Application and admission

The School for New Dance Development is looking for students who are very motivated to become a dance maker/choreographer. Students who want to widen the range of their movement vocabulary, challenge their existing view points, expand their creative processes, and develop performance work. They are also encouraged to make considered choices in creating a position for themselves in the profession and to be aware of the aesthetic and social implications of their work.

The School will make a pre-selection of candidates that are invited to the audition days.

Every year the SNDO has a three day audition to select prospective students. The audition days include three components: classes in contemporary technique, movement research, improvisation and creating, a motivation talk and a presentation of a short performance. This solo of three minutes should give an idea of the applicant's view on the body and dance.

Classes are given by teachers and graduates from the SNDO. The audition board is formed by an internationally known choreographer, a presenter or programmer of a theater/venue/festival, a SNDO-graduate, two teachers and the artistic director of the SNDO. 

The first day of the audition begins with about 60 chosen applicants. At the end of the second day, a first selection will be made. The third day will be set up for a group of approximately 25 students, of which a maximum of 15 students will be finally selected to enter the first year of the school.

Auditions for the academic year 2014-2015 will be held on 3, 4 and 5 April 2014. The deadline for application will be 23 March 2014. Students from outside the European Economic Area are advised to apply for a visa by 15 December, because the application takes approximately three months.
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For more information please contact Ellen van Haeringen, undefinedellen.vanhaeringen[EMAIL BESCHERMD]@[EMAIL BESCHERMD]

Audition board

Audtion board 2014:
Jefta van Dinther, choreographer
Bojana Mladenovic, director HET VEEM Theater, Amsterdam
Roberto Casarotto, director OPERAESTATE festival, Bassano
Rodrigo Sobarzo, SNDO alumnus
Bruno Listopad, SNDO teacher
Ria Higler, SNDO teacher
Gabriel Smeets, artistic director SNDO
Ayaovi Kokousse, West African technique
Maria Ines Villasmil, Contemporary technique
Michele Rizzo, Contemporary technique
Aitana Cordero, Movement research
Ria Higler, Movement research
Guillem Mont de Pallol, Movement research
Florentina Holzinger, improvisation
Eva Susova, improvisation