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Performing Arts

Bachelor in Dance

4 years

€2530 pa

Programme profile

The dance world is always looking for passionate, curious and highly qualified dancers and creators of dance; for artists who wish to realise their artistic personality. At Codarts you work with a team of renowned teachers and choreographers. They will encourage you to develop your own unique personality as a dancer. Craftsmanship, technique, autonomy, creativity, individuality and artistic expression make up the foundation from which to set goals, accept challenges and make choices.

You will gain a lot of stage experience, both at Codarts and far beyond, benefiting from our excellent contacts in the international professional field. This context and the many interesting performances, internships and tours together make up a stimulating setting for you to be an inspiration for yourself and others.

By the time you graduate, you will have reached a very high technical level. You are then a proactive, communicative team worker who can make valuable contributions to creative processes.


Programme content

The first two study years of the programme comprise basic training, which focuses on acquiring the necessary technical dance skills. During the two-year basic programme, the emphasis lies on training in ballet, modern dance, jazz dance (jazz and trends), improvisation and composition. During basic training you begin to rehearse repertoire by (guest) choreographers.The programme pays specific attention to the health and well-being of the dancer.

After the first-year, the programme  includes a daily lesson in ballet and modern dance (Graham, Limón, Cunningham, Laban Based Modern Dance and Modern Jazz). In addition to your own teachers, you will often work with guest teachers, who are professional dancers..

Gaining insight in how to work with improvisation and composition is also part of the study programme. This stimulates the development of your own creativity and personality as a performing dancer.

During the programme, you will acquire stage experience by participating in Codarts-produced performances.

In the fourth year, you can serve an internship  with a professional dance company or pursue an exchange semester abroad.

Students gain ample stage experience through performances, theatre tours and festivals, and through internships at well-known dance companies with which Codarts has close ties. Students are also able to take part in exchange programmes with other prominent dance schools in Europe and the USA.

Entry Requirements

2 A-Levels and 4 GCSEs or relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

5 passes at Leaving Cert (minimum 200 points), OR relevant QQI/FETAC Level 5

Yes: Audition


Yes: Letter of Motivation

01 October

01 March