NDT Summer Intensive

NDT Summer Intensive 2023

We zijn zeer verheugd om aan te kondigen dat we van 24 juli tot en met 5 augustus 2023 weer een NDT Summer Intensive zullen organiseren!

Lees meer informatie over de NDT Summer Intensive 2023 hieronder in het Engels.


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.
Foto: 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 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.


You can send in your audition for NDT Summer Intensive starting Monday 30 January 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 30 January.

Registration will stay open until Monday, 6 March 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


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


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.