DiA Junior Company

Dance to feel Good

“She gave me the key to step out from my comfort zone,
thanks to Martine van Santen and Dance in Art 15/16
I know that anything is possible.
If you stay hungry and go after your goals no matter what!
Dance to feel good!” Pauliina Pakarinen

DiA Junior Company

DiA Junior Company is the dance company of Dance in Art included in the framework of DiA’s Dance Research Programs. DiA provides students with a professional level, experience through working as a member of a contemporary dance company. The junior company works with 10 up to 15 dancers and performs a program of new work in a diverse range of venues throughout the Netherlands.

Season '24 - '25

Program outline

DiA training uses a methodology that was developed by the artistic director and choreographer Martine van Santen, during her study Master of Education in Arts. Through this methodology and interdisciplinary art research, the dancers will become more knowledgeable in regard to other forms of art and design concepts. Their training in different art disciplines will be taught in relation to their study of dance.

Company dancers

Company dancers will perform works created on them by a successful artistic team within Dance in Art. The training is designed to foster a realistic appreciation of the professional working environment, encompassing rehearsal and production processes, creating work with choreographers, delivering education workshops and meeting the challenges of a professional performance schedule.

2024 – 2025

Program: September 23rd 2024 – 30 June 2025

season ’24 – ’25 productions and projects 

→ Filmproject: Broedplaats Bogota
→ New creation for DiA Junior Company: Premiere December 13th or 14th 2024
→ Term 1, 2 and 3: The Short Dance Collective
January – June new creations for DiA Junior Company.
April – June: Ballet Boléro


Time: 10:00 – 18:30

Morning: technique classes

Afternoon: rehearsals

Evening: workshops, coaching, private classes, free studio use.

Admission Requirements:

All applicants should have successfully completed professional dance training.

How to apply: Please send us the application form and the following documents:
→ Video: 2 minute solo (contemporary or ballet) (youtube or Vimeo Link)
→ Video: 1 minute improvisation
→ CV
→ Motivation letter

Email: info@danceinart.nl

Only complete applications will be considered.

To apply for the DiA Junior Program, please fill out the application form below and send application material via email to info@danceinart.nl.


DiA Junior Company as part of the Professional Dance Training. Following at least 2 seasons with Dance in Art.

Fee per season: 4900,- period September until June

DiA Junior Company for 1 season or a term.

Fee: €658,- a month (9 months total or following 1 or 2 terms)

The fee is excluded 21% VAT for dancers >21 years.

Payment can be done in 9 installments before the start of the program.

We offer 50% work scholarships (excluding registration fee). For more information please send an email to: info@danceinart.nl

Registration fee: 775, – euro, non-refundable (will be subtracted from the total fee, no scholarship included).

Administration costs: 25, – euro

The first part of the registration fee €175, – + €25, – administration costs (total €200, -) must be paid within 14 days after signing the DiA Agreement form and receiving the invoice. The second part of the registration fee €600,- needs to be paid during the following 14 days after receiving the invoice. The registration fee is non refundable. 

Including professional photo & film portfolio

NOTE ON OUR FEE POLICY: Dance in Art is an independent dance center that exists in the Netherlands art scene without the support of any public/private funding besides the tuition fees paid by the participants. The prices of the programs are the lowest we can currently offer. All teachers and management staff are paid with low wages to keep the fees contained, and there is a huge amount of enthusiasm, care and dedication that goes in the making of the different programs. Signing the terms and conditions form is binding and the payment cannot be refunded in case of non-participation in the program.

Meet some of our Graduates

Pauliina Pakarinen (Finland)
Viviana Pacchin (Italy)
Marion Bosetti (France)

Dance Artist Development Program

Do you want to create your own creative voice as a dancer and/or choreographer? If yes, then the Dance Artist Development Program is the professional program for you!

This program is suitable for dancers and choreographers who want to develop their creative voice and practice to become the artist they intent to be, within a learning and supportive environment.

Choreographic Research Program

The purpose of the DiA Choreographic Research program is to capture the vision of the next generation of dance artists. This program is for students with an established background in choreography. It has proved particularly fruitful for mature students who have been choreographing for some time and wish to take time to reflect on their work within a supportive environment. Students will create original works that foster cross-fertilization between choreography and other artistic disciplines.

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