Preparation Course Higher Education

Artists of Life

“Dance in Art educates their students to be artists of life!”

Preparation Course Higher Education

The DiA Preparation Course prepares students in one-year for the auditions for Higher Education in Dance. The course will prepare dance artists to undertake further in-depth professional training.

Dance in Art (DiA) is a private center for dance-, art education and performance training. DiA educates and prepares students to enter the professional dance world. The course is designed to achieve the maximum potential of each and every student who is accepted into the school. The daily training is on a high international level and designed for talented dancers with extraordinary abilities in search of guidance, knowledge, experience and inspiration. The course is customized to each dancer’s physical and emotional needs. DiA works on perfecting the art and technique of young students as a formula for future professional practice, providing an ideal platform for future dancers and talented young choreographers to gain knowledge for the future.

It is of the utmost importance to give the students a valuable education, an education they can benefit from for the rest of their life’s. Focusing solely on them, to give all the students the technical and artistic knowledge they will need to succeed in whatever direction they would like to take their professional dance career and to ensure all the hard work is for a higher and magnificent purpose. Therefor we work with a maximum of 10 students per course group. The program provides ongoing progress assessment, individual coaching, outstanding support and personal encouragement for each and every dancer. We accept students with the age of 16 – 21 years. Students who are 24 years of age or older can apply for the Mentorship Program.

1 Year

  • Ballet technique classes
  • Contemporary technique classes
  • Jazz technique classes
  • Floor barre
  • Contemporary dance workshops
  • Choreography
  • Movement Study
  • Improvisation dance workshops
  • Audition training
  • Creating audition solo
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • DiA repertoire: minimum of 3 works presented on stage (specially created for the students).
  • workshops of guest choreographers repertoire

2023 – 2024

– Theatre Performances
– Location projects
– Interdisciplinary projects

– FestivArt

Fees and enrollment

Enrollment will be once a year and starts in the autumn term of mid-September. The tuition fee is €4.900, – for one year. Payments can be made into divided portions per term (3 terms per year). After you have been accepted a deposit of one term should be paid in advance to secure your place at the DiA Preparation Course, thereafter every term should be paid in advance.

Special financial arrangements can be made for students wishing to pay in portions. An agreed payment plan should be made with the Artistic Leader of Dance in Art to make payments easy and suitable for the individual student.

For the Preparation Course we can only accept applications from students that are European citizens.

To apply for the DiA Preparation Course please send a 2 minute dance solo via email to together with a motivation letter and the application form.

DiA Vooropleiding

DiA Vooropleiding (meerdere jaren)

Een opleiding waarbij de interactie tussen professionele- en amateur dansers wordt gestimuleerd.

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.

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