?

    It is possible to audition for NDT Summer Intensive starting 30 January 2023 10.00 AM (Amsterdam local time). To audition for NDT Summer Intensive 2023, please fill out the audition form on our website using the registration button (available 30 January 2023). The deadline to send in your audition is 6 March 2023 17.00 PM (Amsterdam local time) or when we have reached the maximum of registrations. Take into account that there is a maximum to the amount of auditions we accept. We advise you to send in a complete audition as soon as possible (after the registration opens) if you want to be considered.

    To audition for NDT Summer Intensive 2023 we ask you fill in the registration form, send us an audition video and a headshot. You can find the criteria for the audition video and headshot here.

    One of the criteria for the audition video is to add a max. 2 minute contemporary solo, does this need to be NDT repertoire?

    No, this does not need to be NDT repertoire and can be repertoire of your choice. This could be a fragment of choreography that you learned in school or in training or it could be something that you created yourself. However, make sure that there are no other dancers in the video and that you are clearly and completely visible. This means that you have to show your chosen repertoire as a solo.  Please note: auditions that do not follow the description in this audition procedure will not be accepted. More information on the audition video criteria can be found in our audition procedure.

    How much is the tuition and what does it cover?

    The tuition for the course is €1300. It covers all the classes and extracurricular activities in the course. It doesn’t cover accommodation, food and travel. NDT offers affordable accommodation at Mercure Hotel. More information on this can be found here.

    In the unforeseen circumstance that the NDT SI 2023 is cancelled, am I eligible for a refund?

    Yes, received payments for course fee and accommodation arranged by NDT will be refunded to all participants in case of a cancellation by NDT in case of force majeure. NDT cannot refund any invested travel costs. More information on terms & conditions can be found here.

    Does NDT SI provide financial assistance and/or scholarships?

    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. NDT offers scholarship possibilities for those dancers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend. We can provide scholarships due to the generous support of sponsors and guest families. To apply for a scholarship, you need to inform us on your online registration form. For more information about how to apply for a Scholarship, please read the Scholarship Procedure.

    Are there accommodations available to NDT SI participants?

    NDT offers affordable accommodation at Mercure Hotel centrally located and within close distance of our theatre. It’s optional to book the accommodation with us. You can indicate on your registration form if you would like NDT to reserve a room for you. Read more about this accommodation possibility here.

    How many students are in each class?

    There will be around 20 dancers in each group, with a total of three groups.   

    Is there a COVID-19 vaccination, or COVID-19 test requirement needed to participate in NDT SI?

    If needed, we will have to follow certain restrictions put in place by, the Dutch government, local authorities and medical institutions. To stay safe and healthy and to minimize the risks, all the staff are asked to adhere to strict guidelines, whatever they may be at the time of the Sumer Intensive. We also kindly ask all the participants to do the same.

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