APPLICATION GUIDE FOR THE DANCE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME (DAF)
NOTE! The application guide for the 2020 admission process is coming up in January 2020. The description below applies to the 2018 admission process.
ABOUT THE EDUCATION
The Dance Partnership programme is a 2 year full-time post-graduate education in pedagogical and creative practice directed towards professional dancers.
Applicants should be aware that the education encompasses mandatory modules corresponding to a workload of 120 ECTS, and that the teaching language is English.
The education is financed by the Danish state and is free of charge to students coming from EU & EEA countries. Students from outside the EU/EEA-area are obligated to pay tuition fees when admitted into the programme.
Every second year, The Danish National School of Performing Arts admits up to seven students into the Dance Partnership programme. Admission to the programme is based on an application and an audition.
Go here to read more about the education: Dance Partnership
Tuesday the 3rd of April 2018 at 23:59 o'clock.
In order to apply for the Dance Partnership programme, you will have to fill in an online application form. The application form is available at the admission portal - CLICK HERE.
The following documents must be attached as PDFs:
- CV (max. 2 pages).
- Professional portfolio demonstrating selected examples of your artistic experience and interests (max. 10 pages).
- Motivation for your application (800-1000 words).
The application form is only valid if you:
- Fill in the application form online - and not by post or e-mail.
- Fill in all the boxes in the form and attach a photo.
- Attach CV, portfolio and motivation letter; in English and not exceeding the allowed page or word count.
- Have financial coverage on your bank account when we withdraw the application fee.
- Submit your application within the application deadline.
Be aware that a fee of DKK 570 will be charged when applying for admission. The fee covers expenses of the audition. When applying online you will be redirected to a payment site.
Qualified applicants will be invited to an audition, which takes place on the weekend of the 21st and the 22nd of April 2018 from 8 AM to 5 PM at:
The Danish National School of Performing Arts
Philip de Langes Allé 3
Applicants will be asked to participate in technique-based teaching situations and creative choreographic tasks. As a part of the audition, the applicants present a short teaching situation (15 minutes) developed for a particular group of participants. This is followed by individual interviews, where the admission panel and the applicant discuss the events which have taken place during the weekend, and the applicant’s expectations regarding the education.
The audition will be in English.
The admission panel consists of the Head of the Dance Partnership Programme, Head of the Dance and Choreography Programme, a student representative, a teacher and an external jury member, approved by the Danish Ministry of Culture.
In order to be considered for the programme, the applicant is required to have a Bachelor’s degree in dance or equivalent and at least two years of documented work experience as a professional dance artist. If the applicant has qualifications which are considered equivalent to the above, it is possible to make an exemption to these requirements. Exemption from the audition is not possible.
The admission panel makes their selection based on the following criteria:
- Technical skills
- Creative and collaborative skills
- Choreographic and compositional skills
- Ability to plan and facilitate a teaching situation
- Communication and observation skills
- Clarity in written and verbal delivery
- Personal motivation, including an idea of how the education is expected to shape the future artistic practice of the applicant
The applicant does not necessarily need to possess all the mentioned qualities, the above should be understood as guidelines for what the admission panel prioritises in the selection. The admission panel may also pay attention to the group constellation.
At the audition, the admission panel will assess the applicants’ level of oral English. If the admission panel is not convinced that an applicant has a sufficient level of English to complete the programme, they might ask for detailed documentation of the applicant’s proficiencies in English.
All applicants will be informed whether they have been accepted into the Dance Partnership programme on the 7th of May 2018 at the latest.
At The Danish National School of Performing Arts it is possible to send a formal complaint to the Rector. This must take place within two weeks of receiving the decision from the admission panel. If the complaint is regarding the jury’s artistic decisions, the complaint cannot be taken further. If the complaint concerns a legal point e.g., conflict of interest, rules regarding deadlines etc. the Rector’s decision can be forwarded to the Ministry of Culture though no later than two weeks after this decision has been made. As with all auditions at The Danish National School of Performing Arts, the admission panel takes notes, which can be used in the event of a complaint. These notes are kept for one year or until the complaint is resolved.