Dutch National Ballet Academy bachelor

The completion of the course for ballet dancers takes place during the abridged BA phase of the Dutch National Ballet Academy. After completing the preliminary training and passing the havo or vwo final exam, dance techniques are perfected within the space of two or three years and students will gain their first professional experience during a practical internship with one of the major dance ensembles in Holland or abroad.

The practical study programme also has a theoretical component with subjects like dance history, musical theory, anatomy and injury prevention.

BA students have a considerable share in the annual school performances and sometimes participate in professional tours.

Programme details
Artistic direction (a.i.)Ernst Meisner
Study load240 EC (of which 60 EC exemption based on preparatory education)
Study length3 years, full-time
Language of instructionDutch and English
CROHO-code34798 (B Dance)
TitleBachelor of Arts (BA)

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