Dance in Education



Prospective students of the Bachelor of Dance in Education course are good dancers, creative at coming up with movement material and able to communicate their own ideas with enthusiasm and conviction. Does this description fit you, are you aged between 16 and 29 and do you meet the following admission requirements? If so, you can audition for the Dance in Education course.

The auditions are spread over three days and consist of several rounds. Each round has various components, including technique, improvisation and/or composition lessons and presenting a short solo of your own. After applying, we will send you the full programme with explanatory notes. A medical and dance physical examination is also part of the admission procedure.

Read through the information below carefully before you apply:

Dance in Education admission criteria

    • Applicants must have completed VWO, HAVO, MBO (level 4) or the equivalent.
    • Maximum enrolment age is 29 years.
    • International students must meet certain language requirements.
    • Applicants must have passed the audition
    • Applicants must have received a positive result in the medical and physical examination

Language requirements

All our courses have language requirements. You will need to prove your language proficiency by handing in a certificate stating your level. The level for Dance in Education is:

          • B2, before 1 September. If you need a residence permit to study at ArtEZ, the delivery deadline
            is 1 June! 

Check exemptions and language courses.


Criteria for auditioning 

  • Has basic technical dance skills and development potential
  • Has natural movement coordination
  • Has a unique ‘voice’ and power of expression as a dancer
  • Is creative in improvisation
  • Is motivated to be a teacher and associated dance in education roles as a dancer, creator and entrepreneur
  • Is interested in the development of others
  • Communicates their passions, observations and ideas with the other participants and lecturers
  • Performs well in a group during creative processes
  • Is capable of adjusting their behaviour, according to the situation
  • Has their own thoughts about the role the art of dance plays in society
  • Enjoys facing new challenges

Audition dates

3 - 5 April 2019 (all three days if you successfully complete every round of the audition).

Medical and physical examination

If your audition was successful, you need to undergo a medical and dance-physical examination. During this examination, your physical suitability for taking part in the course is checked. The examination will be conducted at a time and place yet to be determined. The examination will be carried out by staff members of the Papendal Medical Sport Centre (SMCP), in the ArtEZ building, and comprises a movement assessment, carried out by a physiotherapist/sports doctor and a medical examination, carried out by a physician assistant/sports doctor. The fee for the medical examination is 158 euros and must be paid in cash on the spot, after which you will receive a receipt. Depending on your health insurance you may be eligible for reimbursement.

Result and validity

You will be notified of whether you have been admitted within three working weeks.

Admission is only valid for the course for which you have enrolled. If you wish to apply for admission to a course or specialisation at another location you must register for this separately. The admission is only valid for the academic year directly following the entrance examination.


Let your current lecturer(s) know that you want to audition so they can help you with your preparation. We also recommend completing a preparatory programme before you come for your audition, for example with DanceLAB or the Audition Workshop.