In 2019, The Danish National School of Performing Arts will enroll 14 to 16 students into the Bachelor Programme in Dance and Choreography.
Wednesday 12th of December 2018 at 23:59 o'clock.
In order to apply for the Bachelor programme in Dance and Choreography, you will have to fill in an online application form - CLICK HERE. To fill in the application form you must create an account. Please note that you cannot send your application by email or post.
In order to apply, you must:
- Provide the required personal information in the form
- Attach a photo of your face only (to be used in the application process) (max. 150MB)
- Upload your CV (text only, no photos or scan) (max. 1 page)
- Upload a motivational letter (max. 1 page)
- Upload a description of an art experience you have had as a spectator (can be dance or other) in the last two years (max. 1 page): Which artwork? What was your experience of it? Why did you choose to refer to this specific experience?
All information must be given in English.
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. The application fee is non-refundable once the application deadline has passed.
- First audition: 23rd to 26th of January 2019 (half a day’s participation within those days)
- Second audition: 1st and 2nd of April 2019 (one full day’s participation within those two days)
- Third audition: 3rd and 4th of April 2019 (both full day’s participation)
The auditions take place at:
The Danish National School of Performing Arts
Philip de Langes Allé 3
1437 Copenhagen K
All applicants are invited to the first audition. We will send an email on Monday the 17th of December at 12.00, where you can book your own date and time for the first audition. The audition takes place in groups of about 35 applicants.
At the audition you will be given an audition number to wear at the front and back of your training clothes. The same number is maintained throughout the rest of the audition and also if you are called back for the second and third audition. Changing room and shower facilities are available.
The first audition requires half a day’s participation from each applicant and will include technical exercises, improvisational tasks, and set movement material. In addition to this, you might be asked to answer a few questions.
After assessing all applicants, the admission panel will make a selection. Those who go through to the second audition will receive an email with all practical information about the second and third audition.
Please note that you must accept the invitation for the second audition and that the date and time cannot be changed. If you are not invited to go through to the second audition, the admission committee will not be able to give individual feedback.
Under special circumstances, when the applicant lives far away and is not able to come, video auditions are possible for the first round of the auditions. Please contact the study coordinator for further information.
A maximum of 70 applicants will be invited to the second audition. They will be divided into two groups of about 35 applicants. The second audition requires a full day’s participation from each applicant and will include technical exercises, improvisational tasks, compositional tasks, and group work.
For the second and third audition, attendance is required - video applications are not accepted.
After assessing all applicants, the admission panel will make a selection for the third and final audition. If you go through to the third audition, you will receive an email 2nd of April 2019 from 8:00 PM. If you are not invited to go further to the third audition, the admission committee will not be able to give individual feedback.
A maximum of 35 applicants will be invited to the third audition. Third audition takes place over a period of two days. All applicants will be joined in one group for some sessions and divided into smaller groups in others.
These sessions will include technical exercises, improvisational tasks, set movement materials, and compositional tasks. In addition, the applicants will participate in music exercises, individual interviews, and a showing of a short solo. The solo-showings will be done in smaller groups of 2-4 applicants. Each participant will show the work more than once after receiving feedback from the panel. If time allows there may be feedback and questions from both applicants and members of the admission panel. The solo-showing should take a maximum of two minutes and if you choose to use music, please bring this on your phone or mp3-player.
After assessing all applicants, the admission panel will choose 14 to 16 applicants who will receive an offer of admission to the programme. Applicants will be notified by email with regards to whether they have been admitted or not at the last week of April 2019 at the latest. If you are not admitted to the programme, you will be offered individual feedback.
The admission panel consists of the Head of the Dance and Choreography Programme, and at least one student representative, faculty teacher and external jury member, approved by the Danish Ministry of Culture.
The admission panel looks for the following qualities:
- Readiness to assimilate the programme.
- Clarity in understanding and executing movement.
- Ability to improvise.
- Ability to perform.
- Ability to work with concentration and to incorporate feedback.
- Communicative and collaborative skills.
- Willingness and capacity to engage in complexity.
The applicant does not necessarily need to possess all the mentioned qualities, the above should be understood as guidelines for what the admission panel prioritizes in the selection. The admission panel may also pay attention to the group constellation.
The admission process and the auditions will be in English. 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 are notified by email. If you are not invited to go further to the second or the third audition, the admission panel will not be able to give individual feedback. If you are not admitted to the programme after the third audition, you will be offered individual feedback. You will be notified about this option in an email.
The admission panel will register those applicants from the third audition that have not been admitted to the programme on a prioritized list. Should any of the applicants that have been admitted to the programme not accept the admission, the applicants on the list will be contacted in the order, they appear. However, the admission panel may also pay attention to the group constellation in order to make the decision.
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.