During the four-year Dance course in Arnhem, you will learn techniques and work on your artistic personality. You combine practice and training with theory. Within the course, we distinguish four phases: preparation, crafting (skill development), integration and transition. This subdivision also applies to the different training years.

Preparation - first year

Working on physical technique and the development of a strong and flexible mind.

In the first year, you have the opportunity to apply for admission to the Honours Programme, which is supplementary to the regular course.

Crafting (skill development) – second year

Fine-tuning skills and technique, with intensive classes to prepare the body and mind to excel at peak moments. You will receive extra coaching in your development as a performer and creative artist.

Integration - third year

Combining skills with creation, research and performance. The focus is more specifically on the artistic identity of the dancer/choreographer. Preparation for transition year to professional practice by formulating a personal development plan.

Transition - fourth year

Developing work methods and/or an independent course that is relevant to the field of dance, thus a gradual transition into the professional field. The fourth year links study at the Bachelor to professional practice. This can take the form of an internship, but you can also do an alternative programme in consultation with your mentor.

The last few years students had internships at or participated in projects with:

  • Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm)
  • Introdans (Arnhem)
  • Konzert Theater (Bern)
  • Scapino Ballet (Rotterdam)
  • Generale Oost (Arnhem)
  • ICK Emio | PC (Amsterdam)
  • Club Guy & Roni (Groningen)
  • NBprojects (Amsterdam)
  • Dansateliers (Rotterdam)
  • De Stilte (Breda)
  • WArd/waRD (Antwerpen/Rotterdam)
  • Ballet Mainz (Mainz).

The students participated in international dance projects in among others Milan, Porto, Vienna, Brussels, Mainz, Aken, Copenhagen, Lisboa, Reykjavik, Tel Aviv, Jersey, Linz, Sienna, New York and Bern.


You learn a variety of contemporary and modern subjects, as well as ballet. That way you become a versatile dancer, who can adapt to new situations easily. Our team of lecturers consists of education professionals, many of whom have a practice as choreographer, dancer or dramaturg.

  • Contemporary Dance
  • Ballet
  • Modern dance (Graham, Limón)
  • Improvisation
  • Kinaesthetic awareness
  • Basic partnering
  • Pilates and dance conditioning
  • Creating your own work
  • Repertoire
  • Artistic research
  • Basic & dynamic theatre
  • Music
  • Dramaturgy
  • Dance history and philosophy
  • Work field orientation
  • Health and nutrition.

ArtEZ Studium Generale

Every year the school organises ArtEZ Studium Generale, an exciting day filled with debates, workshops, performances and lectures. Here you can meet students from other art disciplines and art professionals. Studium Generale gives you the opportunity to discuss your views with others and develop your thoughts on dance and art.