NDT Summer Intensive

NDT Summer Intensive 2022

After two years of absence due to the effect of COVID-19, we’re very excited to announce that we will host the NDT Summer Intensive in 2022 again!

Please note: We’ve reached the maximum amount of registrations on Tuesday 22 February. Therefore it’s not possible anymore to register for NDT Summer Intensive 2022.

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 2022 will take place from Monday 25 July – Saturday 6 August in The Hague (The Netherlands);
  • Course tuition will amount €1200,- including VAT (excluding accommodation costs);
  • Accommodation costs (optional) for The Student Hotel will amount €765,- including VAT and city taxes.

Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to register.

Photo: Sacha Grootjans

Program

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!

Check out the program here

Participants

The NDT Summer Intensive is specially created for (pre)professional ballet and/or contemporary trained dancers aged 14 – 30 years old.  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 24 January 2022, 11 AM (Amsterdam local time). To start your audition, fill out the audition form on our website. The audition form will become available on Monday 24 January.

Registration will stay open until Monday 21 February 2022, 5 PM (Amsterdam local time) or when we reach the maximum amount of registrations. We apply a maximum of 300 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.

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 2022 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 The Student Hotel centrally located and within close distance of our theatre. It’s optional to book the accommodation with us. Accommodation costs for The Student Hotel will amount €765,- including VAT and city taxes for 14 nights (24 July until 7 August 2022) Please indicate on your audition form if you want us to arrange accommodation for you.

Read more about this accommodation possibility here.

Update around COVID-19 situation

Though there are still numerous restrictions around the world on air travel and live performances, we are hoping that with the help of the increased distribution of the COVID-19 vaccination the NDT Summer Intensive 2022 can take place in-person. In that case, 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.

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

Photo: Sacha Grootjans

I came here at NDT Summer Intensive with the purpose of exploring contemporary dance within the walls of one of the best companies in the world. Since the first day of classes, I felt the unique potential of this course: not only do you have the chance to work with amazing teachers who give you exceptional advice to improve technique and artistry, but above all, you are literally transported into the working atmosphere of NDT. Here, you feel the sense of professionalism and sharing of ideas that characterize this company.

Francesco Sardella participant NDT Summer Intensive 2019

FAQ

How and when do I audition?

It is possible to audition for NDT Summer Intensive starting 24 January 2022 11.00 AM (Amsterdam local time). To audition for NDT Summer Intensive 2022, please fill out the audition form on our website using the registration button (available 24 January 2022). The deadline to send in your audition is 7 March 2022 17.00 PM (Amsterdam local time) or when we have reached the maximum of 300 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 2022 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.

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

Though there are still numerous restrictions around the world on air travel and live performances, we are hoping that with the help of the increased distribution of the COVID-19 vaccination the NDT Summer Intensive 2022 can take place in-person. In that case, 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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TRAVELING, QUARANTINE, and TESTING
We urge each participant to inform themselves on the most up-to-date travel regulations, which can differ from country to country. Attaining the required documents and/or tests are the responsibility of the participant. NDT can only issue proof of registration to defend the nature and destination of the traveler.

As required for most travels at the moment we also ask for a negative Covid-test result, no older than 72 hours or proof of a complete vaccination. This test can be a PCR or rapid antigen test and should be sent by e-mail and presented upon arrival at NDT’s reception.

Because of the pandemic, the restrictions, rules, and measures imposed by the Dutch government, local authorities, and medical institutions may be a subject to change before, and during the NDT Summer Intensive. We advise when planning your trip to consider flexible tickets, travel insurance or the purchase of a ticket that allows you to reschedule and/or attain a refund. Furthermore, please examine the quarantine and Covid-19 testing rules for your country of origin and the Netherlands during the planning of your air travel, and also before departing.

*Facemasks and the practice of social distancing are required of all participants

How much is the tuition and what does it cover?

The tuition for the course is €1200. It covers all the classes and extracurricular activities in the course. It doesn’t cover accommodation, food and travel. NDT offers affordable accommodation at The Student Hotel. More information on this can be found here.

In the unforeseen circumstance that the NDT SI 2022 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 The Student 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.