Three levels and Weekend School
The 5 O’Clock Class is open to talented young dancers aged 11 and up, as well as to those who have discovered dance later on, up to the age of 21. There are three levels in the programme and the students go up to the next level depending on their age and standard.
- Pre 5 O'Clock Class Weekend School | Pre Teen (10-15 year) | Pre Peer (16+)
- the Junior Performance Programme (JPP) | usually 11-13
- the Teen Performance Programme (TPP) | usually 14-16
- the Peer Performance Programme (PPP) | usually 17-21
The 5 O’Clock Class is set up in a way that encompasses the different links in the chain of talent development. The course operates according to the phases introduction (in collaboration with partners outside the school), development (JPP, TPP) and proficiency (TPP, PPP). In the latter two phases, the dancers are prepared for the excellence phase, which takes shape in the subsequent professional dance training.
If you want to take part in an audition for the 5 O’Clock Class, you must register using an online registration form. You will be asked about your dance experience to date and about your preferred programme of classes: urban or modern contemporary. The form has several pages and the questions marked with an * are mandatory. On the last page, you will be asked to check your details and agree to sending. If you are under 18, you also need your parents’ consent to register.
After completing the form, you will be sent a confirmation e-mail stating whether or not all the details have been received correctly. You will receive another e-mail a few weeks before the auditions containing all the necessary information.
The auditions consist of two parts. First, you will do a class to give you an impression of the atmosphere and the teaching methods of the 5 O’Clock Class. This is followed by individual auditions. The audition committee comprises representatives from the staff of the 5 O’Clock Class and from the staff of all the professional dance courses at the Academy of Theatre and Dance: Contemporary Dance Performance, Teacher of Dance, School for New Dance Development and the National Ballet Academy.
Audition dates and costs
Saturday 09 May 2020 - Junior Performance Programma (JPP)
Saturday 16 May 2020 - Teen Performance Programma (TPP)
Saturday 23 May 2020 - Peer Performance Programma (PPP)
Saturday 30 May 2020 - Weekend 5 O’Clock Class
The costs for the audition are € 35.