The Expanded Contemporary Dance programme welcomes passionate, open-minded students with an inquiring mind, from all cultural backgrounds, dance and performance styles, and parts of the world. Are you a skilled dancer wanting to develop to a professional level in the broad field of contemporary dance? Are you looking to deepen your understanding of your own moving body? Do you wish to expand your dance and performance vocabulary? Are you enthusiastic about exploring many artistic and cultural facets of dance performance? If your answer to these questions is ‘Yes’, sign up now for the auditions for admission to the 2021-2022 academic year.
Procedure & Time line
There will be three phases of the auditions for the Expanded Contemporary Dance programme. Below you will find all information for each phase.
The audition panel consists of Expanded Contemporary Dance teachers and guest artists.
By video – Deadline: 5th of February
Results 19th of February, new video assignment - Creative process, versatility and performance
By video – Deadline: 5th of March
Results 22nd of March, new video assignment - Collaboration and interview
Final Round & Jury Decision
Live or online depending on circumstances
in the week of 13th-17th April
24 students will be invited to enter the first year of Expanded Contemporary Dance.
PRE SELECTION ONLINE - video and questionnaire
How to make the video
Download the score (PDF)
Using the score provided, create your solo. Guidelines and instructions are included in the score. You are required to use the music track provided below.
Click on the 3 dots to download the music track.
(download in Firefox: right-click the audio player and then click Save Audio As)
The pre-selection video needs to be uploaded to a video website such as Youtube or Vimeo. You share the link with us via the online application form. You can secure your link with a password if you prefer. Make sure your video has your name in the title.
Links to online drives (Apple, Google, OneDrive, Dropbox etc.) or transfer sites (like WeTransfer) will not be watched. We cannot download files & you cannot send us files. Before you send the link check if you not only meet the requirements as just mentioned, but also make sure you really send us a video based on the score. Free Solo's will not be watched.
Successful candidates will be notified no later than February 19th, and be given instructions about continuing on to Round 1 of the audition.
Questionnaire and application form
Only when you have been admitted to the programme is it possible for you to register as a student at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. Upon receiving a proof of admission you may register for the study programme via Studielink.
PLEASE NOTE: registration for the auditions is via the online application form and NOT via Studielink.
Your answers to these questions are an opportunity for us to get to know you better and find out about your interests, passions and point of view – there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers. Your writing skills and level of English are not selection criteria. All answers should be in either English or Dutch.
Tip: We recommend that you first download the questionnaire and prepare your answers before entering them in the online application form.
Download the questionnaire (PDF)
How to submit your online application
When working in the online application form, first fill out your personal details, dance experience and previous education. Then enter your answers to the questionnaire and upload your video.
On the last page of the online application form you are asked to check your details one last time and to click 'Submit' send your application.
After submitting your application, you will receive an automatic email confirmation.
No later than two weeks after the deadline, all applicants will receive an e-mail from us informing them of our decision. Successful applicants will be invited to the Round 1 auditions.
Open the online application form
If you have any questions, please contact Anouk Wognum + 31(0)20-5277642 firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT FOR APPLICATION - DON'T FORGET TO SUBMIT
How to know if you submitted your form?
NO CONFIRMATION E-MAIL = NO APPLICATION
We can see in our software that a lot of you filled the form already, but didn't submit. This means that your application is not registered and we can't access your form. We cannot read it, or see your audition video.
When you submit you will get a confirmation e-mail. In case you think you already applied but didn't get a confirmation E-MAIL from us, it means your application wasn't submitted. Please make sure you fill in the form again and click SUBMIT after the last question.